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Retail K9 Officer - Company Vehicle

Houston, Texas Position Type Full Time Shift Type Afternoon,Evening,Overnight Req ID: 2024-1237267 Work Days Available Monday - Friday,Saturday - Sunday Posting Date Jul. 02, 2024

Allied Universal®, North America’s leading security and facility services company, provides rewarding careers that give you a sense of purpose. While working in a dynamic, diverse and inclusive workplace, you will be part of a team that fuels a culture that will reflect in our communities and customers we serve. We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, retirement plan, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more for most full-time positions!

Now Hiring an Armed K9 Officer for a Premium Shopping Mall in Houston, TX!

  • Previous canine experience not required, training provided
  • Daily care allowance for canine care (Plus all training and equipment)
  • Pay Rate: $27.50 / hour
  • Take home company vehicle
  • Company provided equipment

Are you Ready to make a difference as a canine handler in your community?!

Allied Universal Security is hiring a K-9 Officer in the Retail Division. The K-9 Officer is accountable for the delivery of K-9 Services for assigned sites. This role is responsible and accountable for assigned deployments and established patrols, and the care, custody, and control of a company-owned canine, to include but not limited to, proper housing and transportation standards. The K-9 Officer must maintain K-9 Team training standards (as established by Allied Universal), training coordination/administration, tracking K-9 team financials, and vehicle maintenance records.


    • Deploy and patrol with K-9 at assigned work sites
    • Conduct routine and prescribed searches utilizing the K-9
    • Maintain K-9 Team training standards
    • Administrative duties, such as but not limited to, cost tracking, accident/incident reports, daily activity logs, training logs, and vehicle maintenance logs
    • Maintain an expansive and contemporary knowledge in K-9 tactics
    • Liaison with clients, senior corporate staff, and Allied Universal® field management
    • Develop and deliver K-9 demonstrations to new clients and the general public
    • National travel, as necessary
    • Maintain K-9 team certifications as required by Allied Universal®


    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Licensing requirements are subject to state and/or local laws and regulations and may be required prior to employment
    • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with at least one year of driving experience, a clean driving record (no major violations within last 36 months, no more than 1 accident in last 24 months, no more than one minor moving violation in last 24 months), a minimum level of insurance as required by Company policy, and the ability to safely operate a vehicle required
    • Prefer to have at least one of the following:
      • Service in any military branch (including Guard and Reserve)
      • Law enforcement role, with a completed accredited Law Enforcement Academy (Municipal/State/Federal)
      • Municipal or federal correctional officer, including attending a full-time accredited LE/Corrections Academy
      • Armed Security – (Private or Contracted)
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines
    • Highly organized and able to keep management on track with required information available at all times
    • Proficient and fully functional in all Microsoft Office applications and able to effectively utilize all available office management technology including PDAs, Nextel phones/pagers, mail merges, Access databases, Outlook, and Internet applications
    • Professional, articulate, and able to use good independent judgment and discretion
    • Outstanding oral and written interpersonal communication skills
    • These are other criteria that may enhance the hiring decision but would not rule out the candidate for consideration if not present.
    • Prior experience in dual purpose (patrol/detection) K-9 handling
    • A combination of formal education, training, and skills possessed by an individual with related coursework and practical work experience in security, military and/or the law enforcement industry
    • Interior and exterior work environment with exposure to extreme heat or cold expected
    • Major activities include walking, running, standing, stooping, kneeling
    • Physical effort: raising arms to direct the canine, climbing stairs; ability to maneuver up to 100 lbs. (to maintain control of the canine)
    • Must be able to submit to drug screening to the extent permissible by law
    • Must be able to submit to background check to the extent permissible by law
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions


    • Prior experience in dual purpose (patrol/detection) K-9 handling
    • A combination of formal education, training, and skills possessed by an individual with related coursework and practical work experience in security, military and/or the law enforcement industry


    • Medical, dental, vision, basic life, AD&D, and disability insurance
    • 401(k) plan, subject to eligibility requirements
    • Paid time off offered at an accrual rate of 1 hour per 25 hours worked on a weekly basis
    • Eight paid holidays (subject to eligibility)
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Employee discounts through our perks program to your favorite restaurants, entertainment venues, and much more!

Allied Universal® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or relationship/association with a protected veteran, or any other basis or characteristic protected by law. For more information:

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