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Kennel Technician

Winchester, Virginia Position Type Full Time Req ID: 2024-1209796 Posting Date Jul. 09, 2024

MSA Security®, An Allied Universal® Company, is a leading global provider of high consequence threat solutions. We offer customized and innovative security solutions developed and executed by a team of experienced professionals. We deploy more than 800 K9 Detection Teams nationwide to mitigate the explosive and active shooter threats. Our patented SmartTech® solution provides instant, remote X-ray screener support from FBI-trained bomb technicians. At MSA Security, we take pride in hiring professionals with diverse backgrounds in law enforcement and military service. Start your phenomenal career with us today! We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, retirement plan, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more for most full-time K9 handler jobs and other roles!

MSA Security®, An Allied Universal® Company, is hiring a Kennel Technician. The Kennel Technician is responsible for maintaining canine kennels and food preparation areas personnel and a wide variety of other duties as directed.


  • Manage the logistical support for transporting personnel and canines to and from a pre-determined location
  • Drive and transport personnel including canines in and around Northern Virginia region
  • Provide Log Reports
  • Provide Incident Reports
  • Assign with minor maintenance, cleaning, and inventory
  • Feed, walk, exercise, and bath canines as needed in our care
  • Administer medications as indicated by veterinarian personnel
  • Bring canines to and from the kennel during before, during and after training
  • Clean up after canines both inside the facility and outside, and clean canine kennels
  • Maintain the training and kennel facility as a whole by performing tasks including, but not limited to, sweeping/mopping floors, wiping counters, taking out trash, cleaning bathrooms, and checking equipment and supplies
  • Assist other staff members on occasion with such tasks as prepping training floors or food for canines


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Possess, or be able to obtain, a minimum Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) level clearance
  • Valid driver’s license
  • No prior work experience required
  • Knowledge of traffic and safety regulations, practices and procedures pertaining to motor vehicle operation, and passenger safety rules
  • Ability to read installation maps to determine the shortest and safest route
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Availability on weekends and holidays to tend to kenneled canines


  • Medical, dental, vision, basic life, AD&D, and disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, subject to eligibility requirements
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays (subject to eligibility)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts through our perks program to your favorite restaurants, entertainment venues, and much more!

  • Rates start at $21.63/hourly
  • Retention bonus every six months
  • Full-time and Part-time positions available

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:

If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, or require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment and/or employment process, please contact our local Human Resources department. To find an office near you, please visit: