Senior Law Enforcement Advisor / Master Trainer K9 - Worldwide

For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With more than 20,000 employees on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia. 

PAE is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP).   ICITAP is a cornerstone of America’s global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries.  PAE is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.   

PAE seeks exceptional personnel to serve in support of the DOJ ICITAP mission for assisting host nation government agencies develop, train and implement specialized K9 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection capacities. Senior Law Enforcement Advisors (SLEAs) to work closely with host country officials by delivering K9 IED detection train-the-trainer programs, evaluating and monitoring K9 trainer personnel performance in various work application environments.  All work will be performed within the host country at venues selected by host country officials. The successful candidates may be assigned to a variety of locations. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.   


  • Train and implement specialized K9 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection capacities.  
  • Train the trainer.  


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:  
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Minimum of 20 years of law enforcement experience, with at least 8 years in a K9 specialty with responsibilities for course development, presentation and management. 
  • Minimum of 10 years of international experience in K9 specialty field. 
  • Certified as a K9 Trainer by a federal, state or local law enforcement agency, the U.S. military, U.S. Coast Guard, or by a federal law enforcement recognized professional K9 accrediting association. 
  • LEAs are expected to meet the physical rigors common to K9 training and work conditions under all weather situations to include extreme heat and high humidity or other climates.  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules. 
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team. 
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information. 
  • Education: Associate degree or above in law enforcement, police science, criminal justice, criminology or related disciplines 
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or be able to obtain a favorable US Government clearance is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract. Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Waiver – Moderate. Possession of a U.S. Passport.  
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures. 
  • Citizenship: Must be able to legally work in the United States without sponsorship. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government issued security clearance. Possession of a valid U.S. Passport. 
  • Medical: Successfully complete medical fit for duty.  

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Experience across a variety of K9 IED detection applications such as, but not limited to, public transportation sector, checkpoints, government facilities, and commercial retail sector. 
  • Experience working with certain host country officials and familiarity with local customs, policies, procedures and regulations. 
  • Language proficiency in certain host countries. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Disclaimer: PAE will never request payment for acquiring a job or electronic transfer of funds to complete the process of hiring. If you receive a request to make an electronic fund transfer, please notify your Point of Contact in PAE immediately. 

Andy Norris, Operations Support Specialist