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What do TSA Canine Handlers Do?

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Ed... Thanks for still being available. I look forward to learning more. Thanks. Craig

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Ed... Thanks for still being available. I look forward to learning more. Thanks. Craig



Sure thing.  Happy to help.

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 Ed,


Have you heard of any movement or Info on the positions that were Posted at RDU?  Thanks,


Craig

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Hi Ed, I am so glad you started this forum.  I really want to become a TSA Canine Handler (currently a TSO) and have been searching for information.  Could you tell me what classes or other education that would help to give me a 'leg up' when these positions become available? (no current positions open to see what might be required/desireable)  Thank you so much!

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Ed,


What breed of dog does TSA use and are they trained on food-reward or play-reward ??  I am currently an ATF Special Agent/Certified Explosives Specialist, does the job require any previous explosives-related experience or is it helpful ?? Thanks in advance

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What exactly is TSA looking for when they review applications for a Canine Handler? I've applied for many positions and get turned down with no explanation. I've read over the job posting, and as far as I can tell, I meet the requirements. Can you tell me exactly what they're looking for so I can try to add that to my resume and experience and make myself a better candidate? I know I'd be a great TSA Canine Handler, but I don't know how to get TSA to understand that.

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Same with me animal_lover89.  I have applied to probably a dozen handler jobs nation wide over the last 2 years and no progress with my application.  I even paid someone who specializes in government resumes to look over mine and help me fill out the application.  Still nothing.  Needless to say I have switched my focus.  Going to get my Masters ... Best of luck to you!

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I've been applying for all kinds of jobs. Nothing. I got one interview out of about 1000 applications and only a handful of emails telling me I didn't qualify for a job. Even less bothered to explain why I didn't qualify. I too am shifting my focus, but I still keep trying for canine handler positions just in case.