Rose Pest Solutions

  • Canine Handler Kalamazoo MI

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    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/14/2019 12:29 PM)
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    Rose Pest Solutions, based in Troy, Michigan, is a regional provider of urban pest management programs and services to commercial and residential clients throughout the Great Lakes area, including Lower Michigan to the eastern tip of the Upper Peninsula, Ohio, northern Indiana, northern Kentucky, western Pennsylvania, and the West Virginia Northern Panhandle. As a full-service pest management provider, Rose Pest Solutions has one of the largest bed bug scent detection programs in the U.S. The company’s in-house Canine Division includes several Canine Handlers and dogs specially trained to detect the scent of bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs. Due to the program’s success, Rose Pest Solutions is looking for a skilled Canine Handler to join its growing team.

    The Canine Handler chosen for this position will benefit from:

    • Salary start at $43,500 annually
    • Working with dogs every day
    • Paid training and certifications
    • Company vehicle
    • Health/Vision/Dental Insurance
    • 401K
    • Uniforms provided
    • Work from home
    • Advancement opportunities



    Houses, cares for, and maintains a trained bed bug scent detection dog that has been assigned by the company. Administers daily training to ensure thorough and accurate inspections. Must be receptive to feedback and learning new dog training skills.

    Drives to client locations to perform canine inspections in a variety of buildings, homes, and other environments. Provides friendly, cordial, timely service to clients and works to build strong relationships with them. Works with clients to explain canine inspection results, solve problems and make recommendations for future canine inspections.

    Attends regular meetings and functions as a member of the Canine Division team. Works to meet needs of co-workers and clients in a responsive manner. Maintains reports, records, and other documentation using MS Word, MS Excel, through e-mail and SMS using computers, tablets and/or smartphones provided by the company.


    Job Requirements

    Canine Handler must be able to:

    • Provide a safe area for the dog in a smoke-free environment at the handler’s home
    • Maintain daily care, training and safety for assigned dog
    • Follow company rules and regulations
    • Adhere to OSHA policies and procedures
    • Maintain communication with division supervisor
    • Read, write and communicate verbally in English
    • Complete paperwork accurately
    • Follow all company training and certification requirements
    • Present self and dog in a professional manner

    Basic qualifications - required:

    • Experience with canines, preferably at least one year of previous experience with handling, training, care of or other behavior knowledge
    • At least 18 years of age
    • Non-smoker living in a smoke-free environment
    • High school diploma or equivalent; college education preferred
    • Able to work before 8 AM, after 5 PM, and/or on weekends
    • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license and driving history that meets company requirements
    • Available to travel overnight or multiple nights when needed
    • Able to provide safe housing for assigned dog
    • Obtain and maintain scent detection certification with assigned dog
    • Obtain and maintain State Pesticide Application Certification
    • Pass required physical and security background checks



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