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Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) has vacancy for canine handler

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2023. 2:41 pm CST.

Photo Credit: BAHA

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: If you like dogs, you might be interested in a vacancy for a dog handler at the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA).

“The primary function of the canine handler is to conduct quarantine inspection accompanied by a canine to detect regulated agricultural commodities,” BAHA said.

The applicants must have, as minimum requirements, an Associate’s Degree in Agricultural Science with experience working with dogs. A high school diploma with experience working with dogs may be considered, BAHA said.

Other competencies required are:

  1. Strong professional work ethics and practices.
  2. Superior public relations
  3. Fluency in written and spoken English and working knowledge of Spanish
  4. Valid class ‘A’ driver’s license
  5. Basic computer literacy skills
  6. Highly motivated team player who takes initiative
  7. Knowledge of the agricultural field
  8. Healthy and in good physical condition
  9. Excellent motor coordination
  10. Favorable cognitive capacity for the development of activities that involve observation, attention, memory, concentration, and sense of orientation
  11. Excellent customer service
  12. Easily adapt to different work environments
  13. Affinity for and skilled in handling and working with canines.

Salary will start at Pay Scale 10 level of 2016, that is $17,810.76 per year with an annual increment of $852.84. Pay scale 10 maxes out at $34,014.72 annually.

The canine handlers will work at a designated point of entry to the country.

Interested persons may apply to the Human Resource Director at the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) at PO Box 169, Cor. Hummingbird Highway and Forest Drive in Belmopan, Belize.

The applicants can apply by submitting an application letter, résumé, proof of qualifications, official transcript, two recent reference letters not older than six months from application date, a valid police record by Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

BAHA may also be reached at 501-822-0197, [email protected], or at www.baha.org.bz.

BAHA said only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview by Friday, November 3, 2023.


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