Accreditation Officer

  • Full Time
  • Frederick, MD
  • Range USD / Year
  • Salary: $Range

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A Better World Through Accreditation

A2LA is a non-profit, public service membership organization offering compliance and accreditation services to organizations all over the world. A2LA is dedicated to formally recognizing testing, calibration and other laboratories and related organizations for their quality and technical competency with a variety of international standards (ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, etc.), federal requirements (FDA, GLP, FCC, etc.), state (cannabis, etc.), and local requirements (water testing, etc.).

Whether it is the clean air that you breathe, the water you drink, or the vehicle you drive, A2LA helps make the world a better, safer place by working to ensure that organizations are releasing products and services that are meeting testing and quality standards. Detailed information about our services can be found on our website at

The Role

A2LA is seeking a motivated professional to oversee the day-to-day accreditation operation and ensure the quality of laboratories by monitoring the processes, procedures, and applicable standards. This is an exceptional opportunity to grow within a global non-profit organization as an Accreditation Officer.
No accreditation experience, no problem! A2LA provides extensive onsite training to ensure a candidate’s success within our organization and in this position. This includes a detailed six-month mentoring program.

About You

You are a detail-oriented thinker with a strong customer orientation. You have proven excellent communication skills and have the capacity to learn technical content. You know how to manage your time effectively and can adapt to changing priorities. You are a quick learner who is dedicated to improving.

Serve as the A2LA contact for current accredited laboratories and laboratories seeking accreditation.
Facilitate the accreditation process for various laboratories seeking and maintaining accreditation.
Review and audit information submitted, including reports and corrective actions, ultimately making a recommendation to accredit or not to accredit based on information collected.
Become a subject matter expert for various standards, requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Maintain up to date data and information for accredited laboratories, those seeking accreditation, and stakeholders.
Respond to inquiries via telephone and/or email.
Participate in the Annual A2LA Technical Forum and Annual Meeting.
Opportunities exist for travel to testing and/or calibration laboratories on the behalf of A2LA.
This position does not include hands-on technical work.

A2LA may provide exceptions to educational requirements for veterans who demonstrate the ability to perform the duties listed in this job posting.

A successful candidate for these positions typically meets the following criteria:

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field of study (Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, etc.) preferred. Other degrees may be considered.
Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and remain self-motivated.
Basic computer proficiency (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Knowledge of quality management systems (QMS) is preferred but not required.
Laboratory experience preferred but not required.

Benefits and Compensation

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. In addition, A2LA offers a robust 403(b) retirement plan and benefits package including medical, dental, HSA, FSA (medical and dependent), life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee assistance program (EAP), AFLAC, tuition reimbursement and other pre-taxed benefits, paid-time off, 10 paid government holidays, 1 floating holidays, training and development, career advancement opportunities and much more!

Working Environment & Physical Requirements

The physical demands and work environment described here reflect those of a person, in this position, will typically encounter.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk; sit for long hours, use fingers for typing; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision for reviewing documents on the computer or in hard copy state.

Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an office setting. Hours are flexible, but they should normally encompass at least the core hours of 9:00AM to 3:00PM, total at least forty (40) hours for each work week, and suit the needs of various training clients, where appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A2LA is an equal opportunity employer. A2LA does not discriminate in employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other federally protected classification.

Military/Military Spouse Personnel are encouraged to apply.