About AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC
AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC is a third-party, internationally-recognized accreditation body. Our accreditation programs include: industrial hygiene, food, environmental lead, environmental microbiology, and unique scopes. Accreditation is granted to any laboratory satisfying AIHA LAP, LLC requirements for accreditation.

About the Role
The Accreditation Specialist’s primary responsibility is managing the processes of the Laboratory Accreditation Programs. It requires the ability to act as a liaison for technical questions, interpreting technical data and results, and excellent customer service. This position will report to Senior Manager, Accreditation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Update and maintain accurate electronic files on each participating laboratory, including ongoing data entry of accreditation records in data management software;
  • Process and review applications for accreditation;
  • Track information related to application review and site assessment;
  • Distribute, assign, and manage site assessments;
  • Perform quality review and pertinent updates of accreditation documents;
  • Communicate with new and existing accredited laboratory participants regarding the accreditation process and performance status;
  • Interact with various internal and external stakeholders, including AAB, TAP, Site Assessors;
  • Provide exemplary outreach and assistance to new/existing customers
  • Assist in compiling, transmitting, and tracking the monthly Analytical Accreditation Board (AAB) ballot;
  • Liaison with the Meetings Department for planning and organization of annual volunteer orientation, training meetings, evaluations, and internal audits;
  • Maintain and follow AIHA-LAP, LLC Quality Systems Procedures (QSPs) and Work Instructions (WIs) for handling the administration of the accreditation programs;
  • Perform duties in compliance with the relevant policy modules and ISO/IEC Standards and any appropriate external program requirements

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in physical or biological science
  • Preferred:
    • Experience working in a laboratory or office setting
    • Project Management experience
    • Experience with various office programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Database Management, etc.)
To Truly Excel, You Will Have:
  • An ability to interpret technical data, process results, and communicate result reports.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and the ability to multi-task
  • Be a quick learner who isn’t afraid of technology
  • Be able to work independently, manage groups of volunteers and co-workers, and establish/meet deadlines
Limited travel is anticipated for this position.

Residency Requirement

Based on our business set-up and to maximize remote work opportunities, AIHA only employs individuals who live in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia. To be considered a candidate must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia.

Vaccine Requirement
AIHA requires all members of staff to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination status. Requests for exemptions from this requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief or practice will be considered. AIHA follows the CDC’s definition of “fully vaccinated.”

Salary & Benefits
The pay for this position ranges from $48k to $50k based on experience and qualifications for the role. AIHA offers comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits partially funded by the organization. We also offer a 401(k) match, FSA, Life & AD&D, STD, LTD, flexible scheduling, telecommute options, and paid: holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave. AIHA believes in developing our employees so we provide professional development opportunities (internally and externally) and tuition reimbursement.

Department: Lab Accreditation Program
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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