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Accreditation Officer

Department Accreditation
Job Type Full-Time, Permanent (Due to COVID-19, this position is temporarily a remote work position)
Reports To Accreditation Manager
Location Ottawa, ON

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

CALA has an immediate opening for an Accreditation Officer (AO).

Reporting to the Accreditation Manager, the AO is responsible for the processing and review of applications for accreditation, monitoring and providing guidance to laboratory as they progress through the accreditation cycle, leading assessments and managing both the process and personnel involved in assessments, surveillance, and reassessments, amongst other duties.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from a recognised university in a field of study related to the duties of the position. A minimum of five years of laboratory experience in a laboratory accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (hereafter ISO/IEC 17025). Knowledge of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and hands on experience in meeting the requirements of the standard are essential. Knowledge of ISO/IEC 17011 – Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies and hands on experience in meeting the requirements of the standard are preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills and Education

Asset Qualifications

Note: Meeting the Asset Qualifications is not essential for a candidate to be considered for the Accreditation Officer position but candidates who do meet the qualifications for the position and asset qualifications may be preferred.

Interested in applying?

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to or apply through Indeed.  Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

Job posting expires on November 5, 2021.  Note that this posting may be removed earlier than the posted date depending on the number of applicants received.

CALA welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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