The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is seeking individuals to fill the employment opportunity of Doping Control Officer (DCO) – Level 1 on a part-time casual employment basis in or near the cities of St. Catharine’s, ON, Vancouver B.C., Quebec City, QC. DCO work is assignment based and dependent on organizational needs in a particular region. 

The CCES works collaboratively to ensure Canadians have a positive sport experience. Through its programs, the CCES manages unethical issues in sport, protects the integrity of Canadian sport, and promotes True Sport to activate values-based sport on and off the field of play. The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization that is responsible for the administration of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP). 

Under the Supervisor, Sample Collection Personnel, a DCO is key in implementing the CADP, is the face of the CCES at sporting events, and is the first point of contact for athletes going through doping control. This role is responsible for conducting urine and blood sample collection sessions that take place both in  competition (events) and out of competition (training and home visits). 

DCOs are trained by the CCES in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standard for Testing and Investigations.


Doping Control Officer - Level 1

Ideal candidates have completed post-secondary education and/or have experience in physiotherapy, athletic therapy, physical education, law enforcement, healthcare and medical services, education, or other similar fields. They are self-starters, possess strong communication skills, are flexible to changing needs, are diligent in following technical procedures, and can demonstrate effective leadership skills to ensure the goals of the CCES are achieved. 

Attributes and skills include:
  • Follow directions and instructions,
  • Work in stressful situations and solve problems,
  • Act in a respectful and professional manner,
  • Effectively evaluate situations and exercise good judgment,
  • Follow a defined set of protocols and procedures,
  • Work in a high pressure, constantly changing environment,
  • Work with athletes of all levels, including Olympic, Paralympic, and professional athletes,
  • Recruit volunteer doping control chaperones as needed,
  • Maintain information in a discreet and confidential manner.


  • To collect and assist with urine and blood sample collection sessions for in-competition and out-of-competition testing missions,
  • To lead Level 1 doping control missions in accordance with the CADP as required,
  • To provide leadership, training, and evaluation to chaperones as required. 
Mandatory Requirements:
  • Have a computer with internet access and a cell phone,
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle,
  • Be willing and able to travel,
  • Be willing to sign the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) Informed Consent,
  • Maintain certification through training mechanisms provided by the CCES,
  • Adhere to the rules of the CADP,
  • Successfully go through the steps of the CCES screening policy including a criminal records check,
  • Not be on any registry that would prohibit participation in sport,
  • Be willing to witness passing of a urine sample by athletes of the same gender as the DCO,
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

DCOs must be available to complete up to five assignments per month but could be asked to complete up to 15 in peak periods. Assignment duration typically ranges between a few hours to a full workday. Hours of work are variable and will include early weekday mornings, evenings, and weekends. 

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Education: High school diploma and/or post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant position.

Language Skills: Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are required, and similar French verbal and written skills are preferred. 

Leadership Skills: Professional conduct, sound judgment, strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, flexibility to accept missions with little or no notice, ability to give/receive feedback.

Project Skills: Organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, ability to follow procedures, time management skills, ability to work in a team environment.

Computer Skills: Reasonable ability to use email, the Internet, tablets, MS Word, and Excel. 

Preferred Attributes:
  • Sport knowledge/experience,
  • Previous anti-doping experience,
  • Flexible schedule.

Compensation: $16.75 an hour plus expenses 

Location of residence (in or near): St. Catharine’s, ON, Vancouver B.C., and Quebec City, QC. 

Applications for this position should be submitted in confidence electronically on 
Bamboo HR by May 20, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Throughout its recruitment process, the CCES is committed to Canada’s linguistic duality and diversity of its people. We welcome expressions of interest from all qualified applicants including Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, and all gender identities and sexual orientations. Upon request, accommodations will be provided during the hiring process.