Doping Control Officer – Level 1

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 Regina, Saskatchewan and Canmore, Alberta. DCO work is assignment-based and dependent on organizational needs in a particular region.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti- Doping Program (CADP). We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principledriven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

Under the Manager, Sample Collection Personnel and Procedures, 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 which 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

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 selfstarters, possess strong communication skills, are flexible to changing needs, are diligent in following technical procedures and are able to 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 level & professional athletes;
  • Recruit volunteer Doping Control Chaperones as needed;
  • Maintain information in a discreet and confidential manner.

POSITION DETAILS

Purpose:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Be willing to witness passing of a urine sample by athletes of the same gender as the DCO.

Availability:

DCOs must be available to complete up to 5 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 work day. Hours of work are variable and may include early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Education: 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 language skills are preferred.
Leadership Skills: Professional conduct, sound judgment, strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, ability to work 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, MS Word and Excel.

Preferred Attributes:

  • Sport knowledge/experience;
  • Previous anti-doping experience;
  • Flexible schedule.

Compensation: Hourly rate plus expenses

Location of residence (in or near): Regina, SK or Canmore, Alberta

Applications for this position should be submitted in confidence electronically by Friday, December 7, 2018 to the attention of Rosemary Foerster, Manager, Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport at personnel@cces.ca We thank all applicants for their interest but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about the CCES, please visit www.cces.ca .

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 Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, and all gender identities and sexual orientations. Upon request, accommodation will be provided during the hiring process.