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Laboratory Assessor

By January 6, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Frederick, MD
  • January 27, 2023

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

About the Position
Laboratory Assessors perform independent on-site assessments of construction materials testing (CMT) laboratories. Extensive paid training for this position is provided. During an assessment, assessors evaluate the technical capabilities of testing agencies and audit their quality management system for compliance to national standards. Laboratory Assessors travel independently approximately 150 days per year in 2–3-week periods, performing assessments in all fifty states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

This is a full-time position that places a strong emphasis on the ability to work independently. When not traveling for assessments, Laboratory Assessors perform pre- and post-assessment activities, provide technical support to staff and customers, assist with internal and external training activities, and support other aspects of the program in meaningful ways.

A person who is successful as a Laboratory Assessor typically has the following traits:

  • Enjoys traveling and has the desire and ability to travel alone extensively for several weeks at a time.
  • Has a love for math and science.
  • Motivated as both a learner and a teacher.
  • Strives for professional growth.
  • Empathetic, patient, and encouraging.
  • Enjoys making connections with others.
  • Socially conscious and committed to acting with integrity.
  • Inquisitive and adaptable.

Upon hire, Laboratory Assessors must successfully complete a six-month training program.

Position Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in science (geology, environmental, chemistry, biology, etc.) or engineering (civil, mechanical, industrial, materials, or environmental).
  • Strong verbal communication and technical writing abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and remain self-motivated.
  • Ability to travel independently at least 16 weeks per year.
  • Obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license to operate motor vehicles.
  • Capable of driving at least 450 miles per day on occasion.
  • Utilize assessment and materials-handling equipment such as boxes, drums, dollies, and shovels.
  • Lift an assessment kit weighing approximately 35 pounds 1-2 times a day.
  • Live within a reasonable commuting distance of our Frederick, Maryland office.

How to Apply
Please send a copy of your résumé and cover letter to recruiter@aashto.org.  Résumés submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Who We Are:

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing transportation departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We represent all transportation modes including: air, highways, public transportation, active transportation, rail, and water. Our goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system that is safe and efficient for every individual. We strive to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation.

The culture displayed at AASHTO is one of inclusiveness. AASHTO fosters a supportive working environment for staff and focuses on both the professional and personal successes of employees. Additionally, employees benefit from a collective workplace that genuinely cares about them and what they do.

Perks and Benefits:

This position would primarily report out of our Frederick, MD office. AASHTO offers employees hybrid work flexibilities and this role may be approved to work remotely up to 2-3 days per week.

Additionally, as a full-time employee, you are eligible for:

  • A retirement plan with a highly competitive matching and contribution structure
  • Comprehensive health insurance benefits
  • A robust transit benefit
  • Generous leave accrual
  • Flexible work schedules and telework options

AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer. AASHTO has a COVID-vaccination policy in place which requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved religious or medical accommodation.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiter@aashto.org