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Program Manager, Laboratory Assessment Program

By January 9, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Frederick, MD
  • January 27, 2023

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

About the Position:

The Program Manager for the Laboratory Assessment Program (LAP) manages the overall operation of the AASHTO re:source assessment activities and staff. The assessment activities include evaluations of construction materials testing laboratories, falling weight deflectometer calibration centers, and AASHTO, ASTM International, and ISO quality system standards. The incumbent has direct supervision of the Associate Program Managers, who in turn oversee the daily activities of the Laboratory Assessors. The incumbent evaluates the individual performance of the Associate Program Managers and develops metrics to measure the effectiveness of the program. The incumbent is expected to operate a program which meets the assessment frequency needs of the AASHTO members and other specifying agencies.

To ensure the quality and consistency of AASHTO re:source assessments, the incumbent assists in recruiting Laboratory Assessors and oversees their training. The incumbent directs all key functional areas of the program including scheduling, logistics, and reporting. The incumbent audits the effectiveness and accuracy of assessment reports and other related documents, and updates assessment documentation, as necessary. The incumbent is responsible for decisions about the LAP budget. The incumbent also promotes the Laboratory Assessment Program by communicating with potential customers, as necessary. The incumbent also provides expert technical guidance to the staff and customers as related to the scope of the program.

The incumbent participates in the development and implementation of quality programs of the Laboratory Assessment Program. Particular responsibilities include: maintaining systems that conform to established quality policies and procedures; meeting established quality objectives; and participating on Quality and Management Committees. The incumbent is expected to support the AASHTO re:source quality and safety programs.

The incumbent serves as a key member of the AASHTO re:source management team and is expected to support AASHTO re:source’s continued development and growth through dedicated support of safety and quality programs. As a member of the management team, the incumbent is expected to contribute and engage in the development, support, and implementation of AASHTO re:source strategic plans, marketing plans, and business plans. The incumbent provides input on the development of IT services and design of the AASHTO re:source website. The incumbent reviews requests for program services, responds to customer inquiries and concerns, and updates applicable information for the AASHTO re:source website

The incumbent may participate in the work of ASTM and AASHTO technical committees, serving as an AASHTO re:source representative and providing technical support and expertise.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years of prior experience in testing and evaluation of construction materials, and experience with AASHTO and ASTM methods of testing experience is highlight desirable. A Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience, preferably in science or engineering, or equivalent combinations of education and experience is required. Evidence of a higher degree of professional development is desirable.

The candidate should have experience with laboratory accreditation and auditing of quality systems, such as Auditor/Lead Auditor course work. All previous work experience should demonstrate professional growth and increasing responsibility. In addition, a broad understanding of AASHTO R 18, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17011, and AASHTO and ASTM construction materials standards is desirable. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, and the incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a state driver’s license to operate motor vehicles.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a resume to recruiter@aashto.org by Friday, January 27th, 2022.

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