Our Cycling Unit is currently seeking individuals residing as a priority in the following countries:
• Czech Republic
An ITA Cycling Unit Doping Control Officer (DCO) is an official who has been selected, trained, and authorized by the ITA with delegated responsibility for the coordination and management of an anti-doping sample collection session with athletes on cycling events.
The DCO is at the forefront of the anti-doping program carried out by the ITA on behalf of UCI and plays an important role in protecting the rights of Riders to compete in doping-free cycling.
DCOs are acting as an independent contractor of the ITA and receive assignments for testing athletes on a casual employment basis throughout the year.
• Ensure that all the logistical aspects are in place for a successful completion of the doping control mission on UCI competitions
• Conduct urine and blood sample collection sessions in-competition on ITA selected competitions from the UCI international calendar
• Ensure that all actions and decisions in relation to a sample collection session are taken in accordance with the WADA’s International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI) and the ITA Work Instructions
• Explain the doping control process to riders and their support personnel if necessary
• Train and oversee Chaperones
• Witness sample collection or overseeing the witnessing of the sample collection process
• Ensure accurate documentation/completion of the doping control process
• Data entry into ADAMS (Anti-Doping Administration and Management System).
Skills and experience required
• English written and oral communication skills are crucial, other languages are an asset
• Accredited as Doping Control Officer by an Anti-Doping Organization or Sample Collection Agency
• Accredited as ITA IDCO, qualified phlebotomist or previous experience in performing testing on cycling events are assets
• Strong interest in sport especially cycling, with sensitivity to sports ethics and the issue of drugs and doping in sport
• Sensitivity, understanding and calmness under pressure
• Able to work well in a team environment
• Ability to interact in a professional manner with athletes and their support personnel, coaches, and other doping control team members
• Strong sense of discretion, confidentiality, and handling of sensitive and confidential data
• Strong organizational and administrative skills with attention to detail, ability to set and manage priorities
• Be willing and able to travel
• Have a flexible work schedule, assignments are on demand.
Compensation: Daily allowances plus expenses.
Location of residence as a priority: Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic
Start date: as soon as possible
Application deadline: 31 July 2021
Please e-mail your CV, cover letter and copy of DCO certification to email@example.com and indicate in the email subject title “Doping Control Officer”.
This job description highlights the areas of activity of the employee, it does not intend to be exclusive or exhaustive and may be amended over time depending on the changing needs of the organisation.
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