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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is recognized as the national anti-doping organization for Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American sport in the United States. The recognition tasks USADA with drug testing and results management responsibilities for these athletes, however, USADA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs that inspire a commitment to true sport in the next generation of athletes.

Internationally, USADA is at the forefront of the anti-doping movement and considered the gold standard in many areas of anti-doping program management. In addition, our employees are held to the same high standards exhibited by athletes who fully embrace true sport: Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Responsibility, and Courage.

Employees at USADA hold positions in: sport testing, elite athlete education, drug reference resources, science and research, legal affairs, outreach education (TrueSport), communications, business affairs and finance, and information technology. USADA additionally employs more than 60 Doping Control Officers stationed throughout the country responsible for collecting athletes’ samples.

USADA’s office is located near the Rocky Mountain foothills of northwest Colorado Springs, Colorado, a city that is home to the United States Olympic  & Paralympic Committee and numerous Olympic and Paralympic sport national governing bodies.

Watch the videos below to learn more about the team culture at USADA, as well as our team of Doping Control Officers located throughout the world.

Life at USADA

Doping Control Officers

Extern & Internships

Interested in working with and for clean athletes? A USADA extern or internship may be the right fit for you!

Current Available Positions

International Positions

The Doping Control Officer works with USADA(United States Anti-Doping Agency) to test athletes for the Olympics, Paralympics, and UFC for performance-enhancing substances. The DCO will work with USADA to uphold our goals of creating and maintaining a safe sport environment for all athletes both in and out of sport.

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BENEFITS SUMMARY

USADA stands with athletes to champion their right to clean sport by striving to be the gold standard in anti-doping. USADA offers the following benefits to attract and keep innovative employees who believe in the integrity of sport.

  • Paid vacation time earned at a rate of 5.67 hours per pay period for a total of 136.08 hours/year or 3.4 weeks. These accrued hours can roll over year to year, up to a maximum of 240 hours.
  • Paid sick time equaling 60 hours per year.
  • Paid volunteer time, allowing staff to use 25 hours of paid time each year to volunteer with non-profit organizations during working hours.
  • At least 13 paid holidays throughout the year.
  • Exceptional health, vision, dental, and life insurance. With the exception of vision, USADA pays the for all full-time employees who work 30 hours or more per week. These benefits become effective on the first day of the following month after date of hire.
  • After one year of employment, USADA offers a 401k plan, tuition assistance, and an annual bonus. The 401k is offered with a 7% contribution on a four-year vesting schedule. Tuition reimbursement can be used for any college courses up to $12,000 and is not required to relate to the current role or function being performed at USADA.
  • An annual bonus up to 10% based on the employee’s performance and USADA’s performance as a whole. Employees must start with USADA prior to July 1 in order to be eligible for that year’s bonus incentive.
  • Professional development opportunities based on an employee’s current role are easily accessible and highly encouraged.
  • A flexible remote work policy consisting of three days in the office and two days remote (*some roles may be ineligible).

 

 

 

LIFE AT USADA VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is dedicated to maintaining a safe and fair playing field for athletes at all levels of competition. Our employees live and breathe the USADA vision and mission each and every day.

We work with athletes and for athletes to help them accomplish their goals and win the right way. Whether it’s developing strategic testing plans or finding new ways to educate athletes, every day brings new challenges and opportunities for bold decisions and innovative solutions that truly make a difference in sport.

We come to work ready to collaborate, pursue excellence, and hold each other accountable so that we can best serve athletes and clean sport. Every decision we make is driven by the shared goal of protecting clean athletes’ rights.

Working on Team USADA means hard work, but it also means significant growth and value. USADA invests in each employee through development opportunities, recognition programs, and a generous benefits package to make sure that every team member is prepared and motivated to bring their best on behalf of athletes.

Are you ready to stand with athletes to champion their right to clean sport?

DOPING CONTROL OFFICERS VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Doping Control Officers, or DCOs, are truly the face of USADA. DCOs are the ones at an athlete’s door at 6 a.m., and the ones escorting athletes to testing stations after their biggest competitions.

DCOs also shape how athletes and the world understand and view USADA’s mission to protect the integrity of sport. 

What does it take to be in this role? DCOs need to be self-starting and self-motivated. The most successful DCOs are detail-oriented, organized, and efficient – but most importantly – a great DCO embodies USADA’s vision and core values.

It’s a mission that nearly 20 DCOs have been supporting for more than two decades. Are you ready to support clean athletes as they pursue their goals and dreams?