Accreditation Specialist

Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner, Pittsburgh, PA, US


Under the direction of the Quality Manager, the Accreditation Specialist is responsible for supporting the quality management system by performing daily duties required to ensure overall quality and accreditation processes and standards for the Office of the Medical Examiner. Standards for compliance include but are not limited to ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020, NAME, CLIA, and the FBI’s QAS. Incumbent authors and reviews policies and procedures, maintains the proficiency of testing programs and Office-wide reference standards, and supports internal and external auditing activities.


Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field (e.g. Genetics, Anthropology, etc.). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, but a minimum of 24 credit hours must be in the area of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Chemistry, or Biology. 

College transcript(s) required at time of application. 

Candidates with a minimum of one (1) year unsupervised experience in identification of non­compliance, cause mapping, corrective action, preventative action, internal auditing, external auditing, establishing/authoring policies and procedures, application of international accreditation standards and/or a yellow, green, or black belt in Six Sigma, Lean, or Lean Six Sigma are preferred.


$45,000 -$50,000 per year 

Allegheny County offers a comprehensive employment benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and voluntary benefits.

How to apply

Please use the application link to apply online.