Our staff benefits include competitive compensation, medical and prescription (PPO), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life, LTD, and a generous 401K pension plan. In addition, we offer generous paid vacation, sick and holiday time.
4 Year Degree
The Compressed Gas Association, Inc. (CGA), founded in 1913, is dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards for the industrial, medical, and food gas industry. Compressed gases are the invisible ingredient in millions of products used in everyday life - from carbonated drinks to the clean energy transition. CGA represents more than 140 member companies from all facets of the industry and is recognized as a leading technical authority in North America and around the world.
CGA is searching for a Standards Administrator to join our dynamic team. The Standards Administrator is responsible for managing CGA's consensus-based committees as they develop safety standards and related educational content for our industry. This position works closely with subject matter experts, industry leaders, external stakeholders, and CGA staff to continuously improve the safety of our industry. Our Standards Administrators enjoy a high degree of autonomy, a flexible work environment, and opportunities to work in many different areas of our industry.
This position is based in our McLean, VA headquarters and is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee CGA’s consensus-based standards development work process and ensure adherence to relevant policies and procedures. Provide guidance on the CGA work process, take action on projects that are not following the process or timeline requirements, and make recommendations on exception issues or topics that are not directly addressed by the guidelines and procedures.
Provide administrative support for several CGA committees and their related subgroups. Prepare committee meeting agendas, communicate meeting details and other information to members, work with committee leaders to prepare for meetings and adhere to CGA policies, and record minutes and document revisions live on-screen. Some travel is required for off-site meetings.
Provide support for the development or revision of standards and guidelines, positions, and other documents. Advise committees on appropriate use of grammar, document flow, and adherence to CGA writing style. Perform editorial review of CGA publications.
Work with committee members to develop educational programs and materials. Solicit presentations for CGA seminars and webinars. Ensure that all presentation materials are submitted on time, reviewed, and prepared for inclusion in the participant binder. Provide direct support for events managed.
Maintain relational databases and information systems.
Support additional projects as required to support CGA’s strategic plan and operational objectives, working to ensure that all deadlines and output expectations are achieved.
Contribute to the overall health and success of the organization in terms of teamwork, communication, recommendations for process improvements, proactive management, and support of CGA’s defined operational objectives.
Required Education & Experience
Ability to adhere to established work processes and procedures. Experience with the development of consensus-based national standards (e.g., ANSI and/or SCC) and/or international standards (e.g., ISO) is a plus.
Demonstrated project management experience, including the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Experience managing volunteer-lead committees is a plus.
Excellent technical writer and editor with the ability to adhere to writing guidelines. Experience with editing standards and/or technical materials is a plus.
Strong administrative and word processing skills (typing 40+ wpm), with solid knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and data entry into relational databases.
The Compressed Gas Association (CGA), founded in 1913, is dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial, medical, and food gases industry. CGA represents over 120 member companies in all facets of the industry – manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products and services. Through a committee system, CGA develops technical specifications, safety standards, and training and educational materials, and works with government agencies to formulate responsible regulations and standards and to promote compliance with these regulations and standards.