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FoodChain ID seeking Tech Evaluator

Click here for full information.

Posted 7/13/2015


QCS seeking remote Organic Crop Certification Coordinator / Inspector

Quality Certification Services (QCS) is seeking a full-time staff Organic Crop Certification Coordinator / Inspector. This is a remote employment position; Eligible candidates must be located in North Carolina or Virginia, and will report to the main QCS office located in Gainesville, FL.

To view the official job posting and full job description, please visit the QCS website, at http://www.qcsinfo.org/job-announcements/.
posted 7/13/2016

MOSES Seeks New ED

MOSES—the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service—is seeking a dynamic, seasoned leader who is an effective communicator, skilled manager, and successful fundraiser to guide the organization further along its path of success and respected standing in the organic community. Ideal candidates will have a connection to organic/sustainable farming in order to represent the organization credibly. See http://bit.ly/MOSES-LeadershipOpportunity for the full job announcement.

posted 6/16/2016


Accredited Certifiers Seek New Coordinator

In order to plan for this transition, the ACA Board has established a time frame for the recruitment and training process for a new Coordinator.  

To view the ACA Coordinator Position Announcement, please click here. The complete ACA Coordinator Position Description is found on the ACA Website here

posted 6/13/2016


OEFFA - Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association has an opening for a Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator.  The successful candidate will be tasked with providing technical support, as well as developing and implementing an ambitious series of educational programming, for Ohio’s beginning farmers, including workshops, courses, on-farm apprenticeships, farm tours, and field days.  Topics span the spectrum of organic and sustainable production practices as well as financial and business planning and management.   The Program Coordinator will be part of OEFFA’s education team, collaborating closely with other staff on communication, event logistics, and direct educational and information services to farmers.  

Please see the full job announcement at http://www.oeffa.org/employment.php for more information about the position, required qualifications, and application instructions.


CCOF - Director of Farm Certification

CCOF has a great opportunity for an experienced Director of Farm Certification  – the job posting announcement is listed below with all the details.

Job announcement

CCOF Benefits package outline

posted 5/19/2016


OTCO seeking inspectors for the Better Cotton Initiative Standard, USA

Oregon Tilth (OTCO) is currently seeking inspectors for the Better Cotton Initiative Standard, USA. Information on the program can be found at bettercotton.org. Note: this not an organic standard.

Qualified inspectors will have at a minimum:

• crop inspection experience (preferably in cotton)

• be familiar with conventional farming methods and equipment

• social systems auditing experience or training (Fair Trade, Animal Welfare Approved or WRAP)

• Spanish language skills - intermediate to fluent

All new BCI inspectors (verifiers) will be required to fill out an application, submit their resume, training log, have a phone interview with OTCO, attend a 2-day verifiers training and pass the written exam before they are able to work as BCI verifiers for Oregon Tilth.

The verifier training will take place in El Paso, TX. The proposed dates are still unconfirmed but will likely be between June 22 and 27, 2016.

The 2016 inspection season may include cotton growing regions of California, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, and North Carolina. BCI has over 70 growers in the US. The program is expected to double in the 2016 season. OTCO inspectors performed approximately 30 inspections in 2015. Several large grower co-ops are members of BCI and inspection numbers will vary state to state. The inspection period is usually August through October.

Please contact Angela Wartes-Kahl, Fiber and Textiles Coordinator for Oregon Tilth, angela@tilth.org for an application or more information.

posted 5/9/2016


MOFGA seeking Certification Services Director

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has an opening for a Director of Certification Services.
Click here for full details.

posted 5/4/2016


Basin and Range Organics Needs Inspectors

Basin and Range Organics is working to compile a roster of inspectors who are  interested and available to in work in NV and the eastern sierras for this certification year and years to come.

Basin and Range Organics (BARO) is currently stepping into certification services and I wanted to clarify our membership with IOIA to fully understand the best way to contact independent inspectors. Because most of our client base is transitioning agencies from NDA to BARO, we have lifted any application submission dates for ease of transition. But this proves near impossible to project necessary inspections for the year. And I fear the window for finding corresponding inspectors who have not already booked their year, are relatively regional, and are qualified for the correct scope is going to get increasingly smaller. Thus, I want to make sure I have the best channels of communicating and finding those inspectors.

for more information please contact Ben Rush at Benjamin.T.Rush@nv.usda.gov

posted 3/23/2016


WSDA Organic Program Is Hiring - Organic Input Material Specialist

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is looking for a unique individual to fill our vacant Organic Material Specialist position.   This is a full-time permanent position that will work with our Organic Program out of the Natural Resource Building in Olympia, Washington.  This position is an Environmental Specialist 3 level (salary range 49, $3,392 - 4,452 per month).

This position reviews input material registration applications for technical accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements, reviews material used or proposed for use by certified organic clients, reviews inspection reports and makes decisions regarding the merit of the findings, surveys marketing materials for correct use of the registered logo, and prepares final certification summaries or compliance notices for approval. This position requires a high level of expertise in organic certification requirements, agricultural inputs, and chemistry as well as knowledge of agriculture and food manufacturing practices within the state and country. The position interprets policy and provides technical assistance, responding to complex inquiries or requests for assistance with high degree of technical scientific background and understanding.  In addition, the position represents the agency in public meetings, conferences, and workshops; interprets and explains organic regulations and requirements; and works directly with stakeholders, government partners, and the public to promote organic compliance.

This recruitment is open until filled, with first review of applications on April 4, 2016.  For a complete description of the position, the benefit package, and details on how to apply, see the announcement on careers.wa.gov

Environmental Specialist 3 - Organic Material Specialist

Brenda Book
WSDA Organic Program Manager

posted 3/23/2016


Accredited Certifiers Association - Education Program Specialist

The ACA Board and our Education Committee are pleased to announce that we are distributing the attached Request for Proposal for an Education Program Specialist. The success of this project will result in expanded opportunities for training for our members.

more info

posted 2/22/2016


Career Opportunity - Certification Committee Member/Label Reviewer

Join our dynamic team in organic certification in the beautiful Okanagan!

The Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) is looking for a talented and committed individual to fill the position of Certification Committee Member / Label Reviewer. The PACS is an organic certifying body based out of Vernon, BC serving locally and internationally certified organic enterprises.

Job Title: Certification Committee Member / Label Reviewer (full-time)

Start Date: TBD

Location: Vernon Office

Starting Wage: Commensurate with experience

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Qualifications:

Education - Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree or diploma.

Experience - Evidence of formal training and/or experience in the organic certification, livestock, processing or agriculture industries. Job specific training provided on site.

For a complete job description please visit our website at www.pacscertifiedorganic.ca under Events/Notices. If you are interested in learning more about this position, reply with your cover letter and resume to:admin2@pacscertifiedorganic.ca

Deadline for applications TBD

Please note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

posted 2/22/2016


Aurora Organic Dairy - Compliance Specialist

Best description of this position can be found at   http://boulder.craigslist.org/bus/5413418647.html

Information about Aurora: http://www.auroraorganic.com

If anyone is interested, they should please respond to Aurora Organic Dairy HR:

Contact : Marcia Cahill (720)564-6296 x117       Email: resumes@aodmilk.com

Fax: 720-564-0409

posted 1/25/2016 


OMRI position - Review Program Specialist

Location:  Eugene, Oregon

Overview of Position

We are looking to fill a key position on our team. The Review Program Specialist is responsible for performing pre-review of new product applications, ongoing compliance product applications and providing superior customer service. The Review Program Specialist reports to the Review Program Administrative Manager. Qualified candidates will have background in customer service and file organization with a demonstrated proficiency in office software.

Major Responsibilities

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Skills:

    Required

Preferred

Other Requirements:

Benefits

Deadline:  Open until filled. 

How to apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter to as a PDF or Word documents to jobs@omri.org referencing Review Program Specialist in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No Phone Calls, Please.

EOE M/F/D/V

posted 1/22/2016


Oregon Tilth - Multiple Certification Officer Job Openings

Oregon Tilth is seeking three Certification Officers (CO) to join our Farm and Processing certification teams.  Telecommute option is available for all three positions.

Oregon Tilth is a fast growing non-profit that offers organic certification services both nationally and internationally.  We are looking for one Farm Program CO, one Processing Program CO, and one dual program CO (Farm and Processing) that will primarily perform inspections of organic operations. Responsibilities of the Certification Officers include evaluating operations for compliance with the standard including assessing new applicants for certification, reviewing inspection reports from on-site operation visits, and mid-year changes to the certified operation. Responsibilities may also include some inspection work and travel to operations to verify compliance. One of the Certification Officer positions will primarily focus on inspection work.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter by 5pm on January 29th, 2015 to organic@tilth.org or by mail to Oregon Tilth, 2525 SE 3rd Street, Corvallis, OR, 97330.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Be sure to identify the position desired in your cover letter.

Full Announcementhttp://tilth.org/about/careers/

posted 1/22/2016


Certification Program Assistant

Vermont Organic Farmers LLC, the certification program of NOFA Vermont, announces a job opening for a Certification Program Assistant to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have a B.A./B.S degree in agriculture, environmental science, food technology, or related field or equivalent work experience.  Applicants should have experience with customer service, familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, auditing, knowledge of organic standards and sustainable agriculture.

Our office located in Richmond, Vermont is a fun, fast-paced office and we have high expectations of our staff.  Applicants should have a sense of humor, ability to multitask and be willing to work independently and as a team.  Applicants should have good time-management skills and enjoy interacting and assisting organic producers.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Benefits: health, simple IRA, generous combined time off.

Only accepting electronic applications.

Please send your cover letter & resume to:

Enid Wonnacott/Nicole Dehne  - jobs@nofavt.org

For a complete job description visit our website: NOFA Vermont Join Our Team

Position will remain open until February 5th.


Organic Inspectors For Hire (Dairy, Livestock, Maple & Processing)

Vermont Organic Farmers LLC, the certification program of NOFA Vermont announces contract openings for organic inspectors to audit dairy, livestock & maple operations as well as organic processing facilities.  The job of the organic inspector is to evaluate information provided by the certified operation and the certification agency, inspect the premise, assess all information and observations, and communicate findings to VOF.  Inspectors are hired as independent consultants and thus are not eligible for employee benefits.  VOF is seeking highly qualified professional auditors possessing experience in crops, and/or livestock, and/or food processing and handling and/or maple. 

Ideal candidates possess a B.A./B.S. degree or higher in agriculture, food technology, or related field or equivalent work experience.  A general requirement is the completion or future completion of relevant courses offered by the International Organic Inspectors Association (www.ioia.net). The expectation is that organic inspectors will continue to improve their inspection skills through on-going professional development and will stay abreast of changes and trends in organic farming and the organic regulations.

Contract rate based on experience. 

Only accepting electronic applications.

Please send your cover letter & resume to:

Enid Wonnacott/Nicole Dehne   jobs@nofavt.org

For a complete job description visit our website: NOFA Vermont Join Our Team

Position will remain open until February 5th.

posted 1/22/2016


WSDA looking for Inspectors

Washington State Dept of Ag is requesting bids for the 2016 inspection season.

http://agr.wa.gov/StratGov/Purchasing/

Complete info here

posted 12/8


CCOF - Organic Handler Certification Specialist

CCOF has an opportunity for an experienced Organic  Handler Certification Specialist.

Click here for job info

Jobs benefit info

posted 12/8


OMRI seeking Finance Manager - New position 

Location:  Eugene, Oregon

Overview of Position  We are looking to fill a newly created position on our team. The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing OMRI’s finance team, preparing and presenting financial reports for the OMRI management team and Board of Directors, and ensuring that OMRI follows all required finance related policies and procedures. The Finance Manager reports to the Operations Director and supervises the Finance Administrator and the Finance Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in accounting and supervising employees, and have experience working with nonprofit organizations.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Skills - Required:

Preferred

Project management and planning skills

Familiarity with and support for the organic community

Benefits

Deadline -  Open until filled

How to apply

Submit your resume and cover letter as a PDF or Word document to jobs@omri.org referencing Finance Manager in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No Phone Calls, Please.

EOE M/F/D/V

posted 12/8


OEFFA hiring - Full-time Certification Specialist

OEFFA Certification is now hiring a full-time Certification Specialist to work in our Columbus office. A job description is attached and available at http://oeffa.org/documents/OEFFACertificationSpecialistFall2015.pdf

Applications received by November 20, 2015 will be assured full consideration.  Please spread the word to friends, family, colleagues, and networks that may be interested.

Andy Hupp
Certification Operations Coordinator
Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association
http://certification.oeffa.org/

Phone: 614.262.2022 x225   Fax: 614.421.2011

posted 11/17


Four positions open at PCO

Director of Education and Outreach

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for Director of Education and Outreach. This position will lead the Education and Outreach Team and oversee PCO’s resource development, education and outreach, and marketing and public relations, which includes supervisory duties for Education and Outreach staff. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: writing proposals and securing funding, conducting community education and outreach, and leading marketing initiatives. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team. This position is based in our Spring Mills, PA office but remote work locations within central and southeastern Pennsylvania will be considered.

PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers in the Mid-Atlantic region. PCO provides organic certification services to more than 750 operations and employs 22 staff and 15 field inspectors. Our staff is dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and provide education, inspection, and certification services that meet the needs of our members.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary: $55,000 - $60,000, depending on experience.

Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.


Materials Program Manager Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for Materials Program Manager. This position will oversee PCO’s material review program, including the publication of PCO Materials Lists, developing policies relevant to material review under the organic regulations, and will actively perform material review. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: knowledge of materials used in organic production and processing, familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania; telecommuting will be considered. This planned start date for this position is Dec 2015.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range: $45,000 – 55,000, depending on experience. Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off. Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.


Certification Program Manager Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for Certification Program Manager. This position will oversee PCO’s certification programs, including compliance and enforcement. This position will also be responsible for maintaining policies to be consistent with federal regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania (on-site preferred; telecommuting considered). The planned start date for this position is Dec 2015.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range: $45,000 – 55,000, depending on experience. Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off. Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.


Certification Specialist Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for Certification Specialist. The ideal candidate will have education and / or experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards and food science/processing. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. Remote consideration will be given to applicants with previous certification experience. PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range: $38,000 to $48,000, depending on experience. Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off. Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to Lia@paorganic.org.

posted 10/12