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CCOF Seeking Handler Certification Specialist

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Handler Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic processor & retailer certification. Please see this job announcement, or visit their website at http://www.ccof.org/ccof/work-ccof.

upposted 8/20/2014


Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Needed at NCAT

NCAT has an opening for a sustainable agriculture specialist in their Davis, California, office.  If you are interested in promoting sustainable agriculture practices and working with family farmers, small producers and limited-resource farmers, this is a wonderful opportunity.  You will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other issues.

A minimum of a bachelors degree is required, along with hands-on farm-based experience. You also must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

Click here for a complete list of qualifications needed and job responsibilities, and to start your application.

Applications accepted until September 7th.

upposted 8/20/2014


QCS is hiring for a processing inspector/reviewer

For full info, please follow this link: http://www.qcsinfo.org/job-announcements/

upposted 8/20/2014


FLOCERT Fairtrade Seeks Verification Expert

Founded in 2003, FLOCERT is the global certifier for Fairtrade International. Among many areas of operation, we mainly offer certification, verification, climate, information and impact services
from crop to shelf. Our key customers are disadvantaged producers, such as mid-sized agricultural organizations, peasants and farm-workers, in developing and emerging countries. In the northern hemisphere, we advise and support traders and manufacturers on their comprehensive purchasing activities and complex value supply chain management.

FLOCERT has offices in Bonn, Cape Town, Bangalore and San José. With over 3,000 clients in more than 70 countries, a staff of 80 and over 100 auditors, we are one of the world’s leading social certification and verification bodies, bringing together producers, traders, brands and consumers.

FLOCERT is currently looking for a Verification & Climate Expert (m/f)
full-time limited to one year

For complete info, please click here.

upposted 7/25/2014


NCAT Seeking Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

NCAT has an opening in our Southwest Regional Office for a sustainable agriculture specialist.  The specialist will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other topics.

Join our team and take advantage of this great opportunity to promote sustainable farming and ranching and strengthen local and regional food systems in Texas, New Mexico, and the Southwest.

A minimum of a bachelors degree is required, along with hands-on farm-based experience. The position will be located at NCAT’s San Antonio, TX office. 

Click here for a complete list of qualifications needed and job responsibilities, and to start your application.

Don't delay! Applications only accepted until August 24th!

Since 1976, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has been helping people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities and protect natural resources. In partnership with businesses, organizations, individuals and agricultural producers, NCAT is working to advance solutions that will ensure the next generation inherits a world that has clean air and water, energy production that is efficient and renewable, and healthy foods grown with sustainable practices. More information about its programs and services is available at www.ncat.org or by calling 1-800-ASK-NCAT.

upposted 7/25/2014


Certification Program Manager – Humane Farm Animal Care

Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) is seeking a full time Certification Program Manager to help lead HFAC at a time of great programmatic success and growth.  We are a non-profit standard setting, certification and labeling program for the humane treatment of farm animals in food production.

The Certification Program Manager (CPM) position requires knowledge of standards (animal welfare, and or organic, food safety standards and practices.  The CPM position requires auditor management, program development and oversight, the ability to work in a fast-paced office environment with demanding job responsibilities.  Depending on qualifications, skills, and experience, this position may have an opportunity to oversee new programs, quality systems or other areas critical to the success of the Certified Humane® program.  The Certification Program Manager will be coordinating all aspects of the certification program from receipt of application through sending certificate of certification.    

The Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) offices are located in Herndon, Virginia, 10 minutes from Dulles International Airport.

Job Summary:  

Minimum of two years of manager level experience in certification program management.

• Highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently while managing one’s own hours.

• Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback and make changes to align with and contribute to HFAC’S values and culture.

• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and work with many other staff, interns and volunteers. Preparing the annual budget for this department/managing the expenditures within that department.

Participation in Routine Communication with the Executive Director in organization-wide management, planning, coordination, problem solving, engagement and management.

 HFAC is committed to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate based on an individual’s race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Compensation This is a full-time (40 hours/week average),. Salary is $45,000 per year. HFAC offers Three weeks of paid vacation, eight paid days of flexible holidays, and a Cafeteria Plan, but does not offer paid health insurance, it offers a $300/month reimbursement toward whatever health insurance you currently have. .

To Apply Please refer send your resume to:  adele@certifiedhumane.org Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Please review the website for additional information:  www.certifiedhumane.org

upposted 7/15/2014


EarthClaims Animal Welfare Auditor/Inspector Position

EarthClaims is looking for two FT Animal Welfare Auditors. EarthClaims LLC provides verification services to farms and businesses that buy farm products. We are presently hiring auditors for our animal welfare rating services. Auditors are trained and qualified professionals whose primary job responsibilities include on-site visits to farming operations seeking animal welfare certification. During on-site visits, auditors interact with farmers, conduct a review of records, and make direct observations of the farm’s production systems. Auditors prepare and submit written reports of their observations to EarthClaims for use in evaluating the suitability of the farm operation for certification. Professional, accurate, and impartial inspection work is critical to the delivery of quality verification services.

Please click here for full info.

upposted 7/15/2014


PCO - Quality Systems and Information Technology Manager

Pennsylvania Certified Organic announces a job opening for a Quality Systems and Information Technology (IT) Manager. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in quality systems, information or business management, including but not limited to: auditing, document control, and quality and IT systems. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.

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 600 operations and employs 20 office staff and 15 field inspectors.  Our staff is dedicated to our mission of assuring the integrity of organic products in the marketplace.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary range: $41,000 to $51,000, 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 at http://www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to Lia@paorganic.org.

upposted 7/15/2014


Certification Staff - CCOF

Due to CCOF’s continued growth, they are recruiting for new certification staff. Specifically, CCOF is looking for a Food Safety Services Manager, and they have several openings for Certification Operations Assistants. The job announcements can be found on their website: http://ccof.org/ccof/work-ccof

upposted 6/16/2014


A new position at the Non-GMO Project

Click here for details: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/W6tCFtjw8b3p 

upposted 6/16/2014


Program Officer - Nevada Department of Agriculture Organic Program

Click here for full details.

upposted 4/19/2014


OEFFA Has Opening for an Assistant Program Director

To Apply: Applications consist of four items: a cover letter, résumé, names of three references (indicate relationship to you), and a writing sample (2 pages maximum).  Please combine all of these in a single .pdf.  In your cover letter please address how your experience and background meet the requirements of the position and include salary history and expectations.  All application materials should be submitted via email to certificationjob@oeffa.org and addressed to Carol Goland, Executive DirectorReview of applications will begin April 28th and continue until the position is filled.  

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upposted 4/18/2014


Demeter Association, Inc. and Stellar Certification Services, Inc. seek
Certification Coordinator

For complete info, click here for announcement.

upposted 3/17/2014