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IOIA offers the following information as a member service. No employment is implied or guaranteed by these postings.

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If your company would like to post a job opening, please send your info to us here.

PCO seeking contract Material Reviewer

PCO announces an opportunity for a contract materials reviewer. This is an independent contractor role through a defined agreement period in which the contractor will review specific materials provided by PCO. Independent Contractor must read, understand and abide by PCO’s material review policies and procedures, PCO’s Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement, PCO’s Standards of Conduct Policy, and the requirements of 7 CFR 205.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to Kyla@paorganic.org.

Posted 5/18/2022

Inspection Program Coordinator - PCO

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for an Inspection Program Coordinator. The Inspection Program Coordinator performs project management coordination of inspection assignments and supports the responsibilities of the Inspections and Certification Teams. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in organic regulations, inspection and regulatory compliance, inspection planning, and reporting. This position requires both computer-based work, on-site inspections, and overnight travel. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment at PCO. This is a full remote telecommuting position. Candidates within PCO’s main certification coverage areas will be given preference.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary range: $47,500 to $58,000, depending on experience.

To view full details and to apply, visit their site here.

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

This position will remain open for 30 days. Please submit a resume and cover letter by Monday, June 13th, 2022. Our hiring team will review all applications and only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not contact PCO about your application status.

Posted 5/18/2022

OCIA - Certification Specialist

OCIA is looking for a bilingual (English/Spanish) Certification Specialist for Farm and Processing reviews.

The full job description can be found online here:

https://ocia.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Certification-Specalist-1-1.pdf

Posted 5/12/2022

NSAC IS HIRING!

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition seeks an experienced, strategic policy leader to support our policy team and grassroots coalition in creating a major impact on federal farm and food policy. The Senior Policy Team Coordinator will serve as a skilled project manager who coordinates key cross-team and cross-campaign efforts.

Application information here.

Posted 5/12/2022

WSDA Organic Program is hiring organic inspectors!

WSDA Organic Program is looking to fill inspector vacancies statewide, with priority given to Central and Eastern WA candidates. Inspectors visit farms or facilities to make observations, conduct interviews, audit records, collect samples, and write detailed reports regarding an operation’s compliance with organic standards; inspectors do not consult or make certification decisions.

Join our team in ensuring the integrity of the organic claim.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary, benefits, and retirement
  • Flexibility in schedules and paid time off
  • Training & professional development opportunities
  • Work from a home-based office with provided equipment

 

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Degree involving major study in agriculture, food science or related field.
  • Two years of professional level experience in organic certification, crop production, or post harvest handling or processing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conventional production and handling methods.
  • Proven record of excellent communication skills – verbally and in writing. 
  • International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) certification in Crops or Handling, or ability to complete certification within first year.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English speakers are highly encouraged to apply!

Contact Brenda Book, Organic Program Manager, for more information about our openings: bbook@agr.wa.gov

Posted 5/12/2022

Colorado Dept of Ag - Organic Program Specialist

CDA is hiring an Organic Program Specialist; information on the position can be found here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/3548134/cda-organic-program-specialist?keywords=cda&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
The primary responsibilities include initial and final reviews for crop, livestock and handling scopes and requires excellent knowledge of certification and customer service skills. We are a small, dynamic team, and the position requires the ability to think quickly and critically while managing multiple projects and responsibilities. 
Residence in the state of Colorado at time of application is required but the position can be primarily remote/flexible (within the state), with semi-regular visits to our offices in Broomfield as needed. Salary range commensurate with experience: $65,136.00 - $78,168.00 Annually + generous state benefits package.

Posted 5/12/2022

OneCert is Hiring - Certification Specialist in Handling Scope

We are looking for a Certification Specialist with a handling focus. Check out our careers page to learn more. Please feel free to forward to anyone you feel may be interested and qualified, and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Handling position info

Karlin Warner
Certification Manager
OneCert, Inc.
402-420-6080

www.onecert.com

Posted 5/9/2022

Certification Specialist - PCO

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for a Certification Specialist. The Certification Specialist serves as the primary contact between PCO and our certified organic clients. This position focuses on assessing and determining compliance with the operation’s organic system plan with organic regulations, evaluating inspection reports and writing/issuing reports to clients, providing customer service, and working collaboratively within the Certification Review Team.  If qualified and interested, Certification Specialists may also conduct inspections. This position is primarily remote office-based with some minimal travel exceptions.

The ideal candidate will have education and or experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards, agriculture and food science/processing, and organic/regulatory inspections. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment at PCO. This is a full remote telecommuting position.

PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers across the US. PCO provides organic certification services to approximately 1700 operations and employs 34 staff and sub-contracts with 40 field inspectors.  Our team is dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and serve our farming community.

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

Salary range: $47,500 to $58,000, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit: www.paorganic.org/jobs

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

This position will remain open until Monday, 6.6.2022. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by 6.6.22. Our hiring team will review all applications. Please do not contact PCO about your application status.

Posted 5/9/2022

Inspection Coordinator - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Inspection team. Primary responsibilities include assigning annual and additional inspections, and communicating with clients and staff to ensure inspections occur within a reasonable time frame. 

Please consider applying if you have  relevant college or university level education, or equivalent training and experience, and knowledge--preferably through experience coordinating projects, people and other logistics. For more information visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted through May 23, 2022 or until the position has been filled. 

Posted 5/2/2022

MCIA looking to hire inspectors

MCIA is hiring two Organic Certification Specialist/Inspectors. The job description is found the MCIA website:

https://www.mncia.org/job-openings/

Posted 5/2/2022

OMRI - Executive Director Search

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is looking for an experienced and accomplished senior leader to guide this Eugene OR based organization into a new era and larger, more prominent role in expanding the use of organic materials.

OMRI seeks an Executive Director who will advance the organization’s growth and its impact on the organic movement. Having expanded in Canada and Mexico in recent years, the next Executive Director will ensure sound processes underscore the vital work performed by the organization. This individual will review OMRI’s business model, retain and recruit a high performing staff, and serve as a spokesperson for the organization. Working closely with the Board to implement its strategic vision for OMRI, the Executive Director leads the organizations partnership efforts with other organizations. Remote candidates will be considered.

http://vettedsolutions.com/Profiles/OMRI_Executive_Director_Position_Profile.pdf 

Posted 4/21/2022

Full time position with Iowa Dept of Ag

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is welcoming applications for a new open fulltime position that will be domiciled at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.  Primary tasks will center around organic inspections, reporting, and organic file reviews.  The full job description and how to apply are in the link below.   Questions can be directed to Paul Ovrom at paul.ovrom@iowaagriculture.gov .

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/3505090/agriculture-compliance-investigator?department[0]=009%20Iowa%20Department%20of%20Agriculture%20and%20Land%20Stewardship&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Posted 4/11/2022

WSDA seeking Contract Inspectors

WSDA is seeking to widen our pool of contract inspectors for the crops scope in WA State and is currently seeking bids from qualified inspectors. Contracts are slated to begin at the end of April and would be in place through October 2024 with the potential to extend for up to 2 years. Please see the attached letter requesting bids for details. Please note the bid deadline is April 15, 2022.

The WSDA bid & payment process is likely a bit different than what you may be accustomed to. This request looks for a bid based on an all-inclusive fee for each inspection to include travel, meals, supplies, conducting the inspection, any preparation or subsequent report writing or other expenses. These items need not be broken out in the bid, nor itemized in subsequent invoices. As noted in the request, an inspector may bid on a range of number of inspections, e.g. 5-10, 10-20, etc. Inspection assignments will be clustered geographically to aid in making the contractor’s time and expense as efficient as possible.

Posted 4/6/2022

National Organic Coalition NOC is hiring!

Teamwork. Consensus. Organic Integrity. We believe in growing organic as the alternative to our conventional food and ag system. We believe two heads are better than one, that there is strength in diversity and in listening to one another.NOC job info

NOC is hiring a consultant to join our team! We are seeking an organic professional with a collaborative spirit and keen understanding of the organic regulations who can facilitate our work with the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). 

This is a remote work opportunity, but the consultant needs to have the ability to travel to NOSB meetings (if held in person) two times each year (late-April and late-October).

Learn more.

Job description.

Posted 4/4/2022

Aurora Organic Dairy - Internship for Summer 2022

Aurora Organic Dairy is currently sourcing for an Organic Compliance Internship for this summer, 2022.

Click here for details.

See this website to apply: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=96a12c9a-02d7-44a9-9682-65b580e4b5f6&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US&jobId=9200369259274_1&source=EN

Posted 3/27/2022

MOSA seeking Inspector for Midwest Region

MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a qualified individual to join our Inspection team. Primary responsibilities include conducting annual, additional and unannounced inspections. Please consider applying if you have experience conducting inspections to the National Organic Program Crop, Livestock and Handling standards. The ideal candidate would live in the Vernon County, WI area, but other southern Wisconsin locations will be considered. Visit our website for additional information including a detailed job description. For more information visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes: health, dental, short term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, bereavement and caregiver leave, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave. MOSA is based in the heart of the driftless region in Viroqua, WI. 

Posted 3/21/2022

MOFGA - Full time staff inspector needed

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS) is hiring a full time Organic Staff Inspector to join our team. MCS is a USDA-accredited organic certifier, certifying over 500 crop, livestock, and handling operations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
The staff inspector will conduct onsite inspections year round throughout our service area (primarily in Maine), and provide high quality customer service along with skilled inspection auditing and verification to support positive organic certification experiences for organic producers certified by MCS. In addition, the staff inspector will be tasked with conducting unannounced inspections, pesticide residue sampling, and generating reports and other documents for MCS, as well as training, auditing, and evaluating inspectors in our inspector pool. The staff inspector will be expected to perform a significant percentage of MCS annual inspections (one-fifth of total inspections annually, or roughly 100).
 
This position requires travel within MCS’ service territory, off-site visits to clients, as well as office-based work. This position is required to be Maine-based, but the inspector will be able to work from home. IOIA training (or equivalent) and prior organic inspection experience preferred.

Visit our Employment Opportunities page for the full job description, benefits, and employment details.  


Please send your cover letter and resume to certification@mofga.org. Priority will be given to candidates who apply before March 23, 2022.

Posted 3/7/2022

Organic Certifiers - Livestock Inspector

Click here to see the job description.

All queries/responses should go to:

Cindy Kothmann, Human Resources Manager

cindy@occert.com

P:(805) 684-6494 x1030 | D:(805) 507-5330 | F:(805) 684-2767

www.organiccertifiers.com

6500 Casitas Pass Rd. Ventura, CA 93001

Posted 2/28/2022

Inspection Manager and Assistant Inspection Manager - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic’s mission is to promote organic integrity through practical, reliable, and friendly certification services. MOSA is seeking two qualified individuals to join us in our mission on our Certification team.

The Inspection Manager is primarily responsible for providing thorough inspections of MOSA clients through proactive oversight, planning, and analysis of current systems and continued development of the MOSA’s inspection program.

Primary responsibilities of the Assistant Inspection Manager include oversight of the day to day operations of the inspection program through recruitment, training and evaluating inspection staff and implementing MOSA’s inspection program processes to ensure compliance with the National Organic Standards. Please consider applying if you have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training, experience, and knowledge of organic agricultural systems and certification, including crop and/or livestock production. 

For more information, including detailed job descriptions, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications received by March 10, 2022 will be assured full consideration. 

These are full-time, exempt, remote positions. MOSA Benefits Package includes: health, dental, short term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, bereavement and caregiver leave, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave. MOSA is based in the heart of the driftless region in Viroqua, WI. 

Posted 2/17/2022

Certification Specialist - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic’s mission is to promote organic integrity through practical, reliable, and friendly certification services. MOSA is seeking a qualified individual to join us in our mission on our Certification team. Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic system plan information to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards, and communicating with clients about certification requirements. Please consider applying if you have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training, experience, and knowledge of organic agricultural systems and certification, including crop and/or livestock production. 

For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications received by February 25, 2022 will be assured full consideration. 

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes: health, dental, short term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, bereavement and caregiver leave, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave. MOSA is based in the heart of the driftless region in Viroqua, WI. 

Posted 2/17/2022

WSDA - positions open

WSDA Organic Program is looking for individuals to join our team of professionals in providing third party certification and ensuring the integrity of the organic claim in Washington State!

Washington State Dept. of Agriculture Organic Program is eager to fill several full-time inspector positions by May 2022. Inspectors make observations, conduct interviews, audit records, take samples, and write detailed reports regarding an operation’s compliance with organic standards; inspectors do not consult or make final certification decisions.  Knowledge and expertise in crop production or handling and processing systems common to Washington State is required.

Field Inspectors work out of a home office and travel throughout an assigned territory to inspect farms and handlers. All equipment, including a vehicle, is provided by WSDA. The total compensation package includes salary, health care benefits, retirement options, flexible schedules, paid time off, training and professional development opportunities, as well as an excellent work environment.

Opportunities are available statewide, with priority given to individuals located in the Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Grant County.

For more information & details on how to apply, contact:

Brenda Book, Organic Program Manager

Email: bbook@agr.wa.gov 

Website: https://agr.wa.gov/organic

Full Press Release here.

 

Started in 1988 the USDA-accredited WSDA Organic Program upholds the integrity of the organic label through certification and inspection of organic crop and livestock producers, processors, handlers and retailers. The oldest and largest state certification agency in the country, the Program is entirely fee-funded and currently certifies over 1,200 organic clients and registers over 1,000 material inputs for organic production.

 

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree involving major study in agriculture or other closely related field.

Two years of professional level experience in organic certification, crop production, or post-harvest handling or processing. Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.

Demonstrated knowledge of conventional production and handling methods.

Proven record of excellent communication skills – verbally and in writing. 

International Organic Inspector Association (IOIA) certification in Crops or Handling, or ability to complete certification within first year of working as an organic inspector.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to speak and write in Spanish.

 

Key Competencies—The most important knowledge, skills, abilities:

Job Knowledge - Expertise in production and handling systems common to Washington State and other locations served by program.

Enforcing Laws, Rules, & Regulations - Enforces applicable organic laws, rules, and regulations, and initiates enforcement actions in a way that the public perceives as fair, objective, and reasonable.

Ethics & Integrity - Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions; ability to remain impartial and unbiased.

Customer Focus - Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the services offered by the program.

Teamwork - Promotes cooperation and commitment within team to achieve goals and deliverables.

Writing - Conveys ideas and facts in writing using language the reader will best understand.

Interviewing and Inspecting Others – Approaches inspections in ways that enhance the clarity, quality, and reliability of information.

Decision Making & Judgment - Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

Accountability & Dependability - Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

Adaptability & Flexibility - Adapts to changing program and regulatory needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.

Development & Continual Learning - Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement.

 

Started in 1988 the USDA-accredited WSDA Organic Program upholds the integrity of the organic label through certification and inspection of organic crop and livestock producers, processors, handlers and retailers. The oldest and largest state certification agency in the country, the Program is entirely fee-funded and currently certifies over 1,200 organic clients and registers over 1,000 material inputs for organic production.

Posted 2/4/2022

Certification Specialist at OEFFA Certification

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) announces an immediate opening for Certification Specialist. Certification Specialists collaborate with co-workers and clients to conduct in-depth reviews of applications for organic certification and guide applicants through the process as they strive to meet federal organic standards. They may participate in policy development, educational programming, and other special projects as they arise.

The successful applicants will join a team of bright and passionate individuals who are committed to upholding the integrity of the organic label and furthering the sustainable agriculture movement. Please consider applying if you have experience working in an organic certification program or in compliance work related to food or agriculture, a strong work ethic, and value a collaborative approach. Applications received by March 7, 2022 will be assured full consideration.

The full job posting with instructions for applying is available at: https://www.oeffa.org/employment.php.

Posted 2/3/2022

QCS Investigation Specialist

Quality Certification Services (QCS) is hiring an Investigation Specialist to coordinate investigations of suspected organic standards violations, fraud investigations, and residue testing.  Principal duties also include evaluating compliance for operations that undergo pesticide residue testing and compliance inspections.  

Candidates with expertise in organic certification review or organic inspection, critical thinking, and excellent writing skills are encouraged to apply. 

QCS promotes organic, regenerative, and sustainable agriculture by providing organic and related certification services to crop, livestock, processing, and handling operations throughout the US and around the world.  This position is remote and includes competitive compensation; medical, dental, and vision insurance; Simple IRA and generous paid time off.

Click here to view a full job description and apply online.

Posted 2/2/2022

OCIA - Auditor/Inspector Positions - North, Central & South America

OCIA is looking for contract inspectors for inspections all over the U.S. (including New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, Iowa, and more) or Canada. Please note that contract inspectors are not guaranteed inspection work but may be offered inspections when they are available. If you are interested in applying with OCIA, please email your resume to inspectors@ocia.org, and we will get back to you.

US and Canada:

Contract Organic Inspectors/Verification Officers

OCIA International seeks organic auditors/inspectors with the following qualifications:

  1. Experience and/or academic training in agriculture or food processing
  2. Minimum experience of 1 year conducting organic inspections in the categories of Farm, Livestock, or Processing/Handling
  3. Formal training and having passed a training course as an organic inspector (i.e. IOIA)
  4. Knowledge of the National Organic Program (NOP) for U.S. or Canada Organic Regime (COR) for Canada.

 

 

Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, El Salvador:

AUDITORES/INSPECTORES ORGANICOS

OCIA International es uno de los líderes mundiales más grandes, más antiguos y de mayor confianza en la industria de la certificación orgánica. Una organización agropecuaria sin fines de lucro, propiedad de sus miembros, OCIA está comprometida en proporcionar los servicios de certificación de la más alta calidad y acceso a los mercados orgánicos globales.

 

OCIA Internacional busca auditores/inspectores organicos con las siguientes calificaciones:

  1. Experiencia y/o formación académica en al área agrícola o del medio ambiente.
  2. Experiencia mínima de 1 año conduciendo inspecciones orgánicas en las categorías de Finca, Grupos Comunitarios y Proceso Simple.
  3. Capacitación formal y haber aprobado curso de capacitación como inspector orgánico (IOIA o similar)
  4. Conocimiento del reglamento nacional orgánico (NOP), Lineamientos para la Operación Orgánica de México LPO y Norma de la Union Europea.

 

OCIA está buscando la contratación de inspectores para realizar inspecciones orgánicas en México, Guatemala, Perú, Nicaragua y El Salvador. Por favor, tome en cuenta que a los inspectores contratados no se les garantiza el trabajo fijo de inspección, pero si la posibilidad que se les ofrezca inspecciones cuando haya disponibilidad. Si está interesado en postularse con OCIA, envíe un correo electrónico a inspectors@ocia.org con su CV y nos pondremos en contacto con usted.

Posted 1/31/2022

Coordinator – Alliance for Organic Integrity

The Coordinator job is part time and home-based.  We are looking for someone who is efficient and dynamic, and who wishes to grow with the job to help develop this young organization to its full potential.  

He/she needs to be an excellent administrator and project manager, a good communicator, and familiar with the organic community and organic control systems.   

We want to make an appointment as quickly as possible. The deadline for applications is 20th February.

If you know of anyone who might be a good fit please forward our details on to them and/or urge them to email info@alliancefororganicintegrity.bio for more information.  

 

Posted 1/28/2022

Contract Inspectors - Ecocert USA

Organic Contract (Freelance) Inspector/Auditor

Ecocert USA announces an immediate opening for Contract Inspectors / Auditors for 2022, with an emphasis on crop and handler operations in central US (nationwide-coverage options). The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct inspections of organic operators for compliance to USDA National Organic Program and other related standards. 

Principal Duties:

  • Plan, prepare, schedule, and conduct on-site inspections of applicants and certified operations as assigned.
  • Assess compliance of operations with applicable regulations/standards and report observations.
  • Write reports and communicate inspection results through excellent written communication within established timelines.
  • Compile, organize and submit documentation and information using technology platforms.
  • Travel extensively; clients are throughout the United States. Regionality can be agreed upon during the contracting process.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in agriculture or food science, OR extensive farming or processing experience, OR equivalent inspecting or auditing experience for organic, social justice, fair trade, traceability, or food safety standards.
  • Knowledge of USDA NOP and related US international organic trade agreements.
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft office software and other information technology.

Applicants can learn more about us at www.EcocertUSA.com

For questions or to apply: Please contact Ashley Madea, Evaluation Manager, at Ashley.madea@ecocert.com.

Posted 1/20/2022

PCO hiring Certification Specialist

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for a Certification Specialist. The Certification Specialist serves as the primary contact between PCO and our certified organic clients.

This position focuses on assessing and determining compliance of the operation’s organic system plan with organic regulations; conducting inspections, as assigned; evaluating inspection reports and writing/issuing reports to our clients; providing customer service and working collaboratively within the Certification Review Team. 

This position is primarily remote office-based with some minimal travel exceptions. The ideal candidate will have education and or experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards, agriculture and/or food science/processing, and organic/regulatory inspections. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment at PCO. This is a full telecommuting position.

PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers across the US. PCO provides organic certification services to approximately 1700 operations and employs approximately 33 staff and sub-contracts with 40 field inspectors.  Our team is dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and serve our farming community.

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

Salary range: $47,500 to $58,000, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit: www.paorganic.org/jobs

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

This position will remain open until Friday, 2.18.2022. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by Friday 2.18.022.

Posted 1/19/2022

Accredited Certifiers Association is Hiring

ACA is advertising to fill the Coordinator position. This is a full-time, remote position.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to email a resume and cover letter to
admin@accreditedcertifiers.org. Applications received by January 19th, 2022 will be considered
first, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only applications with a
cover letter and a resume will be considered

For more information about our organization, please visit www.accreditedcertifiers.org.

Full info here

Posted 1/6/2022

Contract Inspectors - 2022 - Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is seeking contract inspectors for the 2022 growing season.  Requirements include International Organic Inspector Association (IOIA) Training, or prior organic inspection experience. Necessary skills include written and oral communication skills, time management, and knowledge of organic standards. Must have the ability to conduct mass balance and trace back audits. Must have the ability to send/receive files electronically and communicate with organic program staff.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is accredited by the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) to certify all aspects of the organic food chain including organic crops, organic food products, organic feed, organic livestock, and handling/processing of organic products. Our inspection season typically runs from May through mid-November but may vary depending upon workload.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with relevant details via email or mail to:

Attn: Paul Ovrom

IDALS

502 E 9th Street

Des Moines IA 50319

paul.ovrom@iowaagriculture.gov

 

The application deadline is midnight January 28, 2022, Questions can be emailed to paul.ovrom@iowaagriculture.gov

Posted 12/20/2021

Certification Program Assistant Manager - TWO Openings - PCO

PCO announces a job opening for two Certification Program Assistant Manager’s (CPAM). The CPAM role leads an assigned sub team within the wider Certification Team, which includes performing supervisory duties for Certification Specialist and Program Assistant staff.

One position will be responsible for supervising the Client Services sub team, while the other will be responsible for overseeing the Crops/Livestock sub team.

These positions plan and organize quality review work, prioritization of client files, supervises, develops, and supports review staff; provide customer service and work collaboratively with other Certification and Inspection Team Leads and PCO Leadership.  The ideal candidates will have education and or experience in the following areas: people and program management, familiarity with organic compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards, agriculture and/or food science/processing, and organic/regulatory inspections. We are looking for two well-organized and self-motivated candidates to join our team-oriented environment at PCO. This is a full telecommuting position with some very limited traveling.

PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers across the US. PCO provides organic certification services to more than 1600 operations and employs approximately 30 staff and sub-contracts with around 40 field inspectors.  Our staff are dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and serve our farming community.

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

Salary range: $52,800 to $67,900, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit: www.paorganic.org/jobs

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

This position will remain open until Friday December 17th 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by Friday December 17th, 2021.

 

PCO is an equal-opportunity employer and service provider. We do not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, political beliefs, union membership, disability (in accordance with the American With Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act), veteran status, gender or sexual orientation, marital or familial status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by law. We value and encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; members of the LGBTQ+ community; veterans; people with disabilities; and people who have been formerly incarcerated. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for opportunities when they don’t feel fully qualified. We are most interested in finding the best candidate, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to submit your interest. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications, please feel free to contact us.

Posted 12/15/2021

Open Contractor Positions at QAI

QAI is looking for new organic inspectors, with an emphasis on handler operations. We are open to all levels of experience and will train and provide an apprenticeship for the right applicant.

Colorado

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2825016068

 

Georgia

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2825051489

 

Florida

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2825051465

 

BC

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2825051538

Posted 12/10/2021

NOFA-NY seeking Inspector

NOFA-NY is looking to hire a contract inspector in their region. You can read all about the offering here.

Posted 12/1/2021

Biodynamic Demeter Alliance  Executive Director

About Biodynamic Demeter Alliance

The Biodynamic Demeter Alliance, a newly formed organization focused on biodynamic agriculture and food systems in the United States, is the result of a thoughtful unification and expansion process involving the two strongest and most visible organizations within the movement: the Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA.

The Alliance seeks an Executive Director to lead the unified organization, an exciting opportunity to join a long-standing movement of dedicated stakeholders across the US and the world, while working to build and scale a dynamic and nascent organization with the potential for high impact within the most pressing issues of our time, such as mitigating the effects of climate change and championing social justice.

The ideal candidate is a confident, experienced leader who drives progress through a collaborative and inclusive style. The Executive Director brings an entrepreneurial and holistic mindset, leading from a future-oriented perspective to transform and build systems to achieve a vision. A seasoned non-profit manager and leader, the ED brings the broad skillset required for an organization experiencing rebirth: financial management, people management, board development, vision and strategic planning and execution, and an external orientation to grow the Alliance’s member, partner, and donor network.

The Alliance’s new ED is expected to bring experience within one or more of the following: agriculture (with a strong preference for biodynamic/regenerative/organic); food systems; health & wellness products / nutrition; land trust/conservation; certification; trade association.

For a full position profile and details on how to apply, visit: https://www.demeter-usa.org/images/employment-opportunity-executive-director.pdf

*Updated listing*

Posted 12/1/2021

UCSC Center for Agroecology - New Community Coordinator needed

The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is excited to announce that we are actively seeking a new Community and Residential Life Coordinator to help usher in our re-envisioned Apprenticeship Program and new Short Course series. We are excited to grow our team, and would like your help reaching as many people as possible who might be interested in this position. With the residential Apprenticeship carefully designed to expand accessibility and relevance for a wide array of learners, we look forward to welcoming back growers, land stewards and food system change makers as they look to build their skills.

The Apprenticeship Program will be offered twice per year in a 10 week format. The program will focus on building participants' baseline knowledge in soil health management, crop production, and food system change. We will also offer a series of advanced-level Short Courses where seasoned learners will be able to dive deeply into topics such as seedling production, soil health, irrigation management and seed sovereignty.

The mission of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is to advance agroecology and equitable food systems through experiential education, participatory research, agricultural extension, and public service. The Center and the Apprenticeship have a deep commitment to growing the next generation of farmers and community leaders that will contribute to manifesting a just and equitable world through the common thread of food.

The Community and Residential Life Coordinator will be instrumental in shaping the tenor and direction of programming, and will directly impact the growth and development of equity oriented farmers, gardeners, educators, and food system change activists. The Community and Residential Life Coordinator will collaborate with farm and garden managers, instructors, other Center for Agroecology staff to support student success by creating the conditions for an open and communicative residential community that will, in turn, improve learning outcomes for program participants. The Community and Residential Life Coordinator will also work closely with the Apprenticeship and Short Course Coordinator to create, assess and continuously refine a robust curriculum and daily experience where all participants can thrive, recognize their agency in the food system, expand their capacity to grow food, care for the land, to give back to their communities and build a just food system.

We are seeking a dynamic leader with a background in advising and counseling techniques, facilitation, managing residential programs, coalition building and program evaluation. This person will support divergent audiences guided by the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are looking for someone with deep knowledge in building equity oriented curriculum and prioritizing meeting the needs of diverse learner communities. This is a full time, year round, career position. For more information please see the job description linked below. Please share this posting widely with your networks and anyone you think would be well suited to take on this critical role at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology. You can download a PDF version of this announcement here. The Initial Review Date for this position is November 30, 2021.

The posting can be found at UCSC Careers: Community and Residential Life Coordinator. You can also go to the UCSC Jobs website and search for Job ID 26502. 

Posted 11/9/2021

OEFFA is seeking Organic Inspectors

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is seeking qualified and passionate individuals interested in inspecting organic operations. OEFFA certifies crop, livestock, and handling operations in a 12-state region, from Wisconsin to Virginia, from Missouri to New York. We seek inspectors to contract with us to complete inspections, doing as few as 15 and as many as 100+ inspections per year and organizing their own schedules.

Requirements include: IOIA Inspection training certificate in the scope(s) which one is applying to inspect, or comparable training/experience; and 3+ years of experience in agriculture or similar work or comparable education/training. Necessary skills include: written communication, time management and knowledge of the organic standards. Depending on the applicant’s prior experience, we may set up an apprenticeship, where mentor and apprentice complete several inspections together.

If you are interested in inspecting for OEFFA or if you have questions, please visit https://certification.oeffa.org/inspectors/, email haley@oeffa.org, or call  614-947-1630!

Posted 10/13/2021

Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA) is hiring a Compliance Associate

FairTSA is a Fair Trade program working in close collaboration with a worldwide network of organic certifiers. We have an opening for a part-time bilingual compliance associate (English & Spanish), preferable located in Central or South America. Details here or also available at www.fairtsa.org/jobs.

updated 5/30/2021

Posted 5/30/2021

Local Inspector Network

This Network is hosted by IOIA. It was an initiative of the Accredited Certifiers Association’s Working Group to develop Best Practices for “Contingency Plans for Verifying Compliance When On-site Inspections are not Possible” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Certifiers and inspectors worked together to propose and implement creative solutions to the challenges of verifying compliance. Remote inspection utilizing trained inspectors and the best available technology is one of those solutions. The Network is another.

Remote inspections are not an option for first-time applicants. This tool will assist certifiers in connecting with inspectors who can work with a minimum of travel and without overnight stays to help serve those first-time applicants. The Network helps inspectors reduce risk, get work, and return to on-site inspections as soon as possible and safe to do so. It provides a connector for experienced inspectors and less experienced inspectors. It increases the potential for team inspections, a practice IOIA has long promoted. Added benefits can include reduced carbon emissions, reduced travel cost and time for everyone, reduced exposure risk for operators, and mentoring help for entry level inspectors.

Participation is voluntary. Anyone with the link can access the Directory, so please consider the information you provide to be public. The link will be shared among certifiers and inspectors. IOIA membership is not required to participate.

The Directory will expire on May 15, 2021. If the Network directory is continued after that date, everyone will receive a message to opt in or out.

How to participate?

Link to Sign-up Form.

Link to Local Inspector Network Directory (a View Only spreadsheet).

To Edit Contact Information in the directory: Please email Sue Hall at webinars@ioia.net.

Thank you for participating!