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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

Certification Program Assistant Manager - PCO

PCO announces a job opening for a Certification Program Assistant Manager (CPAM). The Certification Program Assistant Manager role leads an assigned sub team within the wider Certification Team, which includes performing supervisory duties for Certification Specialist and Program Assistant staff. This position plans and organizes quality review work, prioritization of client files, supervises, develops, and supports review staff. Providing customer service and working collaboratively with other Certification and Inspection Team Leads and PCO Leadership.  This position is primarily remote office-based with some very limited travel exceptions. The ideal candidate 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 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 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 10th 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by Friday December 10th, 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 11/9/2021

OneCert - Numerous Inspections to Complete

OneCert is seeking inspectors interested in all or any combination of the below OneCert inspections.
They have had a difficult time reassigning these inspections after the passing of friend and long time inspector, Stan Hildebrand.
Please email Karlin at inspect@onecert.com to express your interest.
  • Central to NW Missouri (Colubmia, Eolia, Memphis): 5 inspections - 1 handling only, 2 crops only, 1 crops & handling, 1 crops & livestock
  • St. Louis area: 5 inspections - all are handling
  • Southern Missouri (Joplin, Springfield to Cabool): 7 inspections - 5 handlers, two producers (1 crops only, 1 crops & livestock)
  • Northern Arkansas (Fayetteville & Ravenden Springs): 2 inspections - 1 is handling only, 1 is a three scope operation (crops, handling, poultry). 

Posted 11/8/2021

Marin County (CA) Weights & Measures Inspector (including organic certification)

Marin County has an opening for an Agricultural / Weights & Measures Inspector.  Our County is fairly unique in that we are also an organic certifier and this candidate would likely be working in all of our program areas, including organic certification. 

 

Would you kindly post our job opening:

 

Inspector Recruitment is open for Trainee, I, II, III:

Posted 11/4/2021

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

Regenerative Organic Alliance seeks CB Liaison

The Regenerative Organic Alliance is growing, and we are looking for a team-oriented person with international organic certification and auditing experience to fill the role as a CB Liaison for certifying bodies who are administering the Regenerative Organic Certified program. This is a salaried, full-time position working remotely with some occasional travel. The job description has detailed information about the role and instructions for how to apply.  All inquiries can be sent to angela@regenorganic.org

Link to Job Description for CB Liaison for the ROC program

Posted 10/13/2021

Three positions open at Rodale

Rodale Institute is seeking to fill several open positions within our organic consulting program.
Join our growing team!

New Mexico Organic Consultant: The New Mexico Organic Consultant will assist farmers across the Southwest United States in the process of transitioning to, starting, and/or maintaining certified organic and regenerative organic (ROC) farms while staying in compliance with the necessary regulations.

New York Region Organic Consultant: The New York Organic Consultant will assist farmers across the state and relevant adjoining regions in the process of transitioning to, initiating, and/or maintaining certified organic and regenerative organic (ROC) farms and complying with necessary regulations.

Organic & ROC Market Coordinator: The Organic & ROC Market Coordinator will assist all farmers across Pennsylvania and the United States in connecting with organic and regenerative organic market opportunities, and work in reverse to establish supply chains and connect buyers with producers.

 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Elaine Macbeth, Director of Finance/HR, at elaine.macbeth@rodaleinstitute.org.

 

About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.

Posted 9/29/2021

Technical Advisor & Lead Auditor

Organic BC | COABC

Job Posting for Technical Advisor and Lead Auditor Contract Position


Organic BC is seeking to hire a Technical Advisor and Lead Auditor to support the work of the Accreditation Board. The position is remote contract work. The position is approximately 150 hours per year. This is an annual average. Some months will require more hours and some fewer depending on the audit cycle and the detailed timelines of the audits. There are approximately 90 hours annually to complete all audit activities and 60 hours estimated for providing technical expertise.

Reporting to the Accreditation Board Director, the successful candidate’s responsibility is to provide technical expertise and support to the COABC Accreditation Board (AB). This includes conducting document reviews and audits of the COABC Certification Bodies (CBs) to ensure compliance with the COABC accreditation programs. This position will involve some travel throughout the province of British Columbia.

Compensation will be $65-70 per hour to a maximum of 150 hours per year and will depend on experience and applicable expertise.

Full details can be found here.

Deadline to apply = October 15, 2021.

Posted 9/25/2021

OTCO - Multiple Positions Open

Oregon Tilth (OTCO) is seeking to fill several open positions.

Come join our amazing growing team of passionate committed organic superstars! All positions with OTCO's certification program are fully remote and you only have to come to Oregon if you want to visit and see our beautiful state :-).

Certification Services Officer – Handling; The Certification Officer works as part of a client service delivery team to support the daily services for the assigned client portfolio. The primary role of the Certification Services Officer is to serve as the teams’ first point of contact for clients and applicants as assigned. The Certification Services Officer responds to inquiries and technical questions; completes action item decisions; and provides outstanding customer service within the client delivery team.

Staff Inspector – California and Midwest (2 separate positions); The Staff Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation. The Staff Inspector travels to conduct interviews of operations, audits records, and provides technical assistance to support the needs of clients in the area of inspection. The Staff Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.

Please review our website for details on applying and feel free to share this announcement with any interested parties.

Posted 8/17/2021

QAI - Full time Inspector

QAI has available a new full time Organic Inspector position in Los Angeles. Valid IOIA Training is highly preferable.

To see the position description, click here.

The link to apply is on our careersite.

Posted 8/16/2021

KY Dept of Ag - Positions in Organic Program

We are currently hiring another position in our organic program.  This is a full time position that would be based out of Frankfort.  Also, we are looking for more contract inspectors and reviewers, especially livestock.  The reviewers could work remotely and we could give them about as many hours as they wanted.  Below is the link to the fulltime KDA position.

https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=26488&site=2

Posted 8/6/2021

QCS - Material Review Specialist

Quality Certification Services (QCS), a USDA-accredited organic certifier, seeks a Material Review Specialist to join our team. This position supports the Material Review Manager and the overall organizational goals of QCS.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Material Review Specialist assists with evaluating inputs used by producers on organic crop, livestock, and processing/handling operations. The Material Review Specialist conducts reviews for QCS growers and producers in accordance with the applicable organic standards and QCS policy and procedure and responds to client and reviewer questions regarding materials and/or material review. The Material Review Specialist also assists with the maintenance of the Inputs Database and performs other duties as requested by manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in organic agriculture, food processing, natural sciences, or relevant field of study. Requires one year of experience applying technical knowledge in crop production, livestock production, input manufacturing, or related area. Requires previous experience and demonstrated skills in technical writing, research, and presentation skills. Ability to speak and write in Spanish is preferred but not required.

For more information about QCS, see our website.

For full job description and to apply, click here.

Posted 8/5/2021

Certification Specialist - PCO

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for 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 very limited travel exceptions.

The ideal candidate will have education and or experience in the following areas: familiarity with processing and handling 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 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: $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, and paid time off.

This position will remain open until Monday 8.23.21. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by Monday August 23, 2021.

Posted 8/5/2021

Preferred by Nature is seeking a Agriculture Coordinator

The overall function of this position is to uphold Preferred by Nature’s mission to support better land management and business practices that benefit people, nature, and the climate, and contribute to identifying, pursuing, and implementing opportunities where Preferred by Nature can have a positive influence in line with our mission.

The coordinator role supports the successful operation and development of agricultural certification services in the United States and Canada. This position manages the certification process for clients, which includes conducting audits against Preferred by Nature’s approved agriculture certification standards and assists in the overall growth and development of these services. This could include facilitating training events, attending tradeshows, and soliciting new clients.

Check out their website, Preferred By Nature, for a full description of the position, qualifications needed, and online application form. Deadline to apply extended to October 15, 2021

updated 9/13/2021

Posted 7/28/2021

Position Open at Oregon Tilth (OTCO)

Staff Inspector - Midwest Region

The Staff Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation. The Staff Inspector travels to conduct interviews of operations, audits records, and provides technical assistance to support the needs of clients in the area of inspection. The Staff Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.

Please click thru on the link above for full description and to apply.

Posted 7/2/2021

Materials Specialist at OEFFA Certification

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is announcing an immediate opening for Materials Specialist. The Materials Specialist collaborates with co-workers and clients to conduct in-depth reviews of input materials used by organic producers and handlers. The Materials Specialist corresponds with clients, manufacturers, and distributors to gather information about the ingredients in inputs used in organic production and handling, their sources, and their applications. The Materials Specialist also has the responsibility of maintaining OEFFA’s database of reviewed input materials.

The successful applicant 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. Applications received by June 28th, 2021 will be assured full consideration.

The full job posting with instructions for applying is available here.

Posted 6/14/2021

Positions Open at Oregon Tilth (OTCO)

Oregon Tilth (OTCO) is seeking to fill several open positions within our certification program. Come join our amazing growing team of passionate committed organic superstars! All positions with OTCO are fully remote and you only have to come to Oregon if you want to visit and see our beautiful state :-).

The Staff Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation. The Staff Inspector travels to conduct interviews of operations, audits records, and provides technical assistance to support the needs of clients in the area of inspection. The Staff Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.

Certification Services Supervisor: The Certification Services Supervisor is responsible for supervising, leading, and motivating the client service delivery team members. Their goal is to ensure that services are delivered to the client portfolio with exceptional customer service in alignment with our larger mission. The Certification Services Supervisor communicates company goals and must maintain workflow by communicating clear expectations, monitoring steps of the process, understanding inevitable variables, and facilitating corrections. They are responsible for keeping the management team updated on team performance in alignment with company goals and objectives. The position supervises a team of certification staff serving their dedicated clients. This is a US based position and requires fluency in Spanish and organic certification experience.

Certification Officer – Handling The Certification Officer works as part of a client service delivery team to provide customer service and issue certification decisions. The Certification Officer focuses on assessing and determining compliance of the handling operation’s organic system plan with organic regulations, evaluating inspection reports, and writing/issuing reports to our clients. The Certification Officer provides customer service and works collaboratively within the client delivery teams.

Note that each position has a different deadline to apply: Please review our website for specific job duties and qualification and how to apply. Feel free to share these opening with others you know who may be interested.

Posted 6/8/2021

Seeking Organic Inspectors Across the US and the Netherlands

Envirocann, a certification company that primarily serves the cannabis industry, is seeking organic crop, handler and cosmetics inspectors. Training and onboarding to begin immediately in June. Priority state needs: Massachusetts, Florida, New York, Colorado, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas.

Envirocann is also seeking an organic crop inspector located in the European Union/Holland. Training and onboarding to begin immediately in June.

If you are interested in being a part of the Envirocann inspector team, Please email Allison. For more information about Envirocann, visit www.envirocann.com.

Updated 6/8/2021

Posted 6/8/2021

Georgia Crop Improvement Association - Inspector

The Georgia Crop Improvement Association’s Organic Certification Program is looking for a contract inspector. Georgia resident preferred; will consider applicants from neighboring states. IOIA training and prior organic inspection experience a plus.

See this link to view the job description.

Posted 6/3/2021

Organic Certifiers seek Independent Contractors for handlers/growers of Organic Products primarily in Mexico

This is a job for independent contractors that have experience in inspection of handlers/growers of Organic Products primarily in Mexico.

Inspector 

Job Description Evaluates NOP Certification Program standards against an operation’s current practices, issues reports, interprets data and collaborates in the processes of approval for certification. Must be able to work in an office environment as well as in the field and the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals. Must be bilingual and able to read, write and converse in Spanish. 

 Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct inspections/audits.
  • Summarize and evaluate inspection/audit findings.
  • Communicate findings/results of inspections/audits with client site management or appropriate client personnel.
  • Collect food, product or environmental samples from client sites and ship samples to appropriate laboratories for testing.
  • Develop effective work plans for the completion of assigned inspections/audits within a determined timeframe.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with headquarter based project managers as it relates to assigned clients.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years National Organic Program (NOP) certification experience in the Crop and Handling scopes.
  • Ability to work independently from remote location.
  • Excellent communication skills in both English/Spanish required (written and verbal).
  • Willingness and ability to travel to and from Mexico and within the assigned territory which may include out of state.
  • Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Training Requirements

Prior to Formal Authorization:

  • Initial basic training on policies, forms, files, web-system, etc.
  • Standards training as appropriate (NOP, etc.)
  • Complete two witness inspections.
  • Monitored training period as needed to demonstrate competence
  • Yearly Requirements to Maintain Authorization
  • Attendance of Annual OC Training Seminar
  • Attendance of any additional trainings as deemed necessary.

As a result of COVID, we are offering our clients a hybrid inspection.

If interested, please send resume/CV to Cindy at Organic Certifiers.

Posted 6/3/2021

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

Regenerative Organic Alliance

ROA is hiring a part-time coordinator/admin position. Job description/info here.

Posted 5/18/2021

Staff Inspector - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a qualified individual to join our Inspection team. Primary responsibilities include reviewing applications for compliance with the Organic Standards and conducting annual, additional and unannounced inspections. Please consider applying if you have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training and experience, and knowledge--preferably through experience--of organic systems and certification and/or processing and handling. The ideal candidate would live in the Vernon County, WI area, but other southern Wisconsin locations will be considered for the right person. Please visit our website for additional information including a detailed job description. For more information visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2021.

Posted 4/23/2021

Pro-Cert now hiring - Certification Specialist for Western Regional Office

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic these positions will initially be remote until a return to the office is possible. Please see www.pro-cert.org/careers for more information and to apply.

Posted 4/19/2021

MOFGA Certification Specialist

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS) is seeking a full-time, year-round Certification Specialist to join our USDA organic certification team. MCS is a subsidiary of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. The Certification Specialist provides high quality customer service along with skilled review and auditing verification to support positive organic certification experiences for Maine's organic producers. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in organic regulations, skills and experience in the large livestock and dairy scopes, as well as crops. Experience in food processing is a plus. This position can start remotely but is based in Maine.

Click here for a complete job description and employment details.

The Certification Specialist reports to the MCS Director and works collaboratively with MCS staff, specialists, and inspectors. This position requires some field work, including inspections, residue sampling, and investigations.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to certification@mofga.org. Priority will be given to candidates who apply before Friday, May 7, 2021.

Posted 4/19/2021

Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN-RCCV) looking to hire 1-2 organic inspectors to audit participating grapevine nurseries

CGCN-RCCV's mandate is to create a "clean plant network" for domestically certified virus-tested and pathogen free grapevines in Canada and promote, coordinate and direct financing towards research on a national scale for the benefit of the Canadian grape and wine industry.

CGCN-RCCV has 2 programs under our "Clean Plant Network" that work to supply the Canadian grape and wine industry with virus-tested, clean grapevines for planting. The program of concern right now is our Interim Verification Program where we work with nurseries to test existing propagation blocks for Leafroll 1, 3, Red Blotch and Pinot Gris Virus. We currently have three nurseries participating in our Verification program (Viticulture A&M - Quebec, Northshore and Canadian Fruit Tree Nursery - Ontario).

We are looking for 1-2 organic inspectors (preferably located in Ontario and/or Quebec) to conduct a remote audit of each of our 3 participating nurseries mentioned above. We are hoping to conduct the audit sometime this summer (June to August 2021). The inspector(s) will be provided with virtual training of our audit checklist, and be required to audit each nursery's paper trail, pest control plan processes, and report to CGCN-RCCV's Audit sub-committee and Project Manager (me). The inspector(s) will not be required to physically visit the nurseries (at least for this year, due to COVID-19). If CGCN-RCCV is pleased with the work we receive this year, there is potential for further auditing needs on an annual basis for more than just the three nurseries mentioned above.

For more info, please contact Darien Temprile, Project Manager.
Canadian Grapevine Certification Network
T: (905) 688-0990 Ext. 222
C: (289) 407-8395
E: darien@cgcn-rccv.ca
W:http://cgcn-rccv.ca

Posted 4/9/2021

Organic Farm Seeking Office Coordinator

Apricot Lane Farms is a 214-acre Organic, Biodynamic, Regenerative Organic and Humane Certified farm.   We are looking for an experienced and professional Office Coordinator. The Office Coordinator will be responsible for the farm’s administrative needs described below. The Office Coordinator will be an integral part in ensuring that our office operations run smoothly and are successful in supporting other business activities. 

The Farm is located in Moorpark, CA, approximately 40 miles north of Los Angeles.

Full job description can be found here.

Posted 4/9/2021

KY Dept of Ag - Employment Options Available

In addition to a new position in administration (Perform administrative and professional support duties for the Organic Section including entering, implementing and maintaining the complexities of the Kentucky Organics Producers database and program and the Organic Integrity Database), the KY Dept of Ag is looking to hire contract reviewers and inspectors.

Click here to read about these positions.

Posted 4/1/2021

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!