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OTCO - Part-Time Inspector

Summary

The Temporary Part-Time Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation. This is a temporary part time position with a maximum of 29 hours per week and ending December 31, 2024. The salary for this position is $45 to $50 per hour depending on experience.

The Temporary Part-Time 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 Temporary Part-Time Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or minimum 4 years equivalent work experience
  • Experience working in professional office environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Inspector Level 2
    • All of the above
    • Minimum 2 years professional experience directly related to third-party certifications
    • Mastery of Inspector tasks, requirements, and relevant standards

Preferred Skills/Education/Experience

  • Experience working in a regulatory environment
  • Experience with inspections and auditing
  • Experience in agriculture or food science

 

Contact email is jobs@tilth.org - the phone number is (321) 332-0355.

Posted 6/11/2024

NSF is Hiring - Auditor II Product Certification

As Auditor II Product Certification – New York/ New Jersey, you will be responsible for providing audit services to Certification programs and other NSF clients.

 
  • Conduct monitoring and initial audits 
  • Manage enforcement issues stemming from certification audits 
  • Provide a timely report of corrective actions 
  • Conduct special visits to investigate product failures and verify the implementation of corrective actions taken by NSF clients - Investigate and resolve complaints 
  • Develop cost effective work plans for the completion of assigned audits 
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with program representatives and project managers as it relates to assigned clients 
  • Monitor and report client needs, service delivery issues, and competitive threats to management team 
  • Develop business by responding to inquiries, conducting introductory visits, conducting seminars, and attending conferences in support of NSF’s business units (as authorized) 
  • Support NSF’s business units by assisting clients in the identification of additional NSF services that may be beneficial (examples – new products for certification, test only services, quality system registration) 
  • Perform other duties as requested 

Qualifications:

 
  • Bachelor degree in environment health, related science or business degree
  • Two (2) years related industry auditing experience
  • Ability to work independently from remote (home based) location
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively 
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to obtain a profession registration (environmental health, engineering, or related profession) 
  • Must have a valid driver license and reliable transportation 
  • 2000 hours of experience and/or training related to organic or food handling
  • At least one or all of the following certifications: IOIA Processing, Livestock and/or Crop certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in environmental health, related science or business 
  • Experience auditing or with quality control 
  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience working in the public or private sector in industry
  • Work experience as a chemist, microbiologist, or related quality function 
  • Prior experience working with dietary supplements along with cosmetics or OTC drugs 
  • Lead Auditor Certification, HAACP or PCQI Certification 
  • Professional registration 
  • Foreign language skills (Spanish, French, other languages) 

Salary Range: $49,000 - $83,000 USD 

The total pay range takes into account a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skills; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed pay range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At NSF, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the pay range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.

Please email Kelli Garman with your resume if you are interested in this position or have any questions: kgarman@nsf.org

Posted 6/10/2024

MOSA is hiring a CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST on our Crop/Livestock team!

CRT SPECIALIST- Crop/Livestock

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 our Certification team. Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic system plans 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, especially crop and livestock. 

For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary Range for this position based on experience is $57,400-$63,800

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes health, dental, vision, 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 5/22/2024

Regenerative Organic Alliance is Hiring

Regenerative Organic Alliance is hiring for a Development Director.

Please click on this link to see the proposal and for contact details.

Posted 5/14/2024

IOAS Job Vacancies

International Organic Accreditation Service, IOAS, has a number of job vacancies, click the link to see them.

https://ioas.org/about-ioas/vacancies/

Posted 5/9/2024

IOAS Executive Director position

From the E.D. of IOAS:

After nearly 24 years working with IOAS and 11 years as Executive Director I have decided it’s time for me to step down and make way for a new incumbent. We plan to have somebody in place by January 1, 2025 and I will stay on until January 31, 2025 so it’s certainly not goodbye yet! 

For me it’s been an incredible journey and privilege to work with the IOAS team, seeing it grow from 3 people working only with IFOAM accreditation to now over 30 staff and engaged now with 80 CBs working directly with regulators and schemes focused on cosmetics and textiles as well as organic agriculture. I am truly proud of IOAS’ reputation as a somewhat unique ‘organic AB’, hard-working, expert, accessible, diverse, attentive to CB’s and scheme owners’ needs as well as tough. We are one of the best at what we do but still humble enough to want to do better. 

These years have brought me into contact with many wonderful people around the world, all of whom show incredible dedication to growing organic agriculture so thank you for sharing this journey. Given the amazing current IOAS Board, Committees and staff, I have absolutely no doubt that IOAS will go on from strength to strength and whoever takes over the helm at IOAS will be in an enviable position.

Finding the right person is now our task and one I would like to ask your help with. Today we have posted a call for applicants on the IOAS web site here. Please will you share this call around your network to help us find that person. If you, your colleagues or contacts need any further information about the role, please contact my colleague Isabella copied here.

Thanks for your help. My last international meeting will be at the IFOAM Organic World Congress in Taiwan in December 2024 so I hope to see some of you there.

Regards, 

David

David Crucefix PhD

Executive Director

IOAS

Website: www.ioas.org

Posted 4/5/2024

WSDA is Hiring - Inspector and Reviewer

WSDA Organic Program is hiring! Please help us spread the word by sharing the below message and/or attached flyer with your networks and colleagues. Or share the direct links below to the recruitments on https://www.careers.wa.gov/

 

 

Washington is a leader in organic production because of dedicated individuals like you. Thank you for your work and for your support of WSDA’s 35+ year old certification program!

 

Posted 4/5/2024

OEFFA – Contract Inspector

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has work available in 2024 for contract inspectors.  We are especially seeking inspectors qualified to conduct livestock inspections in Missouri, Iowa, and the surrounding states.


Please contact our inspections department to learn more about inspecting with OEFFA or email your resume to Haley@OEFFA.org if this opportunity interests you.

Posted 4/3/2024

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS) is hiring two (2) full time Organic Staff Inspectors

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS) is hiring two (2) full time Organic Staff Inspectors 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. This position is critical for conducting a large portion of MCS’ inspections (at least 100 annually) across all MCS programs. This work balances creating a positive experience for our clients while conducting rigorous audits of operations and their records for compliance.  

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. During the slower inspection months (typically December-March), the staff inspector will assist other program areas, including administration and operations, inspection planning, and file review work. The staff inspector will be expected to perform a significant percentage of MCS annual inspections (one-fifth of total inspections annually, at least 100) across all of MCS’ programs.

This position requires travel within MCS’ service territory, overnight travel, off-site visits to clients, as well as office-based work. This position is required to be Maine or New Hampshire-based and the inspector will be able to work remotely from home. IOIA training (or equivalent) and prior organic inspection experience preferred. The staff inspector position is best suited for a candidate that is excited to travel, visit farms and operations, help improve MCS’ inspection program, and help strengthen the organic label by being an auditor. 

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 April 5, 2024.

Posted 3/15/2024

MOSA is hiring a Certification Specialist on our Crop/Handling team!

MOSA is seeking a qualified individual to join 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/or the organic food processing industry.    

For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The salary range for this position is $57,400-$63,800, determined by experience.

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes health, dental, vision, 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 2/9/2024

OTCO is hiring an Inspector for the Pacific Northwest region

Applicants must live in WA, OR, ID, or Northern CA.

 

Summary

The Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation.  The 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 Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.

This is an exempt level position with a salary range of $54,230 to $69,600.  The total pay range takes into account a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skills, experience and training, location, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.  The disclosed pay range estimate has not been adjusted for any applicable geographical differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.  At Oregon Tilth, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the posted pay range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.  

Oregon Tilth offers a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; generous paid time off including paid volunteer time; employer matching contribution to retirement plan; and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team devoted to building a brighter food future for people and planet.

For more information and to apply, visit our careers page and click on Job Opportunities in the Certification section.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or minimum 4 years equivalent work experience
  • Experience working in professional office environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Inspector Level 2
    • All of the above
    • Minimum 2 years professional experience directly related to third-party certifications
    • Mastery of Inspector tasks, requirements, and relevant standards

PREFERRED SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in a regulatory environment
  • Experience with inspections and auditing
  • Experience in agriculture or food science

Posted 2/7/2024

MOSA is hiring a Staff Inspector in Central Wisconsin!

MOSA Certified Organic is seeking an experienced individual to join our Inspection team. Primary responsibilities include conducting annual, additional, and unannounced inspections. Please consider applying if you have experience conducting inspections for the National Organic Program and want to be part of an organization with high integrity. The ideal candidate would be based in Central Wisconsin. We also encourage candidates living along the Mississippi River valley and other southern Wisconsin locations to apply. If you are a contract inspector and are ready for a stable paycheck, paid time off, full benefits package, continuous education opportunities and less time on the road visit our website http://mosaorganic.org/join-us for a detailed job description. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes health, dental, vision, short-term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k Match, 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. 

We've increased the pay range for this position to $60,300-$70,000 DOE

Posted 2/2/2024

OTCO is hiring an Inspector.  Applicants must live in CA.

Summary

The Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation.  The 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 Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.

This is an exempt level position with a salary range of $66,600 to $71,000.  The total pay range takes into account a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skills, experience and training, location, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.  The disclosed pay range estimate has not been adjusted for any applicable geographical differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.  At Oregon Tilth, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the posted pay range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.  

Oregon Tilth offers a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; generous paid time off including paid volunteer time; employer matching contribution to retirement plan; and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team devoted to building a brighter food future for people and planet.

For more information and to apply, visit our careers page and click on Job Opportunities in the Certification section. 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or minimum 4 years equivalent work experience
  • Experience working in professional office environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Inspector Level 2
    • All of the above
    • Minimum 2 years professional experience directly related to third-party certifications
    • Mastery of Inspector tasks, requirements and relevant standards

Preferred Skills/Education/Experience

  • Experience working in a regulatory environment
  • Experience with inspections and auditing
  • Experience in agriculture or food science

Posted 1/21/2024

Contract Inspectors - Iowa Dept of Ag

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is seeking contract inspectors for the 2024 growing season.  Requirements include any combination of the following: International Organic Inspector Association (IOIA) Training, prior organic inspection experience, or in-depth knowledge of National Organic Program standards through education and 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 February 9, 2024, Questions can be emailed to paul.ovrom@iowaagriculture.gov

Posted 1/3/2024

IOAS - Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Opportunity Alert! Join the IOAS INC team as a Marketing and Communications Manager working remotely! As a key player in their dynamic team, you'll drive marketing and communication strategies aligned with their vision and goals.

Apply by Jan 31, 2024 ➡️ https://ow.ly/H8MZ50QlkYx

Posted 12/24/2023

OEFFA - Certification Specialist

Certification Specialist

 The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) announces an 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 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 January 7, 2024 will be assured full consideration. The full job postings with instructions for applying is available at: https://www.oeffa.org/employment.php.

Posted 12/22/2023

QCS Seeking Chief Operations Officer

QCS is now hiring a new COO.  If you or anybody you know are interested in the position, please see the listing on https://jobs.localjobnetwork.com/j/77649775

Posted 12/22/2023

OTCO is hiring an Inspector for the northern/upper East Coast region.  Applicants must live in the general area.

Summary

The Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation.  The 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 Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.

This is an exempt level position with a salary range of $54,300 to $69,000.  The total pay range takes into account a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skills, experience and training, location, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.  The disclosed pay range estimate has not been adjusted for any applicable geographical differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.  At Oregon Tilth, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the posted pay range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.  

Oregon Tilth offers a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; generous paid time off including paid volunteer time; employer matching contribution to retirement plan; and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team devoted to building a brighter food future for people and planet.

For more information and to apply, visit our careers page and click on Job Opportunities in the Certification section.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or minimum 4 years equivalent work experience
  • Experience working in professional office environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Inspector Level 2
    • All of the above
    • Minimum 2 years professional experience directly related to third-party certifications
    • Mastery of Inspector tasks, requirements and relevant standards

Preferred Skills/Education/Experience

  • Experience working in a regulatory environment
  • Experience with inspections and auditing
  • Experience in agriculture or food science

Posted 11/30/2023

Join PCO’s Team of Contract Organic Inspectors!

PCO is seeking Contract Organic Inspectors for the 2024 inspection season. Come join our team of skilled, passionate professionals! 

About PCO:

  • We certify operations across the country: from Maine to Florida & Maryland to California

  • Our Core Values lead the work we do - check them out

  • We don’t just value organic certification; we value the people making it happen.

 

Inspector requirements:

  • Conduct inspections in a timely manner in accordance with PCO policies and procedures 

  • Communicate effectively with PCO clients, the Inspections Team, and the Certification Team regarding inspections

  • Stay current on announcements, policy changes, and other updates


All PCO contract organic inspectors should have the following basic qualifications:

  • Must be qualified to complete NOP inspection work

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to travel (may be regional or national, depending on inspector preferences)


Additional qualifications that PCO will use to prioritize contracting with inspectors, though all inspectors are encouraged to apply:

  • NOP Handling inspection experience

  • Multi-scope inspection qualifications

  • Previous use of the Intact system

  • Ability to conduct inspections in Pennsylvania, New York, or New England

 

Upon acceptance of an application, all contract inspectors will meet with the Inspections Team to complete an interview and discuss assignment logistics.  

 

PCO offers our Contract Inspectors: 

  • Competitive hourly compensation

  • Personalized assignment coordination to complement work you may have with other agencies 

  • An Inspections Team that is eager to hear from you and offer support when you need it

 

If PCO resonates with you or you want to learn more, be in touch! PCO is reviewing applications and conducting interviews now for the next contract cycle beginning this December.


Submit an application or contact us at inspections@paorganic.org.  

Posted 10/23/2023

OTCO is hiring an Inspections Supervisor

The Inspections Supervisor is responsible for supervising, leading, and motivating the inspection team members.  The Inspections Supervisor’s goal is to ensure that inspection services are delivered to the clients with exceptional service and quality in alignment with our larger mission.  The Inspections Supervisor communicates company goals and must maintain workflow by communicating clear expectations, monitoring steps of the process, understanding inevitable variables, and facilitating corrections.  The Inspections Supervisor is responsible for keeping the management team updated on team performance in alignment with company goals and objectives.

This is an exempt level position with a salary range of $66,000.00 to $77,000.00 depending on experience.  For more information and to apply, visit our careers page at https://tilth.org/about/people-and-culture/teams/ or send your resume to jobs@tilth.org

Oregon Tilth is a leader in organic certification working to make our food and agriculture biologically sound and socially equitable. Who we are is based on principles that define the beliefs that guide us, the intent that shapes our vision, and the ways we engage our work and our communities. We believe our identity is unique. We believe our identity is powerful.

We are a fully remote company and welcome applicants from anywhere in the US to apply. Don’t feel like you meet every requirement? At Oregon Tilth, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, embracing transferrable skills and experience. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may just be the right candidate for this position or other roles.

Oregon Tilth offers a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; generous paid time off including paid volunteer time; employer matching contribution to retirement plan; and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team devoted to building a brighter food future for people and planet.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 3 years of supervisory/team leadership experience
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service and team player abilities

PREFERRED SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of organic certification and industry experience
  • Experience with Apple/Mac products and software
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite

Posted 9/13/2023

MOSA is hiring - CRT SPECIALIST- Crop/Handling

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 our Certification team. Certification Specialist’s 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/or the organic food processing industry. 

For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted until September 22, 2023, or until the position is filled.

Salary Range for this position based on experience is $57,400-$63,800

 

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes health, dental, vision, 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 9/11/2023

Client Services Specialist - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a qualified and dynamic individual to join our Client Services Team. The Client Services Specialist is responsible for implementing and maintaining communications resources (websites, social media, Google), documents, systems, and procedures for MOSA clients and prospective clients. The Client Services Specialist also helps develop educational materials, assists with outreach and events (conferences, trade shows), and works with the Client Services Coordinator to provide direct customer service support tasks (phones, emails) for clients and prospective clients.

Please consider applying if you have excellent communication skills, a relevant college degree, and experience with organic farming and/or processing systems and organic certification regulations. 

For more information and to apply, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us.

Applications will be accepted through September 22, 2023.

Posted 8/30/2023

OTCO - Inspector positions available

The Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation.  The 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 Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.

Oregon Tilth offers a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; generous paid time off including paid volunteer time; employer matching contribution to retirement plan; and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team devoted to building a brighter food future for people and planet.

We have two full-time positions in the Midwest region of the US which requires living in the Midwest.  These full-time positions are exempt (salary) positions. The salary range for these positions is $54,300 to $69,600 depending on experience. This position qualifies for a $5,000 hiring bonus (conditions apply and will be discussed as appropriate).

We also have temporary part-time positions available throughout the US.  These part-time positions are hourly positions ranging between $45 and $50 per hour.  These positions are capped at 29 hours per week and are not eligible for any benefits.  These positions qualify for a pro-rated hiring bonus.  These positions will be complete by December 31, 2023.

Click here for full details and application instructions.

Posted 8/29/2023

SCS Global Services is hiring a Technical Manager

SCS Global Services is hiring a Technical Manager for our USDA Organic Certification Program.  This is an advanced role, focused on overseeing the operations of our technical team to ensure sound decision-making, compliance with NOP accreditation requirements, and supporting our preparation for SOE.

This is a full-time remote position, offering a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package.  Please feel free to share with your networks!  You can apply for the position here.

https://scs.hrmdirect.com/employment/view.php?req=2626823

Requisition details are as follows:

Job Overview

The Technical Manager is responsible for implementation of the program’s technical operations workflow, managing investigations, client escalations, and adverse actions, and providing technical support to the audit team. The Technical Manager works closely with the Technical Director to develop policies, procedures, guidance, and documentation related to the audit process, to ensure compliance with internal and external scheme requirements.

Relevant Services/Schemes

  • USDA NOP Organic Certification

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The position has a primary focus on the USDA NOP Organic Certification program. The Technical Manager may support other programs and new program development as needed.

Technical Oversight

  • Mentor and develop strong technical review and auditing skills across the SCS Organic Program’s staff and contract auditors
  • Ensure team adherence to program workflows and quality processes to maintain compliance with NOP and program quality requirements
  • Review technical rigor and accuracy of work done by SCS staff and auditors to ensure sound decision-making and detailed reporting of key evidence
  • Verify staff and contractor qualifications and ensure ongoing compliance with auditor requirements
  • Review and submit comments on normative standards or other documents as applicable
  • Manage escalated client issues and adverse actions to deliver quality customer service and maintain effective technical oversight

Program Operations

  • Support Account Managers in navigating complex workflows or technical issues related to key or challenging accounts
  • Support Technical Director with recruitment and onboarding of contract auditors to ensure sufficient operational capacity
  • Lead or support program technical meetings, calibration activities, and trainings

Compliance Management

  • Maintain ongoing understanding of evolving National Organic Program standards and accreditation requirements
  • Represent the Organic Program during internal audits and accreditation audits
  • Support Technical Director in external program compliance and nonconformity resolution
  • Receive and respond to referrals from the National Organic Program (NOP) on issues related to SCS program or client compliance-related matters, such as adverse actions, investigations, or program non-compliances
  • Ensure program procedures and documents comply with accreditation standards

Auditing

  • Conduct audits and/or site inspections as needed in relevant scopes/schemes using appropriate checklists, forms, and tools
  • Support technical staff in review of complex issues and ensure consistency of interpretation among staff and contractors
  • Maintain positive client relationships and respond to client inquiries and concerns
  • Conduct final technical reviews and issue certification decisions where secondary approval is required

Program Quality and Development

  • Support Technical Director in development of program procedures and documents in compliance with quality system guidelines
  • Maintain program document control and versioning
  • Implement procedures, and provide technical training for program staff to improve quality and efficiency of audit and certification services
  • Develop work instructions, internal guidance, and staff training materials
  • Oversee auditor performance, and ensure that auditor witness evaluations are completed annually
  • Develop, schedule, and deliver annual auditor calibration exercises, ensuring auditor attendance and SCS calibration schedule meets NOP compliance requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years in a technical capacity working in USDA Organic Certification and familiarity with ISO 9001:2008 quality systems, or other applicable industry standards (additional experience in this capacity will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Formal training and advanced understanding of National Organic Program crop and handling standards (7 CFR Part 205)
  • 2+ years’ experience in Program Management, Technical Management, Lead Evaluator or similar
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Excellent technical writing, observation and data management skills
  • Strong communication abilities and demonstrated abilities in critical analysis
  • Ability to complete time-sensitive projects and to provide realistic deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Initiative and ability to work independently while tracking and meeting deadlines
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (e.g. agriculture and/or biological sciences related), graduate degree preferred
  • Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish preferred

*The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Work Environment

CA Office, Emeryville or Remote, US (Home Office)

Auditing may require international travel and extensive hours in the field. Must be able to walk and hike on rugged terrain and work in varying climates and outdoor environments.

Working Remotely

SCS is recruiting all open roles to be remote; allowing our employees the ability to work flexibly and allowing SCS as a company to diversify the experience and perspectives of our growing workforce. This is a home-office based role and may include travel with local, domestic, and/or international trips. Details will be clarified during the recruitment process.

Pay Range:

$75k to $95k Annually

EEOC Statement:

SCS Global Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SCS Global Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Posted 8/23/2023

GOTS Representative in North America, starting 2024

GOTS Representative in North America position, begins 2024, ¾ to full time, remote position. Full announcement posted here:https://global-standard.org/jobs/gots-representative-in-north-america 

Lori Wyman is retiring. About this position, she says, “It is possible for an inspector to work part time for GOTS and also still do a few inspections a month. GOTS does not however allow GOTS staff to work for a CB that does GOTS inspections, but plenty do not. My first three years with GOTS I still did 2-3 NOP processing inspections a month. Thus, I’m hoping you would be willing to share this opening with the IOIA membership. GOTS is very much aligned with NOP so it is not a big leap to learn the standard.”

Posted 8/21/2023

PCO - TOPP Mentorship Program Coordinator

PCO is hiring a Transition to Organic Program (TOPP) Mentorship Program Coordinator. The TOPP Mentorship Program Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact and oversees the implementation of Mentorship within the Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP). With guidance and support from other TOPP positions and PCO Leadership, this position will strategize, plan, and coordinate: mentor/mentee pairing (PA/DE/MD/VA), coordinate with Core Partners overseeing mentorship in other states, and recruit new mentors and mentees. This position is funded through 2027 with no guarantee for refunding.

The Mentorship Program Coordinator will support stakeholder awareness and engagement for the TOPP program and provide support and facilitation of special events and projects related to PCO’s mission. This is a remote position with regular travel within Pennsylvania. Preference will be given to candidates located in the North East.

Learn more at this link: https://lnkd.in/dCcJM3W3

Posted 8/17/2023

MOSA is hiring a MATERIALS REVIEW SPECIALIST

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 our Certification team, working directly with MOSA’s Certification Policy Manager. Primary responsibilities include evaluating materials used in all aspects of organic production to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards and continuous development of MOSA’s material review program and database. 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 will be accepted until August 16th, 2023, or until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes health, dental, vision, short-term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k match, 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 7/15/2023

Organic Transition Program Manager - Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK)

The position is Organic Transition Program Manager, full time and requires Kentucky residence. Applications are due by 8/4/2023. The full position description and details on how to apply are available here: 

https://www.oak-ky.org/careers

Posted 7/13/2023