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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!


Friends of Family Farmers position open - Executive Director
Title: Friends of Family Farmers - Executive Director
Location: Oregon USA (Virtual)
Position Type: .5  FTE (with room for growth) 
Compensation: $30,000/yr at .5 FTE
Close Date: May 10, 2021

About Friends of Family Farmers/Who we are –

Friends of Family Farmers, or FoFF, is a farmer-led non-profit that has advocated for family-scale agriculture for over 15 years. FoFF aims to promote and protect socially and ecologically responsible agriculture in Oregon. FoFF builds a strong and united voice for Oregon’s independent family farmers, local food advocates, and concerned eaters, while championing regional food system resilience and a viable livelihood for family farmers.

FoFF accomplishes our goals through a combination of program work, including Oregon Farm Link and Oregon Pasture Network, as well as legislative and agency advocacy work, to uplift the farmers who thoughtfully steward their land and feed their communities. We work with multiple coalitions including the Oregon Community Food Systems Network, the Oregon Organic Coalition, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and the Stand Up to Factory Farms Coalition.

Our Team

The FoFF team is made up of passionate staff and board located throughout Oregon with various food and farm related backgrounds. We work hard to support FoFF’s mission and are dedicated to building a resilient food system. Our team strives to form and nurture trusted relationships within our workplace and community as we encourage Oregonians to use their collective power for positive change. 

Position Summary

The Executive Director will oversee synergy between FoFF programs, facilitate board communication, empower and unite staff, oversee personnel matters, oversee organizational finances and administration, publicly promote the organization and work with the Development Director to build organizational capacity through fundraising.
Essential Duties (Major Assignments/ Primary Responsibilities): Secondary Functions:
Required Qualifications/Skills:
  • Excellent communicator
  • Tailor messages based on the audience and/or the platform
  • Know when to speak up on behalf of the organization, its people and constituents, and know when to listen
  • Adaptable; with experience integrating new ideas and policies with an equitable lens
  • Collaborative project leadership experience
  • Organized and adept at time management
  • Ability to work with the Development Director to enact the fundraising plan
  • Extraordinary relationship building
  • Unending curiosity
  • Ability to center FoFF’s mission through storytelling
  • Organizational Visionary
  • Ability to articulate long term vision and mission and work with staff to develop goals and strengthen capacity
  • Strong Capacity for making difficult decisions
  • Ability to manage various projects in a timely and efficient manner
  • Keeps mission in long-term view and plan
  • Commitment to antiracism
  • Demonstrated equity, inclusion, and social justice values
  • Experience modeling cultural intelligence
  • Collaborative Leadership Style (supportive and innovative), or pacesetter leadership (helpful and motivational) experience
  • Guides through clear, organized & confident leadership
  • Advanced listening skills/interpersonal communication
  • Be a safe container for all staff, donors, board, to work within/ Safe sounding board for ideas and challenges (Schematic framework)
  • Supportive of staff decisions and specialties
  • Creative problem solving 
  • Tech competency with the following platforms including: Every Action, Slack, G suite, payroll software

  • Work Environment

    This job requires a significant amount of time working on the computer and phone communicating with program participants, as well as occasional travel to meet with farmers, ranchers and partners once we can resume in-person meetings. All staff work from home, so the ideal candidate must be organized, self-motivated, and able to create a reliable working space. The position is 20 hours per week, with the potential for growth, with the majority of hours worked M-F and occasional evenings or weekends required. 

    How to Apply:
    Please email your resume, and a cover letter to board@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org no later than May 10, 2021.

    posted 5/3/2021


    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.

    posted 5/3/2021


    ACA Hiring

    The ACA is hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant. This is a fully remote position for 10-15 hours/week. Please see the attached job announcement.

    We will be accepting applications until May 7, 2021. 

    posted 4/23/2021


    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


    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


    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


    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 :-).

    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.
    Staff Inspector – California and East Coast (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.

    Finance Administrator The Finance and Administration Administrator (F&A Admin) works collaboratively as part of the Finance and Administration team to provide excellent customer service to our employees and clients. The F&A Admin is responsible for general accounting, finance and administrative duties associated with supporting the department and the F&A Director. The F&A Admin may be involved in projects and may have some decision-making responsibilities. The F&A Admin also serves as a resource for the Administrative Assistant, Certification Operations Administrators, and the Transaction Services Administrator.

    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 4/6/2021


    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


    Clemson University - Assistant Director - Organic Certification Services

    The Clemson University has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director of Organic Certification Services in the Plant Industry Regulatory Services Department .  Details available at:  http://findjobs.clemson.edu 

    JobID: 105551.         Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer.

    posted 3/29/2021


    Food Safety & Compliance Manager

    Organically Grown Company is seeking a full time Food Safety & Compliance Manager for our Operations department in our Portland, OR facility. Founded in 1978, Organically Grown Company (OGC) is the largest organic produce distributor in the Pacific Northwest. From locations in Oregon and Washington, OGC works with more than 300 growers and vendors to market and distribute produce to over 500 retail, wholesale and restaurant customers throughout the greater Pacific Northwest and beyond.

    Read the job description here.

    posted 3/29/2021


    Job opening at Friends of the Earth: Food and Ag campaigner

    We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated individual to support Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture Program’s Emerging Technology Campaign. Our campaign aims to protect our health and environment from the risks posed by genetically engineered food and products rapidly entering the food system and environment ahead of adequate safety assessment and regulation. We do this via markets and policy advocacy, coalition building, organizing, and education of policymakers, companies, and the public. We also advance equitable organic and ecologically regenerative farming systems that are inherently healthier and pose fewer risks for people and the planet.

    This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. office with a possible remote option. It is 100% FTE, and annual salary range is $55-60k. Friends of the Earth 100% FTE include full benefit package.

    Here's the position summary for the Food and Agriculture Campaigner.

    posted 3/24/2021


    Ecocert ICO Organic Inspector Position

    Please click this link to read all about the position Ecocert is offering.

    posted 3/23/2021


    Pro-Cert - Producer Certification Specialists, Regulatory Affairs Officer

    Pro-Cert is now hiring a Regulatory Affairs Officer, in addition to two new Producer Certification Specialists.  Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic these positions will initially be remote until a return to the office is possible.  Future attendance at our offices is preferred however, permanent remote applicants will also be considered. 
    Please see pro-cert.org/careers for more information and to apply.

    Updated 3/18/2021


    OFRF is seeking a Senior Policy Associate

    OFRF is seeking a Senior Policy Associate to develop and coordinate legislative, regulatory, and administrative reform campaigns that support the needs of organic farmers. This is a full-time, exempt position, eligible for benefits. This is a remote position based in Washington, DC.

    This high-profile position offers great opportunity for the right candidate to interact with congressional and federal agency staff and political officials, and to help shape the future of food and agriculture throughout the U.S. The Senior Policy Associate reports to the Executive Director.

    The ideal candidate will be a versatile professional possessing a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in federal food or agriculture policy.
     
    View the job description.

    OFRF is a non-profit foundation that works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production. 

    posted 3/10/2021


    Rodale Seeking Consultants

    Rodale Institute announces the expansion of the Organic Crop Consulting Team. The Organic Crop Consulting is hiring a Organic Livestock & Dairy Consultant in Pennsylvania, an Organic Crop Consultant in Illinois or Indiana and an Organic Crop Consultant in the Southeast U.S. See the job postings here: https://rodaleinstitute.org/employment/

    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.

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

    posted 3/10/2021


    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 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.  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 15th, 2021 will be assured full consideration.

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

    posted 3/2/2021


    Openings at OMRI 

    Information on the technical-coordinator position: https://www.omri.org/jobs/technical-coordinator
    Information on the technical assistant position: https://www.omri.org/jobs/technical-assistant
    Please contact Vanessa with any questions:

    Vanessa Goodyear-Kaʻōpua (she/her), Human Resources Coordinator
    Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
    P.O. Box 11558 • Eugene OR • 97440-3758
    Office 541.343.7600 x147  • Fax 541.343.8971
    vanessagk@omri.org
    www.omri.org

    posted 3/2/2021

    PCO - Inspections Program Assistant Manager 
    Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for an Inspections Program Assistant Manager. The Inspection Program Assistant Manager leads the Inspections Team and oversees PCO’s Inspections Program, which includes performing supervisory duties for Inspections Team Staff, and related programs. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in organic regulations, inspection and regulatory compliance, financial planning, and team management. 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 Grade 3: $52,800 - $67,900, depending on experience.

    To view a job description, visit: https://paorganic.org/about/staff/openings/
    Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
    This position will remain open until Monday March 22, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by 3.22.21.


    PCO - Certification Specialist

    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 office-based with some very limited 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 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: https://paorganic.org/about/staff/openings/
    Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
    This position will remain open until Monday March 22, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by 3.22.21.

    Employee Value Statement
    Our core values serve as a guide for how PCO works and makes decisions every day. Through our Core Values, we recognize the interdependent relationships between all our stakeholders: certified clients, supporters and members; PCO staff and independent contractors; partner organizations; community and environment.

    We keep people at the center of every action, interaction, and decision. We value employees who:

    We promote restorative practices that improve the world for future generations. We value employees who:

    Embrace transparency and integrity in all our work. We value employees who:

    At PCO we strive to promote a work culture that promotes caring, purpose, and results.

    posted 3/2/2021


    WFCFO Looking to Hire Inspectors

    Where Food Comes From Organic (WFCFO), formally known as International Certification Services (ICS) and A Bee Organic (A Bee), is currently seeking to contract with organic inspectors to perform inspections in the upcoming 2021 season. Inspections may be completed both virtually and on-site, depending on the operation.

    WFCFO Organic Inspector positions are contract only requiring seasonal or part time commitments. Selected contract inspectors must have education, experience, and training in the scope of the operations to be inspected.

    Read the full proposal here.

    If interested in working with us please submit your resume to
    inspections@wherefoodcomesfrom.com.

    posted 1/29/2021


    Pro-Cert - Organic Input Review Coordinator

    Pro-Cert is now hiring an Organic Input Review Coordinator.  Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic these positions will initially be remote until a return to the office is possible.  Future attendance at our offices is preferred however, permanent remote applicants will also be considered. 
    Please see www.pro-cert.org/careers for more information and to apply.

    posted 1/19/2021


    MOSA - Two job openings

    Join us! MOSA Certified Organic has two job openings for a Staff Inspector and for a Certification Customer Service Specialist. Remote work will be considered for the right candidates. Job descriptions and application details can be found on the MOSA website.

    posted 1/16/2021


    Kentucky Dept of AG - Two openings in organic program

    Below are the links to the two positions that have just been posted for the organic program.  One is the program manager position and the other is for an organic program specialist.  

    Organic Program Supervisor - https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=20752&site=2

    Organic Program Specialist - https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=20758&site=2

    posted 1/16/2021


    OTCO - Deputy Director of Quality and Accreditation

    The Deputy Director of Quality and Accreditation (DDQA) is responsible for oversight of Oregon Tilth’s Quality and Accreditation department, including all aspects of OTCO’s accreditations, internal quality system, and staff supervision.  The DDQA works with the Certification Director to prepare long and short-term strategies aligned with OTCO’s mission and goals that will drive high levels of integrity and quality within the organization.  The DDQA is also responsible for assisting with the annual budget and working with other departments within the organization to develop and implement cross-departmental strategies that set the organization up for success.

    For a complete job description and list of required qualifications, please view the full announcement on our website: https://tilth.org/about/careers/

    posted 12/15/2020


    Staff Inspector - QCS

    QCS is looking for a staff inspector in the Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, or Atlanta area.  Please feel free to apply or share this with anybody you know who may be interested know in this position.

    Please follow up via our Indeed ad at https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=ecbe3ea19f7973d7&tk=1ep9s07lku3d5801

    posted 12/15/2020