Our Mission: To address issues and concerns relevant to organic inspectors, to provide quality inspector training, and
to promote consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.

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IOIA offers the following information as a member service. No employment is implied or guaranteed by these postings. Information will be posted for a limited time.

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

Certification Specialist - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a qualified individual to join our Certification team. Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic plan information and inputs to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards, communication with clients about certification requirements, and the performance of on-site organic 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.

For more information visit our website. Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2020.

Posted 2/16/2020

Fiber and Textiles Specialist - OTCO

A new job opportunity can be found on Oregon Tilth's website, for a Fiber and Textiles Specialist.

See the job description here. Please note the requirements section as they are mandated by GOTS.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an updated resume and cover letter expressing your interest to Kim Nelson by end of day Friday, Feb 21.

Posted 2/16/2020

PCO Seeks Executive Director

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO), is seeking an Executive Director to further its mission to “Ensure the Integrity of Organic Products and Serve our Farming Community” and to empower staff, clients and the organization to realize their fullest potential. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for the industry and a vision for its future. A demonstrated track record of excellent communication skills and the ability to build, cultivate and steward relationships in a variety of settings are essential to the role.

Essential Requirements:
•    Experience in and a working knowledge of organic agriculture
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is needed
•    Demonstrated track record of successful team leadership experience
•    Proficiency with technology

Desired Experience:
•    Working with a mission-driven organization
•    Participating in a compliance driven, highly regulated industry
•    Collaborating with a Board of Directors
•    A demonstrated history of community involvement

If you are passionate about organic farming and want to lead a highly dedicated team in growing the organization & impacting the organic farming community, this opportunity may be right for you!

Priority will be given to applicants that apply before March 15, 2020. Full details here.

Please forward a resume and cover letter through our application process: www.paorganic.org/openings or by email to Stacey Budd.

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO), Spring Mills, PA, is a nonprofit, USDA-accredited, organic certifying agency that educates and certifies growers, processors and handlers of organic crops, wild crops, livestock and livestock products. Founded in 1997, PCO has ensured the integrity of organic products and provided education, inspection, and certification services that meet the needs of its more than 1600 members. PCO has grown to be one of the top five certification agencies in the U.S. with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of 60. PCO is in the unique situation as a nonprofit that generates the vast majority of its revenue from a fee for service which allows for opportunities for future development of innovative services.

updated 2/16/2020

NC State Extension Assistant

The Organic Production Systems Program at NC State is seeking qualified applicants to fill the Extension Assistant position. Candidates will work closely with faculty, Extension Agents, farmers, and graduate students to conduct research and Extension activities pertaining to North Carolina's organic commodity crops. Applicants should have experience with organic farming systems, Extension education, website and social media management, and the ability to present scientific information to farmers and other related stakeholders.

Click here for more information on the position and to apply.

Contact Dr. David Suchoff for any specific questions about the position.

Posted 2/10/2020

Organic specialist with Texas Agrilife Extension Service

Follow this link for full details and to apply.

posted 1/29/2019

Compliance Specialist - Where Food Comes From

Where Food Comes From is recruiting a qualified Compliance Specialist to join our Certification Team.

The Compliance Specialist serves as the primary contact between Where Food Comes From and our certified organic clients. This position focuses on assessing and determining compliance of the operation's organic system plan, reviewing inputs to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards and conducting onsite inspections. The ideal candidate will have relevant industry experience or at least 3 + years conducting organic certification reviews.

Details and a job description can be found here.

posted 1/29/2020

Full-time Handling Certification Specialist - OneCert

OneCert has an opening for a full-time Handling Certification Specialist.

Please see our site for details.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries and applications may be sent to jobs@onecert.com.

posted 1/29/2020

QAI - Bilingual Technical Reviewer, Mexico

QAI is recruiting for a Technical Reviewer position with residency in Mexico. This is a bilingual Spanish/English position hired through our NSF Mexico Office.

Qualified applicants may apply by emailing a cover letter and C.V.
written in English to Refugio Lupercio

A detailed position description is available here.

posted 1/22/2020

MCIA has an opening for an Organic Certification Specialist

Details and the job description can be found on their website.

posted 1/16/2020

Program Coordinator Position - Clemson University Organic Certification Program

Clemson University’s Organic Certification Program announces an immediate opening for a Program Coordinator. This position will assist other program staff with all aspects of organic certification but be primarily responsible for reviewing and inspecting existing and prospective operations.

Requirements include:

Preferred qualifications:

To view more information and apply:

Click this link (Program Coordinator, Job ID 104895) to access the position on our careers website.

Sign in to access your account. If you are not an existing user, select the “New User” link to create an account.Review the full job description and select the “Apply” button to begin your application.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic orientation. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages application from minorities and women.

Posted 1/16/2020

Ecocert ICO Opportunity - Organic Certification Manager

Ecocert ICO announces an immediate opening for an Organic Certification Manager to lead its US certification team of 20 certification officers, inspectors & administrative staff. Ecocert ICO certifies over 800 organic crops, livestock, handling and personal care operations throughout the United States.

Benefits include: Health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance; 401K plan.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Ms. Beth Neuman.

Preference will be given to applications received by January 31, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

Details here.

posted 1/14/2020

IOAS is hiring Lead Assessors

All details can be in the attached document or found on International Organic Accreditation Service's website https://ioas.org/about-ioas/jobs/  

posted 12/26/2019

IFOAM NA Regional Body Coordinator

Request for proposals open until January 3, 2020.

Read all about the requirements and how to apply here.

posted 12/11/2019

PCO RFP for contract - file review work

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is seeking to engage organic industry professionals with proven knowledge of the organic regulations for the purposes of file review on a temporary basis.

Full information here. Contact Kyla Smith at kyla@paorganic.org

Deadline to apply is November 25, 2019.

posted 11/13/2019

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association seeks Policy Director

Position description: https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/jobs/ 

posted 11/13/2019

Personal Care/Ecoproducts Auditor - Ecocert

Ecocert, a global leader in organic and sustainable certification, has a US-based opening for a qualified auditor to join its organic personal care and eco-products team. The Organic Auditor position is a full-time professional position based in our Ecocert ICO office in Plainfield, Indiana. Remote-based employees may also be considered. The primary responsibility is to plan/perform on-site compliance audits according to Ecocert and Cosmos cosmetic standards and will also involve cross-training/qualification for USDA/NOP and other applicable standards/services as needed. The role requires an extensive (more than 75%) amount of travel – covering the entire United States. The remaining 25% will function in report writing and administrative tasks. Compensation includes full benefits package and salary range of $45- $57,000, based on expertise.

Deadline to apply is November 20. For full information including application instructions, please click here.

posted 11/6/2019

NMDA is Hiring

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is looking for a full-time organic inspector/certifier located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

You can find out more about this position thru these links:

General info about NMDA http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/

Specific info about the position and how to apply http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/home/humanresources/

posted 10/21/2019

IBD Certification Seeking Auditors

IBD is looking for a set of auditors willing to work for IBD for the USDA-NOP program in the USA and also for the Brazilian Organic Program.
Training for the Brazilian Organic program will be provided by IBD online.
IBD needs auditors for the West Coast, Washington State and also California and East Coast, NY, NJ, and Pennsylvania.  More info here.

Posted 10/17/2019

Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship - Full-time employee inspector position

A state certification agency. This position closes October 6.

Ag Compliance Investigator (Organic Inspector) position.

posted 9/23/2019

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has a job opening for its Operations Coordinator

Please see the full job description here.

posted 8/16/2019

MOSA Certified Organic Job Posting- Certification Specialist

MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a qualified individual to join our certification team. We are a nonprofit organic certification agency rooted in the Midwest with certified clients in over 20 U.S. states. We certify crops, livestock, processors and handlers.

Primary responsibilities of the Certification Specialist position include evaluating organic plan information and inputs to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards, communication with organic operators about certification requirements, and the performance of on-site organic inspections. The ideal candidate will have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training and experience, and knowledge of organic systems and certification. Experience with food science or food processing and handling is a plus.

We require excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and the ability to do detail oriented work in a fast paced environment. This is a full time salaried position with benefits. Salary is highly competitive for a nonprofit organization and for the area. We offer a friendly work environment, challenging work, open communication, and commitment to a job well-done in a thriving small town with a strong progressive community. 

 It takes approximately one year to be proficient this position. Please take this into consideration before applying.  For a complete job description and application details visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted through 8/23/2019.   

posted 8/16/2019

Kentucky Dept of Ag - Organic Program Manager

Here is the link to the official announcement - it closes 8-9-19:


KDA is also looking for contract reviewers and contract inspectors. 

posted 8/7/2019 

PCO is hiring a new Certification Specialist

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job 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; evaluating inspection reports and writing/issuing reports to our clients; providing customer service and working collaboratively within the certification 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 in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania; remote telecommuting will be considered.

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 30 field inspectors.  Our staff is dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and serve our farming community.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary range: $47,500 to $58,000, depending on experience.
Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
This position will remain open for 14 days. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by Wednesday, Aug 7th, 2019.

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:
Care intensely about our stakeholders and their ability to succeed. 
Show deep respect for human beings inside and outside our company and for the communities in which they live. 
Listen well and seek to understand before reacting. 
Are empowered to provide proactive solutions.
Communicate in a clear and timely manner.
We promote restorative practices that improve the world for future generations. We value employees who:
Provide sensible enforcement and understand how that impacts people, the environment, and the organic industry.
Create a network of support by connecting stakeholders to resources.
Are an advocate for PCO and the industry - building trust in organics from the inside out.
Embrace transparency and integrity in all our work.

We value employees who:
Embrace humility, own mistakes, and honor commitments.
Actively welcome and give constructive feedback.
Foster a participatory workplace through inclusive discussion and decision making.
At PCO we strive to promote a work culture that promotes caring, purpose, and results.

posted 7/31/2019

ICEA Italy looking for independent Inspector
We are looking for an inspector that could carry out some audit on behalf of our Institute as a free-lance. He/she should at least have some years of experience in auditing and have attended a training in ISO 19011. Competences in textile sector would be, of course, highly appreciated. On the other side, we would like to have a more comprehensive collaboration with him/her in order to develop our activities in USA and Canada.

Paolo Foglia  info@icea.bio
Non Food Certification Manager

ICEA -  Italy

Via Brugnoli, 15 
40122 Bologna - Italy
Tel. +39-051-272986       Cell. +39-349-7117010

posted 7/31/2019

Job Opportunities in Organic Compliance

About MVM, Inc.
Service, Support, Success are the pillars upon which MVM’s founders built the company, and they continue to serve as MVM’s core values. Along with our uncompromising insistence on integrity and ethical business practices, these values make us the service provider of choice for our customers and the employer of choice for our dedicated team members. Working at MVM, Inc. takes a certain kind of person; we want someone who identifies with our values and is willing to challenge themselves both personally and professionally.  We seek employees who are passionate about serving and making a difference in lives of others.

We’re looking to add a Program Manager, in anticipation of a contract award. If you can envision joining a team where you will have the opportunity to provide mission driven results; then we are looking for you! The Program Manager will be supporting the National Organic Program (NOP) which is part of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this role the Program Manager will coordinate all case assignment, management and review activities for the NOP’s complaint files.

Full info here.

We’re looking to add Regulatory Compliance Analysts in anticipation of a contract award. If you can envision joining a team where you will have the opportunity to provide mission driven results; then we are looking for you!  The Regulatory Compliance Analysts will provide support to the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) and analyze complaint cases to determine and identify alleged violations of Organic Foods Production Act and USDA organic regulations. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of investigative techniques, strong communication, critical thinking and organizational skills along with the ability to interpret regulations.

Full info here.

posted 7/31/2019

OneCert has an opening for a full-time Crops Certification Specialist

Please see https://onecert.com/careers/ for details. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries and applications may be sent to jobs@onecert.com

posted 7/8/2019

QAI seeking full time inspectors

Interested in full time salaried work as an inspector?  Join the QAI team! 

Click here for a job description.

posted 6/14/2019

NSF International seeks Full Time Inspector for California area

There is a wonderful full-time job opportunity as a Senior Organic Inspector in California for anybody with IOIA experience.

Job description and information can be found here. 

posted 5/22/2019

Openings at OMRI

Seeking Contract Inspectors to Inspect OMRI Listed Inputs – California, Midwest, Northeast, Gulf Coast. Visit omri.org/jobs for more information. Positions open until filled.

updated 7/27/2019

Technical Coordinator - OMRI

The position of Technical Coordinator has recently become available at OMRI, and we want to get the word out! More info can be found at https://www.omri.org/jobs/technical-coordinator. To apply, please submit PDF copies of a resume and cover letter to jobs@omri.org.

updated 7/27/2019

OMRI - Bilingual Product Review Coordinator

OMRI has recently opened up a position for a Bilingual Product Review Coordinator and we wanted to spread the word. More information can be found at https://www.omri.org/jobs/bilingual-product-review-coordinator. To apply, please submit PDF copies of a resume and cover letter to jobs@omri.org.

updated 7/27/2019

Program Admin Assistant - OEFFA

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has a job opening for a Program Admin Assistant in our Certification Program. Please see the job description here.

posted 5/15/2019

QCS is hiring

We are advertising for a full time Crop / Livestock Certification Reviewer and a full time Processing and Handling Certification Reviewer, both based in our Gainesville office. While the positions are listed as reporting to Gainesville, FL, we may consider well qualified remote staff. If you know of anyone who may be interested in this position, please direct them to our Indeed ads:

·        https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Florida-Organic-Growers/jobs/Certification-Reviewer-81427a03bbd4f22c?q=processing+certification+reviewer&vjs=3

·        https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Florida-Organic-Growers/jobs/Crop-e861fcd4a5783b42?q=crop+certification+reviewer&vjs=3

posted 5/6/2019

NICS is looking for experienced inspectors

NICS is interested in contracting inspection work in the areas we certify. Email Kris Olson at kolson@naturesinternational.com with your interest and resume. IOIA training or inspection experience is preferred.

posted 3/20/2019

Pro-Cert seeks Inspectors

Read all about it here.

Posted 2/10/2019

WSDA Organic Program is Hiring – Inspectors and Certification Reviewers

Join our dedicated team of professionals in providing third party certification and ensuring the integrity of the organic claim in Washington State.

Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Program is looking full-time, permanent Organic Inspectors and Certification Reviewers.  The final area of responsibility for the Organic Inspector positions will be determined by the location of the applicant's home and the needs of the program.  Certification Reviewer positions are based in Olympia, WA.  The positions are at the Environmental Specialist 3 level (salary range 49, $3,664 - 4,809 per month). 

The recruitments will remain open continuously due to the increased growth in the organic industry.  Positions will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.  For a further description of the duties, the excellent benefit package, and details on how to apply, see the announcements on www.careers.wa.gov:                                                                                                   

Organic Inspector Recruitment

Organic Certification Reviewer Recruitment

For more information about the Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Program, visit us at http://agr.wa.gov/foodanimal/organic/ or contact Brenda Book, WSDA Organic Program Manager, at bbook@agr.wa.gov

posted 2/1/2019