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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?
To Edit Contact Information in the directory: Please email Sue Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating!
Livestock Appraisers Sought – Deadline November 30, 2020
Risk Mitigators & Advisors, LLC of Clovis, California, is developing a database of qualified persons who could provide livestock appraisal services to USDA and its clients on an as needed basis. The goal for this project is to assist USDA and producers by providing a database of qualified, independent, third-party appraisers who can determine a current market value for various livestock that would be used for livestock indemnity payment purposes and wish to work with the USDA.
We are seeking experts to be reviewed for inclusion in the national database. We are looking for appraisers with experience with the following types of livestock:
- Swine – sows, boars, barrows, gilts
Chickens/Roosters – broilers, chicks, layers, Cornish hens
Turkeys – poults, toms, fryers, roasters
Sheep – rams, ewes, lambs
Goats – bucks, nannies, milking, kids
Other specialty livestock – aquaculture, rodeo bulls, etc.
Please respond with your name and contact information (preferably email address). You are welcome to forward this email to those you have in mind, and they can reach out to the program administrator directly. NOTE: This is a time sensitive project. The deadline to receive contact information is November 30, 2020.
As a note to confidentiality, this database will be developed for the sole benefit of USDA - APHIS and will not be shared in whole or part with any other associations or organizations. The utmost confidentiality will be taken with the participants, and their information as this project is completed. Participant contact information will not be compiled for or sold to any third party.
Thank you in advance for your help as we develop a panel of experts for this database. We hope that through this process, we can help the agriculture industry move into the future and become more efficient.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paige Gilligan by phone at 559-549-2850 or via email at admin@RiskMitigators.net.
PCO Seeks Contract Handling Inspector
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is currently looking to contract with another Handling inspector, preferably able to do crops and livestock scopes and OPT Grass-fed (though not required, just a plus), for 2020 annual update files. We have 8 files we are looking to assign currently, with the possibility of more assignments if more files are returned to PCO. Timeline for the submission of the inspection reports for these files is 12/1 ideally, but 12/31 as the absolute, hard deadline. Due to COVID-19 we are not requiring on-site inspections occur, but are approving the usage of on-site, virtual, remote, or a hybrid of any of those styles for 2020 annual update inspections.
If you are interested in working with PCO on Handling files, then please contact either Jenny Cruse (email@example.com) or Stephen Hobaugh PCO Inspection Program Coordinator 814-422-0251 x 207,with your background and include your resume and IOIA certificates.
Compliance Coordinator at OEFFA Certification
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association announces an immediate opening for Compliance Coordinator. The Compliance Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the continued compliance of OEFFA with the NOP standards as an accredited certifier, coordinating communications with OEFFA’s certified operations regarding compliance issues, adverse actions, and appeals, and investigating complaints and other potential violations of NOP standards.
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.
The full job posting with instructions for applying is available at: https://www.oeffa.org/employment.php. This position will remain open until filled.
Oregon Tilth (OTCO) is seeking to fill numerous U.S. based Staff Inspector positions
For a complete job description and list of required qualifications, please view the full announcement on our website: https://tilth.org/about/careers/.
U.S. Staff Inspector Positions
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.
Opportunities at QAI
Currently they have two full-time positions open, one based out of Southern California and another in the Northeastern region. There is also an opportunity available for an independent contractor in Florida.
See these job descriptions for details.
posted 10/14 2020
A Greener World needs a Certification Director and Inspectors
A Greener World is a third-party certifier looking for a director and inspectors for our forthcoming Certified Organic program.
Click links below for application details.
QCS is currently hiring for 2 positions
- Certification Reviewer - Processing and Handling Click here to apply
- International Processing/Handling Certification Specialist Click here to apply
We are willing to consider remote candidates. Feel free to apply if you are interested.
OMRI Seeking Bilingual Product Review Coordinator
Open until filled. For full details please visit the OMRI site.
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.
Oregon Tilth (OTCO) - Inspections Technical Specialist position
OTCO has an open Inspections Technical Specialist position within our certification program. Full job descriptions and a list of qualifications can be viewed on our website:https://tilth.org/about/careers/
This position primarily works indoors. This is a fully remote, US based, work position.
The Inspections Technical Specialist is responsible for development and delivery of technical assistance and educational content for inspectors/certification auditors to ensure consistency and quality of all inspection work performed for the Oregon Tilth program. The Inspections Technical Specialist works with inspectors/certification auditors to ensure they have the proper training and tools to conduct high level robust inspections on an ongoing basis. This position works closely with the inspections team and reports to the Inspections Manager.
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry is currently accepting applications for an organic field inspectorDuties would also include the following:
- Review of OSP’s
- Review of labels
- Review of inputs
- General office duties
Please see this document for some additional information on the duties of this job.
For additional questions please contact Jeff Stearns, 405-501-3955.