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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.

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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! 


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.

posted 9/23/2020


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry is currently accepting applications for an organic field inspector

Duties would also include the following:
  1. Review of OSP’s
  2. Review of labels
  3. Review of inputs
  4. 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.

posted 9/10/2020


Oregon Tilth (OTCO) is seeking to fill four (4) open Inspector positions

OTCO has 4 open Inspector positions within our certification program. Full job descriptions and a list of qualifications can be viewed on our website: https://tilth.org/about/careers/

OTCO has  4 Inspector positions available – one each in Southern OR/Northern CA; Central CA; Los Angeles; and Southern CA/San Diego. Applicants must live in or near the areas noted to be considered for employment. No relocation will be offered.  These are full time staff employee 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.

posted 9/1/2020


Opportunities at OATS

The Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS) is hiring professionals and experts to assist in the development and implementation of our 2020-2021 training content and activities. 

We have four independent contractor positions currently open:

Individual contractors are eligible and encouraged to submit a proposal for multiple positions and will receive full consideration for each so long as the scopes of work can be accomplished as proposed.

Visit the OATS website to view the Request for Proposals and to apply.

The proposal submission deadline is September 27, 2020.

posted 9/1/2020


QCS is currently hiring for 2 positions

We are willing to consider remote candidates.  Feel free to apply if you are interested.

posted 8/18/2020


Inspection Coordinator at OEFFA Certification

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association announces an immediate opening for Inspection Coordinator.  The Inspection Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and managing the logistics of OEFFA Certification’s inspection operations.

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 with food and agriculture, a strong work ethic, and value a collaborative approach.

Click here to see the job posting with instructions for applying. This position will remain open until filled.

posted 8/17/2020


A Bee/ICS has 2 positions open - Remote

Where Food Comes From, parent company of A Bee Organic and ICS, is looking for an inspections coordinator and a certification specialist. Both roles are remote/work from home.

Organic Inspection Coordinator

Organic Inspection Specialist

Posted 7/25/2020


EcoCert Hiring - Organic Certification Manager

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

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Ms. Beth Neuman, info.EcoCertICO@ecocert.com. Position will remain open until filled.

A reminder that EcoCert also has two additional job opportunities:

Please click here to read about Organic Approval Officer position.

Please click here to read about Organic Certification Officer position.

post updated 7/14/2020/2020


QCS - Processing and Handling Reviewers

QCS is seeking full time organic processing and handling reviewers to work on staff. We would consider hiring somebody to do this work remotely. We are also looking for an IT assistant in Gainesville, FL. If you or anybody you know are interested in either of these positions, please see our online postings here.

Posted 7/3/2020


Marin Organic Certified Agriculture has opening

Marin Organic Certified Agriculture (MOCA) resides within the Marin County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures. Marin County is located in California just north of San Francisco at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. MOCA is a small, local organic certifier that certifies approximately 50 operations, most of which are located within about 25 miles of the office. Marin County has many varied ecosystems with coastal to inland influences providing for excellent crop and animal production.

We have a small and engaged staff and have developed close relationships with our certified operations. This position will primarily be focused on supporting the MOCA program, but will also have other program responsibilities under the Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures. Examples of other programs may include pest exclusion, farmers’ markets, and weights and measures programs such as price verification, testing of scales, and other devices including gas pumps, deli and jeweler scales, etc. Licensing is required to be obtained in the various other Ag and Weights and Measures programs.

The department recently revised the Inspector I and II classification to allow for individuals with IOIA certificates to help meet the minimum requirements.

Please contact Stefan Parnay or Scott Wise if you have any questions about this job opportunity at 415-473-3217.

Open Recruitment Application Process

Trainee Level

Inspector Level 1

Inspector Level 2

Deadline to apply for all 3 positions is July 13, 2020.

posted 6/16/2020


Immediate Opening for Certification Specialists - OEFFA

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association announces an immediate opening for Certification Specialists. Certification Specialists collaborate with co-workers and clients to conduct in-depth reviews of applications for organic certification. Certification Specialists 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 with food and agriculture, a strong work ethic, and value a collaborative approach.

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

posted 6/5/2010


Handling Certification Specialist at OneCert

OneCert has an opening for a full-time Handling 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 5/21/2020


Regenerative Organic Certification Seeking Certification Specialist

Location: Remote

The Certification Specialist is responsible for daily functions such as pre-review of ROC applications, evaluating related documents, approving and rendering timely final certification decisions based on ROC certification body recommendations. The Certification Specialist will assist in developing key certification documents such as Regenerative Organic System Plan, auditor checklists, auditor training documents, producer templates, and other guidance documents. ROC file and certification management is based on Intact’s eCert software and the Certification Specialist will complete many of their tasks on this platform. The Certification Specialist will also support producers in transition to ROC with high quality customer service and excellent technical knowledge of ROC requirements.

The ROA is a young, nonprofit organization and ripe for ambitious, self-motivated and passionate team members. All of our staff have a passion for regenerative organic agriculture and aim to revolutionize our food and fiber systems through better farming.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Certification@regenorganic.org

by Elizabeth Whitlow (Executive Director)

posted 5/19/2020


OMRI Seeking Bilingual Product Review Coordinator

For full details please visit the OMRI site.

posted 5/12/2020


PCO is hiring a new Certification Specialist and Inspection Program Coordinator

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; 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 sub-contracts with around 50 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 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 28 days. Please submit a resume and cover letter via our website by Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.

Inspections Program Coordinator

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for an Inspection Program Coordinator. The Inspection Program Coordinator performs coordination of inspection assignments and supports the responsibilities of the Inspections and Certification Teams. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in organic regulations, inspection and regulatory compliance, inspection planning, and reporting.
This position requires both office-based work and overnight travel. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania; telecommuting will be considered.
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 28 days. Please submit a resume and cover letter via our website by Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.

posted 3/16/2020


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


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 1/29/2020


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