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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! 


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


MOFGA - Seasonal Staff Inspector

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS) is hiring a Seasonal Organic Staff Inspector. The Seasonal Staff Inspector works in conjunction with MCS’s certification staff to conduct organic inspections throughout our service area (primarily in Maine).  This position will be active from April through October. Staff inspectors provide high quality customer service along with skilled inspection auditing and verification to support positive organic certification experiences for Maine’s organic producers.  

Visit our Employment Opportunities page for the full job description and employment details.   

Please send your cover letter and resume to certification@mofga.org. Priority will be given to candidates who apply before Friday, February 26, 2021.

posted 2/12/2021


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


Pro-Cert - Producer Certification Specialists

Pro-Cert is now hiring 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.

posted 1/7/2021


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


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 (jenny@paorganic.org) or Stephen Hobaugh PCO Inspection Program Coordinator 814-422-0251 x 207,with your background and include your resume and IOIA certificates. 

postedc 11/15/2020


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.

posted 11/4/2020


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.

posted 10/21/2020


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.

Full time Inspector, Northeast

Full time Inspector, California

Independent Contract Inspector, Florida

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.

Certification Director info

Inspector info

Posted 10/1/2020


QCS is currently hiring for 2 positions

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

Updated 10/1/2020


OMRI Seeking Bilingual Product Review Coordinator

Open until filled. For full details please visit the OMRI site.

Updated 10/1/2020


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.

Updated 10/1/2020


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