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Fiber and Textile Certification Services Officer
Oregon Tilth The Fiber and Textile Certification Services Officer works as part of the fiber and textile client service delivery team to support the daily services for the assigned fiber and textile clients. The primary role of the Fiber and Textile Certification Services Officer is to serve as the teams’ first point of contact for clients and applicants as assigned. The Fiber and Textile Certification Services Officer responds to inquiries and technical questions; completes action item decisions; and provides outstanding customer service within the client delivery team.
The responsibilities of the Fiber and Textile Certification Services Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:
Engaged Teams — Evaluating and reviewing mid-year requests and system changes to issue decisions; evaluating and working with new client applicants to assess completeness and readiness for certification; working as a member of the team ensuring consistency and a high level of integrity and quality; and role modeling a shared vision and caring culture in alignment with our mission.
Empowered Clients — Supporting clients with mid-year requests, changes and general technical assistance; assisting new clients with onboarding and understanding of OTCO requirements; and providing timely and transparent service and communications with clients to ensure their understanding of compliance matters and procedures.
Exemplary Leadership — Proactively communicating with OTCO clients to ensure positive customer service; ensuring a positive client journey that follows the Oregon Tilth client journey map; assisting clients with use of OTCO’s online tools; and role modeling diversity, equity and inclusion.
Please visit https://tilth.org/about/careers/ for more information.
TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter specifically indicating your interest in applying to email@example.com by 5:00 pm February, 4, 2022.
Material Review Officer
Oregon Tilth The Material Review Officer works to assess the compliance of submitted materials with the standard(s) to which certification is being requested as well as work with overall certification program needs as they relate to materials. The Material Review Officer develops and delivers trainings and material resources for internal and external audiences. The Material Review Officer works in collaboration with the technical resources team and quality control to identify areas of continuous improvement.
The responsibilities of the Material Review Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:
Engaged Teams —Serving as the expert resource for staff and contractors regarding materials; reviewing and evaluating submitted materials for compliance to federal and/or private standards; managing materials documentation submitted and requested; developing and maintaining materials policies and procedures for certification that support the client service delivery teams and inspectors; and providing technical materials training to certification staff and inspectors. Empowered Clients — Serving as an expert resource for clients with complex questions; working with the technical team to develop trainings and resources to empower clients along the customer journey; managing the materials database to facilitate and streamline clients’ material requests; and working with clients to create a positive customer service experience. Exemplary Leadership — Assisting with quality checks and quality control on materials as requested; staying alert to industry trends and standard changes to implement proactive policy development as necessary; navigating complex materials issues to provide clear and consistent answers; representing Oregon Tilth in public forums within the organic industry (ACA, NOSB, etc.) to inform policy rulemaking and development; and serving as a role model for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Please see our website for more information.
Oregon Tilth 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.
Please see our website for more information: https://tilth.org/about/careers/
Ecocert USA Ecocert USA announces an immediate opening for Contract Inspectors / Auditors for 2022, with an emphasis on crop and handler operations in central US (nationwide-coverage options). The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct inspections of organic operators for compliance to USDA National Organic Program and other related standards.
For questions or to apply: Please contact Ashley Madea, Evaluation Manager, at Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants can learn more about us at www.EcocertUSA.com
Technical Scheme Lead - Product Certification
NSF International Please use link provided for details and to apply.
As a Technical Scheme Lead Product Certification, you will be responsible for supporting a collection of food product claim services such as Gluten Free, Plant Based, Non-GMO, Bottled Water, Raised without Antibiotics and more. As an industry and technical expert, you will play a crucial role in assisting our technical team with technical decisions, ensuring technical compliance with scheme requirements or regulations and onboarding new services as the technical expert
MOSA Certified Organic Heads up - MOSA will soon (end of Feb/early March) be posting a number of positions on our website: Inspection Manager, Staff Inspector and a Certification Specialist. Stay tuned!
Certification Specialist Farm and Complex Processing, OCIA International– Lincoln, NE
OCIA International https://ocia.org/job-opportunities/
Organic Staff Inspector
QAI Inc./NSF International Looking for a full-time staff inspector in Southern CA with experience in processor operations.
Independent Organic Inspector
QAI Inc. / NSF International Looking for Independent Contractors to work with us on inspection work, please reach out if interested.
Pennsylvania Certified Organic Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for a 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 remote office-based with some minimal 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.
Contract Organic Inspectors
Iowa Dept of Agriculture and Land Stewardship The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is seeking contract inspectors for the 2022 growing season. Requirements include: • International Organic Inspector Association (IOIA) Training, prior organic inspection experience, or in-depth knowledge of National Organic Program standards through education and experience. • Good written and oral communication skills, time management, and knowledge of organic standards. • The ability to conduct mass balance and trace back audits. • The ability to send/receive files electronically and communicate with organic program staff. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is accredited by the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) to certify all aspects of the organic food chain including organic crops, organic food products, organic feed, organic livestock, and handling/processing of organic products. Our inspection season typically runs from May through mid-November but may vary depending upon workload.
Quality Certification Services Coordinate investigations of suspected organic standards violations, fraud investigations, and usage of prohibited substances. Ensure that all investigations are conducted in accordance with applicable accreditation requirements and QCS policies and procedures. Communicate investigation results with clients, team members, and regulatory bodies as appropriate. Maintain records of sampling and test results and notify certification teams and clients of results. Collaborate and communicate with other team members regarding the status of investigations, unannounced inspections, and pesticide residue sampling. Conduct moderate and complex organic certification reviews. Perform other duties as directed by the manager.
For details, contact Adam Maxwell (Complaince Manager).
Nature's International Certification Services NICS has contracts available for organic inspections. Inspections available include all scopes across a wide geographic region. NICS prides itself on providing contractors with all the tools they need to efficiently complete assigned inspections. Working with NICS you can expect clear, prompt, and respectful communication regarding any questions or problems you run into on the road. We understand that planning and executing inspections can often times be a challenging task. With this in mind we make every effort to keep all of our inspectors (both contractors and staff) happy and busy. Most hours of the day and most days of the week (including off-hours) the NICS inspection department will answer phone calls and do our best to help with any questions. We also believe in prompt payment to our contractors - for reports that are submitted we pay every 2 weeks. Send us an email or give us a call and let's talk about what opportunities we can offer you in 2022!
WFCFO Organic Contract Inspector(s)
Where Food Comes From Organic Looking for contract inspectors!
WFCFO Inspections Coordinator
Where Food Comes From Organic See description in job announcement
ISDA Organic Program Manager
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Oversees all aspects of a state government accredited certifier. Includes performing inspections, doing reviews, doing material reviews, staff supervision, and more. See website link for more details.
OEFFA Certification The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is seeking qualified and passionate individuals interested in inspecting organic operations. OEFFA certifies crop, livestock, and handling operations in a 12-state region, from Wisconsin to Virginia, from Missouri to New York. We seek inspectors to contract with us to complete inspections, doing as few as 15 and as many as 100+ inspections per year and organizing their own schedules.
Requirements include: IOIA Inspection training certificate in the scope(s) which one is applying to inspect, or comparable training/experience; and 3+ years of experience in agriculture or similar work or comparable education/training. Necessary skills include: written communication, time management and knowledge of the organic standards. Depending on the applicant’s prior experience, we may set up an apprenticeship, where mentor and apprentice complete several inspections together.
If you are interested in inspecting for OEFFA or if you have questions, please visit https://certification.oeffa.org/inspectors/, email email@example.com, or call 614-947-1630!
Contract Organic Inspectors/Verification Officers
OCIA International OCIA International seeks organic inspectors/VOs with the following qualifications:
1. Experience and/or academic training in agriculture or food processing 2. Minimum experience of 1 year conducting organic inspections in the categories of Farm, Livestock, or Processing/Handling 3. Formal training and having passed a training course as an organic inspector (i.e. IOIA) 4. Knowledge of the National Organic Program (NOP) for U.S. or Canada Organic Regime (COR) for Canada. OCIA is looking for contract inspectors for inspections all over the U.S. (including New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, Iowa, and more) or Canada. Please note that contract inspectors are not guaranteed inspection work but maybe offered inspections when they are available. If you are interested in applying with OCIA, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you.
AUDITORES/INSPECTORES ORGANICOS - Contrato
OCIA Internacional OCIA Internacional busca auditores/inspectores organicos con las siguientes calificaciones:
1. Experiencia y/o formación académica en al área agrícola o del medio ambiente. 2. Experiencia mínima de 1 año conduciendo inspecciones orgánicas en las categorías de Finca, Grupos Comunitarios y Proceso Simple. 3. Capacitación formal y haber aprobado curso de capacitación como inspector orgánico (IOIA o similar) 4. Conocimiento del reglamento nacional orgánico (NOP), Lineamientos para la Operación Orgánica de México LPO y Norma de la Union Europea.
OCIA está buscando la contratación de inspectores para realizar inspecciones orgánicas en México, Guatemala, Perú, Nicaragua y El Salvador. Por favor, tome en cuenta que a los inspectores contratados no se les garantiza el trabajo fijo de inspección, pero si la posibilidad que se les ofrezca inspecciones cuando haya disponibilidad. Si está interesado en postularse con OCIA, envíe un correo electrónico a email@example.com con su CV y nos pondremos en contacto con usted.
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 applicants 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. Applications received by March 7, 2022 will be assured full consideration.
The full job posting with instructions for applying is available at: https://www.oeffa.org/employment.php.
Organic Field Inspector
Washington State Dept. of Agriculture Organic Program Come to Washington - where you can explore rainforests that get over 150 inches of rain a year and then dry out in desert ecosystems with less than 10 inches annually; where you can travel over 3,000 miles of coastlines and climb from sea level to 14,000 feet; where you can see over 300 different types of commercial crop systems in action and enjoy a strong local food economy; where you can make a home in simply one of the best states in the country AND at the same time work to support a strong and vital organic industry!
Join our team of professionals in providing third party certification and ensuring the integrity of the organic claim in Washington State. We are eager to fill inspector positions by May 1, 2022.
Field Inspectors work out of a home office and travel (in a state vehicle) throughout an assigned territory to inspect farms and handlers. Inspectors make observations, conduct interviews, audit records, take samples, and write detailed reports regarding an operation’s compliance with organic standards; inspectors do not consult or make final certification decisions. Our ideal candidate is based in, or willing to relocate to, Yakima, Grant, Benton, or Franklin Counties. Other locations around the state will also be considered.
As a state employee, you receive excellent benefits for you and your family, competitive salaries, and opportunities for growth and professional development. For more information & details on how to apply, contact Brenda Book, Organic Program Manager — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Started in 1988, the USDA-accredited WSDA Organic Program upholds the integrity of the organic label through certification and inspection of organic crop and livestock producers, processors, handlers and retailers. The oldest and largest state certification agency in the country, the Program is entirely fee-funded and currently works with over 1,300 organic clients and registers over 1,000 material inputs for organic production.
Certification Specialist (Crop/Livestock)
MOSA MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a qualified individual to join our Certification team. Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic system plan information to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards, and communicating with clients about certification requirements. Please consider applying if you have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training, experience, and knowledge of organic agricultural systems and certification, including crop and/or livestock production.
For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications received by February 25, 2022 will be assured full consideration.
This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes: health, dental, short term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave.
Maryland Department of Agriculture Oversee and manage the Organic Certification subprogram within the Food Quality Assurance Program, to ensure that all federal and state policies, regulations, and procedures are implemented and program activities are uniformly performed by all employees. Develop, implement, maintain and coordinate program data management systems with MDA, State and Federal systems.
Crop Certification Manager
Quality Certification Services Quality Certification Services (QCS) is growing our team with this opening for a Crop Certification Manager! Candidates with a positive outlook, excellent customer service skills, and creative and critical thinking are encouraged to apply. Job duties include: management of the company’s certification process per assigned scopes to ensure client’s obtain organic certification in accordance with the rules, regulations, and standards that govern Organic Certifications. Advising, developing and implementing policies for file review, evaluation and processes to accomplish program goals. Ensuring all staff receive the required training and follow all company policies and guidelines. Supporting the company mission to promote organic and sustainable agriculture and the company’s services and programs. This position may work remotely. Any inquiries can be directed to Anna Cesarotti.
MOFGA Certification Services, LLC MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS) is hiring a full time Organic Staff Inspector to join our team. MCS is a USDA-accredited organic certifier, certifying over 500 crop, livestock, and handling operations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The staff inspector will conduct onsite inspections year round throughout our service area (primarily in Maine), and provide high quality customer service along with skilled inspection auditing and verification to support positive organic certification experiences for organic producers certified by MCS. In addition, the staff inspector will be tasked with conducting unannounced inspections, pesticide residue sampling, and generating reports and other documents for MCS, as well as training, auditing, and evaluating inspectors in our inspector pool. The staff inspector will be expected to perform a significant percentage of MCS annual inspections (one-fifth of total inspections annually, or roughly 100).
This position requires travel within MCS’ service territory, off-site visits to clients, as well as office-based work. This position is required to be Maine-based, but the inspector will be able to work from home. IOIA training (or equivalent) and prior organic inspection experience preferred.
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Priority will be given to candidates who apply before March 23, 2022.