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Certification Officer
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO)
The Certification Officer works as part of a client service delivery team to provide customer service and issue certification decisions. The Certification Officer 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. The Certification Officer provides customer service and works collaboratively within the client delivery teams.
Link: https://tilth.org/about/careers/
Certification Services Officer
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO)
The Certification Services Officer works as part of the client service delivery team to support the daily services for the assigned client portfolio. The primary role of the Certification Services Officer is to serve as the teams’ first point of contact for clients and applicants as assigned. The Certification Services Officer responds to inquiries and technical questions; completes action item decisions; and provides outstanding customer service within the client delivery team.
Link: https://tilth.org/about/careers/
Technical Specialist
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO)
The Technical Specialist serves as a technical expert in the regulations, policies, and application for each of the certification scopes that OTCO administers. The Technical Specialist works to support the certification services by researching and resolving technical questions, providing training, and developing technical resources. The Technical Specialist engages in investigating and resolving contentious certification issues. The Technical Specialist works with the Quality and Accreditation department and appropriate staff to implement the goals of the accreditation and certification programs to ensure a high level of quality, accuracy, and integrity in OTCO’s certification delivery. The Technical Specialist collaborates with all team members in the Quality and Accreditation Department in addition to Certification Management, Education and Advocacy, and Communications and Marketing teams and other teams to provide exemplary customer service and leadership. The Technical Specialist is also responsible for participating and interacting with other technical teams in the organic industry.
Link: https://tilth.org/about/careers/
Quality System Coordinator
OEFFA
https://www.oeffa.org/employment.php
Link: https://www.oeffa.org/pdfs/Quality%20Systems%20Coordinator%20-%20December%202022.pdfhttps://www.oeffa.org/pdfs/Quality%20Systems%20Coordinator%20-%20December%202022.pdf
Certification Specialist
OEFFA
https://www.oeffa.org/employment.php
Link: https://www.oeffa.org/pdfs/OEFFA%20Certification%20Specialist%20Winter%202022-2023.pdf
Textiles Contract (Freelance) Inspector/Auditor
Ecocert USA
Ecocert USA announces an immediate opening for Contract Inspectors / Auditors for 2023, with an emphasis on textile certifications in the US (nationwide-coverage). The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct inspections of textile operators for compliance to the GOTS and/or Textile Exchange Standards.
Principal Duties:
• Plan, prepare, schedule, and conduct on-site inspections of applicants and certified operations as assigned.
• Assess compliance of operations with applicable regulations/standards and report observations.
• Write reports and communicate inspection results through excellent written communication within established timelines.
• Compile, organize and submit documentation and information using technology platforms.
• Travel extensively; clients are throughout the United States. Regionality can be agreed upon during the contracting process.
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in textile, chemical, quality or industrial engineering AND 2-year experience in the textile industry.
• OR four years of relevant professional experience.
• Detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Skilled at using Microsoft office software and other information technology.
• Optional: Knowledge of GOTS, Textile Exchange Standards; ISO 19011 & GOTS Social training.
Staff Inspector/Auditor
NICS/Ecocert USA
Nature’s International Certification Services (NICS)/Ecocert USA announces an immediate opening for Organic Staff Inspector/Auditor.

Principal Duties:
Review farm, livestock and/or handling system plans in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.
Handle travel and scheduling logistics and conduct inspections of applicants and certified operations as assigned.
Assess compliance of operations with applicable regulations/standards and report
Communicate inspection results through excellent written and oral communication within established timelines.
Interface with certification staff to provide further information necessary for final
Conduct peer evaluations of other inspectors in the field, as assigned.
Work collaboratively with other NICS/Ecocert staff to share context and information gathered during inspection trips and meeting with producers to help inform and improve NICS policies, procedures, and business practices.
Travel extensively 50-75% of the time throughout the United States.
Qualifications:
University degree in agriculture or food science, OR extensive farming or processing experience, OR equivalent inspecting or auditing experience for organic, social justice, fair trade, traceability, or food safety standards.
Knowledge of USDA NOP related international
Detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Highly self-organized with the ability to prioritize work, managing multiple projects while maintaining quality. Ability to work independently and partner with a diverse group of staff and producers.
Able to clearly communicate complex technical information in a positive and effective
Skilled and comfortable using Microsoft office software, Adobe Acrobat, databases, and other information technology.

Benefits include: Health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance; 401K plan. Fulltime exempt, competitive compensation!
Link: https://ecocert.bamboohr.com/careers/44
Handler Certification Specialist
CCOF
Position Summary:
The CCOF Handler Certification Specialist reviews inspection reports, mid-year updates, and/or applications of prospective and currently certified organic food processor and handler operations.

This is a full-time, remote “work from home” position. We will also consider candidates who would like to work from our Santa Cruz, CA office.

This position does not include on-site inspections of certified organic operations and will not include field work in the future.

Required Qualifications:
• B.A. degree or higher in food science, chemistry, or related field.
• Computer proficiency in word processing, formatting, databases, and email. Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Clear, direct, and concise written communication skills.
• Excellent attention to detail, noticing errors, ensuring errors are resolved and leaving things in better shape than you found them.
• Ability to organize, monitor, plan ahead, and follow through on tasks with competing deadlines.
• Ability to think critically logically, quickly, and autonomously and propose solutions to problems.
• Comfort in a regulatory role communicating requirements to clients and ensuring that standards are met.

Compensation: Superb health plans, 401(k) program, and generous sick/personal and vacation time. The Handler Certification Specialist’s starting salary range will be $56,238 - $60,000 and will depend on qualifications and experience.

Hiring Process: Applications will be accepted until March 17, 2023.

Interested applicants, please submit the following documents to employment@ccof.org with Handler Certification Specialist in the subject line:

• Cover letter summarizing your interest in CCOF and the position, and qualifications
• Current resume
• List of three professional references
Link: https://www.ccof.org/page/work-ccof
Organic Staff Inspector
NSF International/ QAI Inc.
Full-time Position
Experience with handler and livestock operations preferred.
Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/organic-inspector-and-product-certification-at-nsf-international-3326296308?refId=XKMbN3MrqBDvmhVFXXXytQ%3D%3D&trackingId=Wv2ibrr%2B8VzqxSJWlSlfSA%3D%3D&trk=public_jobs_topcard-title
Inspector
WSDA Organic Program
Organic inspectors are regionally located throughout the state and are responsible for on-site inspections of organic businesses. Priority is given to inspector applicants currently located in Central or Eastern Washington and those willing to relocate to Central or Eastern Washington.

All positions offer:
-Competitive salary, benefits, and retirement
-Flexibility in schedules and paid time off
-Training & profession development opportunities

Ideal qualifications
-Degree involving major study in agriculture, food science, or related field
-Two years of professional level experience in organic certification, crop production, or post harvest handling and processing
-Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural production and handling methods
-Proven record of excellent communication skills - verbally and in writing
-International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) certification in Crops or Handling, or ability to complete certification within first year
-Bilingual Spanish/English speakers are highly encouraged to apply
Link: https://agr.wa.gov/departments/organic
Reviewers - Crop or Processing Specialization
WSDA Organic Program
Organic reviewer positions are located throughout the state, either in our main Olympia office or remotely at home offices.

All positions offer
-Competitive salary, benefits, and retirement
-Flexibility in schedules and paid time off
-Training & profession development opportunities

Ideal qualifications
-Degree involving major study in agriculture, food science, or related field
-Two years of professional level experience in organic certification, crop production, or post harvest handling and processing
-Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural production and handling methods
-Proven record of excellent communication skills - verbally and in writing
International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) certification in Crops or Handling, or ability to complete certification within first year
-Bilingual Spanish/English speakers are highly encouraged to apply
Link: https://agr.wa.gov/departments/organic
Input Material Review Specialist
WSDA Organic Progra
Organic reviewers are located throughout the state, either in our main Olympia office or remotely at home offices.

All positions offer
-Competitive salary, benefits, and retirement
-Flexibility in schedules and paid time off
-Training & profession development opportunities

Ideal qualifications
-Degree involving major study in chemistry, agriculture, food science, or related field
-Two years of professional level experience in organic certification, input material manufacturing, or related field
-Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural production and handling methods
-Proven record of excellent communication skills - verbally and in writing

Link: https://agr.wa.gov/departments/organic
Organic Inspector
ISDA
Conduct inspections, both announced and unannounced, of certified organic crop, livestock and processing operations. Conduct investigations of certified organic operations in the event complaints are filed.
Inspections and investigations involve considerable report writing, documenting statements, photographing, collecting evidence, and compiling case data.
Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho/jobs/3893910/organic-agriculture-investigator-sr
Contract GAP Connections Inspector - social justice audit
QCS
July-September. Fast paced and high earning potential. Inspections of traceability, environmental & labor issues. Worker interviews - applicant must know English & Spanish.
Link: https://qcsinfo.org/careers/
WFCFO Organic Contract Inspector
Where Food Comes From Organic
WFCFO is always accepting resumes for folks interested in joining our inspector pool. We assign inspections based on region and availability. Major areas in need of inspectors include: N. CA, TX, NM, and the Carolinas. Scopes in need include: livestock and handling. See the job posting on the WFCFO website.
Link: https://www.wherefoodcomesfrom.com/jobs/organic-inspector
Organic Inspector, Contractor
CCOF
CCOF Organic Contractor Inspectors inspect farms and food processors outside the state of California for compliance with the USDA National Organic Program standards. CCOF Contractor Inspectors must be qualified in one or more of three primary scopes: farming, food processing, and/or livestock. We are currently seeking Contractor Inspectors who live in the following areas, who have the qualifications described below:

• Austin, Texas - seeking an organic farm & processing inspector
• Salt Lake City, Utah - seeking an organic farm & processing inspector

Link: https://www.ccof.org/sites/default/files/2022-12/Organic%20Contractor%20Inspector%20-%20Job%20Announcement.pdf
Organic Inspector, Hourly Staff
CCOF
CCOF Organic Inspectors inspect farms and food processors for compliance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards. CCOF Inspectors must be qualified in one or more of three primary categories or scopes: farming, food processing, and/or livestock.

CCOF hires inspectors as hourly staff employees when they perform their work within the State of California, unless they are eligible to operate as a contractor under a qualified independent business. We are currently seeking hourly Staff Inspectors who live in the following areas:

• Humboldt County, California - seeking an organic farm & livestock inspector

• Monterey County, California - seeking a farm inspector; must be fluent in Spanish and English

We welcome inquiries from qualified multi-scope Inspectors anywhere in California.

Link: https://www.ccof.org/sites/default/files/2022-12/Organic%20Staff%20Inspector%20-%20Job%20Announcement.pdf
Inspector
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
A salaried full time staff inspector position with benefits
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