Interested in joining a collaborative, supportive team? NOFA-VT staff works together for a sustainable food system, and healthy communities in Vermont.
Current job openings:
Certification Specialist (focus crops and livestock)
VOF is looking to hire a certification specialist to join our certification team. This position will coordinate the annual process of verifying the organic production practices of our crop and livestock producers. Applicants should have experience with organic crop and livestock production (experience on dairy farms preferred), strong organizational and analytical skills, exceptional attention to detail, experience with customer service, familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, and experience with databases (Salesforce experience a plus!). Major duties include reviewing organic system plans and inspection reports, writing compliance letters and assisting farmers with the certification process. The ideal candidate will have a B.A./B.S degree in agriculture, environmental science, food technology, food science or related field or equivalent work experience.
This is a fun, fast-paced office and we have high expectations of our staff. Applicants should have a sense of humor, ability to shift priorities and focus as necessary, and be willing to work independently and as a team. Applicants should have good time-management skills and enjoy interacting and assisting our farmers and processors. A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, food science, agriculture or environmental studies preferred.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
Benefits: health, simple IRA, generous combined time off.
Organic Inspectors for Hire (dairy, maple & processing)
VOF announces contract openings for organic inspectors to audit dairy and maple operations as well as organic processing facilities. The job of the organic inspector is to evaluate information provided by the certified operation and the certification agency, inspect the premise, assess all information and observations, and communicate findings to VOF. Inspectors are hired as independent consultants and thus are not eligible for employee benefits. VOF is seeking highly qualified professional auditors possessing experience in dairy, maple and food processing.
Ideal candidates possess a B.A./B.S. degree or higher in agriculture, food technology, or related field or equivalent work experience. A general requirement is the completion or future completion of relevant courses offered by the International Organic Inspectors Association (www.ioia.net). The expectation is that organic inspectors will continue to improve their inspection skills through on-going professional development and will stay abreast of changes and trends in organic production and the organic regulations.
Contract rate based on experience.
Only accepting electronic applications. Please send your cover letter & resume to: Nicole Dehne [email protected]