Vermont Organic Farmers, part of NOFA-VT 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. We are currently working remotely with some office time per week required. 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.
For more information and to apply visit https://nofavt.org/about-us/join-our-team
Our mission: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont promotes organic practices to build an economically viable, ecologically sound and socially just Vermont agricultural system that benefits all living things.