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Certification Specialist (Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC)

Organization Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC
Location 14 Pleasant Street PO Box 697
Richmond, Vermont 05477

VERMONT ORGANIC FARMERS LLC (VOF), an LLC owned by NOFA-VT, is a USDA accredited organic certifier and provides Vermont producers with a credible verification program for their organic production practices. VOF certifies over 700 farms and processors to the National Organic Program regulations and assists our producers in marketing their products to consumers.

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 organic producers. Applicants should have experience with organic production. We are particularly excited about applicants with processing and/or maple production experience. In addition applicants should have 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 team 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. We are currently working mostly remotely with some office work required.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

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Date Posted September 24th, 2021
Deadline October 8th, 2021
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Regulatory authority
Type Full Time
Compensation Salary Range: $42,546- $57,714
How to Apply Please send your cover letter & resume to: Nicole Dehne