Job Posting Organic Inspector / Auditor

Ecocert USA announces an immediate opening for Organic Staff Inspector / Auditor. The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct inspections and audits of organic operators for compliance to USDA National Organic Program and other related standards. Ecocert USA is based in Plainfield, Indiana. Remote U.S.-based employment is acceptable. Extensive travel is required.

Principal Duties:

  • Review farm, livestock and/or handling system plans in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Plan, prepare, schedule and conduct on-site and remote 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 and oral communication within established timelines.
  • Evaluate corrective actions submitted by the organic operator to determine if adequate and relevant to inspector findings.
  • Compile, organize and submit documentation and information using technology platforms.
  • Conduct peer evaluations of other inspectors in the field as assigned.
  • Provide training to new inspectors, mentor and evaluate as needed.
  • Travel extensively 50-75% of the time throughout the United States


  • 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 and related international standards.
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Can work independently and partner with a diverse group of staff and clients with different strengths and skills in a busy work environment.
  • Able to clearly communicate complex technical information in a positive and effective way.
  • Highly self-organized with the ability to prioritize work, managing multiple projects while maintaining quality.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft office software, databases and other information technology.

Benefits include:
Health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance; 401K plan. Fulltime exempt, annual base salary: $42,000 - $60,000 commensurate with experience.

For over 25 years Ecocert has been a leader in organic certification worldwide. Our mission is: To help build a sustainable world by encouraging people to adopt good environmental and societal practices across all sectors, all over the world. To support this mission, Ecocert offers diverse certifications in addition to organic food, including Cosmos, Fair For Life, Regenerative Organic Certification. Rainforest Alliance, GOTS, FSA, UEBT and more. Ecocert USA certifies over 800 organic crops, livestock, handling and personal care operations throughout the United States. Applicants can learn more about us at

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Ms. Beth Neuman, Preference will be given to applications received by April 5, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ecocert USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all company facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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