USDA hiring auditors to enforce the National Organic Standards
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) oversees the dynamic, growing organic industry. This small federal program has a big impact on farmers, businesses and consumers, enforcing the organic standards to continually strengthen trust in the USDA organic seal.
The USDA is hiring multiple Accreditation Auditors and Investigative Specialists. Both positions are advertised as "Agricultural Marketing Specialists, and are open to qualified members of the public. Apply online through www.usajobs.gov by searching for the announcement number or by using the links below.
Deadline for applications: February 18, 2020. Each of these jobs will close when 75 applications have been received, which may be sooner than the deadline.
Auditors assess the organic certification and oversight programs of domestic and international certifiers for the NOP Accreditation Division. Assessment activities include conducting documentary reviews and onsite audits of NOP-accredited certifiers and certifiers applying for accreditation. Auditors can be based anywhere in the U.S., with approximately 50-75% travel required (domestic and international).
Investigative Analysts conduct investigations and special projects for the NOP Compliance and Enforcement Division. Activities include complex case investigations, supply chain analysis, and developing new risk-based oversight tools. Positions are in Washington D.C. Relocation will be paid. Please do not apply unless you live or are willing to move to this area.