The Food Processing Certification Specialist will provide support to OEFFA Certification by conducting extensive review of applications submitted by organic processors and producers. The Certification Specialist will also provide technical assistance to these clients and assist them in maintaining compliance with the federal organic standards. He or she will participate in policy development and educational programming as well.
Review client applications and files to verify compliance with the National Organic Program standards
Provide customer service and technical assistance to new or renewing certification clients
Handle correspondence, fax, and email communications in a consistently professional manner
Work on special projects as assigned by the Certification Program Manager
Stay current with changes in National Organic Program standards
Help develop and implement OEFFA Certification policies and procedures
Experience related to organic processing certification regulations and procedures
Experience with food processing, food science, and/or operational audits
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Exceptional communication and writing skills
Excellent computer skills, including Excel and Microsoft Word
Sincere desire to assist organic processors and farmers
Knowledge of general office procedures
Bachelor degree in a relevant field preferred
This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) based in our Columbus, OH office that includes benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. There may be some travel in Ohio.
To Apply: Applications consist of cover letter, résumé, and names of three references (indicate relationship). In your cover letter please address how your experience and background meet the requirements of the position and include salary history and expectations. All application materials should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and addressed to Julia Barton, Certification Program Manager. Review of electronic applications will begin Monday, October 8th, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. For questions, contact Julia Barton at 614-262-2022 x220.
About OEFFA Certification
The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) Certification Program has offered organic certification services to farmers and processors in Ohio and elsewhere for thirty years. Since 2002, OEFFA Certification has been accredited by the USDA under the National Organic Program. OEFFA Certification is a sister organization to OEFFA, which was founded in 1979 as a broad-based membership association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working together to promote sustainable and organic agriculture