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USDA Announces Multiple Positions Available in Agency's National Organic Program

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:21:17 CDT

USDA Announces Multiple Positions Available in Agency's National Organic Program Are you or someone you know interested in joining the team of professionals responsible for maintaining the gold standard of organic regulations: the USDA Organic Seal? That team --- the National Organic Program --- is a small federal enforcement agency housed in USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, and we are growing.

This Fall 2019, we are conducting a hiring surge, seeking a pool of candidates ready to join us in oversight of the dynamic, growing organic industry and ensuring continued consumer trust under increasingly complex supply chains from farm to table worldwide.

Join the team that leads USDA enforcement of the national standards for organically-produced agricultural products sold in the United States. NOP is growing, and we are looking for professionals with experience in organic agriculture, from auditing and enforcement of sophisticated supply chains to National List management.

Recruiting for multiple positions – Fall 2019:

- National List Manager – Washington, D.C. only

- Auditors – may be based anywhere in the continental U.S.

- Accreditation Managers – Washington, D.C. only

- Compliance & Enforcement Specialists – Washington, D.C. only

NOTE: Please do not apply for jobs advertised for Washington, D.C. unless you are able to move to the D.C. area! We cannot negotiate on location for DC-based positions.


- All jobs will be posted on www.USAJobs.gov.

- Set up a search and daily alerts for positions in the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, or using key words.

- Key words from NOP job titles often include “Agricultural Marketing Specialist” or “Compliance Officer.”

- APPLY EARLY – Federal job announcements are typically open for 7 days and may have a cap on the number of applicants.

The National Organic Program team:

- Enforces the USDA Organic Standards domestically and around the world, investigates complaints, and conducts proactive compliance and outreach activities.

- Accredits and oversees third-party organizations (known as certifiers) who certify organic farms and businesses.

- Sets standards for organically-produced agricultural products and manages listings of materials used in organic agriculture.

- Works with other USDA agencies and governments to establish organic equivalency arrangements.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Source - USDA



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