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Posted: August 22, 2016 | Location: ,

This position works with a team of three or more other Inspection Supervisors to coordinate over 4000 inspections annually for 3000 clients. The main function of this role is to ensure that inspections are completed by qualified inspectors according to timelines required to provide excellent client service and to meet the workload pacing requirements for year round work. The Associate Inspection Supervisor has frequent and direct contact with inspectors, who are primarily sub-contractors. The position may assist in assessing inspector supply, recruitment, training and evaluation. This position does not include regular onsite inspections of certified organic operations. There may be periodic opportunities to perform field evaluations during inspections. View the full job description.

Posted: August 22, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The CCOF Office Administrator has a wide array of responsibilities including reception, Front Desk staff coordination, facilities support and numerous forms of administrative assistance. View the full job description. 

Posted: August 10, 2016 | Location: Concord, California

Work with the Executive Director and agency partners to: • Survey local agricultural producers to assess demographics, resource concerns, and adoption of conservation practices. • Recruit local farmers to implement demonstration projects that improve soil health, irrigation efficiency, water quality, water retention, and yield other natural resource benefits. Establish CCRCD as an active hub of the CA Soil Health Network. • Research and develop tools to support carbon beneficial practices on Contra Costa farms, ranches, and other working lands. • Research and develop policies to help County departments and local municipalities incorporate working lands (e.g. farms, ranches, urban ag.) into green infrastructure plans, climate action plans, and watershed plans. • Organize technical workshops for farmers, ranchers, private landowners, public agencies, and homeowners to increase awareness of stewardship practices that protect soil, water, and habitat, and improve watershed health. • Serve as CCRCD liaison and staff support to the San Joaquin Delta Water Quality Coalition, Contra Costa Farm Bureau, reclamation districts, irrigation districts, local fire-safe councils, weed management areas, and other community groups. • Raise awareness of Contra Costa agriculture and improve urban - rural connections, by developing initiatives such as re-engaging the Contra Costa Food Systems Alliance, supporting County development of an agricultural ombudsman program, and/or working with partners to expand local, urban agriculture programs. • Assist other staff with CCRCD’s Watershed Program and the Alameda - Contra Costa Livestock Pond Initiative. UProject ManagementU. Work with CCRCD staff, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and local partners to: • Identify fundraising opportunities, prepare grant proposals, and manage grant agreements for projects and programs. • Hire and manage consultants and contractors, including RFPs, contracting, and enforcement of scope, budget, and timeline. • Obtain and manage regulatory permits, CEQA compliance, water rights, and landowner agreements for projects. • Conduct field work to assess site conditions, plan project and permit compliance and monitor resources.

Posted: August 8, 2016 | Location: Greensboro, Alabama

Gardener/Horticulturist position for large certified organic farm (5,300+ acres), located near Greensboro about an hour south of Tuscaloosa, in a beautiful area of Alabama long famous for its soils. We are expanding the farm’s horticultural and gardening activities to experiment with potential new crops, expand seed supply of potential rare heritage crops, and demonstrate production protocols. Requirements/responsibilities include: • A good field/greenhouse technician responsible for all day-to-day operations • Interested in specialty and heritage crop management • Work in the field, use equipment of various kinds, interact with farm staff • Keep important records including maintenance of organic requirements • Work directly with Scott Peacock, one of the most famous Southern chefs Salary based on experience. We will consider both those beginning with little work experience or those with a lot of experience. Housing included.

Posted: July 28, 2016 | Location: Sebastopol, California

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) has a job opening for a Program and Operations Coordinator. CalCAN is a statewide coalition that works on state and federal policy to advance the powerful climate solutions of sustainable and organic agriculture. We are looking for someone play an important support role in expanding CalCAN’s capacity to build a wider network of partners and enhance our communications, helping to further our influence on sustainable agriculture and climate policy. The ideal candidate will be committed to sustainable agriculture, enthusiastic about building their skills in communications, event coordination and non-profit administration, and eager to learn, adapt and grow with CalCAN’s changing strategies, priorities and needs. Primary responsibilities include events coordination, communications, grants management and administrative support. This is a full time salaried position that is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is based in Sebastopol, CA and works closely with the Sacramento-based policy team. Please see here for more details: http://calclimateag.org/calcan-job-announcement/.

Posted: July 15, 2016 | Location: ,

GLOBALG.A.P. is seeking a U.S.A. based Technical Key Account Manager (TKAM) to work remotely for GLOBALG.A.P. North America (GGNA). The GGNA TKAM will serve GLOBALG.A.P. as the technical expert for the North American marketplace, engaging producers, government agencies, industry organizations and other stakeholders to drive the growth of GLOBALG.A.P’s market share, reputation and impact in the region. This is a full-time senior management level position for a self-directed high-integrity individual with a commitment to customer service and a passion for agriculture and its people.  Applicants must have extensive knowledge of the North American agriculture industry (particularly fruit and vegetable production), food safety and sustainability standard systems and certification. You can view the job posting attached and here:  http://www.globalgap.org/uk_en/media-events/news/articles/GLOBALG.A.P.-NORTH-AMERICA-Technical-Key-Account-Manager/  

Posted: July 11, 2016 | Location: Clinton, South Whidbey Island, Washington

Organic Farm School: Growing farmers, food, and community Located in Clinton, South Whidbey Island, Washington Farmer-Instructor positions available Summary The Organic Farm School (OFS) is expanding and seeking candidates for two full-time farmer-instructor positions. Successful candidates will be excited and qualified to mentor aspiring farmers in how to start and manage their own farms while managing the OFS student farm as a working farm and outdoor classroom. We seek one farmer-instructor specializing in poultry, livestock and hay production and one farmer-instructor specializing in annual vegetable and seed crop production. The primary responsibilities of these positions include: • Educational training of aspiring farmers in the classroom and in the field (45%) • Management of the farm’s infrastructure, production and marketing. This includes the cultivation of diverse certified organically grown crops and/or livestock and the distribution of them through multiple outlets (45%) • Providing leadership in the on-going development, implementation and evaluation of the OFS farmer training program and training farm (10%) Qualifications and experience The farmer-instructor positions require strong educator, farmer and organizational skills. The ideal candidates will be experienced in teaching and mentoring, will have owned and operated a successful farm business and will be highly organized. Flexibility, sensitivity, strong communication, time-management and people skills are essential. These positions also require the ability to work well independently and as part of a team, a knack for negotiating conflict, and the capacity to promote efficient working relationships and learning. In addition, the candidates should be creative, self-directed solution-seekers who can identify opportunities and take initiative for expansion within the organization. The following are required: • Minimum 3 years experience in agricultural production as a farm manager • Minimum 2 years professional experience teaching or leading trainings. • Broad foundation of knowledge and experience related to organic farming including both theoretical and practical perspectives. • Direct experience developing and managing complex on-the-ground operations. • Understanding issues related to new farmers • Strong and dynamic public-speaking skills, outreach and recruitment experience • Developed leadership and team management skills Responsibilities of the positions Educational training of aspiring farmers in the classroom and in the field • Assist in the recruitment, selection and orientation of new farmer-trainees • Continually refine and develop the OFS farmer training curriculum, focusing on small-scale commercial organic production, marketing and small farm business management • Prepare and present the curriculum to farmer-trainees • Train and guide farmer-trainees in farm tasks and co-management of the student farm • Evaluate farmer-trainee progress and offer constructive guidance • Provide leadership in creating a positive social environment for farmer-trainees Management of the OFS student farm’s infrastructure, production and marketing: • Develop production plans for crops and/or livestock and forage • Develop and implement a farm marketing plan that includes CSA, farmers market and wholesale outlets • Efficiently implement the production plan with farmer-trainees • Research and implement soil improvement and climate-friendly farming practices • Use organic best-management practices to grow healthy and productive crops and livestock • Harvest and distribute farm products • Maintain and develop the farm’s equipment and infrastructure to effectively support the production goals of the program • Maintain accurate records as needed and manage organic certification • Solicit and manage collaborative farm research projects with regional partners to enhance the educational potential of the farm Administration of the OFS farm and education program: • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other staff, program partners and the public • Create annual and long-term work plans and budgets for the farming and educational aspects of the OFS • Manage farm and education budgets including tracking expenses and income • Provide quarterly progress reports and an annual report to the OFS Board in collaboration with the Director Compensation and schedule Salary • Salary commensurate with experience (min. $36K/yr) Schedule • Full-time equivalent with increased workload Mar.-Oct. and decreased workload Nov.-Feb. • Major holidays and 15 days personal time off (appropriately timed for minimal disturbance of program) The Organic Farm School is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.  We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to join an organization whose mission is to build sustainable local food and farm systems through education and training. To Apply: Please familiarize yourself with our program by visiting http://organicfarmschool.org. Qualified candidates please send a cover letter and resume to sebastian@organicfarmschool.org. We will begin screening applications as they are received, and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Position ideally starts September 1 (flexible). As part of the cover letter, please indicate whether your strengths are based in poultry, livestock and hay production or annual vegetable and seed crop production. We appreciate all documents sent in PDF or Word format and look forward to receiving your information.

Posted: July 5, 2016 | Location: Chestertown, Maryland

Willard Agri-Service, Inc. is a Mid-Atlantic provider of crop protection and fertilizers which also include our organic line of fertilizer products. As an organic field sales representative you are the key link between Willard Agri Service and our organic customers. You are responsible for communicating the value we bring to a customer and ensuring that those values are delivered and realized by those customers. All aspects of the customer relationship are to be managed by you in an efficient and friendly manner. These items include custom spray and organic fertilizer applications, deliveries, High Q data collection and analysis, applied technology support, accounts receivable, field surveillance and government program compliance. Please see attached job description for more details.

Posted: June 9, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

POSITION OVERVIEW The Organic Farming Research Foundation is offering an opportunity for a Research Program Intern to assist in research and outreach activities at OFRF. This is a 10-20 hour per week internship that reports to the Research Associate and is based in our Santa Cruz, CA home office. The ideal candidate will be able to work on a variety of projects and gain a valuable understanding of organic agriculture research and policy. OFRF is dedicated to providing the support and oversight necessary to make the internship a valuable opportunity to acquire experience and training. This is not a paid position, yet credit hours and a small stipend are available. Hours are flexible. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Work with OFRF staff to develop educational and policy materials (such as policy briefs, blogs, and farmer guides) about the research needs of organic farmers. Assist in the coordination of the OFRF grantmaking program. Work with Communications team in editing documents for online and print media. Administrative tasks such as assembling addresses to send educational materials, coordinating the mailings, scheduling meetings, and supporting a webinar. Conduct interview reviews with previous awardees to do post award follow up. SKILLS AND QUALITIES Excellent communication skills. Produce high quality work in a deadline-driven environment. Experience with Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Drive and other applications. Mac computer experience. Experience with Microsoft Office. Interest in organic agriculture research and policy. To apply for this position please send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Joanna@ofrf.org.

Posted: June 9, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

POSITION OVERVIEW The Organic Farming Research Foundation is seeking a Policy Associate to coordinate legislative and regulatory campaigns that support the needs of organic farmers. This is a full-time, exempt position, eligible for benefits and based in Washington, DC. Candidates in California may be considered to work from our Santa Cruz, CA home office on a case-by-case basis. This high-profile position offers great opportunity for the right candidate to interact with federal agencies’ staff and political officials, and to help shape the future of food and agriculture throughout the U.S. The Policy Associate reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for monitoring federal policy, advocating for the needs of organic growers, and engaging farmers in the policy making process. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Monitor federal policy (legislative and regulatory) as it pertains to organic farming. Champion federal support to meet the research, education, and technical needs of organic farmers. Represent OFRF at meetings with policy makers, partners, and grower groups. Develop written positions/recommendations on key policy issues. Cultivate political support for organic. Write blogs or articles about policy issues. Manage grassroots organizing efforts such as action alerts. Coordinate organic farmer engagement on policy issues. Keep Executive Director and staff apprised of current issues. Monitor and report on progress towards goals. Manage policy-related contacts in OFRF database. Work with the Policy Committee of the OFRF Board of Directors. QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will be a versatile professional possessing a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in federal food or agriculture policy. SKILLS AND QUALITIES Knowledge about organic agriculture. Deep understanding of federal legislative and regulatory processes. Strong organizational skills. Great communication skills (listening, oral, and written). Proficiency with Macs and PCs, and common software applications, such as Office Suite. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, show initiative, achieve goals, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently as well as within a team. Ability to travel to meetings and events. Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Organic Farming Research Foundation. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND The mission of the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is to foster the widespread adoption and improvement of organic farming systems. Since our founding in 1990, OFRF has sponsored organic farming research, education, outreach, and competitive grant-making programs, and has invested $3M in 332 research grants to growers and scientists throughout the United States. This work is complemented by efforts to share our findings with policy makers, agricultural institutions, and federal agencies that can use the results to implement broader change and help to advance the sector. OFRF has played a key role in shaping the U.S. Farm Bill and other public policies supporting the success of organic growers. OFRF envisions a future where organic farming is the leading form of agriculture. TO APPLY Qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary requirement to jobs@ofrf.org. Position is open until filled.

Posted: May 23, 2016 | Location: Amargosa, Nevada

Applicant must enjoy rural desert life, because the nearest grocery store is 90 minutes South of Amargosa in Las Vegas. We just received our organic certification on 160 acres. We have enclosed 3 acres to hold 1,200 pastured heritage hens. We are also growing all of the feed for the chickens. We need a farm manager with experience on an egg farm. We can pay $14/hour and there is a small house will all utilities included with Internet for $600/month.