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Now Hiring: Accreditation Managers & Auditors

Application Deadline: February 14, 2022.

Join the passionate team that enforces the USDA 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.

We are hiring for multiple Accreditation Managers and Auditors to join our Accreditation Division. The positions are advertised as “Agricultural Marketing Specialists.” Apply online through by searching for the announcement number or by using the links below.

Each job announcement will close when 75 applications have been received, which may be sooner than the deadline.

Accreditation Managers (GS-12 or GS-13)

Accreditation managers conduct quality system and regulatory compliance assessments of certifiers, provide technical expertise to certifiers, participate in complex investigations of alleged program violations, present training to certifiers and inspectors, and conduct a myriad of activities to make sure certifier control systems are working effectively. Applicants may qualify at the GS-12 or GS-13 level. Accreditation Managers can be based anywhere in the U.S.

Announcement: MP-11375300-22-NO
Open to current and former federal employees
Apply: Accreditation Manager Position (MP)

Announcement: DE-11375293-22-NO
Open to qualified members of the public
Apply: Accreditation Manager Position (DE)

Auditors (GS-12)

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 up to 50% travel required (domestic and international).

Announcement: DE-11375352-22-NO
Open to qualified members of the public
Apply: Auditor Position (DE)

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