Job Openings

Job Openings

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Quality Systems & Information Technology Manager

Pennsylvania Certified Organic announces a job opening for a Quality Systems and Information Technology (IT) Manager. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in quality systems, information or business management, including but not limited to: auditing, document control, and quality and IT systems. We are looking for a well organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary range: $45,000 to $55,000, depending on experience.

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Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website at http://www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to Lia@paorganic.org.

 


 

Certification Specialist

Pennsylvania Certified Organic announces a job opening for Certification Specialist. The ideal candidate will have education and / or experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards and food science/processing. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. Remote consideration will be given to applicants with previous certification experience.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary range: $38,000 to $48,000, depending on experience.

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Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Position will remain open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.

 


FarmFest Coordinator

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is seeking a FarmFest Coordinator to serve in coordination with our Education and Outreach Team. The part time contracted position will be responsible for planning and management, with guidance from the PCO, of the Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest, held July 29-30, 2016 at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA.

FarmFest is a fun, free, community-building event that fosters knowledge of organic agriculture and sustainable living through educational opportunities, local foods, lively entertainment, and interactive family activities.

The successful contractor will possess strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated work experience in event and volunteer management. We seek a highly competent individual with proficiency in soliciting/securing sponsors, vendors, and exhibitors. Successful candidate will also exhibit aptitude with databases, computer networks, volunteerism, and social media.

Contract Compensation and Schedule:

This contracted position is offered at $8000 plus a percentage of sponsorship sales. Regular communication during agreed-upon scheduled work hours is required. We expect the contracted position to fill approximately 10 hours per week, and all day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half a day Sunday during the week of the event. Additionally, some post event communications and evaluation is required. The planned start date for this position is February 1, 2016.

We will accept applications until the position is filled but encourage applicants to make their submission by December 15th to be included in the first round of reviews. To apply, please complete our Request for Proposals here.

For more information on the FarmFest Coordinator position please click here.

For more information about FarmFest please visit our website at farmfest.paorganic.org.

 


 

IMG_2407PCO Internship

We currently do not have any internships being offered at this time.

The Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) Internship position would assist in all duties associated with office management and organic certification as directed by the Administrative Team and Certification Team.  Applicants should have organizational, communication, writing and computer skills, as well as strong abilities in a team environment.  Responsibilities include handling correspondence, phone, and email communication, providing information to prospective and current clients, assisting with office management duties, participating in the preparation of events and exhibit booths and supporting the certification team with filing, mailings, and processing paperwork. This is a three-month paid part-time or full-time position at our Spring Mills, PA office.

Wondering what a day in the life of a PCO intern is like? Click here to review some of their responsibilities.

Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org. Electronic submissions are preferred.

 


Organic Inspectors

If you are interested in learning about the process for becoming an organic inspector and potentially becoming a PCO contractor in the future, please contact the PCO office at 814-422-0251 or e-mail to pco@paorganic.org

For more information about organic inspector training, please visit the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) website at: http://www.ioia.net