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We’re looking for people who share our same enthusiasm for the place where ambition, innovation and authenticity meet. Our team consists of people with an endless passion for the things that make this small world great.



Oregon Tilth works to make our food and agriculture biologically sound and socially equitable. When Oregon Tilth started, sustainable agriculture and organic weren’t familiar buzzwords. Today our core initiatives of certification, education, and advocacy continue to shape food systems that benefit people and planet, together.


The Inspector works with certification staff and clients to assess overall compliance of operations to regulatory standards through on-site observations and evaluation.  The Inspector travels to conduct interviews of operations, audits records, and provides technical assistance to support the needs of clients in the area of inspection. The Inspector works with certification staff to enhance the program through continuous improvement.
This position is primarily for the Pacific Northwest region.
The pay range for this position is $49,896.17 to $64,035.11 depending on experience.


The responsibilities of the Certification Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Engaged Teams – Evaluating and assessing organic system plans for completeness and accuracy;  working as a member of the team to ensure consistency of certification processes with a high level of integrity and quality; supporting clients and staff by assisting with the development and delivery of instructional materials regarding on-site visits; supporting client service delivery teams by troubleshooting inspection related issues and general support of documentation and compliance needs; ensuring client files are appropriately managed and current; and role modeling a shared vision and caring culture in alignment with Oregon Tilth’s mission.
  • Empowered Clients – Ensuring a positive client journey that aligns with the Oregon Tilth client journey map; providing timely and transparent service and communications to clients; providing general and technical assistance regarding the certification process; engaging with clients to ensure their understanding of compliance matters and processes; assessing all relevant parts of the operation’s premises and records to determine compliance with applicable standards; ensuring a high level of service and quality; and monitoring expenses and billing to ensure cost effectiveness.
  • Exemplary Leadership – Demonstrating uncompromising integrity through knowledge sharing and appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion; promoting quality certification services and positive interactions; working with certification staff to develop documents, processes and procedures that support high quality inspections and continuous improvement; professionally representing Oregon Tilth at various trade shows and events; and role modeling diversity, equity and inclusion.


• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or minimum 4 years equivalent work experience
• Experience working in professional office environment
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong communication skills
• All of the above
• Minimum 2 years professional experience directly related to third-party certifications
• Mastery of Inspector tasks, requirements and relevant standards

This position primarily works in various indoor and outdoor conditions.


• Experience working in a regulatory environment
• Experience with inspections and auditing
• Experience in agriculture or food science

This position requires the following:
• Ability to lift 50 pounds or less
• Standing for long periods of time
• Walking long distances
• Maneuvering through challenging terrain or awkward production environments

This position requires extensive local and non-local travel in all weather conditions.

Oregon Tilth provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, genetics or genetic information, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, political belief, expunged juvenile record, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Please send your resume and cover letter specifically indicating your interest in applying to by 5:00 pm PDT Wednesday, September 28.

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