Organic BC is seeking to hire a Technical Advisor and Lead Auditor to support the work of the Accreditation Board. The position is remote contract work. The position is approximately 150 hours per year. This is an annual average. Some months will require more hours and some fewer depending on the audit cycle and the detailed timelines of the audits. There are approximately 90 hours annually to complete all audit activities and 60 hours estimated for providing technical expertise.
Reporting to the Accreditation Board Director, the successful candidate’s responsibility is to provide technical expertise and support to the COABC Accreditation Board (AB). This includes conducting document reviews and audits of the COABC certification bodies (CBs) to ensure compliance with the COABC accreditation programs. This position will involve some travel throughout the province of British Columbia.
Compensation will be $65-70 per hour to a maximum of 150 hours per year and will depend on experience and applicable expertise.
About Organic BC
Organic BC is growing the organic movement in British Columbia from the ground up. Our grassroots network of organic certifiers, farmers, processors, and consumers is working to build healthy soil, ecosystems, people and communities. Together, we’re raising the standards for organic agriculture and transforming agriculture’s impact on the planet.
About the Accreditation Board
The Accreditation Board (AB) is the arms-length agency of Organic BC whose purpose is to fulfil the obligations for accreditation. This function has been devolved to Organic BC from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries as the BC Certified Organic Program (BCCOP) administrator, and by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as a conformity verification body under the Canada Organic Regime (COR).
The core work of the AB is to perform the vital task of accrediting and/or recommending accreditation for member certification bodies. This procedure is the crux of the BCCOP and COR programs and is accomplished with utmost regard to quality control.
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
The Technical Advisor & Lead Auditor position must not be involved in any activities with COABC COR certification bodies or COR certified operators. There can be no present involvement or past involvement within the last 2 years.
The following competencies are required for the position:
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
The following experience and/or training is required for the position:
To apply please send a cover letter, a resume, proposed compensation rate, and 3 references to email@example.com
Deadline for applications: October 15, 2021
Approximate start date: November 1, 2021
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.