NOP Now Hiring: Auditors & Accreditation Managers

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Now Hiring:

Auditors & Accreditation Managers

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 Auditors and Accreditation Managers. Both positions are advertised as "Agricultural Marketing Specialists," and are open to qualified members of the public. Apply online through by searching for the announcement number or by using the links below. 

Deadline for applications: July 22, 2020. Each of these jobs will close when 75 applications have been received, which may be sooner than the deadline.


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 approximately 25-50% travel required (domestic and international).

Announcement: DE-10862082-20-NO.   

Apply: Accreditation Auditor Position

Accreditation Managers 

Accreditation managers conduct quality system and regulatory compliance audits of certifiers, provide technical expertise to certifiers, 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 are be based in Washington D.C., with occasional travel required (domestic and international). Only apply if you live in the commuting area or are willing to move to D.C.

Announcement: DE-10862502-20-NO.   

Apply: Accreditation Manager Position