Watsonville CA USA
JOB SUMMARY: Reports to the Organic Program Manager and performs a wide range of technical and administrative duties to ensure Driscoll’s organic system plan is updated and maintained as required by the USDA National Organic Program. The specialist will also provide administrative support to growers in order to maintain compliance. The specialist will be required to work on a wide range of projects that will not only meet current needs but allow for future growth of this role. Represents Driscoll’s in the field to all organic berry producers in the US, Mexico and Chile. Travel required up to 10%-15% of the work time.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: AS degree in Agriculture, Business, Biological Science, or Environmental Ecology is preferred. Two years of experience in an organic agricultural business may be considered as a substitute for the educational requirement. Bilingual, bi-literate communication skills required: English and Spanish. Some knowledge of strawberry, raspberry or blackberry production would be preferred. Familiarity with the organic industry and knowledge of Federal Regulator compliance desired. Must be able to follow detailed directions both verbal and written. Must have the ability to organize and manage diverse information in many forms, including, written, data, paper, electronics. Must be able to communicate effectively on clear well defined issues both verbally and written. Excellent people skills. Must be able to travel to all districts, which currently include USA (California and Pacific Northwest, and Florida); Mexico (Central and Baja). Demonstrated proficient with MS Office Suite required. Valid California Driver’s License, eligibility for vehicle insurance and US Passport required. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
1. Maintain Handler and Grower Electronic Organic System Plans.
2. Maintain current Organic Certificates and Profiles for Handlers and Growers.
3. Maintain Organic Export Certificate Log and track usage.
4. Approve Organic Ranches for Ranch Action Process.
5. Track transitional acres.
6. Maintain Material Review Request Form (MRRF’s) Electronic and paper files.
7. Maintain Organic Department presence on Berrynet.
8. Prepare New Organic Grower Welcome Packets and Binders.
9. Serve as a back-up to the Organic Team, including: providing approval(s) for the DSA List of Approved Inputs for Organic Production.
10. Assist with Organic Inspection Pre-Audits and assist with NOGAP planning and execution
11. Complete special projects and/or duties as assigned by the Organic Supply Manager.1
1. This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all the job’s responsibilities. At Driscoll’s all of our jobs include broad responsibilities for continually improving the processes we use to develop our products.