Work at CCOF

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

CCOF is a growing organization that seeks highly qualified and trained professionals. Employment opportunities for organic inspectors may also be available.

We welcome applications from committed and talented individuals interested in working as organic certification staff year-round. Please submit your resume and cover letter to We will contact you if you are selected for an interview. For all other positions, see availability below.

Our staff enjoys many benefits that make CCOF an excellent place to work. Our dog friendly office, proximity to the Pacific Ocean, supportive atmosphere, organic staff lunches, and strong benefits package are all reasons why our staff members love working here, year after year. Plus, CCOF is a Certified Green Business with the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. Learn more about working at CCOF.

Current Available Positions:

CCOF Organic Inspectors

CCOF organic inspectors are highly qualified professional auditors possessing a combination of relevant education and work experience in crops, and/or livestock, and/or food processing and handling. The basic qualifications for an organic inspector are:

  • At least two years of farming, livestock, and/or processing-related work experience.
  • Passing the Basic Crop, Livestock, and/or Processing Inspector course(s) offered by the International Organic Inspectors Association.
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field (e.g. agriculture, plant science, food science, etc). This third item is sometimes negotiable, depending on your work experience related to farming, livestock, and/or processing.

CCOF contracts with qualified organic inspectors based on regional needs. It is important that inspectors be located near our members or have the ability to plan cost-effective travel.

To apply or learn more about organic inspection opportunities, please email your resume and cover letter to Please do not contact this email for general employment opportunities.

CCOF is Currently Seeking:

Multi-scope organic inspectors who live near the following areas: 

  • Denver, Colorado
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Austin, Texas
  • Los Angeles or Ventura County, California
  • Southern San Joaquin Valley, California
  • Northern Sacramento Valley, California
  • Inquiries from all regions are always welcome

Applicants who are qualified for organic farm and processor/handler inspections will be given preference, but we will consider applicants who are qualified for either organic farm or organic processor/handler inspections. 

CCOF Food Safety Inspectors

CCOF inspects and audits farms and packing-houses to the GLOBALG.A.P. standards. We are currently hiring individuals with inspector and auditor qualifications per the GLOBALG.A.P. General Regulations v5.0-2, Annex III.1 and III.2.

Hiring is based on regional supply and demand loads, location, and experience in organic production. Additional training with CCOF will be required.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about food safety inspection opportunities, please email your resume and cover letter to Please do not contact this email for general employment opportunities.