Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Food Safety Regulatory Labeling Manager -

Food Safety - Regulatory Labeling Manager
Job ID 450436
Location US-WA-Seattle

Company Amazon Corporate LLC

Job Description
At, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are looking for a Food Safety- Regulatory Labeling Manager to join our team.

Our vision for Food Safety is to support Amazon’s mission of offering the widest selection of products available, while protecting customers from potentially hazardous products. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Worldwide Food Safety and Compliance department as a Regulatory Labeling Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a highly visible space and be part of a vibrant and fast-growing company!

High Level Summary of Deliverables:

Lead the process to obtain label approvals in a timely fashion.
Communicate up-to-date knowledge of current US and relevant international labeling and food product regulations to internal partners.
Review, interpret and evaluate food products and labels to ensure compliance with relevant food regulations, as defined.
Responsible for the review and/or development of ingredient statements, allergen statements and nutrition facts panels.
Review package graphics for compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, domestic and international, (including product claims).
Provide regulatory guidance and answer compliance-related questions regarding food products, in accordance with emerging/new regulations.
Provide compliance recommendations by conducting research, advising of upcoming regulations, and evaluating the overall impact on the business.
Work alongside business teams to identify regulatory requirements for products and labels, per the defined business requirements, to meet food safety and compliance standards and to ensure product safety.
Lead communications surrounding label content and data for the food safety team to relevant business teams, stakeholders, and partner compliance teams.
Develop, maintain, and manage a system/database to retain documents, ingredients, products, and labeling requirements for packaged foods.
Create and define workflows for label reviews, product reviews, and sign-off processes needed by required business teams.
Design and create metrics and reporting criteria to deliver to the business teams for processes owned.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in food science, nutrition, food law, or related field
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in food labeling, regulatory, food manufacturing, food retail, and/or similar experience
Exceptional organizational skills
Ability to work independently and autonomously
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in food science, nutrition, food law, or related field
Experience reviewing food product labels for compliance with USDA, FDA, and international regulations.
Experience in product development in food manufacturing, quality assurance for food manufacturing or retail food companies.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Regulatory Policy Advisor - Roche Diagnostics

Regulatory Policy Advisor
United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
District of Columbia

The Regulatory Policy Advisor is responsible for facilitating and defining strategic direction, leading Roche’s initiatives and activities, and favorably influencing the regulatory environment impacting the availability, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of Roche Diagnostics products in the US and/or external forums within the diagnostic community to improve Roche’s position resulting in significant impact internally within the business area. This leadership role represents Roche on all types of policy and standards setting forums to ensure Roche’s interests are considered; is a key subject matter expert and technical liaison externally to industry organizations or customers and opinion leaders and/or advocacy and patient interest groups, and internally to various departments and cooperating functional areas to create additional value based on strategic regulatory policy.

Responsibilities include:

• Provides leadership and consultancy to the Diagnostics Division on regulatory policy and strategy related topics. Works with the BAs/BUs/Global Functions/Affiliates to facilitate appropriately tailored changes mandated by a constantly changing regulatory environment.

• Identifies and leads regulatory policy and strategy initiatives that will lead to a more favorable regulatory environment in which to operate.

• Develops and implements regulatory strategies and tactics to enhance Roche’s ability to be nimble in a changing regulatory environment.

• Supports BAs/BUs to maintain an appropriate level of regulatory environment awareness throughout the organization.

• Supports regulatory intelligence efforts and communications

• Subject matter expert for key regulatory policy and strategy areas.

• Supports team efforts related to people development and engagement.

• May establish and manage program’s budget and resources.Read more

Who you are
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

Qualifications include:

• B.S. in scientific field with 10+ years of diagnostics or related experience or M.S. with 7+ years of diagnostics or related experience or Ph.D. or JD with 5+ years of diagnostic or related experience

• Subject matter expert in regulatory processes, laws and regulations, with a strong understanding of both the informal and formal aspects of how regulatory policy is shaped and developed

• Thorough knowledge of US regulatory including FDA, FDA staff and FDA policies. Must have complete understanding of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and associated regulations and guidances

• Demonstrated ability to execute innovative approaches to complex projects.

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and influence diagnostic, device or drug community both internally and externally

• Strategic Planning / Technical Leadership / Project Leadership skills

• Exceptional writing skills, including ability to write evidence-based advocacy documents

• Experience working with and negotiating successful outcomes with external agencies including CLSI, AACC, IFCC, FDA, RiliBAK, SAMHSA, etc.

• Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills

• Position may require significant travel if candidate does not reside in Washington, D.C.

At Roche, 91,700 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Location United States, Indiana, Indianapolis | District of Columbia
Function Regulatory Affairs
Schedule Full-time
Job level Executive (Director/VP/SVP)
Job type Regular Employee
Division Diagnostics
Date 2016/10/03
Job-ID 3243658026

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Monday, October 24, 2016


We are excited to announce that AgriCorps will be hosting a FREE LIVE WEBINAR next Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00pm Central Time.

This webinar will be presented by AgriCorps Recruiter Kelsey Knight and is open to anyone interested in international agriculture development.

If you have ever considered working abroad in a developing country, we highly recommend you attend this webinar. Kelsey will be sharing experiences from her year as an AgriCorps Fellow in Ghana, what it takes to be successful in this role, and why you might want to consider this an option for your future. She will also open the floor for questions about AgriCorps. More information on AgriCorps can be found at

Husch Blackwell - Corporate Associate, Denver

Corporate Associate - Denver, CO

Husch Blackwell, a full service law firm, has an immediate opening in its Denver office for a Corporate Associate with one to three years of experience. The ideal candidate will have a general corporate background, with experience in M&A and securities transactions and/or commercial contracting. This position will work with attorneys in our Food & Agribusiness business unit, with an emphasis on the cannabis industry.

The candidate must have a strong academic record, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a team, superior judgment, the ability to effectively handle multiple projects, and the ability to articulate legal strategies and courses of action. Candidates must have a Colorado bar license or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible.

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and much more.

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Quality Compliance & Regulatory Manager - Chicago

Quality Compliance and Regulatory Manager
Job Number: 1612091

Description Mondelēz International is a whole new company that has been reimagined with a single focus in mind: create delicious moments of joy by sharing the world’s favorite brands. Launched on Oct. 1, 2012, and employing around 100,000 people around the world, Mondelēz International comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc.

While Mondelēz International is new, our brands are as diverse and rich with heritage as the 170 countries in which our products are marketed. As the world’s pre-eminent maker of snacks, Mondelēz International has leading shares in every category and every region of the world in which it competes. The company holds the No. 1 position globally in Biscuits, Chocolate, Candy and Powdered Beverages as well as the No. 2 position in Gum.

Mondelēz International portfolio includes several billion-dollar brands such as Nabisco, Oreo and LU biscuits, Cadbury and Milka chocolate, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gums. Mondelēz International has annual revenue of approximately $35 billion and operations in more than 80 countries.

For more information, please visit: and

Broad Function and Scope of the Position

The Compliance and Regulatory Manager has the responsibility of planning, implementing and maintaining: Mondelēz Quality Management Systems, Food safety program (HACCP), Food Safety Management System (FSSC22000), Pre-requisites Programs, assure compliance with the FDA Food Law, bear to the areas of production, planning and logistics, procurement and R&D to strengthen the requirements of the plant.

The role of the Compliance & Regulatory Manager is to undertake the following overall responsibilities

•Lead the implementation of the Food Safety Management system (FSSC 22000)
•Maintain FSCC 22000 Food Safety Management system
•Assure compliance with HACCP requirements
•Assure compliance with Pre-requisites program
•Ensure training and education for the food security team, as well as for the operators to monitor critical points
•Ensure compliance to local and federal food safety standards
•Develop employees through training, annual review, monitoring, and mentoring
•Maintain a team environment among department and supervisory staff
•Promote and maintain a safe work environment
•Work closely with plant operations teams in the areas of quality program management, inspection coordination and testing requirements
•Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes affecting food safety and develop and recommend appropriate program changes to ensure governmental compliance
•Advising Management staff of any quality control and food safety issues in addition to presenting plausible solutions


Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Assurance, Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering, Operations Management or a related field.

• Technical knowledge of quality and food safety
• Experience dealing with regulatory agencies (i.e. FDA)
• 3-5 years’ experience in Quality Assurance or Food Safety Leadership
• Experience in developing, maintaining and enforcing:
• Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
• HACCP certification program design and implementation
• Food Safety documentation and reporting
• Submitting and implementing corrective/preventive action plans
• FSSC 22000 requirements
• Technical knowledge of Food Manufacturing Processes.
• Technical knowledge of Sanitation and microbiology
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Meridian, SAP, RedPRerei, KPOG, eQCMS
• Strong leadership skills
• Strong verbal and written English communication skills
• Strong implementation and execution skills
• Analysis and interpretation of results
• Good organizational and planning skills
• Ability to be relatable, personable, and productive within a team environment

Primary Location: NA-US-IL-Chicago

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cornucopia Institute - Researcher/Investigator

Are You An Organic Farming Champion?

Position Open: Researcher/Investigator

The Cornucopia Institute is seeking a full-time employee to join our team. If you have demonstrated investigative and research skills and are able to identify and follow leads while ferreting out the truth from conflicting narratives in the organic food and farming sector, then we want to hear from you!

We are seeking a new policy team member who possesses superior communication and writing skills. A degree and background in the social sciences or journalism is preferred, along with a history of investigative/research activities for media, academia or civil society organizations. Professional experience in farming, agribusiness or the food industry would be an asset.

A heartfelt passion for protecting the environment, the good food movement, human health, humane livestock husbandry, and social/economic justice for family farmers is essential.

The Cornucopia Institute has become one of the most preeminent and effective public interest groups, focusing on regulatory and market-based implications of agroecology in the United States. We are an organic industry watchdog protecting organics and alternative marketing mechanisms for farmers and consumers. We seek to defend the integrity of the organic food label from governmental regulatory indifference as well as from agribusinesses profiteering from unethical and questionable food and agricultural practices.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

Conduct investigations into the organic food supply chain, both foreign and domestic;
Interview key actors in organic commerce, with protecting confidentiality being essential;
Prepare reports and/or white papers detailing investigative findings along with web-based tools and materials assisting both consumers and wholesale buyers;
Write content as necessary for newsletter, website, video and social media and other communications vehicles; and
Other related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications and skills:

Commitment to the mission of The Cornucopia Institute
Demonstrated investigative ability
Understanding of (and preferably involvement with) organic food and farming issues
Self-starter and ability to work independently
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Ability to interact effectively with co-workers, members, and the general public
Superior work ethic and careful attention to detail
Ability to work in stressful and reactive environment
Highest degree of personal and professional ethics
Competency with the Microsoft Office suite
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, or a directly applicable professional resume


Commensurate with experience.


The Cornucopia Institute is formally based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin but is "virtually officed," and thus has no central location. Staff members telecommute from home offices around the country. Because of this, applicants must be highly motivated and able to work independently. We have nine staff members and additional support from a number of dedicated contractors.

This individual is expected to provide his or her own dedicated worksite. Because of this, work with Cornucopia is possible anywhere in the U.S. Candidates residing in, or relocating to, the Upper Midwest are encouraged to apply — facilitating periodic face-to-face meetings. But ultimate hiring decisions will be made based on the credentials of the candidates and their ability to be successfully self-directed.

Several core-staff and contractors are located in or near Vernon County, Wisconsin (thought to have more organic farmers than any other County in the nation). Candidates open to relocation might find this gorgeous and rugged environment, and its unique agrarian/arts community, with its modest cost of living, a wonderful option.

The Cornucopia Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

How to contact The Cornucopia Institute:
If you have an interest in exploring the opportunity to merge your background and skills with the chance to fight for something you believe in, please forward a letter of inquiry, including salary history/expectations, and resume to

The Cornucopia Institute is engaged in educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides needed information to family farmers, consumers, stakeholders involved in the good food movement, and the media.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Director Policy & Advocacy - Scientific Communications; Reynolds American Incorporated

Career Opportunities: Director Policy & Advocacy - Scientific Communications (2401)

Req ID 2401 - Posted 10/05/2016 - RAI Services Company - Communications - Winston-Salem_ NC

Reynolds American Incorporated (NYSE: RAI) is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is within Reynolds American Services Company—a subsidiary that provides support services, including compliance, HR, law, finance, information management, and more to all of the subsidiaries of RAI.

The Director of Scientific Communications is a creative, energetic, and engaged communications and public affairs director familiar with public policy advocacy and experience dealing with scientific studies and publications. This Director will spearhead the use of scientific studies and publications in advocating in the space of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) in a multi-billion dollar industry and for the Company, which is serving as the catalyst of transforming tobacco.

This role will report to the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR), and collaborate closely with the Company’s Communications Department. The role will be responsible for:
Creating dynamic communications and publicizing them across traditional and non-traditional channels that increase awareness of scientific and product development work underway at RAI’s Operating Companies that has the potential to contribute to the reduction in the public health harm caused by smoking cigarettes;
Assessing scientific information released by other organizations and how that information adds to the body of scientific data being collected on tobacco harm reduction;
Developing communications materials in laymen’s terms that summarize scientific studies or trends
Advocating for the Company's THR policies in an external environment, including legislative and policy development settings.

Author communications about scientific subjects that non-scientists can understand and use.
Collaborate with members of RAI’s Public Affairs, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and Law Departments to strategize, create, and implement communications approaches to broaden and accelerate awareness of tobacco harm reduction among key audiences.
Develop a range of communication products across a variety of channels, including print, video, digital, web, and advocacy.
Deliver in-depth analysis and persuasive materials quickly to enable the RAI companies to respond to newly released information.
Contribute to reputation management initiatives by highlighting the top-quality science and record of innovative product development being done by the RAI operating companies.
Advance the Company's THR agenda with relevant stakeholders

Bachelor’s Degree Required; Master’s Degree preferred.
Concentrations in Scientific Communications, Journalism related to scientific issues or other related fields.
A minimum of three years of experience in a senior communications position within an organization that produces or assesses scientific studies on a timely basis.
A minimum of two years working with strategic program development and communications.
A minimum of two years of previously managing and developing direct reports and/or peers/team members.
Strong demonstration of leadership and creativity in effectively using science, traditional, and digital media in advocating through the use of scientific communications.
Experience working with scientific publications, organizations, academics, and/or public health.
Knowledge of governmental affairs and/or pharmaceutical, medical devices, medical service providers or related fields preferred.
Commitment and passion to contribute to transforming the tobacco industry and improving public health.
Commitment and passion to contribute to transforming the tobacco industry and improving public health.
Strong desire to be challenged and utilize critical thinking skills
Outstanding communication and writing skills.
Excellent organizational skills.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus
Competitive Annual Salary
Targeted Annual Bonus
Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:
401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
Confidential personal financial counseling service
On-site health clinics and fitness centers
A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
Health-care advocacy service
Volunteer service opportunities
Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Extensive training opportunities

Telephone: 262-439-1893


Friday, October 14, 2016

Center for Science in the Public Interest - Food Law Attornery

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to advance nutrition and public health in the United States. Among its myriad accomplishments, CSPI led the effort to: ban trans fat in processed foods; include an “added sugars” line for Nutrition Facts labels; include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in public school meals; and halt advertising by several food industry leaders of junk food to children. CSPI also publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, a leading nutrition newsletter. In recognition of its contributions to public health, CSPI and its leadership have received numerous awards, including the FDA Commissioner’s Citation and the CDC Hero Award.

CSPI’s Litigation Project pioneered the field of food law in 2004 and ever since has been using litigation to tackle some of the toughest issues in food and nutrition, including, most actively, false and misleading advertising. Some of CSPI’s recent high-profile litigations are its consumer class actions against Coca-Cola for its advertising of vitaminwater (which has roughly as much sugar as a can of Coke) and against PepsiCo for its marketing of Naked Juices (as much sugar as a Pepsi and predominately apple juice). Other pioneering matters are underway, and in development. To learn more about CSPI’s litigation work, visit

Position & Responsibilities

CPSI seeks a highly qualified and motivated attorney with a minimum of two years of experience and/or an exceptional record, to join the litigation project in Washington, D.C.

The attorney will work with CSPI’s Litigation Director, and often outside co-counsel, to litigate complex civil cases in federal and state courts around the Country. The attorney will assist the Litigation Director with most litigation activities, including case development and discovery, and assume enhanced responsibilities in specific cases as warranted.


Applicants should have excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills. As well, the attorney should be highly innovative (able when appropriate to think outside the box) and have a strong interest in and commitment to CSPI’s work. CSPI is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply. Prior class action experience is desirable but not required.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and contact information for three or more references to Please include ARK-Law in the email subject line. Law school transcripts may also be supplied.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

General Counsel - Premier Nutrition Corp

Job ID16-0547

Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC), a subsidiary of Post Holdings, Inc., manufactures and distributes nutritional food products to a health conscious consumer base under the brand names of PowerBar, Premier Protein, Supreme and Joint Juice. Shattering typical industry organic growth rates, PNC is recognized as a leader in providing innovative products which support healthy, active lifestyles. PNC is profitable with a dynamic and integrated work environment. PNC is seeking an individual who will enjoy this team-oriented business environment and will be a leader in this high-growth company on the way to being a world-class market leader.


This professional will serve as the lead counsel for the Company’s Active Nutrition segment, providing legal advice and representation in a variety of areas, including commercial contracts drafting and negotiation, intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance (e.g., advertising and food labeling), risk management, and other areas of the law relevant to the Active Nutrition businesses (Premier Nutrition, Powerbar, and Dymatize). This new position will work closely not only with the business segment management team, but also with sales, finance, procurement, regulatory, quality and operations functions. This position will be solutions-oriented, pragmatic and proactive in his/her approach to legal advice and able to work both collaboratively and autonomously. This professional will interface with executives directly in all Post Active Nutrition locations (Emeryville, CA, Dallas, TX and Europe), St. Louis and the PHI legal team. Position reports to the General Manager of Premier Nutrition, with a dotted line to the PHI General Counsel.

• Serves as lead attorney for the Company’s Active Nutrition business, including ongoing legal advice and counseling with travel as needed.
• Provide high caliber, proactive legal and risk management advice to executives with respect to a range of legal issues affecting the business.
• Devise practical, business-oriented solutions and alternatives designed to mitigate risk and maximize business opportunities.
• Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including marketing and sales, distribution, procurement, services, licensing, engineering, co-packing, private label manufacturing, and confidentiality agreements, along with ancillary legal documents.
• Develop standardized contract templates and policies designed to efficiently support the Active Nutrition business.
• Support litigated matters, including product liability and class action claims, in collaboration with Post Holdings, Inc. litigation counsel.
• Advise on regulatory requirements pertinent to food manufacturing and sales, including labeling, packaging and claims, antitrust / trade compliance, privacy, environmental, and other regulatory issues.
• Advise and strategize on intellectual property matters.
• Liaise with other Post Holdings attorneys and/or outside counsel to provide or obtain specialized advice.
• Advise on legal issues relevant to Active Nutrition international business, including commercial, regulatory and food law (supervising appropriate outside counsel), as well as interfacing on import/export requirements.
• Liaise with other Post Holdings and subsidiary legal counsel on a variety of issues.


• At least five (5) to seven (7) years of legal experience required, with prior in house experience
• Knowledge of consumer industry or manufacturing issues preferred
• Knowledge of international law from an issue-spotting perspective and experience in maximizing efficiency of outside counsel
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision
• Strong negotiation skills, complemented with excellent business judgment
• Strong writing, interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to collaborate and function well in a team environment
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Up to 25% travel required to offices in Dallas, TX and abroad as needed.
• Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school and California State Bar Certification

Apply at:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Senior Corporate Counsel for Advertising - Smucker, Orrville, OH

Senior Corporate Counsel, Advertising (52046)

Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, truRoots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick’s®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk- Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. 


Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron)


The Corporate Attorney – Advertising will provide legal services in all areas of advertising law; will work closely with all levels of Marketing, Creative Services, Innovation and Digital; and will have strong business acumen. This position will be responsible for legal review of advertising, labeling and promotion/contest activities and will provide legal support in all areas of advertising and marketing communications.

Review and revise advertising materials, labeling and other external marketing and advertising communications to ensure legal and regulatory compliance;
Evaluate claims for products and advise and assist in substantiating for legal compliance;
Review and revise promotion and contest materials, including official rules, terms, affidavits, consumer communications, press releases, and related communications;
Advise on consumer privacy issues in connection with various advertising platforms to ensure compliance;
Prepare and negotiate marketing-related agreements, including agency, talent, spokesperson, sponsorship, and promotion agreements; and
Serve as key advisor to applicable business teams.


Juris Doctor from a nationally accredited law school and licensed to practice law;
5+ years relevant legal experience required;
Experience in the CPG industry is preferred;
Knowledge of food labeling law preferred;
Knowledge of consumer privacy law preferred;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and work well under pressure in a fast moving environment;
Must have high degree of organization and attention to detail; and
Good business acumen.

To apply see:  Job number is 52046.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Food Studies Assistant Professor: Boston University Metropolitan College

Boston University Metropolitan College
Boston, MA 02215

Assistant Professor of Gastronomy
Boston University Metropolitan College seeks to fill a full-time non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor and faculty program coordinator starting July 1, 2017, for the graduate program in Gastronomy ( The MLA in Gastronomy is a multidisciplinary program that encompasses the arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences, while providing opportunities for professional concentrations in business, communications, food policy, and the history of food and culture.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree in a humanities or social science discipline and be qualified to teach graduate courses in food studies. We welcome applications from candidates with professional and industry experience in addition to the terminal degree.

Responsibilities: Serve as the faculty coordinator for the program, teach and develop curriculum for the program’s graduate courses, serve on committees, assume departmental and college administrative responsibilities, and pursue scholarly activities. In addition to teaching, research and service to the college, program coordinator duties include recruiting, advising, and mentoring students and new faculty, as well as collaborating with other university departments to coordinate the liberal arts curriculum. The ideal candidate must have a record of effective graduate-level teaching and of scholarly work in the field of food studies. This is a full-time non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a 2-5 year renewable contract.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application: Applicants should submit a cover letter stating career objectives, suitability for the position, research goals, and approach to teaching, as well as a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, preferably via email. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Send applications to: Ms. Courtney Thraen, Assistant Program Coordinator
Boston University Metropolitan College 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 230 Boston, MA 02215

Seeking Applications: Director, Oregon Dept of Agriculture

Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture:

Oregon's Department of Agriculture is recruiting for their next Director.

The Director provides overall leadership and identifies the mission and goals of the Department, oversees and is responsible for all programs, operations and administrative functions. Evaluates results in relation to the mission and makes changes/corrections as appropriate. The Director represents the Department and the State of Oregon on agricultural issues, with federal agencies, state, local and industry officials. Represents the Department to the Oregon legislature.

As the Director you will serve as a policy advisor to and spokesman for the Governor in all matters relating to agriculture in Oregon and serves in a major leadership role for all Oregon agricultural interests.

This involves managing the frequent conflicts of interest among a widely diverse group of impacted agencies, citizens and industries.  Serves as a representative of the Governor in determining direction and policy in areas that have critical economic impact on the State.

For more information, go to the Job Opportunities, Oregon website.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Senior Policy Specialist - Good Food Institute

Senior Policy Specialist - Good Food Institute

Terms of Employment: Full-Time, At Will, Exempt
Reports to: Policy Director
Position Location: Remote, based in the Washington, D.C. area

Position Objective: The Good Food Institute's senior policy specialist serves the interests of plant-based and clean meat alternatives in Washington, working with other NGOs in support of clean meat and working on dietary recommendations, nutrition programs, agricultural policies, and various other legislative and regulatory endeavors.

Working with Congress on nutritional, agricultural, public health, USDA, and FDA policy in coordination with other groups focused on increasing plant-based options.

Cultivating relationships with other nonprofit organizations, including those focused on environmental, global hunger, public heath, and food safety issues, to build alliances and support for shared goals

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, public health, science, political science, or related field;
J.D. or advanced scientific or environmental degree (preferred);
Minimum of three years’ work experience in a related field (nonprofit or lobbying experience highly preferred);
Experience and comfort in communicating with high-level congressional or executive branch policymakers and staff;
Ability to use data in shaping policy messages;
Experience in coalition building and working in a team environment;
Ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences;
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
Ability to work independently and use sound judgment in decision making, including setting and managing priorities and meeting competing deadlines; and
Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate GFI’s positions.
To apply for this position:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Kansas Department of Agriculture Attorney

Kansas Department of Agriculture Attorney

Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is committed to a balanced approach of:
  • Serving Kansas farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and the consumers/customers they serve;
  • Providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy; and
  • Advocating for and promoting the agriculture industry, the state’s largest industry, employer and economic contributor; while
  • Ensuring a safe food supply, protecting natural resources, promoting public health and safety, protecting animal health, and providing consumer protection to the best of our ability.
This position will remain posted until filled.

Job Summary:

Prepares orders, pleadings, briefs and other documents for the enforcement of all laws and regulations for which the department is responsible, including administrative hearings and state and federal court actions.Acts as trial and appellate counsel for administrative proceedings, state and federal court trials, and appeals. Acts as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Agriculture as necessary.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Counsel.

Salary: $55,000-$77,000


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Bachelor’s degree in an agriculture or natural resources related field preferred.
Graduation from an accredited law school.
Admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.
Valid driver’s license

How To Apply:

For application instructions please see:
The job posting number is:  184533

Monday, October 3, 2016

Ardent Mills 2017 Legal Intern, Denver, Colorado

2017 Summer Intern Program - Law
Location: Denver, Colorado

About Ardent Mills:

Welcome to Ardent Mills, a new company dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of traditional and organic flours, whole grains, customized blends and specialty products. Our ingredients are backed by unrivaled technical support, food safety solutions and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of more than 40 community mills and blending facilities, an artisan commercial bakery and a Mobile Innovation Center. We are Ardent Mills, working with you for the good of grain. And we’re looking for dynamic people to join our team.

Position Purpose:

As a Law Intern you will gain exposure to many functional areas within Ardent Mills. Projects will include exposure to a variety of business needs and issues facing our Law Team. You will work alongside team members who offer their own unique skills and ideas, allowing you to broaden your knowledge and capabilities. You will have the opportunity to enhance your business knowledge and leadership skills needed for future success.

Skills and experiences will include:

Gain familiarity with the law and business processes in an in-house legal environment.
Research areas of law relating to Ardent Mills business, including food law, contract law, and other areas.
Review contracts.
Provide other support, and work on other projects as directed by the General Counsel, Labor & Employment Counsel, and members of the law department.

Interns will be immersed in the day-to-day business activity while partnering directly with leaders across the organization, to create an environment that fosters learning and development. In addition to professional guidance, a variety of social and business-related activities are also available for further interaction and networking among peers and mentors.

Education, Experience, Skills:

Current Law Student
Preferred – Undergraduate degree in business or prior experience working in a corporate environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Problem solving skills
Organization/Time Management skills
Strong analytic skills
Strong computer skills

To apply please go to:

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic - Clinical Instructor



Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Clinical Instructor will work independently and with the Director, staff, and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local policy projects addressing the health, environmental, and economic impacts of our food system. Founded in 2010, FLPC is the oldest law school clinic of its kind and, since then, has been at the front lines of tackling a range of issues in the field of food law and policy while creating opportunities for interested law students to engage in action-based learning to gain a deeper understanding of the complex challenges facing our current food system. FLPC projects make cutting-edge policy recommendations to increase access to nutritious food for individuals and families, assist small-scale and sustainable food producers in participating in markets, and reduce the waste of healthy, wholesome food.

FLPC’s projects fall into four main categories: Food Access and Obesity Prevention; Food Waste; Sustainable Food Production; and Food Policy Community Empowerment. Some current and past Clinic projects include:

• Identifying and promoting creative policies and assisting state and federal government in efforts to reduce the 40% of food that goes to waste in the United States;

• Conducting individual and group trainings for food policy councils to better understand the food system legal and policy context and achieve their food system goals;

• Commenting on major federal regulations, such as the Food and Drug Administration rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act and U.S. Department of Agriculture rules regarding the National Organic Program;

• Working with a coalition of other law school programs and law students from around the country to develop policy recommendations for the next U.S. farm bill; and,

• Researching and recommending policies that all levels of government can use to improve the foods served in schools.


The Instructor’s work will entail, but is not limited to:

• Developing and leading the work on one or several FLPC projects, which includes managing and directing the day-to-day project work, managing relationships with clients and partners, and developing and implementing long-term strategic goals for the project;

• Supervising clinical students on projects and training these students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;

• Assisting with development and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic; Delivering talks and trainings to food policy groups and government officials, and presenting on FLPC’s work at national conferences and events;

• Leading and supporting the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise; and,

• Helping to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the innovative food law and policy work conducted by FLPC.


JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience.

Successful candidates should possess the following skills and attributes: strong writing, research, and communication skills; keen motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and teaching and mentoring of students; creative problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to work innovatively within broad program goals; strong sense of self-motivation and entrepreneurial mindset; strong organizational, time management, and project management skills; demonstrated leadership experience; ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in demanding and periodically high stress circumstances; and relevant academic or professional experience.

For more information about the Food Law and Policy Clinic, visit:

To apply to this position:; Requisition #40750BR

Friday, September 30, 2016

Organic Trade Association, Washington, DC

Director of Legislative Affairs
Washington, DC
August 2016

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) seeks a full-time Director of Legislative Affairs, based in its Washington, DC headquarters, with occasional travel nationwide. OTA is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for organic trade in the United States, representing over 8,500 organic businesses across 49 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers, and others.

Working under the supervision of and in collaboration with OTA’s CEO/Executive Director, the Director of Legislative Affairs implements OTA’s strategy through outreach to Congress, legislative analysis, coalition building and advocacy; and assists the CEO/Executive Director in development of policy strategy through legislative engagement.

Qualified applicants will possess an excellent relationship development track record, strong analysis, written and oral communications skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment with critical deadlines.

Minimum Requirements:

Experience: Two or more years as a Legislative Aide in the House or Senate; or one or more years as a Legislative Director in the House or Senate

Education: Bachelors Degree; job-related continuing education a plus

Skills/Knowledge: Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships on the Hill and with coalition partners, Ability to engage and mobilize OTA members; Ability to effectively advocate with demonstrated results; Strong analysis, written and oral communications skills; strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and database applications a must; experience with Capwiz/CQ Roll Call and Salesforce a plus. Knowledge of lobbying disclosure and reporting desirable. Attention to detail, able to work independently and perform routine work, good interpersonal skills, team member. Able to work well in a fast-paced collaborative environment with critical deadlines

Compensation: This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience. OTA offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k).

How to apply: Applications accepted until position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Drake University Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Law

Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Law - 999965
Job Category: Faculty: Law School 

Drake University Law School invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in Wills and Trusts or Taxation. Qualifications include: a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, and a passion for teaching. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.Drake University Law School sustains a vibrant intellectual culture, and Des Moines has been recognized as the Best U.S. City for Business (MarketWatch), the Best Place for Young Professionals (Forbes), and as the city with the Highest Median Income (US News/The Today Show). The Law School features innovative and nationally recognized programs in agricultural law, constitutional law, intellectual property, and practical training. Our location in Iowa’s capital city also offers opportunities to participate in the synergy of law and politics.

For more information please see:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Career Opportunities in Agricultural & Food Law

When considering an LL.M. in Agricultural & Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law, it’s important to consider the career opportunities available upon gaining this credential. Fortunately, the career opportunities in food and agricultural law are numerous, diverse, challenging and rewarding.

For those interested in traditional law firm careers, the LL.M. in Agriculture & Food Law provides specialized education which prepares you to competently advise and represent your clients on issues such as food and beverage regulation; land tenure and estate transfer; and state and federal agricultural and food standards and regulations. These practice areas combine public health concerns and environmental issues with producer and consumer rights. They can provide the basis for a transactional practice or involve challenging and cutting-edge litigation.

The United States Government also offers career opportunities for LL.M. graduates. Agencies such as the USDA and the FDA regulate the food and beverage industries; the USDA administers the extensive federal farm programs. Some positions with the government offer an opportunity to effect policy development; others help to enforce established regulations.

There are many non-profit organizations which seek to advocate on food system issues such as food security, the fair and equitable treatment of farm laborers, environmental protection or the conservation of our agricultural lands. For the LL.M. Agriculture & Food Law graduate, these career opportunities provide an opportunity to impact the legal arena and also impact individual lives.

Finally, as more and more universities recognize the significant value of agriculture and food law courses, academics may be an area where you seek a career. These academic positions may be found in traditional law school environments; extension positions or colleges of agriculture; or university sponsored programs such as the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

This blog post represents only a brief overview of some of the career opportunities available to graduates of the University of Arkansas LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law. If you have questions, comments, or would like more information please contact

Dinah Brothers, LL.M. Candidate

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chicago Organizer - Sustainable Agriculture, Water, and Energy Issues

Chicago Organizer
We are seeking a Regional Organizer based out of our Chicago office to support and help lead our work in several Midwestern states on sustainable agriculture, water, and energy issues.

Contact Email:
Post Date: 09.6.16
Job Type: Employee
Office Location: Illinois
Department: Field Organizing

Job Description: 
We are seeking a Regional Organizer based out of our Chicago office to support and help lead our work in several Midwestern states on sustainable agriculture, water, and energy issues. In particular, the new staff person will be: 1) Working with state and local organizations and Food & Water Watch members to advance federal campaign priorities; (2) Supporting state and local organizing efforts around state legislation and local site fights and helping build capacity of those partner organizations.
We seek a talented and strategic organizer to help take us our work to the next level. The new organizer will work to strengthen existing coalition relationships, engage in extensive travel, outreach and public speaking to help build our presence in the region, build relationships with our donors and potential donors, and work with top level volunteers to strategically move our campaigns forward.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns.
  • Develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues and research products, and respond to information requests from activists, coalition members, and media.
  • Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.
  • Develop and implement legislative, field organizing, online, and media strategies in support of these campaigns
  • Build strong relationships with state based and grassroots organizations and travel throughout the region
  • Provide trainings to grassroots allies and Food & Water watch supporters in organizing strategy and tactical skills
  • Participate in membership recruitment and fundraising for Food & Water Watch.
  • Coordinate events such as, but not limited to, panel discussions and film screenings
  • Engage and train student leaders and supervise interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Education: College degree or equivalent experience required. Organizing experience as a student preferred.
  • Experience: At least one year experience in advocacy on public policy issues, and/or grassroots/field organizing. Prior experience organizing in POC communities a plus.
  • Knowledge: Organizing, advocacy and legislative strategy techniques; familiarity with federal and state legislatures; consumer and environmental issues; working with the media. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and planning; excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of online activism and email listservs.
  • Capabilities: Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to legislative developments and to take advantage of breaking news; demonstrated leadership capability; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks; ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience; can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work. Work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. High level of independent judgment.
  • Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch. Long hours possible, extensive travel possible.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
Competitive salary, depending upon experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical/dental/long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid leave.
How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references in one document, noting “Chicago Organizer” in the subject line. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LL.M. Candidate Responsible for Ag & Food Law Jobs Blog

Dinah Brothers is a Texas attorney who is a degree candidate in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Prior to attending the Program, Dinah was in private practice in Texas representing healthcare professionals in administrative actions and working in healthcare compliance. In addition to being an attorney, Dinah is also a Registered Nurse. Dinah’s deep family connections, however, are with agriculture. She serves as General Counsel for the PK Ranch, a commercial cow-calf operation in the Texas Panhandle owned by her family.

For the 2016-17 academic year, Dinah will be responsible for the University of Arkansas Ag & Food Law Jobs Blog. If you are interested in posting a job or an internship, please let Dinah know. Our LL.M. candidates, as well as many others who follow this blog, have broad areas of interests, skills, and experiences.

Please contact Dinah at Thank you so much.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Two Animal Law Attorney Positions: ALDF and Animal Equality

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is hiring a Staff Attorney 

The staff attorney is responsible for the day-to-day litigation of ALDF’s civil caseload, proactively developing new cases, assisting with ALDF’s legislative needs, as well as representing the organization out of the courtroom. Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2016 and the position will begin no later than December 1, 2016.

For More Information

Contact:  Wendy Cromwell


Animal Equality is hiring a General Counsel

Animal Equality is an international farmed animal advocacy organization that is dedicated to defending animals through public education, campaigns and investigations. Animal Equality has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela and India and has been regarded as a top charity in recognition of its efficiency in helping animals.

Position Objective:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Counsel will oversee all the legal aspects of Animal Equality on an international level safeguarding the organization against any legal risks and advising international management about all legal relevant issues.

Location: Los Angeles, California

For More Information

Contact:  Jose Valle

Programs Director: Wallace Center (Arlington, Virginia)

The Wallace Center is hiring for the position of Program Director in their office in Arlington, Virginia.

Job Description:

Programs Director
The Programs Director will provide leadership within the Wallace Center for program management, fund development, and staff development. This position will work closely with the Wallace Center Director to optimize management of current programs and help grow the scope and size of our programs. Programming areas include those within Wallace Center’s market based strategies that focus regional food systems, sustainable agriculture, food safety and capacity building through technical assistance and training programs. Program responsibilities will include designing, implementing and managing the completion of some or all project deliverables including evaluations and reporting. Additionally, the Program Director will manage staff and take steps to mentor and build their capacity for effective project management practices and professional development. As a member of the Wallace Center staff, the Program Director will initiate and direct program/project planning, development of funding, and preparation of major proposals, and when appropriate as part of the Enterprise and Agriculture unit as a whole.

For more information, the following link provides the full job description and application information.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FDA - Congressional Affairs Specialist

Job Overview
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.
This position is located in the Office of Finance, Budget and Acquisition, Office of Budget in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Reviews and analyze current and potential bills and report language of Congressional Appropriations Committees and other Congressional Committees to identify and summarize matters of current interest (such as special reports required by Congress), or items of special interest to be addressed.
Analyzes issues and coordinates comments including formal inquiries from Members of Congress, questions from Congressional staff, testimonies, questions for the record, briefing requests, and recommendations associated with  Congressional Appropriations Committees materials through various offices.
Coordinates the Agency-wide annual congressional appropriations hearing cycle.  As coordinator, maintains schedule of hearing; arranges for the preparation and clearance of opening statements, witness lists, seating chart and congressional justifications with committee staff; provides staff assistance to the Budget Director at the hearing; assigns and review submitted questions for the record; and arranges for the review, editing, clearance and return to the committees of the transcripts of the hearing record with inserts and submitted questions and answers for the record.

Help facilitate internal and external legislative outreach strategy including briefings and rollouts of Agency announcements.
Apply at
Job Announcement Number:  FDA-00-16-DE-1778207PR

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

USDA Deputy Assistant Administrator; Food Safety & Inspection Service

Job Overview
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of the government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.
 If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, affordable, nutritious and accessible food supply; forest and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world, then the USDA is for you. To learn more about our agency, our exciting mission, vision and guiding principles, please visit
Job Announcement Number:  FSIS-SES-16-0078-BT
As a member of the Assistant Administrator’s executive team, participates fully with the Assistant Administrator and other top staff officials in establishing and effecting broad administrative objectives for the Agency. Acts for the Assistant Administrator in formulating the administrative management policies and programs within the framework of policies and regulations of the Department and other Federal agencies with oversight responsibilities, such as Office of Personnel Management, OMB, etc. Determines and approves the need for and the establishment of new or modified administrative requirements and procedures necessary to initiate and carry out the Agency's programs.
The incumbent provides executive leadership in developing, directing and coordinating administrative management activities for the Agency including:
  • Administrative Services. This involves responsibilities for procurement activities, design and construction of FSIS facilities, real and personal property and utilization, contracts and agreements, records and forms managements, safety and occupational health services, and related programs in support of the management and operation of FSIS.
  • Human Resources Management. This involves the entire human resources management program including position management, classification, salary and wage administration, recruitment and placement, employee relations, organization development, supervisory management training, employee performance appraisals, worker safety, and related programs.
  • Labor and Employee Relations. This involves formulation of Agency labor management relations policies and programs; providing staff assistance and advice to Agency management; handling employee grievances, complaints, disputes, unfair labor practices, and other related matters; and representing the Agency in consultation and negotiation with the labor organization and employee associations.

  • Workforce Transition Management. This involves guiding workforce change in response to major Agency initiatives, such as the transition toward becoming a public health agency, by providing advice to management and support to employees; ensuring that the transition supports the food safety and consumer protection system of the future; helping management communicate to gain employee support; facilitating action on employee complaints; and guiding the necessary cultural change.