SCS Global Systems

SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Our programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. We are accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs. Consistent with our mission, we are a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.

SCS Global Systems Emeryville, CA, USA
Mar 08, 2018
Full time
***Remote applicants (not based in the SF Bay Area) are considered and encouraged to apply*** Job Overview The (Contract) Verification Forester is a lead auditor who is responsible for conducting verifications under various voluntary carbon offset standards and the California Cap and Trade Program in the areas of forestry and land use.   Areas of responsibility include auditing document review, data and model review, on-site forest inventory activities, interviews with stakeholders, and report-writing for forest carbon projects worldwide.    Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree in Forestry or related natural resources field 4 years professional experience in a related field Excellent quantitative skills with an emphasis on biometrics, statistics, growth and yield modeling Experience with the application of standard forest inventory techniques in the field Excellent writing and communication skills Excellent organizational skills Initiative and ability to work independently Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access Ability to travel domestically and internationally to conduct audits   Additional Preferred Skills ARB-accredited Lead Verifier for the Compliance Offset Protocol—US Forest Projects California Registered Professional Forester or Certified Forester Working knowledge of ArcGIS Familiarity with remote sensing applications International forestry experience Foreign Language Skills (Spanish and Portuguese are especially helpful) International Travel experience Relevant Services/Schemes   California Air Resources Board Cap and Trade Program Climate Action Reserve Verified Carbon Standard Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance American Carbon Registry Other Forestry and Land Use GHG Offset Programs Roles and Responsibilities Auditing Assess management practices and project documentation of forest carbon projects Perform document review and quantitative analyses, including review of inventory calculations, forest growth and yield models, GIS and/or remote sensing information. Conduct site visit activities, including interviews with project personnel, site reconnaissance activities and evaluating forest inventory practices Issue verification findings and write audit reports Oversee work of contract auditors/consultants Client Management Coordinate the audit process with clients Ensure that clients provide data and information necessary for audit Respond to client questions and concerns Ensure high level of client service and satisfaction< Quality Control Maintain thorough and current working knowledge of program standards and protocols Recommend and implement program changes as needed to maintain SCS’s compliance with ISO quality standards Participate in the internal and external audit process as needed Participate in the recruitment and training of contract auditors/consultants About SCS Global Services  SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS is growing and is looking for a positive, energetic and well organized candidate who is excited to join our team and will help us promote environmental sustainability.  SCS was one of the first companies to become a chartered benefit corporation in the state of California, recognized for the incorporation of environmental, social and employee benefits into our mission. Part of our commitment to our employees is to ensure they are happy and healthy at work. We believe this means providing excellent health care and paid sick time benefits for our employees. SCS’ vision is to promote sustainable decision-making and policies in every sector of the economy around the world, in order to safeguard our environment, support workers and communities, and raise the standard of living for all. We believe that we can change the world through our programs. If you would like to join an impactful organization which cares about its employees apply here. SCS Global Services is an EEO employer and participates in E-Verify. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SCS Global Systems Emeryville, CA, USA
Mar 08, 2018
Full time
Job Overview The Aquaculture Stewardship Council Manager in the Sustainable Seafood Program is responsible for overseeing account management and certification procedures for all ASC species standards to which SCS maintains accreditation: these currently include Salmon, Shrimp, Bivalves, Abalone, and Seriola & Cobia. Additionally, the Manager is responsible for overseeing the technical staff and auditors  and collaborating on oversight of operations and day-to-day workflow with the auditors, the program Coordinator and Director. Relevant Services/Schemes         Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Roles and Responsibilities Financial Management:   Forecast revenues and earnings by quarter; manage workflow to ensure financial objectives are met   Evaluate and approve program costs and expenses within corporate guidelines   Collaborate with Director to establish sales goals, overall strategy for affiliates and strategic regional investment Program Quality and Ongoing Development: Oversee development of program materials, comply with corporate and scheme-level quality system guidelines Collaborate with Scheme Owners to update and further develop standards, and associated processes and materials, as needed Work with Director and coordinator to submit interpretations to clarify requirements in the ASC standards as needed Develop and implement procedures to increase quality and efficiency of auditing services Collaborate with Coordinator to develop work instructions, internal guidance, and auditor calibration Prepare key points/technical material for ASC TAG meetings Represents SCS in professional manner at meetings, conferences, trainings Provide guidance to Coordinator on key needs to address accreditation compliance and internal audits Technical and Operational Oversight: Maintain current and thorough understanding of relevant Standards and their applications Lead technical team on technical interpretation of Standards, complex technical issues, and ensure consistency in interpretation among staff and contractors in consultation with the Director Conduct technical review of Standards, audit reports, making certification decisions as needed Collaborate with coordinator and Director to build relevant quality system internally and to control affiliates, to increase quality and efficiency of auditing services Work with Director to update overall contracts with affiliates, or clauses in contracts with affiliates, as needed Staff and Auditor Management:   Recruit and hire technical staff and contract auditors as needed to ensure sufficient operational capacity, in consultation with the Director   Oversee initial and ongoing training for program technical staff and contract auditors   Collaborate with coordinator on daily workflow of audit projects   Oversee technical and program development assignments in collaboration with Director   Evaluate technical staff and auditor performance, provide feedback, review performance, ensuring consistent delivery of high quality work      from each team member in consultation with the Director   Lead program specific meetings; participate in required management and professional development training   Auditing and Verification: Conduct audits in relevant scopes and schemes (ASC, GlobalGAP, BAP) Maintain positive client relationships and respond to all client inquiries and concerns Minimum Qualifications Minimum B.S. or B.A. degree in an environmental or sustainability related field; Master’s/PhD degree in aquaculture or 2+ years working experience in aquaculture operations strongly preferred Demonstrably successful management experience and/or attainment of a high level of performance auditing relevant programs Fluency in English and Microsoft office suite as well as professional written communications necessary Superlative organizational skills, with the ability to direct a staff working on multiple complex projects with time sensitive deadlines Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to build streamlined operating systems Strong customer service and team coordination skills Additional Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of relevant standards, procedures and quality systems desirable An abiding interest in aquatic/marine sustainability, the SCS mission 2+ years working experience in aquaculture (education or operations) strongly preferred Strong fluency in Spanish or Japanese preferred, any second language skills desirable                                                                              Driver’s license Physical Requirements  This is an office based job. Sit 6+ hours per day. Keyboarding 6+ hours per day. Must be able to lift and carry 15 pounds. Must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone. Auditing may require international travel and extensive hours in the field. Must be able to walk and hike on rugged terrain and work in varying climates and outdoor environments. The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. EEOC STATEMENT: SCS Global Services, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SCS Global Services, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and trainin g. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SCS Global Systems Boston, MA
Mar 08, 2018
Contractor - Independent Consultant
Do you have a food safety or quality background? Are you interested in socially responsible seafood sourcing? Are you an independent contract seeking audit work? This may be the position for you. Assignment Overview SCS Global Services is recruiting seafood Auditors on a part-time contract basis to visit audit sites at seafood processing plants, grocery stores, restaurants, and seafood distributor sites. Audits are for the SCS Seafood Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody Program. If you are interested apply directly to our SCS Career website:  https://www.scsglobalservices.com/careers Contractor Requirements Ideal auditors have a food safety and quality background and will be able to travel to audit sites throughout the United States however there is a large concentration of audits in and around Boston. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, economics, science or technical program with or comparable work experience of 5 year’s 2 - 5 years’ seafood experience in of any of the following: food industry; supply chain management; science; traceability; policy development Seafood food safety training ISO training certification or willingness to complete ISO training Ability to travel to the Southeast, Northwest, and Midwest as necessary Must be able to complete written reports in English Basic mathematical and accounting competency Ability to decipher complex standards and provide clear and concise guidance to clients Spanish is a plus About SCS Global Services SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development.  SCS’ vision is to promote sustainable decision-making and policies in every sector of the economy around the world, in order to safeguard our environment, support workers and communities, and raise the standard of living for all. We believe that we can change the world through our programs. If you would like to join an impactful organization, apply now. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SCS Global Systems Emeryville, CA, USA
Mar 08, 2018
Full time
Job Overview The Coordinator within the Sustainability Certifications program of the Food and Agriculture Division works primarily with the Fair Trade USA, Equitable Food Initiative, Sustainably Grown, and Veriflora® certification programs, and other certification programs as needed. The primary responsibilities of the Coordinator include managing audit projects and administrative tasks related to communications, expense reports, invoices, audit scheduling, trip planning, report review and application processing. The Coordinator is also responsible for documentation of all the aforementioned activities on an ongoing basis in SCS’ database. Relevant Services/Schemes Fair Trade USA Equitable Food Initiative Sustainably Grown Veriflora® Roles and Responsibilities Communications Manage daily email and telephone/Skype communications in English and Spanish with clients, SCS program personnel and contractors Support the program through client relationship management within a team environment Audit Project Coordination Manage client annual audit certification cycle Support scoping of audit projects Prepare audit plans and related audit documents and forms Track and meet audit project milestones and deadlines Prepare work orders and invoices for clients Perform quality review of audit reports Manage auditor schedules, workloads and travel budgets Plan audits and trip itineraries for Sustainability staff and auditors Carry out travel booking and logistical arrangements, as needed Review expense reports for Sustainability staff and auditors Operations Ensure program compliance with SCS quality system Maintain new, existing and archived program files in accordance with program requirements Maintain client database and client records, including but not limited to applications, reports, certificates, work orders, and invoices Develop, translate, and edit program materials, communication templates, and report templates Support development of training programs and related materials for auditors Additional tasks and projects as requested by the Director and Manager   Minimum Qualifications Must have strong proficiency or fluency in Spanish. Fluency in additional languages such as French or Portuguese a plus. Fluency in English required. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Sustainability, Agricultural or Food Systems, Environmental Science, etc.) 1+ years’ experience in project management or administration Excellent writing, communication, and customer service skills Initiative and ability to work independently; responsive and adaptive personality Experience with Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook and Power Point Understanding of food labeling programs and third-party certification initiatives Strong time-management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines Additional Preferred Skills Scope-specific work or study experience, and/or applied experience in agricultural or food production systems  Proficiency in data management software such as FileMaker Pro database systems Experience with third-party certification, ISO 9001 accreditation or similar Physical Requirements This is an office based job. Sit 6+ hours per day. Keyboarding 6+ hours per day. Must be able to speak and listen to employees and vendors in person and on the phone. The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com