Auditor, Sustainable Seafood Chain of Custody

Emeryville, CA, US
17 days ago
Full time role


Since 1984, SCS has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across ...

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Job Description


The Sustainable Seafood Chain of Custody Auditor is a contract position, working independently or in teams. The auditor travels to client offices, processing plants, and consumer-facing organizations to assess practices and systems relative to the MSC, ASC, and RFM certification standards. Assessments involve document review, employee and contractor interviews, and on-site evaluation of field activities. Detailed assessment reports must be written and submitted on time. SCS provides ongoing training.

Relevant Services/Schemes

  • Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody (MSC)
  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council Chain of Custody (ASC)
  • Responsible Fisheries Management Chain of Custody (RFM)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Audit Coordination
  • Schedule and confirm audit date with client
  • Prepare and send client audit plan according to protocols
  • Book travel, hotel, and transportation according to company policy, and submit expense reports
  • Audit services
  • Adhere to all quality and code of conduct standards
  • Conduct audits using applicable checklists, forms, and tools
  • Maintain positive client relationships and respond to all client inquiries and concerns
  • Submit complete and accurate audit reports within established timelines
  • Ensure thorough client records are maintained
  • Attend trainings to maintain qualification to conduct audits; maintain training records
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of applicable regulations and standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in environmental or biological science, marine biology, business, economics, or technical program with two years of work experience in any of the following: seafood or fisheries industry, food industry, supply chain management, science, traceability, policy development OR
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business, economics, environmental or biological science, or technical program OR
  • 2+ years of work experience applicable to the description above
  • Complete fluency in English with professional work experience that involves verbal and written communication
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills
  • Proficient with business software including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail, customer service, and teamwork orientation
  • Ability to take the initiative, good judgment, and ability to work independently under pressure in a changing environment
  • Ability to work in the US and abroad as needed
  • ISO training certification or willingness to complete the ISO training offered by SCS

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Language skills in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, or Japanese
  • Previous audit experience

Physical Requirements

This is a home office-based job and requires travel for on-site audits with our clients 75% of the time. Must be able to travel to audit sites physically, ability to travel via private/public transportation and carry luggage, ability to walk and stand for 2+ hours/day when auditing. Primarily computer-based work and must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone.

Work Environment

Home office and on-site client visits. Marine and food facilities during audits, and auditor assessment activities. Appropriate work attire and safety gear are expected (e.g., closed-toed shoes, field PPE, etc.).


Since 1984, SCS has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across ...

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