Certis USA Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant—State Registration

Certis USA is a pioneer and world leader in the development, manufacture, and distribution of biological pesticides. Certis USA is an innovator in neem extracts (azadirachtin and clarified hydrophobic extract of neem oil), Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticides, Baculovirus technologies, and pathogenic and pesticidal fungi technologies.

Certis USA LLC is currently seeking a highly-motivated individual to join the Regulatory Affairs team as an Administrative Assistant—State Registration. The Administrative Assistant—State Registration is responsible for coordinating, submitting, tracking, and maintaining various state regulatory documents for the Regulatory Affairs group to ensure timely and accurate compliance with state and local regulations including evaluation and registration of package labeling, renewals, product registration by state, and review of tonnage reports. This position reports to the Director, Regulatory Affairs.

The Regulatory Affairs organization is responsible for obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals for Certis USA’s line of biopesticides, and works in partnership with Field Development, Marketing and Sales, and others inside and outside the company to support our expanding global biopesticide business. The Regulatory Affairs team secures product approvals in the United States (including the individual States and territories), other NAFTA countries (Canada and Mexico), as well as the rest of the world (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America).

The Administrative Assistant—State Registration is responsible for managing state registration filings with the various US states and territories where Certis does business. This function is critical to ensure freedom to operate and must maintain the highest level of regulatory compliance.

This fast-paced and timeline-driven position is located in Columbia, MD. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills, and can function under tight submission deadlines.

The Administrative Assistant—State Registration will work closely with the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Global Regulatory Affairs Manager(s) to ensure registrations are obtained and maintained to meet business objectives and timelines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating processes to ensure tracking of the registrations, communicating approvals to stakeholders, and increasing efficiencies of the submission process
  • Assist in the review and approval of text and graphics on new and existing market labels
  • Maintaining knowledge of changing regulatory policies and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Planning and executing submissions that ensure timely approval of product registration in line with Marketing/Sales launch goals
  • Preparing applications to maintain/support existing registrations for annual renewals
  • Establishing and building positive relationships and points of contact with state regulatory lead agencies
  • Collaborating to ensure timely filings of product registrations, renewals, special assessments and reporting requirements

Required Education and Skills/Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • Three or more years’ experience of applicable administrative experience, including demonstrated proficiency in office productivity products (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) including strong interpersonal and facilitation skills to deal effectively and tactfully with people at all levels of management, with the ability to secure action from staff and management in a matrix organization
  • Strong results orientation with the ability to think strategically while paying close attention to details
  • Strong track record of consistently meeting milestones and commitments

Desired Education and Skills/Experience:

  • College degree desirable but not required
  • Prior experience working in a global and/or matrix environment
  • Prior experience working in a regulated environment
  • Knowledge of pesticide regulation

Certis USA: The Biopesticide Company

Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of biopesticide products for specialty agricultural and horticultural markets and the home and garden market. Certis USA products provide valuable solutions by meeting the challenges faced by today’s growers who are seeking sustainable alternatives, resistant pest management and harvest solutions, and low pesticide residues for market flexibility and export accessibility.

Join our team!

Certis USA offers a competitive benefits package to include a 401(k) Retirement Plan, health insurance, PTO, and a performance based annual bonus program. Please send your resume to emccabe-brown@certisusa.com.