Jacob's Farm / Del Cabo

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  1. Job Title: Biological Systems Manager
  2. Location: Freedom, CA
  3. Number: 9940
  4. Post Date: 11/7/2017
Job description

Position Summary

Responsible for developing and managing biological systems plan for 500 field acres and 1.25 million square feet of greenhouse production in Santa Cruz and San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. Position will be involved in developing integrated pest management strategies, field scouting, pesticide selection, application oversight, record keeping, and reporting.

Job Description


  • Weekly visits to all Greenhouses
  • Support pest control projects at ranches as needed
  • Weekly field scouting for disease, insect, and vertebrate pest pressure
  • Supervise field scouts / pesticide applicators
  • Generate weekly pest / disease reports
  • Develop a comprehensive IPM plan including; bio controls, beneficial insects, natural predators, trapping, vacuuming, and spraying
  • Pesticide Safety Compliance
  • Annual pesticide applicator and field worker safety training
  • Pesticide Application Reporting / Documentation / Record Keeping
  • Follow up on field treatments for efficacy
  • CDFA / USDA Quarantine inspections / compliance
  • Manage experimental trials
  • Soil, water, and tissue sampling


  • PCA license or current valid California Private Applicator Card
  • Valid California Driver’s License / clean dmv record
  • Ability to lift heavy objects: 50 lbs
  • Strong organization skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Ability to work both collaboratively in team environment and independently
  • Detail oriented and able to follow through on tasks
  • Ability to work 45-50 hours per week (including Saturdays)


  • College Degree in Agricultural field or 5-10 years’ experience in commercial agriculture operations


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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