This position supervises a team of IPM Technicians and is responsible for organizing activities based on assignment and priority. The IPM Supervisor is responsible for coordinating with the Director of Cultivation, Operations Managers and/or Supervisors to schedule pesticide applications and other IPM activities.

Education & Experience

Formal Education and Experience or Equivalent:

§ A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Agriculture, Agronomy, or another related field is required

§ Experience applying pesticides is required

§ Experience troubleshooting and/or repairing mechanical systems (i.e. pumps, motors) is preferred

§ Experience cultivating cannabis is preferred

§ Able to obtain state credentials to work in cannabis cultivation facility

§ Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

§ Ability to operate standard office equipment

§ Good verbal and written communication skills

Competencies, Specialized Skills or Knowledge unique to this role:

§ Advanced knowledge of and adherence to State and Federal pesticide regulations

§ Advanced knowledge of IPM principles

§ Ability to understand and abide by pesticide labelling

§ Ability to detect and identify pests and pathogens as well as contributing factors to their development

§ Ability to effectively delegate tasks and manage time, considering facility schedules and needs

§ Attention to detail and close adherence to company policies/SOPs

§ Basic knowledge of mechanical systems, such as pumps and motors

§ Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written

§ Ability to use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

§ Experience and education in pest management, entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, agriculture, and/or Cannabis cultivation is preferred.

§ Experience applying pesticides required.

License or Certificate

§ Candidates must possess a Qualified Supervisor level (or state equivalent) commercial pesticide applicator licensing or be able to obtain it within 60 days of hire.

§ Required License Categories: Agricultural Insect and Agricultural Disease or equivalent

Skills, Abilities & Essential Duties:

§ Schedules and delegates to IPM Technicians to complete all assigned tasks

§ Oversees Technicians’ time clock activity

§ Provides weekly application prescriptions for each facility serviced based on pest pressure, cultivation scheduling, plant health, and site-specific strategies

§ Provides on-the-job training and developmental guidance to IPM Technicians

§ Conducts performance reviews of IPM Technicians

§ Provides disciplinary action as needed following consultation with IPM Manager and/or Specialist

§ Coordinates with Operations Managers, Specialists, and/or Supervisors to ensure pesticide applications take place with minimal impact to plant health and cultivation scheduling

§ Ensures facility infrastructure, Cultivation Staff, and IPM staff adhere to: Company Policies, Worker Protection Standard, Pesticide Labels, and Federal, State, and local pesticide laws

§ Maintains on-site (physical) and commercial (digital) pesticide application records

§ Maintains inventory of IPM Supplies (pesticides, equipment, PPE, adjuvants, etc.), including maintaining up to date inventory records and placing orders

§ Reports to Director of Cultivation and/or Specialist as needed or directed

§ Distributes biological controls

§ Identifies and scouts for pests

§ Maintains/cleans IPM equipment and infrastructure

§ Participates in IPM related cultivation tasks

§ Participates in other IPM projects as directed, including R&D

§ Assists with WPS Worker Pesticide Safety Training as needed

§ Ensure compliance to Federal, State, and company regulations, policies, and procedures always

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must be able to:

· Stand or be on their feet for long periods of time (8-10 hours)

· Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 75 pounds (200 pounds with assistance). ·

· Possess clear close vision to be able to read gages, instrument panels and computer screens.

$65,000-$70,000/year

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