Restoration Biologist Ecologist

Website Great Valley Seed Company LLC

California Native Seed Producer

Great Valley Seed Co is a native seed producer focused on developing eco-specific material to support restoration throughout California.  We are well positioned to make a positive impact on the environment, specifically in the SJV region to support much needed restoration activity in and around working farms.  We are a relatively new company with a very strong growth trajectory.  For the right candidate, we are offering the opportunity to grow with our company in an exciting, dynamic environment with lots of upside.

Great Valley Seed Co. has an immediate opening for a Restoration Biologist based out of our Los Banos, California facility.  We are seeking a motivated, self-starter with the right mix of experience, curiosity and drive who will be interested in growing with the position.

The focus of this position will be to oversee research & development, provide direct support to our production team and help coordinate outreach activities. This position will report directly to the general manager working alongside other key departments.  Base salary will be heavily dependent on work experience in the field.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and oversee R&D programs for native seed production
Coordinate trials, amplification grow outs, track & document results
Network with GVS partners and customer base
Support new projects, grant opportunities & customer interface
Manage inventory systems & data management
Support quality control throughout the entire production cycle
Weekly field scouting (pests, weeds, bloom windows, harvest timing) and reporting
Oversee general housekeeping and sanitation protocol
Support seed cleaning department & production team
Ensure that safety & food safety are always in compliance
Position Skills Requirements:

BA/BS degree in biology, ecology, restoration, ag management or related field
Problem solving skills
High attention to detail
Strong organizational and communication skills required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work outdoors as well as indoors
Proficient in Google cloud platform or compatible systems
Requires valid CA license to drive company vehicles
Flexibility in work schedule to meet seasonal demands
Ability to work extended hours, weekends and/or holidays as required by operational needs
Desired Qualifications:

Experience in agricultural practices, restoration activities, native seed background preferred
General background in agriculture a plus
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus
If you believe you are a qualified candidate, submit your resume to doug@greatvalleyseed.com

Great Valley Seed Co. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

To apply for this job email your details to douglas@greatvalleyseed.com