Lead Gardener - IPM

Cresco Labs

Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Full time

Jan 24

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Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry. 


At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.



Cresco Labs is seeking a well-organized and detail-oriented Lead IPM Gardener to manage plant health and disease in and around all cultivation areas, including pest and disease applications and reporting.



Supports Sr Garden Manager with the implementation of pest/disease treatment schedules pertaining to pesticide/fungicide/beneficial insect applications

Assists Sr Garden Manager in data entry and track & trace

Assists Sr Garden Manager with communication to regulatory authorities

Maintains inventory of all pesticides, cleaning/sanitation products, PPE, and beneficial insect shipments

Maintains/willing to acquire current requirements for pesticide safety, PPE and certified applicators licensors with the CA Ag Dept

Expected to work in cultivation on other tasks if all IPM related work is complete for the day



Bachelor’s degree in plant biology, physiology, biological sciences, or agricultural sciences, or demonstrated experience in a large-scale agriculture facility

Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

Knowledge of plant cultivation and cultivation facility operations

Critical-thinking, problem-solving, planning and assessment

Computer literacy in word processing, database management, windows-based software

Knowledge of medical cannabis policy and law

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

Effective time-management and ability to multi-task

Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing and challenging environment

Ability to stand, sit, kneel, and lift to 50 lbs


Must be 21 years of age or older to apply

Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry 

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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Cresco Labs

Normalize and professionalize cannabis and educate consumers to eliminate the social stigmas associated with cannabis