Job Detail

  • Job ID 26199

Job Description


For three generations the Braga family has been farming in the western United States from the Salinas Valley to Yuma, Arizona. With more than 20 years of a certified organic farming program in place, we are one of the fastest growing organic produce companies in America. A vertically integrated company, we mix innovation with tradition to grow, ship and process fresh vegetables and salads year-round under the Braga Farms and Josie’s Organics brands.

Position Description:

The purpose of this position is to assist in pest control activities to ensure success and health of crops while also assisting the Sustainability team in their goals and efforts. This role will be a hybrid position with the PCA department and the Sustainability department. 40% of the employees’ time will be spent in the field and 60% will be in office. The tasks required of the position include, but are not limited to:

Duties & Responsibilities:

     In Field Tasks:

  • Walking assigned fields every two days to check for pests and disease
  • Filling in for other PCAs in their planned and unplanned absences
  • Coordinating crop protection applications
  • Communicating with growers and ranch foreman daily to find windows of opportunity for sprays
  • Communicating with harvest crews to avoid applications too close to harvest
  • Setting up spray recommendations and ensuring they are input correctly
  • Taking part in trials for best practices in pest management with an emphasis on IPM and plant nutrition


      In Office Tasks:

  • Assist Director of Environmental Science in data aggregation and analysis
  • Assist in coordinating in-field trials
  • Sustainability buyer surveys and tours
  • Assist Valley Farm Application staff as needed


Required Skills:

Due to the complexity of this position and the integral role the Pest Control Advisors play in the success of Braga Fresh Family Farms, the following are required characteristics of the applicant:

  • Knowledge of crop pests and pathogens
  • Detailed recordkeeping of daily sprays and pests and pathogens witnessed
  • Knowledge of local and state regulations
  • Ability to set thresholds for pests and disease and know when to spray and when not to spray
  • Willingness to continue education between license renewals, as required by CDPR
  • Passion for sustainable farming and willingness to trial different crop production and protection techniques


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • BS in agriculture, or related field
  • Current PCA license or pursuing license
  • Current CCA license or pursuing license
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record


Competitive compensation, benefits, and 401-k plan

Salary Range estimate $25-$30 hour

Braga Fresh Family Farms is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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