Director of Cultivation - Indoor Cannabis

  • GreenForce Staffing
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 19 Mar, 2021

Job Description

Director of Cultivation Job Description

GreenForce is working with a client based in Los Angeles, CA that is looking for a Director of Cultivation. Our client currently has a 20,000 square foot warehouse that is a blank slate for the incoming hire. The ideal candidate will have experience designing a commercial cultivation facility, have some experience growing cannabis with LEDs, and essentially being able to implement a strategic plan from seed to sale.

The new hire will have control of designing the warehouse into an operational cultivation facility and will be responsible for overseeing the buildout. This includes figuring out all equipment needs for the facility. The client is willing to work with the Director of Cultivation to ensure that they will have the proper equipment to succeed.

Compensation: $125K+(DOE) as well as 15% profit sharing

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Designing a commercial cultivation facility from the ground up, including equipment purchasing, irrigation design, deciding which genetics to grow, etc.

  • Manage the day to day and big picture operations of a large scale commercial indoor cannabis grow

  • Develop SOPs for cultivation, production and post-harvest to ensure compliance with California regulations

  • Ensure proper training and development of employees and prepare weekly employees scheduling and payroll

  • Implement preventive SOPs for IPM, fungi and other issues that may hinder optimal cultivation environments

  • Expert knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi, and integrated pest management treatment and the ability to identify issues with plant/grow medium health

  • Responsible for the hiring, training and scheduling staff through all processes including cloning, transplanting, topping, defoliating, trimming, packaging, etc.

  • Schedule plant maintenance and maintain organization to keep costs down

  • Track and catalog each strain from seed to flower to harvest.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of strains including Sativa, Indica and Hybrids and understand the medicinal implementation and effects of strains

  • Implementing a breeding program


  • 5+ years as a Head Grower in a Commercial Indoor Operation

  • Experience with designing a commercial cultivation facility.

  • Expertise of various cannabis cultivation techniques

  • Knowledge of irrigation methods

  • California compliant Integrated Pest Management solutions and ability to identify nutrient deficiencies proactively

  • Knowledge of cannabis strains and creating successful breeding programs. Candidates with proprietary genetics are a plus

  • Well organized and attention to detail is a must

  • Experienced team leader with a positive attitude and vision for the future

  • Experience being a leader and motivating a team of employees

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

  • Experience with hiring, training and firing of employees in a cultivation setting.

  • Must be 21+ and pass a background screening

  • Bachelor's Degree Required, and degree in Biology, Horticulture or Plant Science a Plus