Agricultural Analyst and Compliance Administrator

 
  • Full Time
  • Petaluma, CA
  • $66,600 to $70,000 USD / Year

Website McEvoy of Marin, LLC

McEvoy Ranch is a 550-acre, family-owned working farm in Petaluma, California. Inspired by her love of Tuscan olive oil, founder Nan McEvoy imported 1,000 seedlings from Italy in 1990, determined to produce the same top-quality olive oil in the rolling hills of California’s northern coast. Now, over three decades later, the ranch is known for its estate-milled extra virgin olive oils, end-of-year Olio Nuovo, and a wide range of flavored olive oils produced using the Agrumato Method. As one of the oldest olive oil ranches in California, McEvoy Ranch works to create a self-sufficient and balanced ecosystem nurtured by diverse plant and animal populations. Their orchards are tended in accordance with organic regulations, and a composting system ensures that all ranch waste products, including the spent olives, are converted into compost that then nurtures the soil. An onsite tasting room welcomes guests, offering an opportunity to sample olive oils and take in the beauty of the ranch. Tours of the property are also available, guiding visitors on a journey from the orchards to the olive oil mill. In addition to producing award-winning extra virgin olive oils, the Ranch offers small-lot wine; pantry essentials, including olive oil-based spreads, vinegar, mustard, and honey; and olive oil-based beauty products under the name ODE Olive Oil Beauty. McEvoy Ranch’s full product line can be found at McEvoyRanch.com.

This dynamic role oversees compliance, agricultural administration, and analysis at our 550-acre certified organic, productive olive oil ranch. Reporting directly to the President and working closely with multiple colleagues from many departments within the company, this job requires thoughtful organization, critical thinking, and strong communication skills. There is ample opportunity for career growth in this role. The Agricultural Analyst and Compliance Administrator is responsible for the following: Farming and Olive Oil Production

  • Uses input and production data analysis for process improvement recommendations
  • Makes recommendations for farming cultural practices based on input and production trends
  • Tracks and reports all fertilizer, pesticide, and irrigation usage; orders all farming supplies
  • Develops work orders for fertilizer and pesticide applications, posts all applications for applicators and farmworkers
  • Oversees the organic certification through CCOF for the farm and mill
  • Submits the annual Operator ID information to the County of Marin and oversees annual pesticide headquarters inspection
  • Tracks all harvest data and provides insightful analysis of harvest trends and factors impact harvest yield
  • Works with the Farming Supervisor and President to develop and implement greater efficiencies in the farming system
  • Tracks all compost data for internal usage and CCOF reports
  • Submits annual soil and tissue samples for nutrient analysis
  • Tracks all water usage data for the potable water system and the pond system overseen by the State Water Resources Control Board
  • Organizes and oversees all custom olive milling customers and scheduling to maximize efficiency and minimize cost
  • Orders all ingredients for the Agrumato method olive oils, working to negotiate the lowest price for the highest quality
  • Tracks all olive milling data and analyzes olive oil production trends; makes recommendations for improvement opportunities
  • Submits all data to the CDFA/OOCC for mill and oil production compliance
  • Submits all olive oil for annual laboratory analysis and annual competitions

Wine Business Line Responsibilities:

  • Submits all quarterly reporting to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
  • Submits all wine labels to the TTB
  • Works closely with the winemaker and accounting to track all wine production from the grape source through bottling
  • Organizes quarterly meetings with all wine stakeholders within the company to keep all wine development projects on track
  • Analyzes previous year’s production versus sales to make grape-buying recommendations

Safety and Compliance:

  • Oversees, organizes, and executes the ranch’s safety program, including pesticide applicators, forklift training, and annual hearing tests
  • Oversees and submits all local, state, and federal permits and licenses for food and wine production
  • Ensures that the Ranch’s MSDS binder is current and accurate
  • Submits monthly reports for the CA CRV recycling program

Administrative:

  • Looks for new ways to streamline workflows and increase data entry efficiency for on-farm record-keeping
  • Orders supplies for various departments in the company
  • Works with budget heads to develop the annual budgets for various departments in the company; ensures that each estate department is on track with their budgets on a monthly basis (farming, gardening, mechanic shop, etc)
  • Codes and submits invoices for various departments within the company
  • Reviews and approves timecards for various employees on the ranch

Requirements

Requirements and Desired Experience

  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, planning, resource allocation).
  • Strong analytical skills to support cost management and process improvement opportunities.
  • Working knowledge of financial analysis principles.
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Exceptional communicator.
  • Superior organizational skills; time management, planning, scheduling, and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills including a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel Proven data analysis skills required
  • Candidates must have strong organization and communication skills.
  • Experience working in a small farm environment is desired.
  • A degree in Agricultural Business Management is a strong plus.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) a plus as well

Working Conditions The job is not overly physical on a daily basis but the candidate must be able to walk on uneven ground, be able to work in the heat or cold, and lift up to 50 lbs occasionally.

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