Grass Expert

Product Delivery · Arlington, Virginia
Department Product Delivery
Employment Type Temporary
Minimum Experience Experienced

Want to work for a mission driven company that digitally maps soil with machine learning to help sustainably produce food and reverse climate change?  EarthOptics is a growing AgTech company developing tools that help farmers more sustainably manage their soil, increase yields and feed the growing world.  We are currently looking for a temporary, part-time Grass Expert, with rangeland management experience, to assist us with identifying and cataloging rangeland grasses from digital photographs. The ideal candidate will be able to identify major prairie speciation for geographic regions ranging from the US Midwest through Texas to the Gulf coast. The candidate will have experience with species inventories by standard methodologies (i.e. NRCS) and forage projections. 


We seek motivated individuals who are eager to gain new skills in a fast-paced environment, and work closely and collaboratively with a team.  We are committed to building a diverse team of employees from various backgrounds, educational histories, and industries. We have a competitive compensation package including robust healthcare benefits, paid time off and meaningful equity options grants. Even if you do not meet all of the requirements below, we encourage you to apply - we’d love to hear from you!  Learn more at www.EarthOptics.com.


To learn more about working at EarthOptics, visit: https://www.themuse.com/profiles/earthoptics 


Job Type: Temporary, Non-Exempt

Duration: 6-12 months

Work Location: Remote - this remote role welcomes candidates anywhere in the U.S.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify grass species and relative density via digital photographs from various ranch and grazing sites located in Texas, North Dakota, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma
  • Develop and maintain a digital catalog and rangeland inventory of grass species


What we are looking for:

  • Graduate degree with a specialization in grasses
  • Rangeland management background
  • Experience with grass & rangeland plant identification using a dichotomous key
  • Experience with standard species inventory methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing a database
  • Proficient with Google Suite and/or Microsoft Office products


What would make you stand out:

  • Ability to identify native and non-native plants 
  • Experience with data management and collection management
  • Experience with GIS
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and with geographically dispersed teams


What we can offer you:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Enrollment in our 401k Plan


EarthOptics is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, national origin, age, or parental, veteran or disability status.


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  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Department
    Product Delivery
  • Employment Type
    Temporary
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced