Franklin County Farmer 2

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Posting Details

Employee Type CS-Classified Staff
University Title Farmer 2
Working Title Franklin County Farmer 2
College/Area WSU Extension
Department Ag & Natural Resources
Department Link

WSU Ag & Natural Resources

Position Number 131485
Hiring Unit Franklin County Extension
Work Location Other
Zip Code 99301
This position is in a Bargaining Unit No
Summary of Duties

Operate farm and field equipment for the Regional Vegetable program. Responsible for maintenance of equipment and performing a variety of skilled duties such as planting, care, and harvesting of crops. Application of crop protection materials. Plant, fertilize, irrigate and record information to produce and process seeds and crops.

This is a 10 month appointment from the months of February through November.

Additional Information

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Appointment Status Temporary
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Position Term in Months 10
Monthly Salary $2,599.00 + DOE

Required Qualifications

Two years of experience in farm work or maintaining livestock; OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements

Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate work activities in a timely and efficient manner.

Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and essential software including word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license by time of hire.

Must be able and willing to travel with occasional overnight stays at alternative sites.

Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, a Washington State Certified pesticide Applicator’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with field-based agricultural research.

Skills in collecting field data and associated computer use. Demonstrated effective communication skills.

Will this position require a background check? This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Open Date 05/13/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin May 27, 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application

Failure to submit correct application materials/documents may result in an incomplete application.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

Posting Number 20136196P

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