Farm Manager in Pasco, WA

Washington State University
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Job Description

The mission of the Commercial Vegetable Research and Extension program at Washington State University is to improve the profitability and sustainability of vegetable crop farms in the Columbia Basin of Washington State. We do this by providing research based information to farms aimed at helping them increase productivity by improved pest management and agronomic practices.

The Research Farm Manager position is key to the success of the Commercial Vegetable Research and Extension program and facilitates the completion of applied research projects under the direction of the principal investigator while working as a collaborative team with several experienced technicians and other scientists across the institution.

Other duties will include, operating farm and field equipment for the Regional Vegetable program. 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.

Position Details:

Required Qualifications:

Three years of experience in farm work or maintaining livestock, at least six months must include experience directing the work of others; OR equivalent education/experience.

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel within targeted counties.
  • While using a private or WSU-owned vehicle for official business, must have current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020and RCW 46.29.090).
  • Ability to work a flexible, yet structured schedule with occasional night and weekend shifts to meet the needs of program partners and grant requirements.
  • Employment is contingent upon passing a background screening.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively, with persons of varying levels of responsibility and experience, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in higher education, local or state agency, or equivalent.

Additional Information:

Area/College: WSU Extension

Department Name: Ag & Natural Resources

City, State, Zip: Pasco, WA 99301

Department Link:

Monthly Salary: Range 33, $3,096.00 – $4,117.00 A-M

Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28 OR applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for classified staff visit: Find total compensation here:

FTE: 100%

Position Type: Permanent

Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit all required documents no later than Friday, March 31, 2023.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions:

  • Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application. External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.
    • Resume
    • DOC 2
    • DOC 3
  • Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible.
  • Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
  • Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Time Type:
Full time

Farm Manager

565K-YN_CS_NPS – Farmer 3

Business Title:
Farm Manager

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Employee Type:

Job Family:
Civil Service and Non-Permanent – OT Eligible

Position Term:

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 veteran, 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 [email protected].

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Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.