WSDA Pesticide Education Specialist

The Washington State Department of Agriculture serves the people of Washington by supporting the agricultural community and promoting consumer and environmental protection.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is seeking to fill a full-time permanent Program Specialist 3 position with the Pesticide Management Division. This position is located in Central Washington (Wenatchee or Yakima).

SALARY NOTE:  Salary listed reflects the 5% dual language assignment pay.

Come put your outstanding communication skills and technical expertise to work as a Pesticide Education Specialist with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Pesticide Management Division. As part of the Pesticide Management Division, the Technical Services and Education Program partners with the agricultural industry to deliver training that helps protect the people, environment and economic vitality of the Agricultural industry.

As a Pesticide Education Specialist, you will be creating and delivering training sessions about pesticide application and exposure in both English and Spanish. You should enjoy delivering presentations, developing training, and creating innovative ways to help your audience learn and apply the training. This consists of a variety of content-relevant pesticide safety training taught to individuals at all levels of agricultural operations. These trainings take place in different locations within the state, so you should be prepared to travel statewide with the potential to be exposed to a variety of settings that may include extreme weather or temperature extremes.

In addition to training farm workers, you will be using your interpersonal skills to build relationships with community organizations, agencies, universities and the agricultural community in order to increase the quality, quantity and scope of pesticide safety training.

Our ideal candidate is a bilingual, innovative, highly skilled communicator with at least two years of experience in agriculture production or pest management field. In addition to those qualifications you will also need to be computer savvy, and skilled at facilitating training and presenting detailed information clearly, since you will be responsible for educating your customers effectively.

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