Job Opportunities

NPIC is Hiring!

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) is welcoming a new team member this summer! Spanish fluency is strongly preferred for this position, but not required.
As a Pesticide Specialist, you'll dig into the science to answer technical questions about pesticide risk for both the public and professionals. You'll also develop educational resources like web pages, fact sheets, infographics, and other materials. This is your opportunity to hone your skills as a science communicator! 
We are expanding our reach to Environmental Justice audiences including farmworkers and agricultural communities. Individuals with an interest or experience in conducting outreach to these communities are encouraged to apply. 
Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in toxicology, environmental science/chemistry, agricultural sciences, public health, biology, soil science, microbiology, or a closely related scientific area (degree must include coursework in biochemistry, biology, or equivalent). Current Oregon State University students who have not completed their degree by the end of Spring Term are not eligible to apply.
Full-time salary range: $46,000 - $52,400
Posting closes: June 5, 2024
To apply, visit:
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For questions, please contact Meredith Cocks,

WSU Publication Review and Education Coordinator Job Posting

WSU. Extending Knowledge. Changing Lives.

There is extraordinary work being done by Washington State University’s (WSU) Pesticide Resources and Education Program. For over thirty years the Pesticide Resources and Education Program has provided engaging pesticide safety education to address critical pesticide issues facing Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. It has also provided Washington and Oregon with up-to-date pesticide information by serving as a data query resource to enable the safe and informed use of pesticides. The Pesticide Resources and Education Program provides courses and expertise that help guide decision-making and policy initiatives across the state and the country.

We are recruiting for a Publication Review and Education Coordinator:

  • Our program contributes to national dialogue regarding pesticide safety education.
  • WSU’s Pesticide Resources and Education Program engages learners through education with an emphasis on personal safety, environmental protection, and effective integrated pest management.
  • Working with WSU’s Pesticide Resources and Education Program provides opportunities to engage in important statewide pesticide safety education and stewardship work.

If you want to work with people who value relationships and teamwork, with the bonus of working on exciting projects, then this position is for you!

External posting link:


Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant extension program discipline and three (3) years of related program experience. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • This position requires the ability to travel and work a flexible schedule during the week including nights and weekends occasionally requiring overnight travel. 
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid WSDA pesticide license at time of hire 
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid unrestricted driver’s license at time of hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant extension program discipline (e.g, weed science, environmental science, plant pathology, entomology). 
  • Experience working with pesticide registration, compliance, certification, or education. 
  • Experience in pesticide laws related to use recommendations and WSU employment. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated experience managing budgets, cash handling, and university contracts. 
  • Demonstrated computer skills, database management, and presentation software. 
  • Demonstrated ability in creating, distributing, and analyzing user surveys. 
  • Experience with credit card compliance and audits. 
  • Spanish language skills. 


Please contact Wendy Sue Wheeler for any questions:

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Job Boards Related to Agricultural Sciences/Economics/Food:

  • AgCareers: Broad job board for agriculture, food, natural resources and biotech. Also includes articles, career guides, career profiles, etc.
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association: Agricultural economist jobs, professorships, analysts, post-docs, etc.
  • American Society of Agronomy: Graduate assistantships, extension, professorships, research technicians, scientists and more.
  • Biospace: Find biotech, clinical research and pharmaceutical jobs from thousands of employers.
  • CareersInFood: Postings in microbiology, R&D, quality assurance, food science, brewing, management, dairy, etc. 
  • Institute of Food Technologists: IFT’s job board for food scientists, flavorists, regulatory/safety, etc.
  • Jobs in Horticulture Inc.: Various job listings and internships in horticulture.
  • Joe Produce: Online job center for produce, agriculture and related across the entire food chain - from seed to store.
  • WWOOF (Organic Farming): Live, volunteer, and learn on organic farms. Participating farms in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania.

Animals, Wildlife, & Range Job Boards:

Environmental/Sustainability Job Boards:

  • Environmental career opportunities in natural resources, renewable energy, environmental law/policy/advocacy/education, internships, etc.
  • Environmental Career Center: Postings in conservation, natural resources, environmental science, biology, ecology, sustainability and more.
  • Green Dream Jobs: From renewable energy jobs to green building jobs, organic industry jobs, policy, planning and scientific jobs that restore natural resources.
  • Green Jobs Network: Positions in climate change, conservation, ecology, energy, farming, recycling and more.
  • Student Training & Education in Public Service: Green Degrees & Careers: Job titles matched to key issues (e.g. deforestation, climate change) and advice from industry professionals.

Additional Job Boards:

  • Employer Cataloging Service: To research a full list of employers in your state according to your major/area of expertise, try Buzzfile’s Employer by Major tool.
  • Broad job boards: Indeed lists thousands of employment opportunities, and you can filter your preferences by industry and location. Mac’s List is specific to the Northwest.
  • Peace Corps: Peace Corps: A service opportunity involving immersion in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle pressing global challenges.
  • Government jobs: USA Jobs is where all federal government jobs are listed (Department of Fish and Wildlife, all the branches of the USDA, Department of Energy, etc.). It includes unique experiences for current students and recent graduates. Note that state, county and local government positions are typically listed on their own websites (e.g. State of California jobs).
  • Nonprofit jobs: Idealist and Work for Good are examples of places to look for nonprofit jobs. The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is a regional database for nonprofit work opportunities.
  • Faculty/academic jobs: Chronicle Vitae, a service of the Chronicle of Higher Education, is a hub for graduate level, faculty, research and other academic positions.
  • Employment agencies: Another way to find jobs is to work with a hiring or temp agency, which is usually free to applicants. CampusPoint is an example of a Northwest-based company that focuses on placing current students and recent graduates with local companies.

**Oregon State makes no representation, warranty or guarantee about the positions or job boards listed. We do not prescreen employment or internship opportunities on behalf of students. You assume full responsibility for your safety, security, wages, working conditions, etc. of any off-campus employment or internship opportunities.**