Job Opportunities

CPCNW Assistant Director

Posting Close Date

This position has been re-posted. Applicants must submit their completed application by March 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Position Details

Summary of Duties

Under the faculty supervision, the incumbent will manage the day-to-day aspects of the Clean Plant Center Northwest (CPCNW), including supervision of managerial staff and through them, supervision of line staff, and overseeing the hiring and annual review processes, assigning duties and responsibilities as required.

The incumbent will make major decisions regarding annual budgeting and expenditure, seeking to increase and diversity center revenue while serving the NCPN and WSU Land Grant missions. They will define and implement contractual services, and ensure their completion.

The incumbent will assume responsibility for program operations and administration, and ensure the highest standard of plant material produced, taking care to follow all USDA-APHIS-PPQ and state regulatory (WSDA, ODA, etc.) requirements and rules. They will maintain any relevant regulatory permits, licenses, and approvals necessary to operate the CPCNW.

Finally, the incumbent will represent the interests of the CPCNW and WSU to external stakeholders including propagators, growers, and state and federal regulators.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (1) year of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Positions may require applicable licensure and/or certification.

Knowledge of perennial propagation and cropping systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or related discipline.

Experience with state/federal plant regulatory agencies.


Clean Plant Center Northwest


Prosser, WA 99350


$5,337.00 – $6,756.29

Position Type

This is a Temporary position. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. FTE: 100%


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.

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How to Apply

To apply, please visit the WSU Jobs website and search for position R-10208.

Intern-Functional Soil Lab

Job Description

Position Type: Job

Work-Study Program: No

The Functional Soil Lab at IAREC in Prosser is seeking a student intern who is interested in learning more about soil science and can aid us in processing soil samples from WaSHI’s LTARE soil health vineyard. 

The Washington State Soil Health Initiative (WaSHI) is an ambitious plan that funds research, extension, and demonstration of soil health best management practices through a network of long-term agroecological research and extension (LTARE) sites across Washington state’s diverse agricultural systems. One of these sites is a vineyard located at WSU Prosser. The main goal of this research vineyard is to evaluate and identify the influence of vineyard management practices on soil health and its impact on grape and wine quality. 

Duties include weighing, drying, sieving, and organizing soil samples. The project would be for approximately two months from March 1st to April 30th; part-time to full-time work based on your availability.  Pay range is $16.28-$17.50/hour depending on experience.

We welcome students from all backgrounds and experiences but encourage the student to be self-motivated, responsible, and organized. 

For more information and to request an application, please email Dr. Elizabeth Gillispie at

Temporary (hourly) employment

Temporary (hourly) positions are available throughout the year, as needed. Applicants are chosen from our applicant pool. To apply, submit a Temporary Employment Application. Applications can be downloaded from here or are available for pick up in Hamilton Hall. Applications can be dropped off during normal business hours or emailed to

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