Urban Horticulturist job vacancy in Washington State University (Wenatchee, WA 98801)

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Company name : Washington State University
Location : Wenatchee, WA 98801
Position : Urban Horticulturist

Description :
Urban Horticulturist

1132-YN – Extension Coordinator

Business Title:
Urban Horticulturist

Additional Titles:


Employee Type:
Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:
Administrative Professional – OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position will work within Washington State University Extension in Chelan and Douglas Counties to connect area residents to the research and knowledge bases of the state’s land grant research university to provide solutions to local problems and stimulate local economies. Our county-based educators work with partners in local communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive future for Chelan and Douglas Counties and area residents.

This position originates, develops, and conducts formal and informal urban horticulture education programs and in-service training to park and grounds managers for the Chelan and Douglas County PUD, area public schools, golf courses, nurseries, and the general public.

This position provides training and consultation to the WSU Chelan-Douglas Master Gardener program.

This position supports other County departmental requests for professional assessments related to urban horticultural and is available to the Chelan County Commissioners to advise on county horticulture issues when appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, botany, or related discipline. Two (2) years of experience developing and delivering evidence-based programming.
Current Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Pesticide Public Operators License, or ability to obtain a license within 2 months of hire.
Current Professional Arborist Certification, or ability to gain certification within 6 months of hire.
Ability to communicate ideas effectively through written, verbal and technology when relating to a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated skills using the MS Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word); Adobe Acrobat and the ability to adapt to new technologies and techniques.
Valid driver’s license and ability to travel within targeted counties and when necessary, state-wide.
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:

Master’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, botany, or related discipline and two (2) years of related experience in program leadership and delivery of educational programs.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team for grant writing/fundraising, curriculum development, projects with colleagues locally and across the state, as needed.
Demonstrated teaching experience.
Bicultural/bilingual (Spanish) experience or capability.

Additional Information:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or
509-335-4521 if you have questions.


WSU Extension

Department Name:

Agricultural & Natural Resources

City, State, Zip:

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Department Link:

Monthly Salary:

$4,695.00 | Depending on qualifications and experience



Position Type:


Temporary End Date:

This is a temporary position expected to end on
December 31, 2022. This is a temporary one year position with expected renewals each year. Renewal is dependent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance.

Screening Begin Date:

This position has been re-posted as
Open Until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin
August 15, 2022.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for three professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

Time Type:
Full time

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 hrs@wsu.edu.

To apply, visit

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


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