Field Scout

    • Job Tracking ID: 512698-602437
    • Job Location: Pasco, WA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 29, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most: our land, our employees, and our communities.

We are a team-oriented company with a high trust, entrepreneurial culture. We value our employees’ opinions, we have a strong work ethic, and are focused on growing great vegetables and developing our operations profitably. People who are most successful at CSS Farms are energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.


The Field Scout enables healthy crop development by providing the scouting, sampling, and data collection needed to make informed growing decisions on the farm.



In this role, you will:

  • Conduct day to day field observation work.
  • Prepare and install traps in the field.
  • Inspect, monitor, and report back on insect and disease.
  • Sample and report on yield and fertility.
  • Monitor soil moisture and schedule irrigation.
  • Use GPS technology to map fields, use a field record system.
  • Contribute to farm operations such as seed handling and cutting, planter spacing, and testing digs.
  • Take on other tasks and responsibilities, as needed.


Physical Demands

This position works closely with the land and spends a large amount of time in the field. This includes:

  • Extensive walking and working outdoors, in the elements.
  • Repetitive bending, kneeling, and digging.
  • Driving between farm sites to move samples and other supplies.
  • Regularly lifting objects (such as potato samples) of up to 40-50 lbs.


Expected Hours of Work

  • Typical, daily farm hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Harvest and planting seasons are busy and may require longer hours and some weekends.


Experience and Skills:

Desired Qualifications

  • A private applicators license or the ability to get one.
  • A basic level of proficiency with technology, like handheld scouting devices.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail for accurate sampling and reporting.
  • Basic math skills and the ability to maintain accurate counts.
  • Experience operating farm equipment is a plus.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations a plus.


Work Authorization

  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.



  • Market competitive salary
  • Healthcare, Dental and Vision coverage as outlined in the company benefits overview.
  • Flex spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
  • 401(k) plan options.
  • Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance.
  • A paid time off package.
  • Tuition reimbursement options.
  • Gain exposure to full farm agronomy and experience potential for career advancement in Pasco as well as other CSS Farm locations.


AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS Farms complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.