Opportunities

We're always looking for the best and brightest to join our collaborative jurisdictional teams. We routinely hire writers, coordinators, and subject matter experts to work on pesticide-related projects. You might also be interested in serving on our Advisory Board! (Best. Board. Ever.)

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Open Opportunities

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Task Force -- Call for Volunteers, Phase 1

PERC is seeking interested subject matter experts to serve as volunteers (unpaid) on the UAV task force for Phase 1 and to contribute to this important work. 

This UAV project is broken into two parts (Phase 1 – scoping the need and resource(s) recommendation; and Phase 2 – creation/distribution of resources). The purpose of Phase 1 of this project is to 1) collect the widely recognized requirements, risks-of-concern, and best practices related to UAV-applied pesticides, and 2) determine the type/format of educational materials that would be most widely adopted. In Phase 2, the team will create Advisory Board-approved resources to add to a body of widely adopted educational materials and to make those materials available. Phase 2 will commence at the conclusion of Phase 1. 

PERC predicts the peak effort for Phase 1 to occur between July and October 2024. The time commitment for volunteers will depend on how many comprise the time but is not expected to exceed 5 hours per week. The task force will convene remotely and no travel will be necessary.

We invite subject matter experts for Phase 1 representing the following:

  • EPA OECA Liaison
  • AAPSE Representative
  • UAV Industry Representatives (Applicators)
  • AAPCO Representative (Technology Workgroup Chair) 
  • State Regulatory Certification and Training Officials
  • NAAA Educational Representative
  • UAV/Nozzle Technology Manufacturer
  • Land Grant University Researcher
  • Pesticide Registrants
  • Others

If you are interested in being considered for a volunteer (unpaid) position for Phase 1, please email us at PERCsupport@ucdavis.edu by 6/28/24. Please let us know which of the above roles you would represent, your qualifications, and your interest in serving. We will contact you by mid-July.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024


Past Opportunities

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a National Project Coordinator to assemble and facilitate a limited-duration task force to identify nationally-applicable regulations, risks-of-concern, and best practices related to the application of pesticides using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and/or drone technologies. The task force will determine what type of educational material(s) would be most widely adopted by states/tribes/territories with certification authority, and the essential content/training points that should be included. The National Project Coordinator will recruit and facilitate the task force, work with PERC staff to develop the prioritized educational material(s), collect and incorporate feedback from key stakeholders, and complete a final report. For more information, click here.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) is seeking applications for Agricultural Community-Based Projects (AgCBP) that will serve farmworkers, agricultural pesticide handlers, their families, and/or their communities by contributing to the safe use of pesticides and/or working safely in areas where pesticides are used.

The PERC Advisory Board will select up to six projects to be funded by August of 2024, pending amounts requested by successful applicants. Successful applicants will have up to two years to complete their projects (no later than July 31, 2026). Identical projects will not be funded more than once but could be considered if the same project addresses a different target audience or subject matter focus.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2024

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) requests ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve stakeholders’ national needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board and may result in a formal solicitation for development. Project ideas may be related to: The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) (40 CFR Part 170), The Certification & Training of Pesticide Applicators (40 CFR Part 171), and/or Other pesticide-related topics. Projects may include brochures, fact sheets, posters, videos, manuals, exams, mobile apps/tools, web content, and/or other items. For more information, click here.

Application Deadline: January 16, 2024

Project Coordinator and Lead Writer for WPS Inspectors - Building Bridges: Overcoming Cultural and Language Barriers During WPS Inspections. The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a Project Coordinator and Lead Writer to recruit a national team of paid and volunteer contributors. The team will create a pair of resources for English-speaking WPS inspectors to assist them while interviewing Spanish-speaking agricultural workers during WPS inspections. An interviewing guide and flipchart are anticipated for release in 2024. The pieces will serve to replace the 2007 EPA Breaking Barriers document (EPA 305-K-07-002) and its accompanying flipchart (EPA 305-E-07-002). For more information and application instructions, click here.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2023

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) relies on a robust, diverse Advisory Board to make decisions, set priorities, and participate in strategic planning. We are seeking additional members for our Advisory Board. For more information and application instructions, click here.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

PERC is seeking applications for agricultural community-based projects that will serve farmworkers, agricultural pesticide handlers, their families, and/or their communities by contributing to the safe use of pesticides and/or working safely in areas where pesticides are used.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve stakeholders’ national needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Your project ideas are always welcome. Fill out the form here to describe the resource/material you need.

Project Idea Request Deadline: December 12, 2022

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a National Project Coordinator and Lead Technical Writer (one position each) to lead a national team of paid and volunteer contributors. The team will develop an updated manual and exam item bank for pesticide applicator certification in soil fumigation categories, for release in 2024.

Application Deadline: December 2, 2022

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a National Project Lead to serve on a two-year project team charged with creating the 3rd edition of the National Pesticide Applicator Core Manual and accompanying exam item bank for release in 2024-2025.

Application Deadline: July 25, 2022

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a Lead Technical Writer to serve on a two-year project team charged with creating the 3rd edition of the National Pesticide Applicator Core Manual and accompanying exam item bank for release in 2024-2025.

Application Deadline: July 25, 2022

PERC is seeking applications for agricultural community-based projects that will serve farmworkers, agricultural pesticide handlers, their families, and/or their communities by contributing to the safe use of pesticides and/or working safely in areas where pesticides are used.

Extended Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

PERC invites applications to serve on a national Advisory Board to prioritize, create, and improve materials about pesticide risk-reduction in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings.

Application receipt deadline: Wednesday, January 05, 2022. Earliest starting date: January 31, 2022

As a means to express our appreciation for stakeholder support of PERC's works over the past five years, PERC is organizing a campaign to make available free printed educational materials! We're giving away manuals, DVDs, posters, flip-charts, and more, while supplies last.

Submit your request form by Monday, August 23, 2021.

PERC is looking for an experienced, organized and motivated marketer to lead strategic efforts, write copy, design ads, and develop marketing campaigns to promote pesticide safety messaging, coordinate with stakeholders, and amplify the distribution of PERC's works. Complete the web-based form available here.

Applications are due by Monday, April 26, 2021.

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Your project ideas are always welcome. Fill out the form here to describe the resource/material you need.

Project idea receipt deadline: Monday, November 02, 2020.

PERC invites applications to serve on a national Advisory Board to prioritize, create, and improve materials about pesticide risk-reduction in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings.

EXTENDED application receipt deadline: Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Earliest starting date: April 2,2020

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a national project team to inform and assist in the creation of training materials (e.g., video and other formats) that meet EPA’s certification and training requirements.

Application deadline: Monday, February 17, 2020

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Your project ideas are always welcome. Fill out the form here to describe the resource/material you need.

Project idea receipt deadline: Monday, October 14, 2019.

PERC invites applications to serve on a national Advisory Board to prioritize, create, and improve materials about pesticide risk-reduction in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings.

Application receipt deadline: Monday, February 18, 2019. Earliest starting date: April 1, 2019

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a Project Coordinator to lead a national team of paid and volunteer contributors. Under this person's leadership, the team will create a manual and exam item bank for commercial pesticide applicator certification in non-soil fumigation categories (e.g., structural, commodity, rodent burrows), for release in 2020.

Application deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a Lead Writer to serve on a national project charged with creating a manual and exam item bank for commercial pesticide applicator certification in selected non-soil fumigation categories (e.g., structural, commodity, rodent burrows), for release in 2020.

Application deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Your project ideas are always welcome. Fill out the form here to describe the resource/material you need.

Project idea receipt deadline: Friday, November 02, 2018.

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a project team to help us translate various pesticide safety resources over the next two years.

Application deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018

CLOSED: Request For Applications: Project Coordinator & Subject Matter Experts Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Inspector Pocket Guide

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a project team to create a national Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Inspector Pocket Guide.

Application deadline: Monday, June 18, 2018

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Project idea receipt deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017.

CLOSED: Requestion For Applications: Project Coordinator Developing a National Exam Item Bank for the Seed Treatment Category of Certified Pesticide Applicators

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve as the Coordinator of a national project team charged with creating an exam item bank for commercial pesticide applicators in the "seed treatment" category.

Application deadline: Monday, June 26, 2017

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a national project team to inform and create a training video that meets WPS training requirements for Agricultural Workers and Pesticide Handlers.

Application deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017

PERC invites applications to serve on a national Advisory Board to prioritize, create, and improve materials about pesticide risk-reduction in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings.

Application deadline: Monday, February 13th, 2017.

CLOSED: Request for Applications: Subject Matter Experts, and Illustrator(s)

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a national project team to inform and create materials that meet WPS requirements for displaying pesticide safety information on agricultural establishments.

Application deadline: Friday, September 23, 2016.

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) led by University of California of Davis Extension and Oregon State University invites your ideas for projects in 2017 to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

CLOSED: Request for Applications

Application deadline: Friday May 13, 2016

Past Opportunities:

Project Coordinator and Lead Writer for WPS Inspectors - Building Bridges: Overcoming Cultural and Language Barriers During WPS Inspections. The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a Project Coordinator and Lead Writer to recruit a national team of paid and volunteer contributors. The team will create a pair of resources for English-speaking WPS inspectors to assist them while interviewing Spanish-speaking agricultural workers during WPS inspections. An interviewing guide and flipchart are anticipated for release in 2024. The pieces will serve to replace the 2007 EPA Breaking Barriers document (EPA 305-K-07-002) and its accompanying flipchart (EPA 305-E-07-002). For more information and application instructions, click here.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2023

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) relies on a robust, diverse Advisory Board to make decisions, set priorities, and participate in strategic planning. We are seeking additional members for our Advisory Board. For more information and application instructions, click here.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

PERC is seeking applications for agricultural community-based projects that will serve farmworkers, agricultural pesticide handlers, their families, and/or their communities by contributing to the safe use of pesticides and/or working safely in areas where pesticides are used.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve stakeholders’ national needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Your project ideas are always welcome. Fill out the form here to describe the resource/material you need.

Project Idea Request Deadline: December 12, 2022

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a National Project Coordinator and Lead Technical Writer (one position each) to lead a national team of paid and volunteer contributors. The team will develop an updated manual and exam item bank for pesticide applicator certification in soil fumigation categories, for release in 2024.

Application Deadline: December 2, 2022

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a National Project Lead to serve on a two-year project team charged with creating the 3rd edition of the National Pesticide Applicator Core Manual and accompanying exam item bank for release in 2024-2025.

Application Deadline: July 25, 2022

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a Lead Technical Writer to serve on a two-year project team charged with creating the 3rd edition of the National Pesticide Applicator Core Manual and accompanying exam item bank for release in 2024-2025.

Application Deadline: July 25, 2022

PERC is seeking applications for agricultural community-based projects that will serve farmworkers, agricultural pesticide handlers, their families, and/or their communities by contributing to the safe use of pesticides and/or working safely in areas where pesticides are used.

Extended Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

PERC invites applications to serve on a national Advisory Board to prioritize, create, and improve materials about pesticide risk-reduction in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings.

Application receipt deadline: Wednesday, January 05, 2022. Earliest starting date: January 31, 2022

As a means to express our appreciation for stakeholder support of PERC's works over the past five years, PERC is organizing a campaign to make available free printed educational materials! We're giving away manuals, DVDs, posters, flip-charts, and more, while supplies last.

Submit your request form by Monday, August 23, 2021.

PERC is looking for an experienced, organized and motivated marketer to lead strategic efforts, write copy, design ads, and develop marketing campaigns to promote pesticide safety messaging, coordinate with stakeholders, and amplify the distribution of PERC's works. Complete the web-based form available here.

Applications are due by Monday, April 26, 2021.

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Your project ideas are always welcome. Fill out the form here to describe the resource/material you need.

Project idea receipt deadline: Monday, November 02, 2020.

PERC invites applications to serve on a national Advisory Board to prioritize, create, and improve materials about pesticide risk-reduction in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings.

EXTENDED application receipt deadline: Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Earliest starting date: April 2,2020

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a national project team to inform and assist in the creation of training materials (e.g., video and other formats) that meet EPA’s certification and training requirements.

Application deadline: Monday, February 17, 2020

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Your project ideas are always welcome. Fill out the form here to describe the resource/material you need.

Project idea receipt deadline: Monday, October 14, 2019.

PERC invites applications to serve on a national Advisory Board to prioritize, create, and improve materials about pesticide risk-reduction in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings.

Application receipt deadline: Monday, February 18, 2019. Earliest starting date: April 1, 2019

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a Project Coordinator to lead a national team of paid and volunteer contributors. Under this person's leadership, the team will create a manual and exam item bank for commercial pesticide applicator certification in non-soil fumigation categories (e.g., structural, commodity, rodent burrows), for release in 2020.

Application deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications for a Lead Writer to serve on a national project charged with creating a manual and exam item bank for commercial pesticide applicator certification in selected non-soil fumigation categories (e.g., structural, commodity, rodent burrows), for release in 2020.

Application deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Your project ideas are always welcome. Fill out the form here to describe the resource/material you need.

Project idea receipt deadline: Friday, November 02, 2018.

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a project team to help us translate various pesticide safety resources over the next two years.

Application deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018

CLOSED: Request For Applications: Project Coordinator & Subject Matter Experts
Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Inspector Pocket Guide

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a project team to create a national Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Inspector Pocket Guide.

Application deadline: Monday, June 18, 2018

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites your ideas for new educational resources/projects to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

Project idea receipt deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017.

CLOSED: Requestion For Applications: Project Coordinator
Developing a National Exam Item Bank for the Seed Treatment Category of Certified Pesticide Applicators

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve as the Coordinator of a national project team charged with creating an exam item bank for commercial pesticide applicators in the "seed treatment" category.

Application deadline: Monday, June 26, 2017

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a national project team to inform and create a training video that meets WPS training requirements for Agricultural Workers and Pesticide Handlers.

Application deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017

PERC invites applications to serve on a national Advisory Board to prioritize, create, and improve materials about pesticide risk-reduction in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings.

Application deadline: Monday, February 13th, 2017.

CLOSED: Request for Applications: Subject Matter Experts, and Illustrator(s)

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) invites applications to serve on a national project team to inform and create materials that meet WPS requirements for displaying pesticide safety information on agricultural establishments.

Application deadline: Friday, September 23, 2016.

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) led by University of California of Davis Extension and Oregon State University invites your ideas for projects in 2017 to serve the nation's needs. Your ideas will be considered by the PERC Advisory Board.

CLOSED: Request for Applications

Application deadline: Friday May 13, 2016

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