New Entrant Agrologist
Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2
- An eligibility list may be established
Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity
The Sector Development Branch identifies and promotes agriculture and food production/processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province.? It maintains operations in all agriculture regions of the province to deliver Ministry programs and services through a network of Regional Agrologists and Industry Specialists.
The New Entrant Agrologist provides support and technical expertise to new producers to the agri-foods industry throughout British Columbia. The role builds capacity, supports business management and entrepreneurial skill development, increases awareness of programs and services, and encourages the use of sound management practices. ?Through frontline expertise, strategic relationships and a client service focus, the New Entrant Agrologist supports the effective implementation of the New Entrant Strategy and all aspects of developing and delivering programs, tools, resources and projects for new farmers and ranchers.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and?development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid?leave entitlement.?To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.? For specific position related enquiries, please contact Lindsay.Bisschop@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.? For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Bachelor of Science from an approved university specializing in agriculture or natural resource science.
- 2 years or more of operational work experience in the livestock or crop production/ management.
- Other relevant combinations of experience and education may be considered.
- Must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.
Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
Please include your registration number with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA)?within your application?as you must be registered or?immediately?eligible for registration as a fully licensed Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with the BCIA.?If you are not yet registered with the BCIA, please explain how you are immediately eligible?(i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Professional Agrologist member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the?BCIA).
Preferences may be given to applicants with the following qualifications:
- Experience working with beginning farmer organizations, putting on educational events for new producers and/or working with new producers on business development
- Experience in contract and project management
- Experience in farm business management and/or community economic development
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
CRC -Criminal Record Check (CRC)?will be?required.
Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it?may not?be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.