Director, Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience/Director, Industry Development Branch

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Advertisement Number: 39110, Salary Range: $95,171.00 – $113,800.00 per year, Closing Date: May 22, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.An eligibility list may be created for similar regular and term positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.                                                          

Manitoba Agriculture works collaboratively with citizens, industry, governments and other stakeholders to enable the sustainable development and strengthen the resilience of Manitoba’s agriculture and food processing industries. Skilled, passionate and engaged staff that embrace innovation and continuous improvement are key to the department’s success.

Please note: Other locations (outside of Winnipeg) will be considered.

To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Public Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting competition #39110 and the position title in the subject line. Resumes may be used in addition to the Application Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactorily met the requirements stated in the Application form. 

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Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Driver’s License, access to vehicle and/or ability to travel within Manitoba

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s level preferred) in one of the following: Agriculture, Environmental Science, Public Administration or related discipline. (Note: for Director, Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience only)
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s level preferred) in one of the following: Business Administration, Economic Development, Industrial Development, Public Administration, Farm Business Management or related discipline. (Note: for Director, Industry Development only)
  • Extensive experience in the agriculture industry relating to agricultural production, agri-ecology, land use planning, agri-engineering, or climate change  (Note: for Director, Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience only)
  • Extensive knowledge/experience in business development, economic development, industrial development or related disciplines. (Note: For Director, Industry Development only)
  • Management experience with responsibility for human and financial resources
  • Proven ability as a leader with a commitment to create, support and sustain a diverse environment that enables staff to achieve results and to develop for the future
  • Experience translating strategic priorities into clear operational and business plans, and experience with strategic performance management and measurement systems (e.g. Key Performance Indicators, Balanced Scorecards)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Strong political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage opportunities for innovation, find creative solutions to issues, and successfully manage change
  • Knowledge of the issue of climate change and its effect on the agriculture industry (Note: for Director, Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience only)
  • Knowledge of Industrial Development processes and policy levers (Note: for Director, Industry Development only) 
  • Experience leading the development, review and delivery of policy and programs

Desired:

  • Experience building relationships with Indigenous people and implementing the principles of reconciliation

Duties:

Director of Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience
The Director of the Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience is responsible and accountable for providing leadership and management to enable the long-term sustainability, productivity and resilience of Manitoba’s agro-ecosystem. This is accomplished through leadership in climate change resilience and adaptation, soil survey and ag weather monitoring and modelling, directing and delivering management of agricultural Crown lands (ACL), promoting beneficial land management practices, multiple-use land planning, and supporting policy development and associated programming, while respecting treaty land entitlement agreement implementation and historic land administration obligations.

Director of Industry Development
The Director of Industry Development is responsible and accountable for providing leadership and management to enable the strategic development of the agriculture, food, and agri-product industries, including industrial development, industry level development and leadership on the Manitoba Protein Advantage strategy and department-led industry development strategies. This is accomplished by creating conditions for successful industry development including foundational elements (e.g. labour, infrastructure, climate change resilience and leadership), strong relationships with government and non-government bodies and supporting policy development and associated programming.

The directors are responsible for their Branch’s strategic and business planning, staffing, and budgeting and overseeing program delivery.  The positions represents Manitoba on provincial and national committees.

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Advertisement No. 39110, Service Centre 4, Human Resource Services, 600-259 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.  R3B 2A9, Phone:  204-945-7518, Fax: 204-945-0601, Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process.

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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.