Farm Production Extension Specialist – Dauphin

Regular/Full-Time | Manitoba Agriculture | Land Use and Ecosystem Resilience, Agriculture Production and Resilience | Dauphin, Manitoba | Advertisement Number: 42342 | Salary Range: $71,040.00 – $91,972.00 per year | Closing Date: April 17, 2024

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 women, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for future regular or term positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.
Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.
Candidates are required to submit their resume and cover letter (Word or PDF only).

The Department of Agriculture is looking to fill the Farm Production Extension Specialist (G3) position. The position is located in Dauphin. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • This position requires registration with Agrologists Manitoba (P.Ag.).
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Manitoba class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Must be comfortable with the use of vehicles and all-terrain vehicles in rough terrain and isolated areas.
  • Must be able working outdoors, under inclement weather and limited communication service.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in environmental studies, plant science; or animal science or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 
  • Experience in agronomy, crop production, forage production, rangeland production or livestock production and environmentally sustainable cropping and livestock practices.
  • Knowledge of issues and regulations related to livestock production and the ACL program in Manitoba.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook) or similar computer applications.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Desired:

  • Master’s degree in agriculture or a related discipline.
  • Experience working with GIS.

Duties:
The Farm Production Extension Specialist – ACL develops and delivers programming within agricultural crown lands and assists the primary agricultural producer with decisions regarding current, environmental, and sustainable production practices related to land management.  The Farm Production Extension Specialist provides provincial leadership and coordination in all aspects of Agri-resource management and works with specific stakeholders and other branches to develop strategic plans and priorities. The position focuses efforts to facilitate the adoption of beneficial management practices to support and protect provincial agri-environmental resources and focuses efforts on developing and delivering information that facilitates the advancement of the livestock/crop sector in a profitable and sustainable manner.

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Advertisement No. 42342 | Talent Acquisition | 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.

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