Farm Production Extension Specialist

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Arborg, Brandon, or Dauphin, Manitoba

Regular/Full-Time, Advertisement Number: 37461, Salary Range: $67,242.00 – $87,068.00 per year, Closing Date: October 13, 2021

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, visible minorities ,  and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The location of this position is flexible and can be carried out in Arborg, Brandon, or Dauphin, Manitoba.

The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefits package, which includes extended health, health spending, dental, vision, long-term disability, supportive employment program, maternity and parental leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).

Qualifications:

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be a member of, or eligible for membership in, the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists at the Professional Agrologist level.
  • Ability to work outdoors, in inclement weather and with limited communication service.
  • Ability to use vehicles and all terrain vehicles including quads in rough terrain and isolated areas.
  • Valid Manitoba Class 5 drivers license (or equivalent).
  • Ability to travel throughout Manitoba.

Essential Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in environmental studies, plant science or animal science. An equivalent combination of education, training 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 soils, climate, crops or livestock specific to Manitoba.
  • Knowledge of issues and regulations related to livestock production and the Agricultural Crown Lands program in Manitoba.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal/client service skills used to interact effectively and maintain strong working relationships with rural clients, industry groups and internal contacts. 
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to analyze situations, and make sound recommendations.
  • Well developed planning and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines with limited lead time.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook (or equivalent), ARCview or similar GIS program use. 

Duties:

The Farm Production Extension Specialist 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.

APPLY TO:

Advertisement No. 37461, Service Centre 4, Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. R3B 2A9,

Phone:  204-945-7859, 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.

When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

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