Regional Agrologist

BC Ministry of Agriculture
Multiple Locations

Regional Agrologist
$64,086.02 – $80,042.76 annually

This position is located in Prince George, however, Vanderhoof may also be considered subject to Ministry operational requirements.

The Sector Development Branch identifies and promotes agriculture and food production/processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province. The Branch leads the Ministry’s agriculture business and industry development including initiatives with First Nations, new entrants, organics and food processing. 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 Branch works through a variety of strategic partnerships and is the primary point of contact for the Ministry’s agriculture clients, both businesses and associations. The Branch also provides professional agrologist support to local government planning and emergency response processes, and to both the Agricultural Land Commission and the Farm Industry Review Board.

This position is a part of the Regional Development Services within the Sector Development Branch. Regional Development Services is comprised of Professional Agrologists that are the front-line contacts for the ministry. Programs and initiatives are informed by strong industry and Agrologist expertise and local knowledge, providing broad-based local insight and intelligence critical to the success of the Ministry in meeting current and future objectives.

Working with industry, local governments and communities, Regional Agrologists leverage regional attributes and encourage economic growth and stability in conjunction with social and environmental health through, innovation, adaptation and local market development. Through longer term relationships in the local community, strategic extension, and with a client service focus the Regional Agrologist provides effective implementation of ministry programs and initiatives. There is a high degree of independence and professional judgement expected of the Regional Agrologist position.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Agriculture or a related science, AND
    With a Bachelor’s degree, must have five years professional experience; OR
    With a Master’s Degree, must have three years professional experience.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Agriculture or a related science, specializing in business, livestock, plant or soils management.
  • Registered as a Professional Agrologist, or immediately eligible* for registration as a Professional Agrologist, with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.
    * Note: immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional Agrologist in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to the BCIA.
  • Must have a minimum of three years’ experience related to agriculture in the fields of natural resource management, farm business management, animal, soils or crop practices.

For more information and to apply online by July 31 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/62459

Posted: July 12, 2019