Job Posting: BC Ministry of Agriculture – Agrologist

BC Ministry of Agriculture
Burnaby, BC


Salary $56,662.05 – $70,770.36 annually

– An independent administrative tribunal, the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is the provincial body
responsible for administering the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), governed by the Agricultural
Land Commission Act (ALCA) and Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure
Regulation. The Commission is hosted by a Ministry of the provincial government; however, the work of
the ALC is carried out by an independent government-appointed Chair and board of directors who report
directly to the legislature via the host Minister. The work of the Commission is supported by a team of
technical and professional staff.
– The mandate is set out in Section 6 of the ALCA and guides all work carried out by the Commission and
staff. The work of the ALC to preserve agricultural land and encourage farming is focused on strategic
land use policy, engagement in land use planning and compliance and enforcement, in addition to land
use application review and adjudication.
– The ALC Agrologist provides the ALC with professional expertise and advisory services as the soils
specialist for land use applications, ALR boundary changes, Notices of Intent, reclamation, policy related
to agricultural soils and land use as well as soils related strategic and operational decision-making
activities of the ALC.

Qualifications for this role include:

 Bachelor Degree or higher in agrology, soil science, geography, earth science, environmental
science with a specialization in soil science, or a related field as recognized by the relevant
 Registered as a Professional Agrologist, or immediately eligible* for registration as a Professional
Agrologist, with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
o * 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 within 6
months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the BCIA reviews
their qualifications to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
 Experience in soil classification, agricultural capability assessment, soil survey, reclamation and
rehabilitation soil management
 Preference may be given to applicants with field experience in agrology
 Valid BC Driver’s Licence.
Please include your registration number with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) within
your application. f you are not yet registered with the BCIA, please explain how you are immediately

For more information and to apply online by July 24, 2018, please go to: