Job Posting: Crop Risk Specialist, BC Ministry of Agriculture

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 to Tuesday, July 23, 2019

$65,367.78 – $81,773.78 annually
Abbotsford
Crop Risk Specialist

This position is also posted as a STO under REQ 61968.

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Business Risk Management Branch (BRMB) provides agricultural risk management services to help farmers and farm organizations proactively manage uncertainty through production insurance, income stabilization and wildlife damage compensation programs. These programs are funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Agreement between the provinces and Canada.

The Crop Risk Specialist works independently within the terms, objectives, plans, policies and procedures of the Provincial and Federal Governments, the Ministry and the scientific principles and practices of agronomy and horticulture to analyze current and new agronomic practices and test pilot projects for the high profile Production Insurance and risk management programs. These programs are a result of policies and purposes that are in a constant state of flux due to new or revised federal and provincial initiatives. Without in-depth analysis by the Crop Risk Specialist, the commitment of the Province of British Columbia to insurance liabilities would be at risk due to inappropriate or inaccurate scientific practices. The Crop Risk Specialist provides professional, technical expertise, correlation and standards experience and guidance for production insurance product design, development, testing, delivery and maintenance.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Business or Economics; AND
  • 5 years’ experience in agriculture industry analysis with a focus on financial and/or production parameters for commodities common to B.C.; OR
  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Business or Economics; AND
  • 3 years’ experience in agriculture industry analysis with a focus on financial and/or production parameters for commodities common to B.C.; OR
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent or a Diploma in Agriculture, Business or Economics; AND
  • 7 years’ experience in agriculture industry analysis with a focus on financial and production parameters for commodities common to B.C.
  • Must be registered, or immediately* eligible for registration as a fully licensed Agrologist member in good standing with the B.C. Institute of Agrologists (BCIA). *Immediately means you are currently a fully licensed Agrologist member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to BCIA
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the discipline of agronomy or related to primary agriculture production.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of recent (within the last 10 years) experience supervising technical and/or administrative staff.

For more information and to apply online by July 23, 2019, please go to:https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/61967

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.