Job Opportunities: Resource Development Agrologist – Victoria

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career with the Ministry of Agriculture

Resource Development Agrologist
Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2

Victoria, BC
Regular Full Time

Closing Date: 4/7/2020

Req #68576

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position but at a lower classification.

An eligibility list may be established.

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The Sector Development Branch identifies and promotes agriculture and food production/processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province.  It maintains operations in all agriculture regions of the province to deliver Ministry programs and services through a network of extension agrologists, 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. The Partnerships & Outreach unit in the Sector Development Branch is comprised of agrologists, agri-business management experts and supporting project and evaluation staff that focus on the business and economic development of the agriculture and food sector. The unit is the ministry lead in the growth and development of youth, new entrants and indigenous agriculture.

The Resource Development Agrologist role provides support and technical expertise to new and existing producers and supports the regional implementation of programs. Through relationships in the local community and with a client service focus, the Resource Development Agrologist provides effective implementation of ministry programs and initiatives. This includes all aspects of developing and delivering programs, tools, resources and projects for farmers and ranchers. This position requires knowledge and expertise in livestock or crop production/ management, marketing and business development, and agriculture education programs and resources.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

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