Job Opportunities: Regional Agrologist – Vernon and Kamloops

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

Regional Agrologist
Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 3
Vernon and Kamloops
Closing Date:  4/6/2020
Req #68100

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Two full time, permanent positions are currently available
. 1 position is located in Kamloops, and 1 position is located in Vernon.
An eligibility list may be established for positions in Kamloops, Vernon, Victoria and Abbotsford.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Brent.Barclay@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.