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BC Public Service

BAND 3 - Manager, Plant Health Laboratory - Closing date extended

Posted 5 days ago

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Job Description

Posting Title
BAND 3 - Manager, Plant Health Laboratory - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Band 3


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$86,200.00 - $122,100.01 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Agriculture and Food

Ministry Branch / Division
Plant and Animal Health Branch, Science, Policy, and Inspection Division

Job Summary

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The Plant and Animal Health Branch supports the sustainability of plant and animal agriculture, while serving to protect the well-being of the people of the province of British Columbia through surveillance, regulatory compliance, risk assessment, and the development of strategies to address identified risks. The Plant and Animal Health Branch consists of the Animal Health Centre, Plant Health Unit and Business Unit.

The Manager, Plant Health Laboratory, is part of the Plant Health Unit which is responsible for protecting B.C.'s agricultural resource from the adverse impacts of plant pests and diseases. The Manager, Plant Health Laboratory will work to optimise Laboratory operations, including diagnostics, quality assurance and alignment with the ISO/IEC 17025 scope of accreditation, and supervision of staff to align with Standard Operating Procedures. This position also supports diagnoses and pest management options that promote sustainable agri-food systems and mitigate the impact of plant pests. The position includes oversight of the Plant Health Laboratory 's budget and development, evaluation and implementation of a variety of specialized tests.

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum Master of Science degree in plant pathology or a related field from a recognized university.
  • Experience in diagnosing plant diseases.
  • Experiencein the supervision and management of laboratory sections and operations in a diagnostic laboratory. This includes procurement of equipment and supplies, hiring of staff, and liaising with other labs within the organization.
  • Experiencedeveloping and evaluating employee performance, coaching, team building and mentoring.
  • Experienceleading staff on projects or program delivery within laboratory sections.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, as a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists or another Canadian Institute.
  • Experience in an accredited (ISO/IEC 17025) diagnostic laboratory or equivalent.
  • Experience with leading or participating in Biosafety and Quality Management programs.

  • This position is based in Abbotsford and requires in-office presence at the worksite at least four (4) days per week.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment (June 18th): Posting closing date extended to July 1st.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to one (1) day at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Leadership and Management

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-15

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