LSO AGRL 2 - District Range Agrologist Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Agrologist 2 Union
PEA Work Options
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA (Primary)Salary Range
$67,931.58 - $86,624.56 annually Close Date
6/6/2023 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests Ministry Branch / Division
Northeast Job Summary An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional
The Peace Natural Resource District within the Northeast Regional Operations manages the Crown range program.The Ministry of Forests is the Province's agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, which includes the protection of the Province's archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of range, forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits. The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management, and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.
Reporting to the Range Officer, the District Range Agrologist acts as an expert for the District's Range Program. Key range activities may include: operational planning, inventory (plant species composition, forage productivity and usability, livestock limiting factors, range use levels and stocking rates), range tenure administration (grazing and hay cutting, grazing leases), range developments and practices, effectiveness evaluations, and ecosystem restoration.
Dawson Creek is a historical and beautiful town that has grown from agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and wind power industries. This community is located within the Peace Region which is home to some to a robust forest and agriculture industry. Dawson Creek provides opportunity for a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation, including fishing, camping, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, golf, swimming, equestrian events, soccer, hockey and curling. Dawson Creek has medical and education facilities to support the individual or growing families.For more information please see the "About these great Northern Communities" document attached in the additional information section at the bottom of the page or visit the website Living & Working in Northern B.C .to learn more.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits ,including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning anddevelopment. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks' annual paidleave entitlement.To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You Job Requirements:Education and Experience:
- Bachelor of Science in range management, plant ecology or related field that includes range science; one (1) year of experience in range management and administration.
- Registered, or immediately eligible for full registration, as a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).
- Note:Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BCIA within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
- Experience in developing and implementing creative solutions to complex problems.
- Experience in planning, preparing and delivering oral presentations and training to diverse groups inside and/or outside government and experience conducting effective meetings.
- A valid Class 5 B.C. driver's license or equivalent.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
- Experience with vegetation identification.
- Experience with field work - specifically in remote locations.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Tanya.Sharko@gov.bc.ca
.About this Position:
There is one (1) permanent opportunity available. An eligibility list for future temporary and/or permanent vacanciesmay be established. Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week as per the Telework Agreement.Flexible work options may not be available during operational field season.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 IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca
or 778-405-3452.How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.Professional Designation: YES
- Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the BCIA . Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca
, 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
Scientific and Technical