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BC Public Service

LSO AGRL 3 - Crop Risk Specialist

Posted 4 days ago

Job Details




dollar sign77,718 to 99,452 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
LSO AGRL 3 - Crop Risk Specialist

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Agrologist 3


Work Options

Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$77,718.46 - $99,452.15 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Agriculture and Food

Ministry Branch / Division
Business Risk Management Branch / ARD

Job Summary

The Team:
Join the Business Risk Management Branch at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, a dynamic team dedicated to providing agricultural risk management services. We help farmers and farm organizations proactively manage uncertainty through a suite of programs, including AgriInsurance, AgriStability, AgriRisk, AgriInvest, AgriRecovery, and Agricultural Wildlife Damage Compensation. You will collaborate closely with the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, working together to support viable farming operations in mitigating severe financial losses due to weather perils and market conditions.

The Role:
As a Crop Risk Specialist at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, you will work independently to analyze and implement agronomic practices for high-profile Production Insurance and risk management programs. Your expertise in agronomy and horticulture will guide the design, development, testing, and delivery of these programs, ensuring the Province of British Columbia meets its insurance commitments. This role is vital in adapting to new and revised federal and provincial initiatives, safeguarding the integrity of our agricultural risk management efforts.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's degree in agriculture, Business or Economics; AND
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in agriculture industry analysis with a focus on financial and production parameters for commodities common to B.C. OR
  • Degree in Agriculture, Business or Economics; AND
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience in agriculture industry analysis with a focus on financial and production parameters for commodities common to B.C.; OR
  • Registered member in good standing as Professional Agrologist (P.AG) with the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) or immediate eligible registration as a Professional Agrologist with BCIA. Note: Immediate eligible registration means you have a professional designation in good standing with another provincial institute of agrology and you can transfer your membership to BCIA. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure eligibility.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in the discipline of agronomy or related to primary agriculture production.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience supervising staff (including performance management, direction of work, coaching etc.); OR
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience delivering agriculture risk management programs or delivering agriculture projects of moderate to high complexity, with multiple deliverables and with various and divergent stakeholder interests.

  • A valid driver's licence is required.
  • Field work is part of this role which may include travel to remote areas, overnight or extended stays and outdoor work in all weather conditions with the potential for wildlife overlap.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position has full time on-site requirements.
This position can be based out of any of the location(s) listed above.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position is also posted as a STO under REQ 114642 .
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.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the hiring process, including the assessment and selection stages. Please email the individual or contact listed on the posting if you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to Canadian Indigenous (First Nations [status or non-status], Métis, or Inuit) applicants. Indigenous applicants can contact this service for personalized guidance on the BC Public Service hiring process including job applications and interviews.

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 astaken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top offour (4)weeks annual leave.

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 aProfessional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to obtain registration in BC from a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association ( BCIA ). Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 27R opportunity via Requisition 114642 .

Cover Letter: YES- A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES- Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-14

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