LSO AGRL 3 - Rangeland Practices Specialist - Closing date extended Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Agrologist 3 Union
PEA Work Options Location
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CASalary Range
$75,454.69 - $96,020.36 annually Close Date
12/8/2023 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests Ministry Branch / Division
Range Branch Job Summary Bring your commitment to excellence in rangeland management practices
More than 34 million hectares, approximately one-third of BC′s land base, are managed by the Ministry of Forests for rangeland ecosystem health and forage production. BC is unique among jurisdictions managing rangelands because the majority of BC′s rangelands are in forests and not open grasslands. Approximately 82% of BC's Crown rangelands are forested.
The overarching strategic plan for our Range Program includes:
- Our Vision: World Leading Rangeland Management
- Our Mission: To manage Crown Rangelands for ecological health, multiple values and uses, and to support British Columbia's ranching sector
- Our Values: Committed, Progressive, Inclusive, Collaborative, Strategic
The Rangeland Practices Specialist provides professional and technical advisory services in a particular field of expertise (i.e., range management, plant ecology, range science) in support of range use and management practices and strategies that address key issues. To be successful in this role, you possess the ability to draw conclusions on complex technical issues, using advanced analytical reasoning underpinned by your professional expertise and excellent judgement. You have strong written and oral communication skills, exercising professionalism, tact and diplomacy to industry clients, external agencies and management. In addition, you possess the ability to effectively liaise with other industry clients, government agencies, First Nations, the public and diverse public interest groups.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic team environment and to gain valuable experience with diverse land-based ecosystems. If you are ready for the next step in your agrology career, consider this excellent opportunity.Job Requirements:
- Must be registered, or immediately eligible for full registration, as a Professional Agrologist 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.
- Bachelor of Science in range management, plant ecology or related field that includes range science. Preference may be given to those with a Master's Degree (or higher).
- At least three (3) years of experience in range management and administration. Preference may be given to those with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in range management and administration.
- Experience negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Shawna.Larade@gov.bc.ca
.About this Position:
Amendment November 23, 2023: posting closing date extended to December 8, 2023.
This is a temporary until March 29, 2025; this may be extended or become permanent.
This position can be based in any Ministry of Forests' office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
Depending on the successful candidate's location, a bi-weekly isolation allowance may apply.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.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 who 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
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits , great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), and start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .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 (PAg) 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 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
- Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to this position.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 Time on the closing date of the competition.Job Category
Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical
Management and Executive