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BC Public Service

LSO AGRL 3 - Regional Agrologist

Full Time
2 days ago
68,008 to 85,592 per year
Posting Title

LSO AGRL 3 - Regional Agrologist

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Agrologist 3




Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$68,008.54 - $85,592.73 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Agriculture and Food

Ministry Branch / Division

Extension Support Services Branch/Agriculture Resource Division

Job Summary

Regional Agrologist
Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 3

An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

Bring your commitment to excellence in Agriculture management practices

The Extension and Support Services Branch identifies and promotes agriculture and food production/processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province. It maintains operations in all agriculture regions of the province to deliver Ministry programs and services through a network of Regional Agrologists, Land Use Planners, Industry Specialists and other technical 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 Unit within the Extension and Support Services Branch. Regional Development Unit 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, First Nations, 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.

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 help 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.

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact .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. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet theeducation, experience and professional designation requirementas outlined below:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Agriculture, preferably specializing in farm business, livestock, crops, or soil management or a related natural resource science (e.g. soil science, ecology) and three (3) years of professional experience; AND
  • Registered as a Professional Agrologist, or immediately eligible* for registration as a Professional Agrologist, with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.

*Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a Professional Agrologist in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to the BCIA within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the BCIA review their qualifications to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration. Registration number will be requested.

• Must have a minimum of three (3) years of directly related experience in one (1) or more of the following:
  • Farm business management
  • Soil and/or nutrient management
  • Livestock production
  • Agricultural crop production

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
  • A degree in Agriculture.
  • Experience in business planning, marketing, and/or economic development.
  • Experience in consensus building, negotiating and conflict resolution.
  • Operational experience in crop or livestock production.

Willingness Statements:
  • Must maintain at least a British Columbia Class 5 driver's license.
  • Meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.
  • Conduct field work which may include work outside of regular office hours, travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight, outdoor work in all weather conditions, and deployment to emergency operation centers.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.


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 - 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 (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical