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BC Public Service

STO 18R - Program Technician - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
58,319 to 66,096 per year
Posting Title

STO 18R - Program Technician - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Scientific/Technical Off R18




Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$58,319.24 - $66,096.20 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

Program Technician
Scientific/Technical Officer R18

Amendment (November 23, 2022): Posting closing date extended to December 13, 2022.
AMENDMENT (Wednesday November 16):
The posting close date has been corrected from November 30 to November 29. The posting will close at 11:00 PM Pacific Time.

Amendment (November 21, 2022): The salary has been amended to reflect the 19th BCGEU Main Agreement.

Currently there is 1 permanent opportunity available in Abbotsford.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities.
The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.

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 .

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity in BC's Agriculture Sector


The Business Risk Management Branch (BRMB) provides agricultural risk management services to help farmers and farm organizations proactively manage uncertainty through production insurance, income stabilization and wildlife damage compensation programs. These programs are funded through a five-year Canadian Agricultural Partnership Agreement between the provinces and Canada. BRM programs are structured within these five-year agreements which can result in substantive program changes and shifting priorities from one agreement to another.

The Agreement ensures the provinces to fund and deliver the suite of BRM programs which includes: AgriInsurance (Production Insurance), AgriStability, AgriInvest, AgriRecovery, AgriRisk, Agricultural Wildlife Damage Compensation and the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program. The suite of programs helps viable farming operations protect themselves from severe financial losses due to weather perils and market conditions. The Branch has approximately 100 full time positions located in eight offices throughout the province.


The Program Technician works in a training and support role to the Branch's Program Representatives. The position will perform the same job functions but will not have the specific accountabilities of a book of customers.

The Program Technician, working under the general supervision of the Crop Risk Specialist, is responsible assisting the Program Representatives in the management of regional marketing, sales and underwriting activities for a range of crop insurance products for customers. Working closely with Program Representative, the positions must plan, organize, implement and monitor these services and resources including analyzing data, trends, and customer feedback reports, planning objectives and strategies, interviewing, inspecting, and collecting crop information, preparing and analyzing individual underwriting results, and approving insurance forms and policies.

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 .

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.

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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 complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your 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 Standard 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 the education and experience as outlined below:

Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree or higher in Agriculture or Business or a related field and 3 months of related experience*, OR
• Diploma (or due to graduate within 4 months) in Agriculture or Business or a related field and 6 months of related experience, OR
• An equivalent combination of education and/or work experience may be considered.

*Related experience includes:
• Experience in data gathering and analysis
• Experience in communicating with the public and/or client stakeholders

Preference Statement
• Preference may be given to applicants with working experience in Agriculture.

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 be required.


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 (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category

Scientific and Technical