Climate Adaptation Program Advisor
Administrative Officer 24R
This position is located in Victoria, BC.
This is a temporary opportunity for approximately 12 months; this may be extended by up to 6 months and/or become a permanent appointment.
This posting is not limited to the geographic area; however, board and lodging and relocation expenses do not apply.
An eligibility list may be established for similar future temporary and/or permanent opportunities.
The Ministry of Agriculture works to promote an innovative, adaptive and globally competitive agrifoods sector for the benefit of all British Columbians. The agrifoods sector – which includes agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture and processing – is an important and successful contributor to the BC economy, and has responded vigorously to challenges and opportunities. The Ministry’s support of healthy and safe agrifood and seafood production and post-production processing provides new and value-added products for domestic and international markets, contributing to BC jobs and the economy as well as to diversified rural communities.
The Ministry’s Innovation and Adaptation Services Branch works to enhance agrifood and seafood sector growth, competitiveness, sustainability and adaptability. The branch provides expertise and support for: innovation, domestic and international marketing, management practices that promote agrifood systems that are environmentally sustainable and productive, and creating and maintaining a positive regulatory climate with local government.
The climate action team supports the agricultural sector in building resilience to minimize risks, reduce vulnerabilities and enable opportunities associated with climate change through adaptation, and supports greenhouse gas mitigation for the sector. The climate action team works with industry, local governments and other partners to increase the capacity of BC farmers to adapt to climate change and weather related production risks and impacts. The climate action team manages climate adaptation programming, undertakes climate change related program design and continuous improvement, and leads the Ministry of Agriculture’s involvement with cross ministry provincial climate actions and cross jurisdictional [e.g. pan-Canadian] climate initiatives.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Ian.McLachlan@gov.bc.ca or Hanaa.Sheikh@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO EITHER EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- A university degree in Agriculture, Resource or Environmental Management, Science, Geography, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
- Three or more years’ experience in the following capacities, preferably in an agriculture/climate change context:
- Program and policy development and management.
- Conducting complex research, analyzing complex issues, evaluating options and recommending solutions.
- Developing, fostering and maintaining effective relationships with industry stakeholders, colleagues, and other government agencies.
- Experience in contract and financial management and administration.
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.
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.
Résumé required: YES – A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: 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 listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.