Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2
This is a temporary opportunity for 7 months with an approximate end date of October 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension.
A permanent opportunity may result from this temporary opportunity.
This position can be performed from Burns Lake or Smithers. Candidates located in Smithers will be required to travel to Burns Lake dependent on operational requirements.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in the above locations.
Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower classification.
Influence and engage in complex natural resource initiatives
The Range Agrologist acts as expert for the District’s Range Program. Key range activities include: operational planning, inventory (plant species composition, forage productivity and usability, livestock limiting factors, range use levels and stocking rates), range tenure administration (grazing and hay cutting, grazing leases), range developments and practices, effectiveness evaluations, and ecosystem restoration.
Burns Lake is the centre of the Lakes District, close to the middle of the province, and can boast 4,828 km of lake shoreline. With some of the province’s largest freshwater lakes, such as Babine Lake, activities such as fishing and boating are very popular, as well as hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Close to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, it hosts the second largest Aboriginal Day event every year.
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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 as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (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 complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Beth.Eagles@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Bachelor of Science in range management, plant ecology or related field that includes range science; 1 year of experience in range management and/or range tenure administration.
- Registered, or immediately eligible (within 6 months) for full registration, as a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
- Preference may be given to applicants with:
- Working experience in contract management policies, principles and practices.
- Proficiency in the use of field equipment including GPS, mobile data collection devices, and mobile GIS applications.
- A valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license or equivalent.
Please include your registration number with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with the BCIA. If you are not yet registered with the BCIA, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Professional Agrologist member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the BCIA).
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: 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: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.