Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2
Position available in Merritt.
Currently there is one (1) temporary opportunity available until 31-MAR-2020.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
This posting may be used to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Influence and engage in range management for healthy and productive rangelands
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development [FLNRORD] is the Province’s land manager, responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land, cultural and natural resources. FLNRORD is one of five ministries jointly responsible for managing the natural resource sector and balancing economic opportunities with environmental stewardship. The ministry’s regional operations are structured in 23 districts within eight regions under the senior leadership of three geographically based Assistant Deputy Ministers and eight Regional Executive Directors.
Reporting to the District Range Officer, the District Range Agrologist acts as an 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.
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.
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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 Jennifer.D.Reid@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,
natural resource management science or agriculture or a related field that includes range science.
- Registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists. Articling Agrologists may be considered at a lower classification, if they are eligible to be designated as a Professional Agrologist within 24 months with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
*Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
- One (1) year or more of experience in range management and administration.
- One (1) year or more of experience in the BC Livestock industry.
- One (1) year or more of experience with invasive plant management.
*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 (COMPREHENSIVE) – 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.