LSO AGRL 3 – Agroecologist

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Author ahnationtalk
Date February 4, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Location Abbotsford, BC
Category Technical Support
Client BC Public Service
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LSO AGRL 3 – Agroecologist – (57018)

Posting Title: LSO AGRL 3 – Agroecologist
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Agrologist 3
Union: PEA
Location: Abbotsford, BC V5T 5E3 CA
Courtenay, BC V9N1H3 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $62,983.74 – $78,666.02 annually
Close Date: 2/4/2019
Job Type: Temporary Assignment (TA)
Temporary End Date: 4/10/2020
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry Branch / Division: Innovation and Adaptation Services
Job Summary

Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 3

This position is located in Abbotsford, however, Courtenay may also be considered subject to the successful candidate’s current location and Ministry operational requirements.
This is a temporary opportunity until April 10, 2020.
An eligibility list may be established.

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The purpose of this position is to provide senior professional advisory services, including providing direction to others, within a natural resource program area with a strong focus on agroecology processes and beneficial management practices.

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 Jeffrey.Nimmo@gov.bc.caDO 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.

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:Degree in the natural resource field (i.e. agriculture,

agroecology, plant ecology, ecological restoration or conservation biology) or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.

  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists. Immediately eligible to register means you are currently a fully licensed Registered Professional Agrologist member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the relevant BC association.
  • Experience in developing, initiating, negotiating and/or mediating solutions for natural resource management with direct application, or linkages, to the agriculture sector.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have minimum 3 years’ related experience in the areas of agriculture, agroecology, plant ecology, ecological restoration and/or conservation biology.

Provisos/Willingness Statements:

  • Valid 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 required: 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. A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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.

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