Regional Team Lead – Coastal
Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 4
An eligibility list may be established.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
Bring your strong leadership skills to this dynamic team environment
The Sector Development Branch identifies and promotes agriculture and food production/processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province. The Branch leads the Ministry’s agriculture business and industry development including initiatives with Indigenous groups, new entrants, organics and food processing. It maintains operations in all agriculture regions of the province to deliver Ministry programs and services through a network of regional agrologists and industry specialists. The branch is the primary point of contact for the Ministry’s agriculture clients, both businesses and associations. The branch also provides Professional Agrologist support to local government planning and emergency response/planning processes, and to both the Agricultural Land Commission and the Farm Industry Review Board.
As the regional resource, the Regional Team Lead provides professional expertise and leadership on coordination and delivery of the Ministry of Agriculture’s programming and provide guidance on complex land use or environmental issues throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island regions. It is expected that the Regional Team Lead possesses and maintains provincial expertise in emergency management while at the same time being able to provide technical professional support and leadership to the management of cross-sector issues.
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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 Brent.Barclay@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.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard 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 and experience as outlined below:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or a related science, preferably specializing in business, livestock, plant or soils management; AND
- With a Bachelor’s degree, you must have 7 years of professional experience; OR
- With a Master’s Degree, you must have 5 years of professional experience.
- Registered as a Professional Agrologist or *immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).
- * Note: immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional Agrologist in another Canadian jurisdiction and being able to transfer that membership to the BCIA within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the BCIA reviews their qualifications to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
- Seven (7) years of demonstrated experience addressing the economic, environmental and/or social constraints of the agriculture and food sector, preferably in BC.
- Demonstrated operational experience with intensive agriculture.
- Experience managing multi-disciplinary issues involved in agriculture and natural resource sector.
Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
- Two (2) years of considerable experience leading teams and being accountable for managing assigned resources, meeting goals and achieving results.
- Experience interpreting and then implementing local government, provincial and federal legislation, policies, priorities and programs of importance to the agriculture and food sector in the region.
- Experience successfully dealing with challenging situations by using your advanced and comprehensive inter-personal communication skills.
- Experience supervising technical and/or professional staff.
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: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire
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