BC Ministry of Agriculture
Salary: $55,324.97 – $69,100.38 annually
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 B.C. economy, and it has responded vigorously to challenges and opportunities.
The Innovation and Adaptation Services Branch, in the Ministry of Agriculture, works to enhance agrifood and seafood sector growth, competitiveness, sustainability and adaptability. The branch provides expertise and support for the following: 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 Environmental Agrologist provides technical and applied research expertise to support the implementation of environmental programs and to assist the Ministry on all aspects of environmental issues pertaining to soil, water, nutrient, chemical and biological processes that govern the environmental sustainability of farming systems.
This position offers a competitive salary working in a varied environment with attractive work hours. Working for the public service offers a healthy work/life balance and excellent benefits. Benefits include a professional fees association reimbursement, strong dental and medical plans and much more.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Bachelor of Science from an approved university specializing in one or more of soil science, soil fertility, horticulture or plant science, production agronomy or a related field.
- Must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.
- Minimum 24 months of work experience in the agriculture sector related to soil science, soil fertility, horticulture or plant science, production agronomy or a related field..
To learn more, including how to apply online by February 28, 2017, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=39088
Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.