Industry Specialist, Beef and Livestock *Ministry of Agriculture* Kamloops

Friday, July 26, 2019 to Wednesday, August 14, 2019

$65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually

This position is located in Kamloops; however, Williams Lake, Dawson Creek and Prince George may also be considered subject to Ministry operational requirements.

The Industry Development Unit works with national, provincial and local industry associations to explore, develop and implement strategic plans, research projects, and funding opportunities.  Industry Specialists are the first point of contact for these groups and they provide expertise, information, strategic advice, and support to industry groups. 

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic analysis, technical expertise and industry support and advisory services to foster competitive, self-reliant, profitable and market-responsive beef and livestock sectors in British Columbia. The Industry Specialist is responsible for industry competitiveness, and planning, development and implementation of initiatives that are designed to enhance the competitiveness of BC agri-food industries. It is expected that each Industry Specialist possesses and maintains in-depth expertise in one or more specialized sectors while at the same time being able to provide general professional support to the management of cross-sector issues.

The Industry Specialist is expected to work closely with industry personnel and their representative organizations, with other staff within the unit, and other Ministry branches and various levels of government and academia. The position has major input regarding strategic planning for the Branch and is expected to authoritatively reflect critical competitive issues for their respective areas of accountability. There is a high degree of independence and professional judgment expected of the Industry Specialist position.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor of Science in agriculture and a minimum of three years work-related experience**, or an Masters of Science (M.Sc) in an agricultural discipline with a minimum of one year of work-related experience**.
  • Registered as a Professional Agrologist, or immediately eligible* for registration as a Professional Agrologist, with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.
    • * Note: immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a Professional Agrologist in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to the BCIA. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the BCIA review their qualifications to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience with long term strategic and/or program planning.
  • Experience working with other levels of government and industry organizations, seeking consensus, and/or forming agreement.
  • Experience working in the cattle industry in British Columbia.
  • **Preference may be given to applicants who have any work-related experience working in British Columbia.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience in advanced technical and/or management roles.

For more information and to apply online by August 14, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.