Note: Four (4) positions available.
E.S. Cropconsult Ltd. began providing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services to growers of vegetable and berry crops in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver in 1988. At present, we provide such services to 10,000+ acres of 12 agricultural commodities including potatoes, cabbage, organic vegetable crops, cranberries, and blueberries. We provide up to 10 full-time positions as well as 25 seasonal scout positions. We provide professional consulting in pest and disease monitoring to local farmers and have expert knowledge of local challenges. With a long-term commitment to our clients and staff, E.S Cropconsult provides a unique opportunity to learn not only leadership and management skills but also a vast knowledge of the agriculture industry, crops, pest biology and their controls.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Supervisor Position in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. As a leader with numerous clients, this position is responsible for the supervision of client contracts by leading a team to collect pest information and ensuring the best possible management solutions according to an IPM strategy.
- The position requires some knowledge of pests and their controls, the ability to train and supervise a team of field technicians.
- Provide a weekly monitoring report to grower clients including field observations and recommendations of management controls.
- Ensure grower clients are satisfied with service and be willing to provide additional information upon request.
- Be willing to work in varying weather conditions throughout the Fraser Valley with long hours throughout the summer season.
- Prefer a multi-year commitment from candidate.
Your Capabilities and Credentials:
- Minimum one year of related industry experience
- Prefer undergraduate degree in a related field
- Strong leaderships abilities, ability to work independently
- Knowledge of pests and control measure (pesticides, bio-controls, etc.)
- Solid work ethic, time management and interpersonal skills
- Dynamic individual able to seek out and initiate new projects
- Have an interest in working agriculture and outdoors
- Proficient Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
- Excellent customer satisfaction and communication skills
- Willingness to work long hours (50-60 hr/wk) from April to September with the opportunity to work fewer hours (20-40 hr/wk) during winter months
- Access to a reliable vehicle (with space for equipment) and a valid BC (or equivalent) driver’s license
Preference may be given to applicants with BCIA membership (P.Ag, A.Ag, or Student membership) or eligible for registration within 6 months of commencement of employment.