Manager, Plant Health Unit, BC Ministry of Agriculture - Abbotsford

Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to Sunday, January 20, 2019

Manager, Plant Health Unit, BC Ministry of Agriculture - Abbotsford

Position Classification: Licensed Science Officer, Agrologist 4

Salary Range: $67,495.11 - $84,301.57 annually

Close Date: 1/20/2019

Job Summary

The Plant Health Manger contributes to and supports the overall development, communication and implementation of Branch and Ministry business. The Plant Health Manager also leads a team of staff that is responsible for protecting the capacity of BC’s agricultural land resource from the adverse impacts of plant pests. This team provides expertise and works with stakeholders to protect plant health and quality through the application of innovative sustainable pest management technologies and practices. The details of the programs are described within the Plant Health Unit Strategic Plan.

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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.

Job Requirements:
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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, specializing in plant science or related discipline, with minimum seven years’ experience in agriculture. Preference may be given to applicants with a Master’s degree in crop production, plant health, pest management or related discipline.
  • Registered or immediately eligible to register as a Professional Agrologist with the BC 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 relevant BC association.
  • Experience in management and leadership.

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).