Range Agrologist *Ministry of FLNRO & RD* Dawson Creek

Date: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 to Sunday, April 18, 2021

 

$59,982.95 - $75,301.02 annually

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of range, forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits.

The District Range Agrologist acts as an expert for the District’s Range Program. Key range activities include: operational planning, inventory (plant species composition, forage productivity and usability, livestock limiting factors, range use levels and stocking rates), range tenure administration (grazing and hay cutting, grazing leases), range developments and practices, effectiveness evaluations, and ecosystem restoration.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement.

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Qualifications for this role include:
• Bachelor of Science in range management, plant ecology or related field that includes range science; one (1) year of experience in range management and administration.
• Registered, or immediately eligible for full registration (within 6 months), as a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).
• Experience in developing and implementing creative solutions to complex problems.
• Experience in planning, preparing and delivering oral presentations and training to diverse groups inside and/or outside government and experience conducting effective meetings.
• Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
o Experience with vegetation identification
o Experience with field work – specifically in remote locations.
• A valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license or equivalent.
• Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

For more information and to apply online by April 18, 2021, please go to  THIS LINK.