Employment Opportunities

  1. Intermediate/Senior Agrologist. Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. Abbotsford/Duncan, BC. Closes on April 28, 2023.
  2. Agronomist. Anaconda Waste Management Systems. Vancouver BC. (03-2023)- Open Until Filled. Urgent Hire.
  3. Senior Terrestrial Ecologist. Masse Environmental. Nelson, BC. Closes on April 28, 2023
  4. Director, Agristability Operations. Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Kelowna, BC. Closes April 6, 2023
  5. Provincial Terrain Information Specialist. Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. Victoria, BC. Closes April 5, 2023
  6. Indigenous Relations Advisor. Ministry of Forests. Campbell Rover, BC. Closes on April 3, 2023
  7. Advisor, First Nations Relations.  Ministry of Forests.  Williams Lake, BC. Closes on April 2, 2023
  8. Agrologist.  Anaconda. Lower Mainland.  (03-2023) - Open Until Filled --> will be linked soon
  9. Regulatory Program Manager, Fraser River Tunnel Project. Transport Investment Corporation.Vancouver BC. (03-2023) - Open Until Filled.
  10. Reclamation Specialist. Eco Web Ecological Consulting Ltd. Fort St. John, BC. (01-2023) - Open Until Filled.
  11. Environmental Inspector. Eco Web Ecological Consulting Ltd. Fort St. John, BC. (01-2023) - Open Until Filled.

Job Posting - Policy & Procedures

Benefits

  • Posting is live on the current employment page for up to 30 days
  • The job posting will be placed on the BCIA website and social media accounts
  • The job posting will be emailed directly to all Registrants as part of the next Monthly Email Update, which is distributed within the first week of each month

Criteria

  • Postings must be agrology-related, i.e., agriculture, agronomy, natural resources, environmental, reclamation, etc
  • Employers agree to cooperate to ensure the successful candidate(s) becomes registered to practice agrology, if applicable
  • The postings would incur a $200.00 advertising fee*. Please make the payment and email your receipt number along with the job posting to p.ag@bcia.com.
  • BCIA reserves the right to accept or reject any posting or content. 

To Post an Employment Ad

  • Submit your posting, including a link to the job online posting.
  • A job posting that does not require registration or eligibility for registration with the BC Institute of Agrologists is subject to a $200.00 fee *. Please make the payment and email your receipt along with the job posting to p.ag@bcia.com.
  • An email is sent to confirm the job ad submission has been accepted and posted.

(* Advertising Fees of $200.00  for all ad postings in effect as of March 2023)

RFPs, Projects & Other Employment

Please submit items for posting to p.ag@bcia.com

Silvopasture Knowledge Transfer Plan

The BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food is developing a Five-Year Knowledge Transfer Plan for Silvopasture in BC. When completed, this plan will outline the priority training, demonstrations, publications, and decision support tools to help BC producers and land managers successfully plan, implement and manage silvopastures. George Powell, PAg, is under contract to coordinate the development of this plan for the Ministry.

Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that integrates managed grazing with forage and tree production in the same land base. It blends agriculture, forestry, and conservation objectives and practices to achieve economic, social, and environmental benefits. As an integrated land use, silvopasture is an option for use in many types of livestock production, particularly in multi-use settings and with blended production-conservation goals.

Some examples include:

  • Integrating multiple resources and natural values on Crown Lands (aka forest grazing);
  • Diversifying agricultural production and market risks;
  • Improving water quality and watershed values while maintaining forest and forage production;
  • Improving the capture and use of light, water, and nutrients to make efficient use of land in small lot agriculture;
  • Offering options to create managed zones of lowered wildfire risk;
  • Both mitigating (adding carbon sinks) and adapting to a changing climate (conserving soil moisture); and,
  • Improving animal welfare by buffering and sheltering livestock from weather extremes.

If you have experience with silvopasture or are interested in learning more, we want to hear from you. Please complete a short survey and participate in a focus group. This information will help to profile silvopasture production practices and interests throughout BC and understand your motivation for using silvopasture. The surveys will allow you to rate support topics and support methods: how you prefer to learn and receive information.

More information and access to the surveys are available at: https://www.agforinsight.com/silvopasture/silvopasture-ktp/

Questions about the survey or development of a knowledge transfer plan can be directed to George Powell at (250) 983-5114

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

  • Environmental Science Internship Program at UNBC

Seeking BCIA professionals that would consider supervising a UNBC student intern! The Internship Program is for potential supervisors. Environmental Science Majors at UNBC require an experiential learning component as part of their degree requirement; the Internship route is the most common way students obtain this requirement.  

For more information on the Internship in Environmental Science, visit: https://www2.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/environmental-science/ensc440-internshipoverview.pdf

  • Advisor Program at Catalyste+ (national and international)

By sharing your professional knowledge and expertise, you can make a positive difference in Canada and around the world? Catalyste+, a Canadian nonprofit organization, is seeking volunteer advisors to mentor and advise on agriculture, agri-business, agri-forestry, natural resource management, governance and more in support of both economic and social change by strengthening the private sector and creating an environment for communities to thrive. 

To learn more about becoming a Catalyste+ Advisor, please contact Volunteer With Us | Catalyste+ (catalysteplus.org)

  • Young Agrarians & Farmers for Climate Solutions Farm Resilience Mentorship (FaRM) Program: Advanced Nitrogen Management Overview

This collaboration is looking for mentors in the Peace region. They are coordinating a mentorship program with Young Agrarians and Farmers for Climate Solutions to deliver a Nitrogen Management course and mentorship program for farmers in the Peace region in Dec and Jan. The courses are part of the Farm Resilience Mentorship (FaRM) Program, which is a four-year, Canada-wide program focused on supporting farmers to adopt three climate-friendly practices: cover cropping, nitrogen management, and rotational grazing.

The mentors will facilitate two rounds of online workshops this winter (each workshop is two, 2.5 hr sessions) and provide follow up support to participants for one year after the course. There is flexibility to offer in-person meetups as well. 

More Information HERE.

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