Employment Opportunities

  1. Advisor, First Nations Relations. Ministry of Forests. Multiple Locations, BC. Closes December 15, 2023.
  2. Senior Contamination Sites Officer. Environment and Climate Change Strategy Multiple Locations, BC. Closes December 22, 2022.
  3. Lead Vegetation Ecologist. Aski Reclamation LP. Hybrid/ North East BC. Closes January 2, 2023.
  4. Closure Analyst. BC Oil and Gas Commission. All BC locations. Closes December 9, 2022
  5. Regional Agrologist. Ministry of Agriculture and Food. FSJ, BC. Closes December 18, 2022.
  6. Licensed Section Head, Surface Water. Ministry of Forests. Surrey, BC. Closes December 7, 2022.
  7. Licensed Resources Specialist. Ministry of Forests. Multiple Locations, BC. Closes December 1, 2022.
  8. Senior Licensed Authorizations Specialist. Ministry of Forests. Surrey, BC. Closes December 13, 2022.
  9. Agrologist. BC Oil & Gas Commission. FSJ, BC. Closes November 25, 2022.
  10. Licensed Authorizations Specialist. Ministry of Forest. Fort Nelson, BC. Closes November 30, 2022.
  11. Band4- Director, Agristability Operations. Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Kelowna, BC. (10-2022)- Open for two weeks before closing.
  12. Intermediate Remediation Reclamation Consultant. North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc. FSJ, BC or Grande Prairie, Alberta.  (08-2022) Open Until Filled.
  13. Senior Remediation Reclamation Consultant. North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc. FSJ, BC or Grande Prairie, Alberta.  (08-2022) Open Until Filled.
  14. Environmental Inspector/ Qualified Environmental Professional.Eco Web Ecological Consulting Ltd. Fort St. John, BC. (06-2022)-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
  • Postings must state, "The position requires registration, or eligibility for registration, with the BC Institute of Agrologists" otherwise, a $200.00 advertising fee applies*. 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.

(* Terms and price in effect until Dec 31, 2022)

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 CESO (national and international)

Want to help others and make the world a better place? CESO, a national and international non-profit, is seeking volunteers to mentor and advise on agriculture, agri-business, agri-forestry, natural resource management, governance and more.

To learn more about becoming a CESO Advisor, please contact CESO Volunteer Services: ceso-saco.com

  • 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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