Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
There is currently one (1) temporary opportunity available until 05/30/2022
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity
Reporting to the District Range Officer, 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.
Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: .
The Merritt office is a fast paced and a collaborative team environment. Interested applicants must bring a strong concern for order, excellent communication skills and the ability to identify and understand complex issues while providing excellent service to the public and colleagues alike.
rolling hills, sparkling lakes and over 2,000 hours of sunshine every year is a haven for four-season outdoor recreation. Nearby Nicola Lake also offering a myriad of options for water activities. There is three season usage of endless trail systems for renowned mountain biking and hiking. Winter brings opportunities for activities such as Backcountry and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and even curling.
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 . 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.
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is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email:
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS . For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
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 of Science Degree (or higher) in range management, plant ecology, natural resource management science or agriculture or a related field that includes range science.
Registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists. *
*Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification – Articling Agrologists will be considered if they are eligible to be designated as a Professional Agrologist within 24 months with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
Preference may be given to applicants with one of more of the following:
One (1) year or more of experience in range management and administration.
One (1) year or more of experience in the BC Livestock industry.
One (1) year or more of experience with invasive plant management.
A valid British Columbia Class 5 Drivers License with no restrictions or equivalent.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting .
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Professional Designation: YES –
Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the . Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
Cover Letter: YES –
A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES –
A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES –
As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.
Scientific and Technical