Industry Advisor, Seafood
Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2
Two full time, permanent positions are currently available and can be performed from Vancouver, Victoria, Campbell River, Gibsons, Courtenay, Nanaimo, or Duncan.
Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower classification.
An eligibility list may be established.
Influence and engage in complex natural resource initiatives
The Sector Development Branch identifies, develops and promotes agriculture and seafood production and processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province. The Branch’s front-line staff are the primary point of contact for the Ministry’s supporting programs providing professional, strategic leadership to external clients, including primary producers, both established and new, Indigenous organisations, industry associations, third party suppliers, research institutions and non-governmental organisations to cultivate sector growth, innovation, diversification, economic and social prosperity.
The Industry Advisor, Seafood provides research, analytical and field support for the delivery of the Ministry of Agriculture’s programming that supports the aquaculture, marine fisheries sectors, consistent with the Ministry’s Service Plan.
The Industry Advisor, Seafood supports stakeholders and industry partner engagement, including sector councils and associations, providing technical advice and research for program delivery to improve industry competitiveness, environmental and social sustainability. It is expected that the Industry Advisor possesses and maintains subject matter expertise/specialization within applicable aquaculture, marine fisheries and seafood fields. The position reports to the Team Lead, Aquaculture & Marine Fisheries, Industry Development, Sector Development Branch.
The Industry Advisory, Seafood conducts research, provides technical review/analysis of research proposals to assess alignment with Ministry’s goals, manages contract administration, plans outreach events and prepares reports and briefing materials. The role supports the development and maintenance of collaborative partnerships with external clients to ensure the effective delivery of programs and services to seafood sector clients. This includes applying and developing knowledge and analysis of seafood sector current and emerging issues, collation and synthesis of industry ideas.
The Industry Advisor, Seafood is expected to work closely with other Specialists in the team and with industry personnel and their representative bodies, with other Ministry branches, other government departments, including First Nations. The role is critical to supporting strategic analysis, consultation, research and recommendations for the development and implementation of the seafood programs and services in the Sector Development Branch.
The position supports key Ministry/Division strategic initiatives, research and policy analysis/evaluation related to seafood production in the BC. This position is expected to use sound judgment and serve as a contributing member of a close working team. This requires strong interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills, service orientation, and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
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.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Georgina.Hodson@gov.bc.ca. 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 Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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:
Registered as Professional Agrologist, or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Agrologist, with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the BCIA, and a minimum of 2 years of professional related experience.
Preference may be given to candidates with experience in scientific research, scientific method, publication and/or the peer review process.
Preference may be given to candidates with experience working with First Nations Groups and interests.
Must possess and maintain a valid B.C. Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
Meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.
Willing and able to conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
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).
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.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - 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.
IMPORTANT: 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.