Scientific Technical Officer R21
This position is located in Kamloops, however, other locations in the Interior region may be considered based on operational availability.
An eligibility list may be established for any future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Apply your program development and analytical skills
The Business Risk Management (BRM) Branch develops and delivers risk management and adaption policies and programs to maintain and enhance the stability and viability of British Columbia’s agri-food industries. Its mission is to provide quality, innovative agricultural risk management products and services that help farms and farm organizations proactively manage uncertainty through the delivery of production insurance, income stabilization and wildlife damage compensation programs.
This position is responsible for BRM program delivery and works directly with agriculture producers. The primary focus of the position is customer service, specifically providing information and assistance to ensure timely, accurate and complete information. This position is the key liaison between local producers and other BRM support staff.
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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 Rebecca.Smith@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your 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 Standard 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 and experience as outlined below:
Bachelor’s degree in business, agricultural science or related field and a minimum of 3 years current, progressive and related experience OR
A technical diploma in business, agricultural science or related field and a minimum of 5 years current, progressive and related experience OR
An equivalent combination of education and current, progressive and related experience may be considered.
Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:
Minimum 3 years’ experience in the discipline of Agronomy or related primary agriculture production.
Experience with the production of Forage and/or Grain crops grown in BC.
Experience delivering Agriculture Risk Management Programs.
Provisos /other job requirements:
Valid B.C. driver’s licence or equivalent.
Meet safety standards of Work Safe B.C.
May be required to operate a variety of equipment.
Conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
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: 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 - 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.
Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.