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New Job Agriculture Program Specialist In Saskatchewan

Agriculture Program Specialist
Agriculture Program Specialist

Agriculture Program Specialist

Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $37.43 - $46.91 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan

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Agriculture Program Specialist - AGR000746
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Location(s): SK-South West-Swift Current
Ministry: 001 Agriculture
Salary Range: $37.432 - $46.906 Hourly
Grade: SGEU.11.

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Services Branch, has an exciting and challenging opportunity to be a leader in the delivery of agricultural programming and extension services as part of the Agriculture Program Specialist team delivering programming offered under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of agriculture programming and program delivery as well as current agriculture trends and issues in Saskatchewan and Canada. You will be a leader in the delivery of client services focused on program awareness, building public trust, research, and technology transfer.

This position will develop and deliver extension events and provide in-depth knowledge to farmers, ranchers, agri-business, and industry stakeholders on agricultural programs and availability of programming. You will work with applied research and demonstration projects that support the adoption of best practices supported through the promotion of programming. Working with Ministry partners, you will have a key role in identifying client issues and providing insight to ensure the development of programming is supporting the sustainability of clients and industry growth. Your ability to influence others, build relationships and maintain networks with key stakeholders within government and industry will be crucial to the success of the role.

Typically, the competencies required for this position would be obtained through a degree in public policy, business administration, or agriculture combined with relevant program delivery and leadership experience. A Professional Agrologist designation or eligibility to obtain registration is preferred.

You will have knowledge of:

  • Current agricultural trends and issues in Saskatchewan and Canada;
  • Policy and research evaluation, project management concepts, and methodologies;
  • Agriculture programming and program delivery; and
  • Relevant acts, regulations, policies, and legislation.

The Ministry’s deep-rooted values system of innovation, teamwork, integrity, service excellence, and leadership at all levels serve as the foundation to ensure results are achieved. The successful candidate must be a team player, able to both lead and collaborate, have a reputation for integrity, and have a focus on service excellence and innovation in their work.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work: B - SGEU Field 37.33 - work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Number of Openings: 1

Closing Date: Jan 23, 2022, 11:59:00 PM