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New Job Agriculturist 3 / Crop Specialist - Tree Fruit, Ornamental Greenhouse, Nursery, Landscape Specialist In New Brunswick

Agriculturist 3 / Crop Specialist - Tree Fruit, Ornamental Greenhouse, Nursery, Landscape Specialist
Agriculturist 3 / Crop Specialist - Tree Fruit, Ornamental Greenhouse, Nursery, Landscape Specialist

Agriculturist 3 / Crop Specialist - Tree Fruit, Ornamental Greenhouse, Nursery, Landscape Specialist

Company : Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Salary : $61,988 - $84,846 a year
Location : New Brunswick

Full Description

Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine.

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

Agriculturist 3

Crop Specialist - Tree Fruit, Ornamental Greenhouse, Nursery, Landscape Specialist

Open

Fredericton

The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking an individual to join the Crop Sector Development Branch as a Crop Specialist, in Fredericton.

As a member of the Crop Sector Development Branch and reporting to the section Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for working specifically with the Tree Fruit, Ornamental Greenhouse, Nursery and Landscape Sectors, including developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies, programs, and initiatives to strengthen these sectors. Responsibilities will include the following: working with industry stakeholders and departmental staff to improve competitiveness and address development issues; keeping up to date on new production methods, new pest management methods, beneficial management practices, research and emerging technologies; promoting sustainable growth within the sectors; providing advice to the Department, Provincial Government and other Agencies regarding current and evolving issues; conducting and coordinating research projects; understanding certification programs related to product grading and food safety; working in collaboration with regional staff and other provincial specialists; representing New Brunswick on regional and national committees. Other related duties may be assigned as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A Master's degree in Science with specialization in agriculture or a related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of directly related work experience in agricultural crop development; OR
  • A Bachelor's degree in Science with specialization in agriculture or a related field and a minimum of ten (10) years of directly related work experience in agricultural crop development.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

The successful candidate must be eligible for membership in the New Brunswick Institute of Agrologists and membership must be attained within six (6) months of appointment.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that the preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume. Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate experience in one or more of the following: apple or other tree fruit production practices; greenhouse/nursery production of ornamentals; landscaping practices; field research trials and demonstrations; on-farm technology transfer; working with producers and producer groups. Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Information Seeking
  • Initiative
  • Relationship/Network Building
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge;
  • Knowledge of research methodologies, principles and practices;
  • Written communication, including policies, analytical reports, proposals, and briefing materials;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Planning and organizing skills.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be prepared to: travel within and outside of the province as required; participate in regional and national meetings; possess a valid class 5 driver licence as issued by the Province of New Brunswick, or equivalent.

SALARY: $61,988.42 to $84,845.80 per annum

NOTE: In the event that this competition poses difficulties in recruiting a qualified candidate, a covering off appointment at a lower level may be made. In that case, candidates with less than the required related years of experience may also be considered.

APPLY TO: We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by January 21, 2022 indicating competition number: AAF-21-19.

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Human Resource Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6

E-mail : [email protected]
Telephone: 506-453-6608

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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Date Posted
Jan 10, 2022
Type
Full-time - Permanent
Career Level
Experienced
Category
Agriculture and Forestry
Competition Number
AAF-21-19