New Job Rangeland Agrologist In Alberta
Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,113–$7,012 a month
Location : Alberta
Job Requisition ID: 35601
Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: February 10, 2023
Classification: Opted Out & Excluded Agrologist Level 2
Reporting to the Rangeland Approvals Team Lead, and working as part of a team of Agrologists, the Rangeland Agrologist is responsible for delivering the Rangeland Approvals Program. This position provides professional expertise, extensive knowledge and decision making on agricultural crown land.
This position administers crown land agriculture dispositions while ensuring compliance under multiple legislations and policies and provides professional expertise with respect to range management practices to disposition holders, the public and other professionals in government and industry. This is a regulatory, land management role that makes integrated, multi-faceted decisions to manage the ecological integrity of agricultural crown lands while facilitating responsible economic development, multiple-use opportunities and land allocation through consultation.
Note: This position requires extensive fieldwork, operating off highway and ATV vehicles, driving on gravel roads (and highways) and working alone around livestock in remote areas where wildlife may be present.
Key responsibilities include:
- Assessing and auditing crown land agricultural dispositions within the current regulatory structure
- Issuing approvals and authorizations within the current regulatory structure
- Managing and administering Alberta’s vacant public lands and participating in integrated land management decisions to promote responsible development and protect ecological integrity
- Evaluating the highest and best agricultural sustainable use of public lands to meet the needs of development, conservation, and stewardship
- Providing input into land management and operational policy, as well as program development, within Environment and Protected Areas and Forestry, Parks and Tourism to represent district and regional interest
- Providing subject matter expertise regarding legislation and regulations to ensure transparency of processes and programs on agricultural crown land
- Supporting the Ministry by providing professional services to the people of Alberta while upholding Alberta Public Services values of respect, accountability, integrity, and excellence
- University Degree in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, or a related field
- 3 years of related work experience in rangeland management
- A valid Class 5 Driver’s License (or equivalent)
- Standard First Aid and Basic CPR
Equivalencies may be considered on the basis of:
- A Master’s degree in lieu of part of the three years of related experience on a one-for-one basis
Successful candidates must be eligible for the designation of a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag) or Agrologist in Training (AIT) from the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA)
- Experience with range and riparian management and health assessments,
- Experience with plant identification, plant community classification, soil science and classification,
- Experience working with applicable regulatory legislation: Public Lands Act and applicable regulations, Water Act, Forest and Prairie Protection Act, Parks Act, etc.
- Skills in mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution to effectively manage the interests of a wide variety of disposition holders, stakeholders and the public
- Experience using ArcGIS or other GIS mapping software
- Computer literacy in a Windows platform including Microsoft programs and departmental computer programs such as GLIMPS
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
This link will assist you with understanding competencies:
BUILDING COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
DEVELOP NETWORKS: Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
$2,556.47 to $3,505.75 biweekly ($66,723 to $91,500/year)
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Please note that this position is located in Athabasca and will require the successful candidate to work in this area.
In your application, please include a cover page detailing your interest in the position, and role related experience. In your resume include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience.
What We Offer:
- Working for the Alberta Public Service –
- Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
- Leadership and mentorship programs
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
- Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements
- Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –
How To Apply
If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,
Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.
Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
Resources for applicants:
- Apply for Jobs with the Alberta Public Service:
- Understanding the Alberta Public Service Hiring Process:
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Christina Tataryn at [email protected].
If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check