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Industry Development Specialist - Weeds

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G3 Agrologist 3
Department of Agriculture
Primary Agriculture/Production and Economic Development Division
Advertisement Number:  33450
Salary(s):   G3 $63,986.00 - $82,873.00 per year
Closing Date:   October 27, 2017
 
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created to fill similar positions throughout the Province of Manitoba and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.
 

Manitoba Agriculture creates the environment that accelerates growth in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-product sector.

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must be eligible for membership in the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists with Professional Agrologist designation
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's license, with the ability to travel throughout the Province of Manitoba
  • A satisfactory criminal record check

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or similar related discipline. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered
  • Experience and expertise in integrated Weed Management including the detection, identification, and management of weeds in field crops
  • Experience and expertise with pesticides (herbicide, insecticide and fungicide) application in an agricultural setting
  • Experience enforcing acts or regulations related to the agricultural industry
  • Experience in program development, planning and evaluation
  • Ability to independently manage projects and undertake necessary research and information gathering to keep current on issues/trends in the industry
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively prepare and deliver training presentations and training events
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to manage competing deadlines
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

 

Desired:

  • Masters of Science in Agriculture or similar related discipline

Duties:

The Weed Specialist provides provincial leadership and coordination in weed related issues. The Weed Specialist develops and delivers programming in weed management that provides advice and support to primary agricultural producers in making decisions regarding science based profitable, productive and environmentally sustainable weed management. The Weed Specialist is also responsible for ensuring The Noxious Weeds Act is enforced and to that end works closely with the Director and the Manitoba Weed Supervisors Association. The Weed Specialist develops and maintains links with industry, academia, federal and provincial governments in areas of weed management.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 33450

Civil Service Commission

Human Resource Services

608-330 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4

Phone:  204-945-4394

Fax:  204-948-2193

Email:  govjobs@gov.mb.ca

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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.
 

City: 
Carman
Employer Company: 
Manitoba Department of Agriculture
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