Forage/ Beef Specialist
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January 28, 2014
Agrologist Level 2
Agriculture and Rural Development
Stettler: Are you a seasoned agrologist who enjoys working directly with producers and industry organizations? Would you like to make a difference in Alberta's forage and ruminant livestock industry? Here is your opportunity to join a dedicated team that provides innovative information and training to producers, industry and organizations in the areas of forage/beef production and management.
As a Forage / Beef Specialist you will be key member of the Alberta Ag-Info Centre team in Stettler, Alberta. The Centre is the first point of contact for general ministry information and provides leading edge technical information through telephone contact, written material, internet and electronic communication.
We are seeking someone with a genuine desire to be part of the Forage and Beef Team. As a Forage Specialist you will facilitate the growth of the forage industry by procuring and delivering information on all aspects of forage production and use. This will require an awareness of business management and related industry associations as well as participation in internal and external project teams.
As the ideal candidate, your track record shows a talent for building strong partnerships, fostering relationships and working with a team of professionals to deliver results. Your strong project management, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills will be key in working effectively. You will also have the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced, highly responsive environment.
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development supports a safe and healthy work environment.
University graduation in Agriculture or related discipline with specialization in forage agronomy or animal sciences plus three years related experience. Experience with forage production and use is essential. A related master's degree will be considered in lieu of some experience. Experience with crops in the prairie grasslands region and related business management experience would be an asset. The successful candidate must be eligible for membership with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification level and salary.
$2,420.93 - $3,319.88 biweekly ($63,186 - $86,648 annually)
The successful candidate must be able to travel within the province. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Human Resource Services, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, #304, J.G. O'Donoghue Building, 7000 - 113 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6. Phone: (780) 427-2111; Fax: (780) 427-3398.
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
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) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at (780) 427-2111.
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