Director, Agriculture

Director, Agriculture

XM2 Senior Manager 2

Regular/full-time

Department of Agriculture

Agriculture, Ag Production and Resilience

Winnipeg MB, Carman MB

Advertisement Number: 39784

Salary(s):   XM2 $95,171.00 – $113,800.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 11, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

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 for similar positions and will remain in effect for 6 months.

Manitoba Agriculture works collaboratively with citizens, industry, governments and other stakeholders to enable the sustainable development and strengthen the resilience of Manitoba’s agriculture and food processing industries. Skilled, passionate and engaged staff that embrace innovation and continuous improvement are key to the department’s success.

The Ag Production and Resilience Division’s mandate is to support sustainable, profitable and science-based agricultural production, agro-ecosystem and land management, agricultural innovation and resilience to climate change for economic growth, including further processing and access to domestic and export markets.

The Agriculture Branch is part of the Ag Production and Resilience Division which has a mandate is to support sustainable, profitable and science-based agricultural production, agro-ecosystem and land management, agricultural innovation and resilience to climate change for economic growth, including further processing and access to domestic and export markets.
 
To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form along with a copy of your resume. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Manitoba class 5 driver’s license, have access to vehicle and/or ability to travel within Manitoba.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Agriculture-related degree (Masters level preferred) and extensive experience in the agriculture industry relating to agricultural production, agri-business, agri-ecology, agri-engineering, or agri-innovation; a combination of related education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Management experience with responsibility for human and financial resources.
  • Proven ability as a leader with a commitment to create, support and sustain a diverse environment that enables staff to achieve results and to develop for the future.
  • Experience translating strategic priorities into clear operational and business plans, and experience with strategic performance management and measurement systems (e.g. Key Performance Indicators, Balanced Scorecards).
  • Experience leading the development and implementation of research and innovation programs and policies, initiatives, and legislation that are linked to Department objectives and strategies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage opportunities for innovation, find creative solutions to issues, and successfully manage change.
  • Knowledge of the issue of climate change and its affect on the agriculture industry

Desired:

  • Experience building relationships with Indigenous people and implementing the principles of reconciliation
  • Meets eligibility requirements for the Professional Agrologist designation with Agrologists Manitoba
  • Experience building relationships with industry is considered an asset.

Duties:
The Director of the Agriculture Branch is responsible and accountable for providing leadership and management to enable sustainable and resilient crop and livestock production of food and agri-products to advance the competitive position of Manitoba’s primary agriculture production industry in the domestic and global marketplace in a manner that is sustainable and adaptable to evolving public, climatic, resource and economic conditions.  The position is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of research and innovation programs and policies, strategic initiatives, staffing, budgeting and legislation that are linked to Department objectives and strategies.  The Director may represent Manitoba on provincial and national committees.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39784

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form.  Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment.  Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit a resume, references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration. 

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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