Industry Development Specialist – Apiarist

Industry Development Specialist – Apiarist

G4 Agrologist 4


Department of Agriculture

Primary Agriculture, Agriculture Production and Resilience

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39582

Salary(s):   G4 $72,355.00 – $91,847.00 per year

Closing Date:   August 3, 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 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 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. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be eligible for membership in the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists with Professional Agrologist designation and the ability to obtain membership once successful for the position.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license with the ability to travel throughout the Province of Manitoba including ability to work alone in rural and semi-remote environments.


  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in apiculture or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 
  • Experience in apiculture agronomy or commercial apiculture. 
  • Knowledge of environmental practices, issues and regulations (The Bee Act) related to apiculture and land resource management.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively, collaborate and lead a multidisciplinary team with internal and external stakeholders.   
  • Ability to independently manage projects.
  • Ability to undertake necessary research and information gathering to keep current on issues/trends in the industry. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively prepare and deliver training presentations. 
  • Excellent written communication skills.   
  • Strong time managment and organizational skills with the ability to manage competing deadlines.

The Industry Development Specialist – Apiarist is a provincial specialist position responsible for administering The Bee Act and providing leadership in enhancing the development, productivity and profitability of the honeybee industry and the operation of the Apiary Disease Inspection and Control Program. This position is for leading and supporting strategies and activities that will result in the continued development of a viable and sustainable bee and honey industry.  As a provincial specialist, the incumbent will provide advice to the department, industry, department staff, and primary producers in the areas of expansion opportunities, industry development and sustainable production management.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39582

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601


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.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

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


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