Industry Development Specialist – Climate Change

Industry Development Specialist – Climate Change

G4 Agrologist 4

Regular/full-time

Agriculture and Resource Development

Industry Development and Resilience, Industry Advancement

Morden MB

Advertisement Number: 38436

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

Closing Date:   December 28, 2021

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 12 months.

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

Other locations within MB may be considered.

The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers), and remote work may be considered based on operational needs. 

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.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Environmental Science or similar related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in climate change in agricultural production, land use management practices, agronomy and/or its impacts on agricultural and/or resource industries.
  • Strong time managment and organizational skills with the ability to manage competing deadlines.
  • 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.   
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  

Duties:
The Industry Development Specialist – Climate Change is the provincial specialist and provincial authority who leads and develops strategic initiatives with respect to climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation for the agriculture, food processing and natural resource industries. The incumbent will develop and deliver scientific and technical material focused on climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation. The incumbent will assess carbon outputs, carbon pricing and carbon sequestration associated with agricultural commodities and natural resources. The specialist is the department lead to industry groups, commodity associations and works in conjunction with the department of Conservation and Climate in the areas of climate change initiatives, outcomes and expectations.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38436

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 may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. 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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