BC Public Service
Ministry of Agriculture
Multiple Locations

Industry Advisor, Seafood (or click here for website)

Influence and engage in complex natural resource initiatives

Salary $56,662.05 - $70,770.36 annually

Two full time, permanent positions are currently available and can be performed from Vancouver, Victoria, Campbell River, Gibsons, Courtenay, Nanaimo, or Duncan. The Sector Development Branch identifies, develops and promotes agriculture and seafood production and processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province. The Branch’s front-line staff are the primary point of contact for the Ministry’s supporting programs providing professional, strategic leadership to external clients, including primary producers, both established and new, Indigenous organisations, industry associations, third party suppliers, research institutions and non-governmental organisations to cultivate sector growth, innovation, diversification, economic and social prosperity. The Industry Advisor, Seafood provides research, analytical and field support for the delivery of the Ministry of Agriculture’s programming that supports the aquaculture, marine fisheries sectors, consistent with the Ministry’s Service Plan. This role supports stakeholders and industry partner engagement, including sector councils and associations, providing technical advice and research for program delivery to improve industry competitiveness, environmental and social sustainability. It is expected that the Industry Advisor possesses and maintains subject matter expertise/specialization within applicable aquaculture, marine fisheries and seafood fields. The Industry Advisor, Seafood is expected to work closely with other Specialists in the team and with industry personnel and their representative bodies, with other Ministry branches, other government departments, including First Nations. The role is critical to supporting strategic analysis, consultation, research and recommendations for the development and implementation of the seafood programs and services in the Sector Development Branch.
Qualifications for this role include:
• Registered as Professional Agrologist, or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Agrologist, with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the BCIA, and a minimum of 2 years of professional related experience.
• Preference may be given to candidates with experience in scientific research, scientific method, publication and/or the peer review process.
• Preference may be given to candidates with experience working with First Nations Groups and interests.
For more information and to apply by April 15, 2019, please go to:
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