Rangeland Agrologist

Posting Date: Jun 30, 2024

Location: Fairview, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Rangeland Agrologist
Job Requisition ID:  57677
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: Fairview
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: 1 Wages Seasonal Position
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates selected 
Classification: Agrologist 2 
Wage:  $35.79 to $49.08 



Wage Benefits:
 

  • Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave. 
  • 5.2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays.
  • 6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay.

 

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

Forestry and Parks - Responsible for growing our manufactured wood products and forestry sector, preserving, and managing our public lands and protected areas. Protected areas are essential to the quality of life that Albertans enjoy. They conserve our natural landscapes and wildlife habitat and offer a broad range of nature-based outdoor recreational opportunities. Alberta’s protected areas inspire people to discover, value, protect, and enjoy the natural world and the benefits it provides for current and future generations.

For more information about the Ministry of Forestry and Parks, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/forestry-and-parks.aspx

Role Responsibilities


Are you passionate about sustainable land management and resource conservation? We are seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable Rangeland Agrologist to join our dynamic team. As a Rangeland Agrologist, you will play a pivotal role in managing and administering rangeland resources on Alberta's public lands, ensuring their long-term sustainability, and fostering a balance between development, use, and conservation.

Utilize state-of-the-art technical transfer techniques to provide essential information and resources to clients within the framework of legislation and regulations governing public land management. This involves conducting workshops, publications, and individual client consultations to enhance knowledge and skills in rangeland resource management and sustainable practices.

Contribute to the development of land management policies and operational programs within the guidelines of the Alberta Forestry and Parks). Identify strategic issues, participate in policy committees, and provide valuable input to shape provincial policies and procedures.

Manage and administer agricultural dispositions and activities on public lands, ensuring compliance with regulations and conditions. Evaluate rangeland dispositions, make informed decisions on renewals or cancellations based on field inspections, and collaborate with clients to develop sustainable range management practices.

If you are ready to make a meaningful impact on Alberta's public land management and contribute to sustainable resource use, we invite you to join our team. Apply now to be part of a progressive organization dedicated to environmental stewardship and conservation.

 

Link to the job description: https://mydocs.wfd.alberta.ca/media/xfpn55lr/jr57677_rangeland-agrologist_jd.pdf

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

 

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/system/files/custom_downloaded_images/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf

 

Agility: Anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities while maintaining resilience and working effectively in changing environments

 

Creative Problem-Solving: Assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions

 

Systems Thinking: Keep broader impacts and interconnections in mind 

 

Develop Networks: Build networks, connect, and develop trust in relationships with stakeholders

 

Drive for Results: Know what outcomes are important to maximize resources aligned with the organization's goals while maintaining accountability

Qualifications

Required:

  • A University Degree in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences or a related field
  • Plus 3 years of related experience
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License (or equivalent)
  • Standard First Aid and Basic CPR
  • Professional Agrologist status or eligible for agrologist in-training status with (AIT) from the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA)


Equivalency: Directly related education or experience may be considered based on 1 year of education for 1 year of experience or vise versa

 

Assets: 

  • Experience with range and riparian management and health assessments.
  • Experience with plant identification, plant community classification, soil classification.
  • Experience working with applicable regulatory legislation: Public Lands Act, WAERHNA, and applicable regulations, Water Act, Forest and Prairie Protection Act, Parks Act, etc.
  • Skills in mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution to effectively manage the interests of a wide variety of disposition holders, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Experience using ArcGIS or other GIS mapping software.
  • Computer literacy in a Windows platform including Microsoft programs and departmental computer programs such as GLIMPS

 

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. Refer to https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-minimum-recruitment-standards.

Notes


Hours of Work: 1 wage position 36.25 hours per week Monday to Friday in Fairview, Alberta.

This is a 5-month position with potential extension within the fiscal year.

Applicants with qualifications below the minimum recruitment standards are encouraged to apply, as a lower classification opportunity is available.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Please also indicate if your work was full-time, part-time, or contract.



How To Apply

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.
 

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/job-application-resources#before for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.
 

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) (https://www.alberta.ca/international-qualifications-

assessment.aspx
) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (https://canalliance.org/en/default.html).

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.



Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Michele Murphy at Michele.Murphy@gov.ab.ca.