Range Management Extension Specialist

North Battleford - Saskatchewan (SK),

Government of Saskatchewan

$35.98 - $45.08 an hour

Job Description:

Range Management Extension Specialist - AGR000628
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Location(s): SK-NorthBattleford and Area-North Battleford
Ministry: 001 Agriculture
Salary Range: $35.978 - $45.084 Hourly
Grade: SGEU.11.

The Ministry of Agriculture has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly-motivated, dynamic individual with excellent interpersonal skills to join their North Battleford regional services team. As a Range Management Extension Specialist, you will work with farmers and ranchers, producer groups and industry to improve range management and forage production in Saskatchewan.
You will develop and deliver extension programs and provide producers and industry with expert advice and on a wide range of range management and forage production issues. You will work with applied research and demonstration projects to increase the adoption of new agricultural technologies and practices relevant to forage production.
The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of forage production, range management and livestock production in Saskatchewan. You will have the ability to plan, organize, develop and facilitate meetings, seminars, conferences and demonstrations. In addition, you will be able to effectively interpret and communicate information related to forage management to a variety of audiences.
Typically the competencies required for this position would be obtained through the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in range management and/or livestock production and extensive experience in range management and forage production, extension and agri-business. Applicants must be registered with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists as defined by The Agrologists Act.
The Ministry of Agriculture’s deep-rooted values system of Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity, Service Excellence, and Leadership at all Levels serve as the foundation to ensure results are achieved. The successful candidate must be a team player, able to both lead and collaborate, with a reputation for integrity and a focus on service excellence and innovation in their work.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work: B - SGEU Field 37.33 - one day off every three weeks
Number of Openings: 1

Closing Date: Mar 9, 2020, 5:59:00 AM

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