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Job Posting - BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Co-Op

Job Opening Bc Ministry of Agriculture, Foods and Fisheries

TITLE: YOUTH AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS ASSISTANT

CLASSIFICATION: CO-OP LEVEL 1

MINISTRY: AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND FISHERIES

BRANCH: FOOD AND BEVERAGE BRANCH

SUPERVISOR TITLE: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST WORK

TERM: MAY-DECEMBER 2022

LOCATION: ABBOTSFORD - TELEWORK MAY BE AVAILABLE UP TO TWO DAYS PER WEEK

CONTEXT

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries is responsible for the production, marketing, processing, and merchandising of agriculture and seafood products. The Food and Beverage Branch leads the Ministry’s agriculture business development, Indigenous agriculture, new entrant, marketing, food security, and youth development initiatives. The Branch is the primary point of contact for the Ministry’s youth organization partners.

JOB OVERVIEW

The intern will support the work of the Food and Beverage branch Youth Development Programs team (4 staff) in the delivery of agriculture education programs to youth. The Youth Development team works in partnership with non-profit youth agriculture organizations on training, skills development, educational resource materials and event delivery. Program focus areas may include careers in agriculture, animal care, farm safety, and agriculture awareness programs. An eligibility list may be established from this competition.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Working in partnership with non-profit youth agriculture organizations on training, skills, and resource development.
  • Designing and delivering programs and events in partnership with other team members.
  • Administering youth agriculture contests.
  • Coordinating program feedback and evaluation.
  • Writing proposals and reports.
  • Delivering presentations.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.
  • Currently completing post-secondary studies in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Education, Recreation, Public Administration, Indigenous Studies, Communication, Business or other related disciplines.
  • Currently registered in a recognized co-op program at a participating post-secondary institution.
  • Clear Criminal Record check for working with youth.
  • Valid BC drivers’ licence.
  • Willingness to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Willingness to relocate for the term of position if not local to Abbotsford.
  • Must be willing to travel when required.

SALARY AND COMPENSATION

  • Co-op salary is $1,590.33 bi-weekly.
  • Reimbursement for travel required as part of work.
  • The successful candidate will also be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1,000.00 per academic work term under the BC Public Service’s Pacific Leaders Tuition Grant for Co-op Employees program, to cover the co-op work term tuition fee paid to their post-secondary institution.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Teamwork and Co-operation is the ability to work co-operatively within diverse teams, work groups and across the organization to achieve group and organizational goals. It includes the desire and ability to understand and respond effectively to other people from diverse backgrounds with diverse views.
  • Partners with Stakeholders is the desire to work co-operatively with all stakeholders to meet mutual goals. It involves awareness that a relationship based on trust is the foundation for success in delivering results.
  • Results Orientation is a concern for surpassing a standard of excellence. The standard may be one’s own past performance (striving for improvement); an objective measure (results orientation); challenging goals one has set; or even improving or surpassing what has already been done (continuous improvement). Thus a unique accomplishment also indicates Results Orientation.
  • Initiative involves identifying a problem, obstacle or opportunity and taking appropriate action to address current or future problems or opportunities. As such, initiative can be seen in the context of proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions.