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Positions:
Agriculture Information Supervisor
Location:
Prince County
Vacancies:
1
Start Date:
immediately
Duration:
Permanent fulltime
Required Skills:
• Degree (Masters of Science) in Agriculture with an emphasis on Agriculture Business with considerable experience (3-5 years) working in an agriculture business related field, or program development and delivery.
Or
• Degree (Bachelors of Science) in Agriculture with an emphasis on Agriculture Business with extensive experience (5+ years) working in an agriculture business related field, or program development and delivery.
And
• Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.
• Experience in computer applications including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word;
• Must have excellent skills in written and oral communication, conflict resolution, organization and extension practices;
• Must be eligible for a professional agrologist designation
• Must have a valid driver’s license
The incumbent needs strong skill sets in the following areas:
• Relationships – establish and maintain relationships with staff, clients, client groups and other collaborators;
• Commitment – self directed, resourceful and able to implement change;
• Understanding of the Agriculture industry in PEI, and Interpreting and understanding business plans;
• Positive attitude – communicate through a positive attitude the value of the work and the clients;
• Innovation – recognize the potential opportunities for innovation in agriculture; and
• Program management and financial management.

Please Note: Preference will be given to UPSE Civil employees as per the UPSE Civil Collective Agreement.

Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. The successful candidate will be the only individual receiving written notification of competition results. Please Note: Preference will be given to UPSE Civil employees as per the UPSE Civil Collective Agreement.
Work Schedule:
Weekdays
Job Description:
The PEI Department of Agriculture and Land aims to encourage the development of an innovative, diverse and inclusive workforce which enables the organization to realize its goals. The role of the Agriculture Information Supervisor is to lead the Agriculture Information Team to provide program delivery and consultation services to agricultural clients. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising a team of four. They will lead the team in program delivery and development of new opportunities for the Future Farmer, Community Food Security Agriculture Awareness, Agri-Food Growth / Agri-Food Promotion Programs. They will also coordinate delivery of general agricultural Information to clients. Please see: https://vimeo.com/688573049/d04d2ec591 for more information on the Department.

Duties:
• Lead the Agriculture Information team in delivering information and programs to producers.
• Supervise staff in delivery of the Community Food Security, Agriculture Awareness, Agri-Food Growth and Agri-Food Promotions Programs.
• Oversee the annual delivery of pesticide certification training.
• Respond to client information needs.
• Keep abreast of current agriculture trends, technologies and information delivery modes.
• Promote the programs and services of the Department.
• Responsible for supervising, guiding and mentoring staff.
• Provide advice, briefing notes and other information requested by Department Senior Management.
• Assist in delivery of departmental initiatives such as the Canadian Agriculture Partnership and Next Policy Framework suite of programs.
• Management and delivery of the Future Farmer Program.
• Provide information on commodity specific programs, environmental and climate change programming and departmental programs, services and initiatives.
• Prepare and deliver presentations to clients and industry groups.
• Prepare monthly work reports, mileage reports and other reporting as required
• Other duties as required.
Wages:
$34.67 - $43.36
Benefits:
Salary Range: $34.67 - $43.36 per hour (Level 19 UPSE) Bi-weekly Hours: 75.0 hours bi-weekly / Days (evenings and weekends as required) Posting ID: 153595-0922ALPO Closing Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:00 p.m.
To Apply:
Department of Agriculture and Land 
Apply at:
https://www.gov.pe.ca/jobs/api/position/55184?format=html