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Agriculture Employment Officer: a Work Experience Program position
Start Date:
May 17, 2021
Temporary fulltime
Length of Employment:
40 weeks (hours are not EI eligible)
Required Skills:
APPLICANTS MUST BE EI ELIGIBLE and require a valuable work experience.

Completion of secondary school and several years of experience in Human Resources would be a asset. Knowledge of the agricultural industry would be an asset. Computer skills and the ability to work with a variety of people with little supervision are essential.

Valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

Applicants must be EI eligible. To determine if EI eligible please visit:
Job Experience:
1 - 3 years
Work Schedule:
Job Description:
The Agricultural Employment Officer will assist clients in finding jobs in agriculture while providing agricultural employers with much needed workers.

Specifically the Agriculture Employment Officers will perform the following duties:

• Advertise the service to employee and employer clients through social media (Facebook/Twitter), farm visits, cold calls, attending fairs and exhibitions, visiting local career centres, and attending career fairs.

• Act as administrator and update/maintain the Agriculture Employment Opportunities job bank on the PEI Agriculture Sector Council website.

• Maintain and update a database of Agriculture employers and employees.

• Increase the database of Agriculture employers and employees through promotion.

• Develop a working relationship with agricultural employers to gain knowledge of the industry while working to address their staffing needs.

• Must maintain detailed tracking sheets of all activities completed.

• Assist employers in the development of job advertisements and job descriptions and keep an updated list of agricultural job listings on a database to be advertised as needed.

• Receive requests for workers from employers and refer any suitable workers to employers.

• Recruit workers through other organizations such as the P.E.I. Newcomers Association, Career Development Services and East Prince Youth Prince Development Centre.

• Be available to meet face to face with employee clients in office setting

• Work with employee clients to determine their agricultural career choices and skills while assisting in development of job search skills and providing information on specific agricultural jobs available.

• Provide employee clients with information on any upcoming training which may be of interest to them.

• Refer employee clients to external service provider for further employment counselling if required.

• Conduct follow-up interviews with employees and employers to determine satisfaction with service received to be used to compile a report which will outline plans for the future of the service.

$595/week based on 37.5 hours - paid through EI benefits as position is funded through the Skills PEI Work Experience Program
To Apply:
PEI Agriculture Sector Council 
Please apply with Cover Letter and Resume by email to info@peiagsc.ca

Closing Date for applications: May 14, 2021