Director, Agriculture

XM2 Senior Manager 2

Regular/full-time

Agriculture and Resource Development

Agriculture, Production Stewardship

Winnipeg MB, Carman MB

Advertisement Number: 37281

Salary(s):   XM2 $95,171.00 - $113,880.00 per year

Closing Date:   April 18, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar regular and term positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The location of this position is flexible and can be carried out in either Winnipeg or Carman, MB.

To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Civil Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting 37281 and the position title in the subject line.

Resumes may be used in addition to the Applicantion Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactory met the requirements stated in the Application form.

See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Driver's License, access to vehicle and/or ability to travel within Manitoba

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Agriculture-related degree (Masters level preferred)
  • Extensive experience in the agriculture industry relating to agricultural production, agri-business, agri-ecology, agri-engineering, or agri-innovation
  • Management experience with responsibility for human and financial resources
  • Proven ability as a leader with a commitment to create, support and sustain a diverse environment that enables staff to achieve results and to develop for the future
  • Experience translating strategic priorities into clear operational and business plans, and experience with strategic performance management and measurement systems (e.g. Key Performance Indicators, Balanced Scorecards)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Strong political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage opportunities for innovation, find creative solutions to issues, and successfully manage change
  • Knowledge of the issue of climate change and its affect on the agriculture industry

Desired:
  • Experience building relationships with Indigenous people and implementing the principles of reconciliation
  • Meets eligibility requirements for the Professional Agrologist designation with Agrologists Manitoba

Duties:
The Director of the Agriculture Branch is responsible and accountable for providing leadership and management to enable sustainable and resilient production of crops and livestock for food and agri-product industry development and export value, and to advance the competitive position of Manitoba’s primary agriculture production industry in the domestic and global marketplace in a manner that is sustainable and adaptable to evolving public, climatic, resource and economic conditions. The position is responsible for the Branch’s strategic and business planning, staffing, budgeting, and overseeing program delivery by its sections. The Director may represent Manitoba on provincial and national committees.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37281
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone:  204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601

To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Civil Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting 37281 and the position title in the subject line.

Resumes may be used in addition to the Applicantion Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactory met the requirements stated in the Application form.


See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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