Leader, Industry Public Engagement
IC4 Economic Development Consultant
Department of Agriculture
Transformation Branch/Policy and Transformation Division
Carman MB
Advertisement Number: 33451
Salary(s):  IC4 $74,347.00 - $99,218.00 per year
Closing Date: November 17, 2017
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 Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created to fill similar positions throughout the Province of Manitoba and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Manitoba Agriculture creates the environment that accelerates growth in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-product sector.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's license, with the ability to travel throughout the Province of Manitoba
  • Degree or diploma in agriculture, public relations, creative communications (CreComm), political studies, business/management, social sciences or a related discipline
  • Experience in conducting public consultation projects, public communications and related activities
  • Experience in the management of high profile public issues and working with the public on contentious issues or projects
  • Experience in the field of public relations, including issues management
  • Ability to organize, plan and execute events
  • Ability to provide strategic advice to senior officials and staff
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to handle conflict situations
  • Ability to exercise discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of the agriculture industry, animal welfare, production practices, environmental sustainability and climate change
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations
Reporting to the Director, Transformation, the Leader, Industry Public Engagement is responsible for the development and delivery of innovative initiatives that emphasize consultation and collaboration in addressing numerous overarching issues in the agriculture and food industries such as animal welfare, production practices, food safety, environmental sustainability and climate change utilizing a coordinated, efficient and effective approach that serves to build public trust in agriculture and contributes to an increased competitive position of agriculture in Manitoba.
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Advertisement # 33451
Public Service Commission
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0C4
Phone:  204-945-4394
Fax: 204-948-2193
Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca
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 for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. 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.