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EXPERT IN FERTILIZER RESIDUAL MATERIALS MANAGEMENT *Coop Carbone* Center-du-Québec (Telework)

Coop Carbone is a solidarity cooperative whose mission is to act in response to the climate emergency by supporting the implementation of collaborative projects. Active on the carbon market and in the energy, agriculture / agrifood and mobility sectors, Coop Carbone relies on relationships with its members and its various public and private partners to create collaborative, creative projects of collective wealth.

Coop Carbone also provides general management and operations for Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick, the first agricultural cooperative dedicated to the production of renewable energy.

Place of work  : Center-du-Québec. Telework.

Status : Full time. Possibility 4 days a week. Flexible hours.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Coop Carbone is looking for an expert in the management of fertilizing residual materials who will manage the digestates resulting from biomethanisation, as part of a Coop Carbone management mandate with Coop Agri -Warwick Energy.

In collaboration with the members of the team, this person will be responsible for managing the entire agronomic dossier for this new cooperative and for collaborating in the development of agricultural biomethanation projects elsewhere in Quebec.

Your tasks will consist of:

  • Set up the organization of agronomic activities surrounding the production and distribution of digestate with the agricultural members of the cooperative;
  • Plan transport logistics and spreading activities with agricultural members receiving the digestates produced by the biomethanization complex;
  • Write project notices or environmental authorization requests (MELCC) or CPTAQ request, in connection with the storage and agricultural spreading of digestate;
  • Write agro-environmental recycling plans (PAER) and ensure the link with the agronomists of agricultural members;
  • Train agricultural members on the application of standards related to the storage and spreading of digestates;
  • Participate, with a research institute, in the development of technological validation protocol on the digestates produced and ensure the link with the operations of the biomethanization complex of the cooperative;
  • Monitor environmental standards and plan the necessary adaptations for the cooperative;
  • Write technical reports related to environmental regulations;
  • Collaborate in the development of new anaerobic digestion projects, notably on the recruitment side of future agricultural members;
  • Carry out a strategic watch on grant programs linked to innovation. Complete and follow up on requests.

 PROFILE SOUGHT

  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • You have 3 to 5 years of work experience in the field of FRM or in manure surplus management and have developed skills in project management
  • You are a motivated and independent person who knows how to show initiative
  • You have a great sense of organization and detail and are rigorous
  • You have good social skills and enjoy teamwork
  • You have excellent communication skills, in writing and verbally, in French
  • You know how to be open-minded and have a developed sense of innovation
  • You have a strong interest in the mission of the organization
  • Valid driver’s license

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • 32-40 h / week
  • 4 weeks of vacation and 13 days of statutory holidays
  • Benefits (group insurance and group RRSP after 3 months)
  • Competitive salary
  • OAQ contribution reimbursed
  • Telework with travel to agricultural businesses
  • Flexible hours

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume, by email, to the attention of Michaël Akettia at akettia@coopcarbone.coop.

Deadline for applying:  April 14, 2020

We will carefully review all requests, but only those who have been selected will be contacted for an interview.

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G8 SENIOR DIRECTOR, CREDIT RISK – AGRICULTURE *National Bank*

DESCRIPTION

  • This position reports to the Vice-President, Credit Risks, Business, Individuals and Wealth Management.
  • You are an agronomist: do you have a vast knowledge of credit and more specifically of the agricultural sector?
  • Are you recognized for your ability to communicate, manage and coach teams, establish and maintain business relationships, combine credit and business judgment?
  • Are you rigorous and looking to improve and simplify the processes?
  • Being Senior Director, Credit Risk – Agriculture means acting as a leader in risk management for the entire agricultural sector of the Bank. It means working in a dynamic team, surrounded by experts, in order to steer the agricultural business line in healthy growth and have the opportunity to evolve risk management towards more agile processes focused on technology. It also means maximizing the contribution of your staff and ensuring their development and the development of their skills through personalized “coaching”.

MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE FUNCTION

  • Analyze, recommend and approve complex agricultural credit applications according to established latitudes, procedures and deadlines
  • Develop and implement strategies to manage the risk of the agricultural portfolio
  • Coach and support the agricultural credit director team in achieving objectives while being oriented on Bank values
  • Foster continuous questioning of ways of doing things in order to optimize the efficiency of processes and systems by maximizing technology
  • Participate in various initiatives aimed at improving the Bank’s performance in the agricultural segment
  • Act as a risk ambassador to the business line.

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor in agri – economics
  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • 10 years of relevant experience or master’s degree related to the sector of activity and 8 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in personnel management
  • Experience in the agricultural sector
  • Experience in agricultural credit analysis
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate and influence in a matrix environment
  • Ability to make decisions quickly in a complex environment and sometimes ambiguous situations
  • Bilingualism (spoken / written) French and English.

DOES THIS POST INTEREST YOU? APPLY NOW!

Apply online on our Careers site: jobs.nbc.ca

Diversity is one of the values ​​and commitments of National Bank.

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AGRONOMIST * Bleuets Fortin et fils*

Bleuets Fortin et fils is a family business well established in the region since 1985. We are among the largest suppliers in Quebec of conventional and organic blueberries. We operate a large number of blueberry fields allowing us to distribute our regional pride around the world.

DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the team of managers, the person will have to accompany the agricultural supervisor who pursues an objective of sustainable development of the company and thus help him to adopt agricultural practices respectful of the environment.

MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE POSITION

  • Fertilization plan;
  • Blueberry monitoring: conventional and organic production;
    • Screening follow-up;
    • Disease monitoring;
    • Monitoring of quality parameters;
    • Irrigation monitoring;
  • Management of certifications (global GAP and other certifications linked directly or indirectly to the food industry, PAEF if applicable);
  • Eco-cert certification monitoring;
  • Literature review and participation in blueberry conferences.

  REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a member of the Ordre des Agronomes du Québec;
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in a similar position (crop production);
  • Have a good knowledge of the Office suite (Excel);
  • Ability to manage stress and meet deadlines;
  • Organizational skills, respect for confidentiality and professionalism;
  • Ability to work in a team and positive attitude;
  • Be in good physical shape;
  • Flexible hours ;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Permanent position
  • Salary: $ 65,000 and $ 75,000 / year (to be determined based on experience)
  • Participation in different training;
  • Group Insurance.

 DOES THIS POST INTEREST YOU?  APPLY NOW!

For more information, contact Mr. Daniel Fortin directly at (418) 276-8611 ext. 27.

Send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Daniel Fortin

  1. By email at dfortin@bleuetsmistassini.com
  2. By mail at 555 DeQuen Street Dolbeau-Mistassini (Qc) G8L 5M3

By fax to (418) 276-8612

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RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL *IRDA* Trois-Rivières region

 The Agri-environment Research and Development Institute (IRDA) is a research and development institute whose mission is to support the development of sustainable agriculture in Quebec by promoting the use of innovation and partnerships. Its experts thus enable agricultural and agrifood companies to appropriate the best innovations and agri-environmental practices for products that respect resources, comply with regulatory and social requirements, while helping to increase their profitability.

o Reference: EMP-2020-CL-02
Specialization: 
Agronomy or Biology

 IRDA wishes to recruit a research professional with experience in agronomy or biology to assist the researcher responsible for the study of the fertility potential of agricultural soils on the shore of Lake Saint-Pierre , the objective of which is to guide decision-makers on the restrictions on the spreading of fertilizers in coastal areas and to check the feasibility of having sustainable agriculture in the absence of organic or mineral fertilizer. This person will have the chance to be part of a dynamic and experienced team and to work in a stimulating and formative work environment. They will work autonomously and have staff to support their activities.

MANDATE

Under the supervision of the IRDA researcher, and in collaboration with the team in place, the person will participate in various works allowing the evaluation of the fertility potential of coastal soils in order to mitigate the environmental and economic impacts linked to fertilization of crops. This project is therefore complementary to the work of the current Pole of multidisciplinary expertise in sustainable management of the shore of Lake Saint-Pierre.  More specifically, it aims to acquire knowledge in the field of fertilization in the distinct agro-system that constitutes the coastal zone where periodic floods could lead to a different dynamic from the availability of nutrients, which leads to questions about crop fertilizer requirements.

The person sought will be involved in linking the IRDA mandate with the activities of the Cluster.  S/he will be responsible for discussions with representatives of MAPAQ and the MELCC.  They  will be the point of contact for producers involved in the project in order to coordinate research and agricultural production.  S/he will monitor the agreements reached and producers’ compensation.  S/he will establish and supervise the test sites distributed in the Baie-du-Febvre, Pierreville, Saint-Barthélemy and Île Dupas sectors, and their sampling. In winter, s/he will be involved in researching literature on the subject, compiling, analyzing and disseminating the results (writing a report). A technician and students will be under her/his supervision to support her/him in their tasks.

 MAIN TASKS

  • Find and liaise with producers participating in field trials.
  • Assist the researcher in setting up the detailed research protocol.
  • Go get the necessary permits. Apply and understand the legislative measures related to the coast.
  • Supervise in the field the realization of all stages of the project.
  • Plan and perform sampling.
  • Perform a literature review on the subject covered.
  • Follow up on agreements and compensation methods for participating producers.
  • Participate in meetings with the researcher and community stakeholders (departments and other organizations).
  • REQUIREMENTS
  • Completion of university studies of 1stdegree in agronomy, biology or equivalent (2nd cycle, an asset)
  • Five (5) years of field experience
  • Have a keen interest and knowledge in agricultural research
  • Very good command of written and spoken French and English
  • Own a car

REQUIRED PROFILE

  • Autonomous and meticulous
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Sense of organization and priorities
  • Concern for clarity and interpretation of information
  • Flexibility and versatility
  • Loyalty and integrity

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary established according to training and experience and according to the rules of integration into the salary structure.

Competitive benefits program.

Duration:              3 year contract.

Starting date:       April 6, 2020

Work period:       35 hours per week (more intensive work in spring and during harvest).

Travel costs:         (transportation, meals and accommodation) are reimbursed.

Stays can last a week in the Trois-Rivières region during more intensive work periods (in spring and during harvests). Accommodation is provided during these stays.

WORKPLACE

Field trials take place in the Trois-Rivières region. However, during the months without field tests, the home port is the Québec Scientific Complex  located at 2700, rue Einstein, Québec (Québec) G1P 3W8.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

If you are interested in this challenge, please apply online no later than March 22, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. via the following link: https://form.jotform.com/200545852724253

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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EXPERT IN AGROECONOMICS *Sollio & Vivaco* Victoriaville

Status: Permanent, full time
Schedule:  Day
Place of work:  Victoriaville
Salary and terms: To be discussed

FUNCTION SUMMARY

  • Perform economic monitoring of agricultural businesses, via Lactascan, Agriscan and Optichair
  • Achieving corporate budgets
  • Achieve production costs
  • Contribute to building the agroeconomic offers
  • Popularize economic results for agricultural producers
  • Collaborate with consulting experts on different agroeconomic files
  • Participate in the development of digital tools

 REQUIRED PROFILE

  • You hold a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and are a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • You accumulate significant experience in similar functions
  • You have a good command of IT tools
  • You are a good popularizer
  • You like to innovate and build tools
  • You are recognized for your great autonomy
  • You have a good team spirit

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Please forward your c.v. by email to: rh@vivaco.coop

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AGRONOMIST IN PHYTOTECHNOLOGIES *Ramea Phytotechnologies* Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan

WHO ARE WE?

Ramea’s mission is to solve environmental problems using green technologies. We work in the agriculture, manufacturing and environmental technology sectors. In a unique concept of circular economy, we cultivate willows which are used to filter waste water or revegetate degraded sites and which, once harvested, are transformed into products with high added value which, in turn, will solve various environmental problems. (urban noise, depleted soil, riverine erosion).

Ramea is a liberated company where trust takes precedence over control. We rely on the empowerment of team members in order to develop the potential of each and to make the most of the collective intelligence of the group.

DESCRIPTION OF THE TASK

In collaboration with the phyto technology and agricultural production teams, the person selected for this position will be responsible for the health of the willows and the soil of the company. It will have to appropriate Ramea’s know-how in the culture of willow and ensure the yield of the plantations, all in a spirit of sustainable development.

The successful candidate will also be involved in the company’s multiple R & D projects that touch on a diverse range of fields: precision agriculture, wastewater treatment, reforestation, recovery of fertilizing residual materials, agricultural mechanics, etc. Ramea is a growing SME strongly focused on innovation; there will be no shortage of challenges to stimulate the successful candidate.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Screen the plantations and issue appropriate recommendations to the agricultural production team
  • Characterize soil properties and field biomass yield
  • Agronomic and environmental monitoring of filtering willow plantations (treatment and recovery of wastewater)
  • Participate in the planning and monitoring of agricultural activities
  • Plan and participate in the management of reforestation projects
  • Lead the company’s agronomic R&D projects: fertilization tests, development of new varieties, etc.
  • Conduct targeted literature reviews

SKILLS SOUGHT 

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Strong interest in field work
  • Autonomy, resourcefulness and creativity
  • Rigor and concern for a job well done
  • Screening experience
  • Experience in promoting FRM (an asset)
  • Research or R&D experience (an asset)
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems, such as QGIS (an asset)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor in Agronomy, Agri-Environmental Engineering or Bioresource Engineering
  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • 2 to 4 years of experience as an agronomist
  • Driver’s license

TERMS

Working environment:  Office located in Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan (20 minutes north of Montreal, in the opposite direction of traffic). Collaborative and dynamic work area. Vegetable garden for employees in summer. Possibility of practicing sports at dinner time (jogging or other in summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter).

Schedule:  40 hours a week. Flexible hours.

Salary

Competitive compensation based on the candidate’s experience and group insurance.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Please send your resume by email: emploi@rameaphytotechnologies.com

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AGRONOMIST – DAIRY PRODUCTION CONSULTANT *L’Équipe Ducharme* Center-du-Québec and Montérégie

Status: Full time
Location: 
Center-du-Québec and Montérégie

WHO ARE WE

L’Équipe Ducharme is a young and dynamic team with people passionate about agriculture. Our sole goal is the success of our customers. Whether in animal or plant production, our advisers work with the best products and programs available, to allow our customers to achieve their objectives.

WHAT ARE WE DOING

We work in different areas through our companies. Meunerie Ducharme produces animal feed for farmers and Fertilizers Ducharme manufactures and distributes seeds, herbicides and fertilizers for farmers.

Reporting to the Sales Director, your challenges will be:

  • Work as a team to provide the expected and appropriate technical services to customers
  • Establish a climate of trust with customers
  • Inform clients about the programs, products and services offered
  • Technical follow-up with dairy producers

REQUIRED PROFILE

  • Graduated in agronomy
  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • Good skills in promoting the company’s approach, services and products
  • Good communication skills
  • Good leadership
  • Having customer satisfaction at heart
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Great ability to learn and adapt
  • 5 to 10 years of experience

WANT TO BE PART OF OUR TEAM?

Do you want to join our young and dynamic team to meet many challenges?

Send your resume to Ms. Anne-Marie Raîche, agr. : annemr@groupeducharme.com

www.groupeducharme.com

Please note that only the selected candidates will be contacted.

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AGRONOMY PROJECT MANAGER *COBAVER-VS* Saint-Polycarpe, Vaudreuil-Soulanges

 PERMANENT POSITION

 The Vaudreuil-Soulanges region watershed council (COBAVER-VS) is a concerted action coordination body for integrated water management by watershed, part of ROBVQ and mandated by the MELCC. An action plan has been developed to secure solutions to the problems reported in order to ensure the sustainability of the waters and associated ecosystems of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. The actions recommended in this water master plan (PDE) must now be catalyzed by the organization and implemented by the multiple stakeholders and users of the territory.

The watershed organization located in the greater Montreal region is looking for an AGRONOMIST or an ENGINEER-AGRONOMIST who will be able to take charge of agricultural projects.

CONDITIONS

Workplace: Office located in Saint-Polycarpe, some trips to Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Schedule: 
35 hrs / week
Start date :
Now (open to discussion)
Compensation: 
From $ 50,000 (depending on experience ) (with group insurance and retirement savings plan)

 MAIN FUNCTIONS

  • Characterization and diagnosis of the agricultural environment and the land
  • Development and collaboration on multidisciplinary projects
  • Request for financial assistance and accountability
  • Estimate the costs of carrying out the project (human, material, physical resources)
  • Mobilization and education of the farming community
  • Consultation with regional stakeholders (e.g. MRC, municipalities and farmers)
  • Knowledge transfer and dissemination of information on good agri-environmental practices related to the conservation and management of soil and water, livestock effluents and other fertilizing materials, the protection of riverbanks and water courses ‘water
  • Write reports, make documented recommendations, taking into account needs, resources and applicable regulations, and support clients in decision-making and field interventions
    (eg PAA)

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor or Masters in Agronomy (Agri-environment or Agricultural Engineering)
  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • Have experience in the agricultural world
  • Autonomy and ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Have excellent communication skills in French (written and oral) and English (oral) and popularization
  • Have a good sense of organization, be rigorous and particularly autonomous
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a car
  • Great ability to work in the field in difficult conditions
  • Have already worked or collaborated with a watershed organization (an asset)

 TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume by email to the attention of Ms. Julie Cyr, Executive Director: dg@cobaver-vs.org

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted by March 19, 2020 .

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AGRONOMY PROJECT MANAGER *COBAVER-VS* Montreal

PERMANENT POSITION

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges region watershed council (COBAVER-VS) is a concerted action coordination body for integrated water management by watershed, part of ROBVQ and mandated by the MELCC. An action plan has been developed to secure solutions to the problems reported in order to ensure the sustainability of the waters and associated ecosystems of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. The actions recommended in this water master plan (PDE) must now be catalyzed by the organization and implemented by the multiple stakeholders and users of the territory. The watershed organization located in the greater Montreal region is looking for an AGRONOMER or an ENGINEER-AGRONOMER who will be able to take charge of agricultural projects.

TERMS

Workplace: Office located in Saint-Polycarpe, some trips to Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Schedule: 35 hrs / week
Starting date : Now (open for discussion)
Compensation: Starting at $ 45,000 (with group insurance and retirement savings plan)

MAIN FUNCTIONS

  • Characterization and diagnosis of the agricultural environment and the land
  • Development and collaboration on multidisciplinary projects
  • Request for financial assistance and accountability
  • Estimate the costs of carrying out the project (human, material, physical resources)
  • Mobilization and education of the farming community
  • Consultation with regional stakeholders (e.g. MRC, municipalities and farmers)
  • Knowledge transfer and dissemination of information on good agri-environmental practices related to the conservation and management of soil and water, livestock effluents and other fertilizing materials, the protection of riverbanks and water courses ‘water
  • Write reports, make documented recommendations, taking into account needs, resources and applicable regulations, and support clients in decision-making and field interventions
    (e.g. PAA)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor or Masters in Agronomy (Agri-environment or Agricultural Engineering)
  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • Have experience in the agricultural world
  • Autonomy and ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Have excellent communication skills in French (written and oral) and English (oral) and popularization
  • Have a good sense of organization, be rigorous and particularly autonomous
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle
  • Great ability to work in the field in difficult conditions
  • Have already worked or collaborated with a watershed organization (an asset)

TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume by email by March 19, 2020 to the attention of Ms. Julie Cyr, Executive Director: dg@cobaver-vs.org

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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PROJECT MANAGER – AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT *Englobe* Quebec, Varennes, Sherbrooke

Englobe stands out thanks to its expertise in the environment, residual materials, soils and materials, building sciences and supply quality control. With more than 2,000 employees and a pan-Canadian and European presence, Englobe is a guarantee of quality for its customers.

WE OFFER 

  • Full range of benefits (group insurance with shared costs upon hiring, group RRSP after 3 months)
  • Annual reimbursement of sports activity costs
  • Skills development opportunities
  • Flexible hours and possibility to compress working hours
  • Internal policy to encourage telework

Englobe is looking for a project manager in residual materials management – agricultural recovery to join its team at its Quebec office. There is also the possibility of working in the Varennes or Sherbrooke office. You will have the mandate to take charge of projects related to the management of residual fertilizing matter (MRF) with industrial, municipal and private customers as well as support the agricultural recycling team by writing project notices (AP).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management component (development projects) and;

Plan, organize and coordinate the different stages of waste recovery projects that are under its management, namely:

  • Identify and communicate specific project objectives to technical advisers and the transport team and ensure their optimization;
  • Work in close collaboration with the transport team, technical advisers, administrative support and the various regional stakeholders;
  • Validate the different recycling options and develop new ones;
  • Perform financial and administrative monitoring of projects: invoicing suppliers and generators and validate the files relating to the end of the financial months;
  • Design and administer project budgets;
  • Optimizing projects (budget and operation);
  • Ensure project compliance with the rules and requirements described in the MRF guide as well as with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Establish a climate of trust and set up a communication system with the client-generator and identify their needs;
  • Identify and correct the problems raised by the client-generator or by the internal team;
  • Write monthly or / and annual project reports.

Support for the agricultural recycling team

  • Write Project Notices (AP) and / or requests for a certificate of authorization (CA) for agricultural spreading;
  • Offer agronomic technical support to the field of agricultural recycling and recovery of residual materials;
  • Update the documents required for the assembly of the AP and CA;
  • Write agro-environmental recycling plans (PAER).

Agronomic support component for composting sites

Provide technical support for the agronomic and technical aspects of composting sites, namely:

  • Accept new inputs;
  • Formulate and / or modify recipes for compost and compost;
  • Check the results of analyzes obtained;
  • Monitor the quality of composts and compost;
  • Authorize the use of mature composts;
  • Write reviews and technical sheets of the various products;
  • Offer agronomic support to operational teams and to the sales team of eco-products.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Agronomy
  • Master in a related field (asset)
  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • 5 years of experience in the environment or agronomy
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to develop team spirit and lead it to success and satisfaction of the work accomplished
  • Bilingualism (French and English) orally and in writing
  • Valid driver’s license

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Please send your resume by email to Ms. Karine Durocher-Larose to:  Karine.Durocher-Larose@englobecorp.com

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FACULTY LECTURER – FIELD CROPS *McGill University* Montreal

The Farm Management and Technology Program (www.mcgill.ca/fmt) of McGill University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (www.mcgill.ca/macdonald) invites applications for a ranked, non-tenure-track position, at the level of Faculty Lecturer. This position is full-time, 12 months per year and renewable.

Job description

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching college-level courses in the areas of field crop (cereals, forages, oilseeds) production and management, soil tillage, pesticide use as well as health and farm safety. Additional duties include (but are not limited to) the following: evaluating students in the FMT Comprehensive Assessment, conducting summer stage (internship) visits and evaluations, participating in recruitment activities and participation in Departmental, Faculty and external committees.

Minimum education and experience

A Bachelor’s degree in agronomy or agricultural sciences, membership in the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ), and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience with a focus on the crops, production techniques and management tools that are common in Quebec and Eastern Ontario are required. Good communication skills in English, strong organizational, interpersonal and time management skills, an ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team are essential.
Additional assets
Post-graduate studies, fluency in French, prior teaching experience at the college level, relevant non-teaching experience (developing and delivering presentations, workshops, field days, professional consultations) or professional practice are assets.
Salary is commensurate with experience, and McGill offers competitive employee benefits.
How to apply
The application deadline is March 27, 2020.  Applications should be addressed to Mr. Peter Enright, FMT Program Director at peter.enright@mcgill.ca with the subject line “FMT Faculty Lecturer Field Crop Search” and must include the following materials:

  • Cover letter summarizing relevant educational background and professional experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • Names of two referees who could provide references.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures.

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APPLE CONSULTANT *Agropomme* Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Oka, Saint-Eustache and Mirabel

Agropomme is an agri-environment club and a technical support club located in Saint-Joseph-du-lac working with apple producers. By looking at the culture as a whole, Agropomme is working to offer apple growers an accompaniment service on orchard management and phytosanitary monitoring.

This NPO is made up of 5 advisers and 6 summer students,  www.agropomme.ca

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

  • For learning opportunities in apple growing (apple and phytosanitary management)
  • For the diversity of work and this all year round
  • To participate in projects and trials applied directly to apple companies
  • To develop a contact network in the apple growing community (researchers, advisers, suppliers and producers)

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring person who shares our vision of supporting apple businesses!

Place of employment: Saint-Joseph-du-Lac and surroundings, Québec

Number of positions to fill: 1

The advisor will monitor and support apple companies throughout the year in various aspects of production, including phytoprotection and orchard management with the help of an intern / student in the summer season. The majority of clients are in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Oka, Saint-Eustache and Mirabel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Detect pests, auxiliary fauna and apple diseases during the season
  • Participate in setting up orchard trials as well as taking data
  • Calibrate sprayers and fertilizer spreaders
  • Follow up and recommend phytoprotection interventions
  • Assess damage to fruit at harvest
  • Issue storage diagnostics to producers (pressure tests, iodine fruit coloring tests and seed count)
  • Participate in the planning of the annual technical day of Agropomme which takes place in December

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Agronomy
  • Member in good standing of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (or in the process of becoming one)
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and be able to travel during working time
  • Ease of working with the Office suite
  • Autonomy, rigor and proactivity
  • Good extension capacity
  • Keen sense of observation
  • Ease with teamwork

TERMS

  • Start date of employment: between March and May 2020 (employment over a period of one year) with possibility of extension
  • During the season, 80% of the work is done outside in the orchards
  • Annual salary between $ 48,600 and $ 51,300
  • Mileage allowance for trips made during working hours: $ 0.50 / km (trips in an acceptable area: Saint-Joseph-du-lac, Oka, Mirabel and Saint-Eustache)

Industries: Agriculture, tree crops, organic farming, horticulture
Targeted Cycles:
1 st cycle, graduates
1-3 years of relevant experience in agriculture
40 hours/week
Full-time

DETAILS FOR APPLYING

Please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae by email to the attention of Mrs. Maude Richard: maude.agropomme@videotron.ca

Information – Ms. Maude Richard:
Office: 450 623-0889
Cell: 514 705-5338

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AGRONOMIST – DAIRY PRODUCTION CONSULTANT *L’Equipe Ducharme* Center-du-Québec and Montérégie

 Status: Full time
Location: Center-du-Québec and Montérégie

WHO WE ARE

L’Équipe Ducharme is a young and dynamic team with people passionate about agriculture. Our sole goal is the success of our customers. Whether in animal or plant production, our advisers work with the best products and programs available, to allow our customers to achieve their objectives.

 WHAT WE DO

We work in different areas through our companies. Meunerie Ducharme produces animal feed for farmers and Fertilizers Ducharme manufactures and distributes seeds, herbicides and fertilizers for farmers.

Reporting to the Sales Director, your challenges will be:

  • Work as a team to provide the expected and appropriate technical services to customers
  • Establish a climate of trust with customers
  • Inform clients about the programs, products and services offered
  • Technical follow-up with dairy producers

 REQUIRED PROFILE

  • Graduated in agronomy
  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • Good skills in promoting the company’s approach, services and products
  • Good communication skills
  • Good leadership
  • Having customer satisfaction at heart
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Great ability to learn and adapt
  • 5 to 10 years of experience

 WANT TO BE PART OF OUR TEAM?

Do you want to join our young and dynamic team to meet many challenges?

Send your resume to Ms. Anne-Marie Raîche, agr. : annemr@groupeducharme.com

www.groupeducharme.com

Please note that only the selected candidates will be contacted.

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AGRI-ENVIRONMENT ADVISOR *CETAQ*

 Job type: Permanent, full time

 The Atocas Quebec Environmental and Technical Club (CETAQ) is a consulting club that offers various services to cranberry producers: monitoring of insect pest populations, monitoring of fertilization, preparation of PAA, preparation of PAEF, etc. He also participates in research projects touching on various themes, such as biological control, integrated control and the protection of pollinators.

The CETAQ brings together some sixty producers located in the Center of Quebec region and its offices are located in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, between Villeroy and Plessisville.

 JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the board of directors, the agri-environment advisor supports producers who pursue an objective of sustainable development of their business and helps them to adopt environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Based on his knowledge of fertilization, phytoprotection and soil and water management, he will:

  • follow up on cranberry field screening;
  • make recommendations in phytoprotection and fertilization;
  • follow up on recommendations;
  • calibrate sprayers;
  • write technical intervention reports;
  • prepare PAEF and PAA.

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in agronomy: soil, plant or environment concentration
  • Be a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec or in the process of becoming one
  • Mastered the Windows environment and Office suite
  • Have a valid automobile and driver’s license
  • Autonomous
  • Good physical condition

 WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Schedule: 37.5 hours / week
  • Salary according to experience
  • Group insurance and voluntary participation in the group RRSP
  • Travel reimbursed at $ 0.45 / km

 SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

To apply, send your curriculum vitae by email to the attention of Mr. Joseph B. Desrouillères: jdesrouilleres@cetaq.qc.ca

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       Manitobaclick here for full listings

EDUCATION CREDENTIAL ASSESSOR *Agrologists Manitoba* Winnipeg

 The work associated with this position includes objective comparison of the academic credentials of applicants to the prescribed standard for both Professional Agrologists and Technical Agrologists. The education credential assessor’s work is integral to the objective adjudication of applications for registration to practice agrology in Manitoba.

The position will appeal to someone who is interested in flexible, part-time contract work and who has an appropriate level of knowledge and experience with academic programs and assessment procedures.

Description

Using your own technology, supported by Agrologists Manitoba systems, you will:

  • Become a subject matter expert in the education standard for agrology
  • Analyze source information from potential applicants to assess education credentials compared to the entry to practice standards (P.Ag., and Tech.Ag.); document results
  • Share assessment results with Agrologists Manitoba staff
  • Research and provide information and recommendations about agrology programs and courses, as required
  • Support other Agrologists Manitoba staff in registration-related matters, as required.

Qualifications

  • Superior attention to detail
  • Education: Graduate in agricultural sciences from a  recognized Canadian post-secondary education institution
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently

Requirements

  • Quarterly work periods at the end of: January, March, July, and October
  • Completion of assessments within agreed upon deadlines
  • Available for paid orientation and training
  • Sign a non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement

Compensation

  • Hourly, based on qualifications and experience

If you are interested, please contact Kerensa, Agrologists Manitoba office: registration@agrologistsmanitoba.ca | 204-275-3721

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                       British Columbiaclick here for full listings

 

$65,367.78 – $81,773.78 annually

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRO & RD) is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources.

Within FLNRO & RD, the Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch (FIRM) reports to the Office of the Chief Forester. One of the many roles within the sections of FIRM is the operational production of genetically improved seed through intensive planning, management, and administration of seed orchards in a Crown land stewardship framework. A seed orchard is a key element in a successful tree improvement program. Our seed orchards are advanced generation plantations of genetically superior trees, intensively managed to produce frequent, abundant, and easily harvested seed crops.

The position reports to the Manager, Seed Production and provides specialist services as a licensed professional Forester to manage and ensure the continued efficient operations of three Seed Orchards, including the Kalamalka Seed Orchard, Bailey Seed orchard, and Prince George Seed Orchard.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • University degree in forestry, horticulture or agriculture. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Registered, or *immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional (RPF) with the British Columbia Professional Foresters Association (ABCFP) *Immediately means you are currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP.  OR
  • Registered, or immediately* eligible for registration as a fully licensed Agrologist Member in good standing with the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).  *Immediately means you are currently a fully licensed Agrologist member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to BCIA.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ *directly related experience within the last six (6) years.
  • Directly related (practical) orchard experience to include:
    • tree improvement, including seed and pest management
    • seed orchard operations and production (i.e. pollination, harvesting, induction etc)
  • A minimum of three years’ (3) experience supervising, coaching and mentoring staff
  • Advanced program or function management experience including business planning, financial management, facilities and asset management.

For more information and to apply online by April 22, 2020, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/68220

 

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PART-TIME BOARD MEMBER *Forest Practices Board BC*

The Forest Practices Board is an independent government agency that plays a vital part in sustainable forest management within BC. Under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), the Board has a mandate to:

  • conduct periodic, independent audits of forest and range practices by licensees and of the adequacy of government enforcement;
  • investigate public complaints and initiate special investigations of forest and range practices;
  • appeal certain decisions to the Forest Appeals Commission; and
  • recommend improvements to practices, policy and legislation.

We are accepting expressions of interest from individuals respected by a wide range of forestry-interested publics who enjoy working as part of a team environment. As a Board member, you would bring a reputation for high standards, objective and balanced judgment, fairness and consistency. You thrive on objectively analyzing forestry/range issues of public importance and providing strategic and policy advice.

The successful candidate will have high ethical standards and integrity in professional and personal dealings, and exercise sound judgment and skill in carrying out assignments and in communicating with other public agencies or the public. Board members don’t represent any particular stakeholder group and must have the capability to take a broad perspective on issues that represents the public interest.

To reflect the diversity of our province, women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and others who may contribute to diversity in public sector tribunal appointments are encouraged to put their names forward for appointment. Given current Board membership and the need to ensure a diverse Board, preference may be given to applicants who possess the required qualifications and also:

  • identify as female, Indigenous, or a visible minority, and/or
  • have experience in non-timber resource management.

Prior to submitting your expression of interest, please review the documents: Notice of Position and Board Member Roles and Responsibilities, or contact Dave Clarke at (250) 213-4702. Your submission should clearly outline how you meet the selection criteria in the Notice of Position, including:

  • Knowledge and Experience
  • Competencies
  • Personal Attributes

Board members are appointed by Order-in-Council for a 2 to 3-year term, renewable for a second term. Remuneration is on a per diem basis. Annual time commitment is 25-35 days/year. Part-time Board members may work from anywhere in the province, but occasional travel to Victoria or other locations in the province is required.

Closing Date: Midnight, April 5, 2020
Apply to: Darlene Oman, Box 9905, Stn Prov Gov’t, Victoria, BC, V8W 9R1
e-mail:  Darlene.Oman@bcfpb.ca
For More Information: Dave Clarke, Executive Director
(250) 213-4702

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PROFESSIONAL AGROLOGIST *Blackbird Environmental* Fort St. John

Blackbird Environmental is a small environmental consulting firm with a diverse team of dedicated natural science professionals, providing science-based advice to a range of clients in the agricultural, power generation, mining, and oil & gas sectors in northeastern British Columbia.

We’re looking for an engaged and driven individual to join our growing small business and build their long-term career with Blackbird.

In this position, you will work on long-term wildlife population studies, crop damage assessments, habitat enhancement projects, fish habitat assessments, gravel pit reclamation plans, breeding bird surveys, water licences, native plant revegetation projects, drone surveys, invasive species inventories, and probably a range of other interesting projects. You won’t do it alone; we have a fantastic team of other biology and agrology professionals that are just as excited about these projects as you will be. There will be reporting (you knew there would be…), mapping, and the occasional public engagement or outreach event.

This position is highly collaborative and requires an open mind, strong work ethics, and the ability to operate with little supervision at times.

This is a full-time position based out of Fort St. John, BC, and first consideration will be given to candidates currently residing in the Fort St. John area.

Minimum educational/certification/experience requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, biology, or environmental sciences
  • Membership with the BC Institute of Agrologists, BC College of Applied Biology, or eligibility to obtain prior to commencement of employment
  • A minimum of four years of work experience in agrology, biology, or environmental consulting

The ideal candidate would also have the following attributes/skills:

  • Curiosity (the more the better)
  • Adaptable to new situations and able to come up with effective solutions
  • Proven ability to work under difficult conditions and in remote locations
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, previous GIS experience would be considered a definite asset
  • Good organizational skills, ability to manage conflicting priorities and tight timelines
  • Industry-typical safety certification (e.g. Level 1 First Aid, H2S, ATV/UTV/Snowmobile Training)
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing

This position offers rewarding work on compelling projects in a positive and inclusive environment as part of an innovative team. Blackbird offers competitive wages as well as fantastic opportunities for mentoring, training, and long-term career development.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how you meet the above requirements by April 10, 2020 to info@blackbird.ca. Please reference “Professional Agrologist/Biologist 2020” in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Regional Agrologists (2) *Ministry of Agriculture* Kamloops, Vernon

Two full time, permanent positions are currently available. 1 position is located in Kamloops, and 1 position is located in Vernon.

$66,675.12- $83,659.51 annually effective April 12, 2020

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Sector Development Branch identifies and promotes agriculture and food production/processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province.  The Branch leads the Ministry’s agriculture business and industry development including initiatives with First Nations, new entrants, organics and food processing.

This position is a part of the Regional Development Services within the Sector Development Branch. Regional Development Services is comprised of Professional Agrologists that are the front-line contacts for the ministry.

Working with industry, local governments and communities, Regional Agrologists leverage regional attributes and encourage economic growth and stability in conjunction with social and environmental health through, innovation, adaptation and local market development. Through longer term relationships in the local community, strategic extension, and with a client service focus the Regional Agrologist provides effective implementation of ministry programs and initiatives.  There is a high degree of independence and professional judgement expected of the Regional Agrologist position.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in Agriculture or a related natural resource science.
    • With a Bachelor’s degree, must have five years professional experience; OR
    • With a Master’s degree, must have three years professional experience
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in Agriculture, specializing in farm business, livestock, crops or soils management.
  • Registered as a Professional Agrologist, or immediately eligible* for registration as a Professional Agrologist, with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.
    • * Note:  immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional Agrologist in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to the BCIA within 6 months of employment.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the BCIA reviews their qualifications to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Must have a minimum of three years’ experience directly related to agriculture in farm business management, animal, soils or crop practices

For more information and to apply online by April 6, 2020, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/68100

 

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Intermediate Environmental Scientist *EXP* Burnaby

At EXP, we know that great experiences start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exponential possibilities are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and to life.

EXP is currently seeking an Intermediate Environmental Scientist in its Burnaby, BC office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing Environmental investigation and Remediation support for EXP in Burnaby and the surrounding areas.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Independently conducting a variety of environmental investigation projects (Phase I, II ESAs, Remediation);
Project planning, implementation, fieldwork ( in town and out of town) and reporting including preparing reports and documentation for submission to the BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy;
Participating and facilitating investigations pertaining to environmental incidents (spills);
Contributing to proposal writing and scoping;
Involvement in provincial and/or federal contaminated sites assessments, site remediation, some risk assessments (human or ecological);
Assisting project managers with scoping and budgeting for environmental work and being responsible for quality assurance of deliverables.

The Skills, Knowledge, and Ability We Seek

A minimum of 6 years of environmental experience
University degree in Environmental Science, Biology
Professional status or eligibility for professional status with a professional organization (i.e., BC Institute of Agrologists, BC College of Applied Biology)
Team player
Project management experience will be an asset
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with clients and co-workers
Ability to work effectively in a high demand, fast paced environment
Must have a valid driver’s license
Strong written and communication skills

For more information and to apply, visit www.exp.com .

 

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Senior Environmental Consultant, Contaminated Sites *Wittich Environmental Services* Sooke

Wittich Environmental Services (WES) is a locally owned environmental firm located in Sooke, BC. Founded in 1997, WES remains the longest operating independent environmental firm on Vancouver Island. Our environmental services include all stages of site investigation and remediation through obtaining regulatory instruments, plus construction environmental planning and monitoring activities.

The company is proud to have completed over 2,550 projects over its 23-year history. WES leverages our construction and high-resolution scanning companies, PLAN Contracting Ltd. and Scanplus Locating Ltd., respectively, to offer efficient and practical solutions in response to the business needs of our clients. WES is unique in its diversification of services and resulting control over projects.

We are looking for a highly motivated passionate individual with excellent technical, people, and project management skills developed within the BC contaminated sites consulting and regulatory environment. This individual will have a strong technical background in environmental sciences and/or engineering and the ability to manage small to medium sized projects from initiation to closure.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid technical writing and data analysis skills.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of contaminated sites experience.
  • Proficient in the completion of Stage 1 and 2 PSIs, DSIs, and remediation.
  • Experience in producing CoC (instruments) for submission.
  • Solid cost estimating, proposal writing, and project control.
  • Strong client focus.
  • BC registered professional geoscientist, engineer, or agrologist.
  • The ability to supervise field activities and work directly with contractors.
  • Willing to travel and work overtime as needed, and
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers Licence.

We offer a competitive compensation package including salary, paid vacation time, medical and dental benefits, professional development support, heath and safety training and a supportive and dynamic work environment.

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resumes and letters of introduction. Please include the job reference number (2020-01-SR.PM) within the subject line of your email.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes will be maintained on file for a minimum of 6 months from the date of submission.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • contaminated sites assessment: 8 years (Preferred)

To apply, please visit https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=6219f5dfd6ac7243&from=cobra&tk=1e0qnv7jef1ap802&iaal=1