Job Title: Agricultural Soil and Crop Specialist
Employer: Superfoods Farms
Location: Leduc, AB
Job Type: Permanent employment, Full-time
Salary: $17.00 hourly / 40 to 50 hours per week
Start Date: Starts as soon as September 1, 2023
Vacancies: 2 vacancies
Education: Master’s degree or equivalent experience
Experience: 5 years or more
Superfoods Farms, located in Leduc, AB, is seeking an experienced Agricultural Soil and Crop Specialist to join their team. This is a full-time permanent position with a flexible work schedule, including day, evening, night, weekend, shift, overtime, on-call, and early morning hours. The employment is expected to start as soon as September 1, 2023.
As an Agricultural Soil and Crop Specialist, your tasks may include but are not limited to:
- Conducting research, analyzing agricultural data, and preparing research reports
- Maintaining records of services provided and the effects of advice given
- Preparing and conducting advisory information sessions and lectures for farmers and other groups
- Providing counseling and advisory services to farmers on agricultural subjects
You should have membership in a provincial institute of agrology.
Experience and Specialization:
You should have experience in working with various types of crops, such as apples, asparagus, bell peppers, blueberries, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, grapes, onions, raspberries, soybeans, strawberries, tomatoes, and more. Your area of work experience should include agribusiness, agricultural products processing, farm management, field crops, horticulture and/or gardening, land use, marketing, soil science, plant growth and development, and plant nutrition.
- Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment, Tight deadlines, Attention to detail, Ability to distinguish between colors, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, Standing for extended periods, Bending, crouching, kneeling, Handling heavy loads, Physically demanding
- Own Tools/Equipment: Computer, Printer, Internet access, Cellular phone
The successful candidate will be eligible for long-term benefits, including life insurance. Other benefits include free parking, on-site amenities, team-building opportunities, and transportation provided by the employer.
Who Can Apply:
The employer accepts applications from Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada. Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit may also apply.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this position, you can apply by sending your application via email to email@example.com. Your application should include the job reference number, a cover letter, references attesting experience, a letter of recommendation, proof of the requested certifications, a link to a web portfolio, a copy of a portfolio or relevant work examples, the highest level of education and the name of the institution where it was completed, a copy of the latest school transcript, and a writing sample.
This job posting includes screening questions. When applying, please answer the following questions:
- Are you available for shift or on-call work?
- Are you currently a student?
- Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
- Are you willing to relocate for this position?
- Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
- What is the highest level of study you have completed?
- What is your current field of study?
- What is your current level of study?