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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Agriculture Development Branch
Clinton, Stratford
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
12124 - Industrial Development Officer 3
$1,356.49 - $1,731.39 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
By leading Ontario's technology transfer of new and existing practices, products, technology and research related to the swine sector, you can be a part of ensuring a competitive and environmentally responsible agri-food sector in Ontario.

If you have the interest and abilities to fill this important and key role, please consider the Swine Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Provincial Specialist, you will:

• consult with client organizations and agencies to identify concerns, issues, trends and new developments
• coordinate and implement programs and projects with experts, industry and organization personnel to develop and prepare educational materials, management training tools and other programs
• use performance measures to ensure that client needs are addressed efficiently and effectively
• provide leadership and effective liaison between the research community and industry to determine the applicability of new technologies, and to help establish research priorities/activities
• provide expertise to senior management related to the swine sectors across Ontario
• represent Provincial or Ministry interests on working groups to develop provincial, national or international initiatives related to the swine sector

How do I qualify?


• Candidate must possess a valid class 'G' driver's license or equivalent as recognized by the province of Ontario.
• Candidate must be able to travel to rural areas not accessible by public transportation.

Technical expertise:

• knowledge and understanding of scientific theories, principles and practices of production, economics, business management and marketing related to the swine sector
• knowledge of agricultural industry, its economic significance, social importance and the roles/mandates of farm/commodity organizations in the rural community

Interpersonal and communication skills:

• ability to communicate concisely, professionally and effectively in writing through preparation of technical reports, briefing notes, articles and electronic media
• interpersonal and consensus-building skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships/partnerships, and to encourage adoption and support of policies and practices
• communication skills to present information to groups and through one-on-one dialogue

Analytical and evaluative skills:

• analytical and problem solving skills to assess information and training needs of agriculture and rural clients and to provide information, services and solutions
• ability to investigate issues, trends and developments related to production, management and marketing of swine, community economic development and environmental sustainability

Project management skills:

• project management skills to plan and coordinate activities in consultation with clients and stakeholders to identify time and resource requirements
• planning and coordination of own and staff time on concurrent projects and activities to ensure ministry resources are effectively and efficiently used

Educational and training techniques:

• knowledge adult education/training techniques and methods to develop educational and training materials for clients and colleagues and conduct training
• knowledge of consultation and group facilitation techniques

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 63 Lorne Ave E, Stratford, West Region or 100 Don St, Clinton, West Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • W-AF-75840/15
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