Apply to be a CCC agronomy specialist summer assistant

November 9, 2016 - Issue 29

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) will hire three summer assistants — one each for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta — for the period April 26-September 1, 2017

CCC agronomy specialists work to improve the profitability and sustainability of canola for producers. Summer assistants’ primary responsibilities will include:

-Field-trial/ small-plot work
-Insect and Disease monitoring, general field scouting
-Project management/participation
-Territory travel with some overnight trips
-Extension efforts via multiple mediums (ex. Social media, meetings, etc.)
-Collaboration with Canola Council’s Crop Production and Innovation Team as well as industry professionals

Qualifications include:

-Enrollment in a post-secondary agriculture program or related field
-Prior experience in the agricultural field
-Must be self-motivated and highly organized with attention to detail
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Professionalism and maturity essential
-Ability to manage a budget is an asset
-Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel

Deadline:

To accommodate this Canola Watch notice, the application deadline has been extended to November 18 from the original deadline of November 4, but note that the position could be filled before November 18. If interested, please don’t delay.

How to apply:

In Saskatchewan: Send resume and cover letter to Warren Ward at wardw@canolacouncil.org
In Alberta: Send a resume and cover letter to Keith Gabert at gabertk@canolacouncil.org
In Manitoba: Send a resume and cover letter to Angela Brackenreed at brackenreeda@canolacouncil.org
(Please indicate if you are applying in more than one province.)

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