Agricultural Specialist (SOG/ST 7)

Reference
VAC-31123
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
14/03/2019
Expiry Date
29/03/2019
The incumbent will assist with the design and execution of relevant enforcement and monitoring activities, advise on the implemented programme as it relates to crop management, growth characteristics, agronomy, harvesting & post-harvesting activities

Work in close collaboration with other Divisions and/or Agencies of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF)in developing appropriate programmes/processes, as well as provides technical advice and training to all stakeholders within the Medical Cannabis Industry.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Co-ordinates and monitors the life cycle of the regulated crops
  • Assists with ensuring the entire quantitative pre and post-harvest regulatory framework/control for the cannabis operations of licensees is adequate and implemented protocols are in place for accountability
  • Assists in the evaluation of crop’s efficient and legal use as well as disposal protocols are in place for accountability
  • Evaluates/identifies the type of biotic and abiotic factors to be employed in the processes and practices engendering variation in the crop longevity and capability as well as the volume of harvest
  • Conducts training seminars for all relevant personnel of the Authority and licensee
  • Recommends and demonstrates appropriate apparatus for monitoring and tracing the various types of farm outputs
  • Maintains records and general oversight of activities of the various production locations
  • Communicates procedural and regulatory defects to the Director, Enforcement and Monitoring in a timely manner
  • Conducts operational meetings
  • Provides the Director with weekly itinerary and work plans
  • Maintains production/ performance records for each licensee
  • Travel to all licensed cultivation sites when necessary to monitor the post harvesting management activities.
  • Develops programmes and plans and cause them to be executed according to budget and timelines
  • Liaises with stakeholders/agencies on matters pertaining to production, yields and farm management and other agricultural issues
  • Develops and disseminates post-harvest management to the Director, Enforcement and Monitoring
  • Monitors and provides advise on the adequacy of tools to provide profiles of each licensee in all the growing sites, processing and storage houses
  • Supervises and assists in the design, preparation and testing of a template for the proper keeping of farm records
  • Utilizes laboratory practices as a tool in presumptive crop loss diagnosis
  • Introduces modern or contemporary methods to determine and identify diversion or inversion of plant material
  • Supervises the disposal of and trace the fate of the biomass in the production cycle
  • Assists in the recruitment and selections of staff for the Division
  • Gives guidance, directions and supports to professional staff
  • Appraises documents prepared by professional staff to ensure accuracy
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

 

Human Resource Responsibilities:

  • Assists with monitoring and evaluation of performance for direct reports prepares performance appraisals and recommends and/or initiates corrective action where necessary to improve performance and/or attaining establishing personal and/or organizational
  • Participates in the recruitment of staff for the Divisions/Unit and recommends transfer, promotions, termination and leave in accordance with the established Human Resource policies and procedures
  • Provides leadership and guidance to direct reports through effective planning, delegation, communication, training, mentoring and coaching;
  • Assists with clearly identifying the welfare and developmental needs of staff and ensure they are addressed
  • Assists the establishing and maintaining a system that fosters a culture of teamwork, employee empowerment and commitment to the Division’s and organization’s goals

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Excellent ability to adjust to varying demands of the Director Enforcement and Monitoring
  • Good teamwork and cooperation
  • Research and Analytical skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Government/Ministry policies and procedures
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications such as Excel, Microsoft Office Suite and SPSS.

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Science, Agronomy, Plant Science or Horticulture. Experience in training adults and conducting seminars
  • Experience in regulated commodities in agriculture
  • Training in Supervisory Management
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in the field and two (2) years’ experience at the middle management level

 

Special Conditions Associated with the Job

  • Island-wide travelling.
  • Will be required to work beyond normal working hours which includes evenings and weekends
  • Regularly lifts, carries and moves objects weighing up 20 pound

 

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

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