Agrology

Agrologist in field

It's "greener" on the other side…

Consider a career that enables you to make a difference in Alberta's public lands and forests. You will work in close consultation with other land and resource management specialists to ensure integration and sustainable use of rangelands.

Career Paths

Information about Agrology positions.

Agrology Career Path, Agrologist 1 to Agrologist 3

Agrology Career Path Profiles

Rangeland Agrologist (Agrologist 1)

Duties and Responsibilities

As an entry level Rangeland Agrologist, you will assist with managing the agricultural public land base, primarily within an assigned district, to ensure and improve the long term sustainability of the resources. This will benefit Albertans, rangeland users and the agricultural industry by maintaining a balance of development, use and conservation.

You will conduct field evaluations to monitor range health and grazing management and assess grazing dispositions to ensure compliance with disposition conditions and legislation. You may also be required to conduct soil profile evaluations and work with other professionals involved in natural resource management to integrate sustainable uses on rangelands.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • University graduation in Agriculture or a related degree

During this period you will be provided with the training and experience needed to develop the competencies required to perform the duties at the full working level.

Your salary range will be $52,008.17 - $78,000.11 per annum.

Additional Requirements

  • This position requires extensive fieldwork, using an ATV, sometimes in remote areas.
  • Ability to interpret aerial photography, maps, Soil and Vegetation Inventory Databases.
  • Eligible for membership with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.
  • A valid Class 5 driver's license is required.

Updated: May 16, 2013

Rangeland Agrologist (Agrologist 2)

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Rangeland Agrologist, you will oversee the agricultural public land base, primarily within an assigned district, to ensure and improve the long term sustainability of the resources. This will benefit Albertans, rangeland users and the agricultural industry by maintaining a balance of development, use and conservation.

You will make decisions on the allocation of public land for agricultural uses through consultation with stakeholders and other agencies and facilitate the integration of other uses on rangeland.

You will conduct field evaluations to monitor range health and grazing management and assess grazing dispositions to ensure compliance with disposition conditions and legislation. You may also be required to conduct soil profile evaluations and work with other professionals involved in natural resource management to integrate sustainable uses on rangelands.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • University graduation in Agriculture or a related degree plus considerable years of related experience, OR
  • Related Masters degree considered in lieu of part of the considerable years of related experience on a one-for-one basis.

Your salary range will be $60,756.10 - $83,316.16 per annum.

Additional Requirements

  • This position requires extensive fieldwork, using an ATV, sometimes in remote areas.
  • Ability to interpret aerial photography, maps, Soil and Vegetation Inventory Databases.
  • Eligible for membership with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.
  • A valid Class 5 driver's license is required.

Updated: May 16, 2013

Public Land Management Specialist (Agrologist 2)

Duties and Responsibilities

As the Public Land Management Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting the Rangeland Management Branch with agricultural program and policy development. You will develop policies in consultation with field staff, other departmental staff and stakeholders that will address evolving needs within an integrated land management strategy.

You will review potential agricultural use of public land, coordinate emergency grazing and support recreational access to agricultural public land. You will provide professional scientific expertise to clients, agricultural producers and other professionals in government on natural resources and land use to achieve rangeland stewardship and sustainability, to resolve issues and to make land use decisions.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • University graduation in Agriculture or a related degree, plus considerable years of related experience, OR
  • Related Masters degree considered in lieu of part of the considerable years of related experience on a one-for-one basis

Your salary range will be $60,756.10 - $83,316.16 per annum.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to interpret aerial photography, maps, Soil and Vegetation Inventory Databases.
  • Eligible for membership with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.
  • A valid Class 5 driver's license is required.

Updated: May 16, 2013

Unit Leader, Integrated Operations (Agrologist 3)

Duties and Responsibilities

As the Unit Leader, Integrated Operations, you will provide leadership and professional expertise in the development and delivery of provincial range and related programs to ensure the environmental integrity of public rangeland in Alberta.

You will represent the Department as a specialist and provide technical expertise to groups and agencies with regards to integration of other uses on rangeland.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • Masters degree in Agriculture, or a related field, plus considerable years of related experience, OR
  • Bachelors degree in Agriculture, or a related field, plus extensive years of directly related, senior level experience in the specialty area.

Your salary range will be $69,576.08 - $91,668.16 per annum.

Additional Requirements

  • Eligible for membership with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.

Updated: May 16, 2013

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Updated: May 29, 2015