Public Employment Opportunity

Industry Development Officer II

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
Agricultural Business Development Division
Position Group
NAPE - General Service
Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
Closing Date
17 Jul 2018
Salary (scale)
$35.47 - $39.69 (CG-40)

Position Details (What is this?)


The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources promotes the development of the Province’s fishing and aquaculture industries to ensure an economically viable, internationally competitive, and ecologically sustainable fishery. The Department also develops the policies and programs to support the forestry, including management of forest resources and continued development of competitive and sustainable primary and value-added agriculture and agrifoods industry. The department is also responsible for fish and wildlife enforcement and manages wildlife resources and the associated ecological, economic and social benefits in addition to the protection and preservation of species at risk. Additionally, the Department also manages and allocates provincial Crown lands in a responsible manner for the continuous social and economic benefit for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.


This position evaluates commercial applications for financial assistance based on program criteria for commercial viability, financial position, job creation, return on investments, and net economic benefit in accordance with the Department’s policies and guidelines. Prepares detailed written reports, analysis, and recommendation for funding on business plan and project proposals; counsels clients regarding agriculture business opportunities and provides guidance in matching client projects to appropriate Federal, Provincial, and non-government funding sources, identifies, analyzes, develops and promotes economic opportunities for the agrifoods industry.  The incumbent examines, analyzes and appraises the current physical, financial, production, human resources and marketing procedures and management abilities through examination of business records, financial statements, and proposals for the economic operation of the farm business. The incumbent develops and delivers farm business management training to farmers, industry associations and Agriculture and Lands Branch staff through workshops and seminars.  This position is important to help existing farmers and new entrants analyze business opportunities to grow the sector. The position is also critical to providing advisory services to farms to enhance food self-sufficiency in the province.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Degree in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Business or Economics (equivalencies will be considered)
  2. Experience in agriculture industry
  3. Experience with agriculture economics and or agriculture business
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of agrifoods industry
  2. Knowledge of agriculture, economics and strategic direction of the industry
  3. Knowledge of business plan analysis (asset)
  4. Ability to analyze financial statements
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  6. Ability to communicate effectively (written)
  7. Facilitation skills
  8. Relationship building
  9. Ability to work independently
  10. Initiative

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of Acceptance
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity please call 709-637-2647

This competition may be used to fill similar vacancies within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number FLR.18.19.R0168, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information about this opportunity please call 709-637-2647

This competition may be used to fill similar vacancies within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.