Internal Position No.: 
PO 6 of 2022

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist in providing technical advice to farmers and backyard gardeners on aspects of crop production, pest and disease control, and farm management. Assists in verifying documentation and examination of fruits, vegetables, plants, ground provision, etc. to prevent the introduction of foreign pest and diseases from entering the Territory. Assists in the collection of data for crop damage assessment

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist with crop damage assessments and provide technical advice and assistance in establishing and managing school gardens to ensure the correct advice is given to farmers in a professional manner.
  2. Assist with publications and mounting of exhibitions as well as liaising with other departments and divisions in Agriculture regarding the promotion of agricultural related activities to ensure the Department is well organised and advertised.
  3. Assist with the maintenance/updating of Farmer’s Register with detailed farmers’ profiles to ensure appropriate records are maintained.
  4. Provide technical advice to farmers and backyard gardeners on aspects of crop production, pest and disease control, farm management and relevant record keeping to achieve the Department’s objectives in a timely and professional manner.
  5. Assist with farmers training in improved production systems and identify farming constraints and liaise with other agencies and divisions to solve these issues in a timely and professional manner.
  6. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certificate in General Agricultural Science or related area
  • Two (2) years working experience in the Agricultural sector or related area
  • Valid BVI driver’s license required
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of agricultural practices, theory and principles and techniques in modern crop production
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
Closing Date: 
Friday, 26 August 2022
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