Business Growth Officer

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

Business Growth Officer

Pay Band 4


The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking an individual to join the Business Growth Branch as a Business Growth Officer, in St. George.

Reporting to the Director of Business Growth, the Business Growth Officer will be responsible for providing financial and business development services to industry, through coordination of the Department's programs and other financial partner programming, in order to foster growth of established and new business in the sectors.

Responsibilities will include the following: Coordinating the identification of programming options to enable companies to expand, modernize, and diversify; developing and maintaining an extensive knowledge of the sector, job market, government operations and programs; triaging and resolving inquiries or referring inquiries to other regional Business Growth team members or external partners such as businesses, financial institutions, other government departments or agencies; guiding new clients toward new opportunities; providing programming recommendations to Director to support growth in the sector; liaising with business, financial institutions government departments and agencies; assisting fisheries and aquaculture businesses with a variety of financial assistance requests; coordinating business and financial analysis to determine business project viability; coordinating and monitoring project claims; maintaining the Business Growth portfolio for the assigned region; managing a portfolio of small business clients and providing start-up, expansion, acquisition, consolidation, and development support within the fisheries and aquaculture sectors; tracking all interactions and transactions in the client relationship management system; maintaining a list of ongoing regional events and activities; liaising with Director for events, activities, reporting and other topics; other related duties and special projects as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in Science or Business Administration and a minimum of four (4) years of related work experience including a minimum of two (2) years of directly related experience in the fisheries or aquaculture sector. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume. Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate experience in project management and/or financial review of commercial projects. Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Initiative
  • Relationship/Network Building
  • Results Orientation

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:  The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge;
  • Knowledge of the Department's Fiscal Environment;
  • Project Management;
  • Planning and organizing skills.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be prepared to: work outside of the regular work hours to attend various industry and stakeholder meetings; travel within the Province and to other Maritime Provinces as required.

SALARY: $48,412 to $67,704 per annum


We encourage applicants to apply on-line at, by e-mail at or by mail at the following address by March 29, 2019 indicating competition number 10-18-10.

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Human Resource Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6
Telephone: (506) 453-6608

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level. As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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