Agricultural Insurance Agent

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Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Pay Band 2
Agricultural Insurance Agent
Open
Fredericton

The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking an individual to join the Industry Financial Programs Branch as an Agricultural Insurance Agent, in Fredericton.

Reporting to the Regional Agricultural Insurance Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible to provide sales and client services, compliance inspections, crop loss investigations, adjusting services and claim settlements. The successful candidate will be responsible for approaching farmers directly to purchase agricultural insurance and assist in entering their application; servicing clients through regular crop inspections; responding to farmers' inquiries about the terms and conditions of insurance; collecting information relating to losses of crop production; and referring farmers' inquiries during the settlement of their insurance claims to the Regional Coordinator. The incumbent will also respond to any other related duties required by the Branch or the Regional Coordinator for the proper service to its clientele.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in Science or a related discipline with major course work in Agriculture, and a minimum of two (2) years of related work experience in crop production; OR a diploma from an Agricultural Technician Program with specialization in plant science, and a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience in crop production. 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 working in the agriculture industry. 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
  • Concern for Order
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Information Seeking

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

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge of crop or livestock production;
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and the Department's policies and procedures;
  • Planning and organizing skills.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be prepared to: travel within the regional area as required; perform physically demanding tasks including climbing grain and potato storage facilities and lifting 20-kilogram packages. Possession of a class 5 driver licence as issued by the Province of New Brunswick is required.

SALARY: $42,016 to $58,630 per annum

APPLY TO: We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by December 10, 2021 indicating competition number: AAF-21-17.

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Human Resource Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6

E-mail : brenda.nicholson@gnb.ca
Telephone: 506-453-6608

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

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

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.

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