COMMODITY BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Any person interested in being appointed as a member to serve on the BC Farm Industry Review Board (BCFIRB) or other agricultural marketing boards and commissions when vacancies occur [see below for information specific to commodity board appointments], is encouraged to provide a resume with letter of interest (specific criteria to be included in the resume are outlined on the Board Resourcing and Development Office web site). Experience in or sound knowledge of the marketing, processing and/or production of agricultural products is an asset.

If you are interested, eminently qualified, and ultimately willing to make the commitment, this is an exciting and demanding opportunity to serve the agri-food industry in British Columbia. These positions are being filled in a dynamic policy context as governance and economic frameworks are being established for the regulated marketing sector. These positions are part-time Lieutenant Governor in Council (Cabinet) appointments

BCFIRB is a specialized administrative tribunal responsible for the general supervision of commodity boards in the Province. BCFIRB also hears appeals from commodity board decisions and complaints from persons regarding farm practices employed by agricultural and aquacultural operators.

Candidates for appointment as BCFIRB members must have proven leadership skills in gaining the confidence of a wide range of constituents through effective consultative and consensus building processes. You should have experience: in agri-food production, marketing or processing; as a consumer representative; in land use planning; and/or in a regulatory or quasi-judicial environment. Legal experience is a strong preference for one appointee. Candidates must have good writing, analytical, communication and conflict resolution skills. You should not have interests which conflict with the performance of your statutory duties and you must show balanced judgment and possess the ability to make fair, consistent and timely decisions. Ability to travel, a home office and internet and electronic mail access are required.

BCFIRB members are part-time Category D appointees and remuneration has been established by Treasury Board. The maximum permitted per diem rates: chair $625, vice chair $525, members $400. Click here to view the full Treasury Board Directive and click on the link to directive 2/07.

Position Descriptions

For a complete list of duties and qualifications, click on the following position descriptions:

BC Farm Industry Review Board:
- Chair
- Vice Chair
- Member


Appointments to Commodity Boards

Any person interested in serving as part-time chairs of commodity boards is encouraged to apply. The procedure to be followed is the same as outlined above (in the first paragraph of this webpage).

These positions are Lieutenant Governor in Council (Cabinet) appointments for a period of three to five years. Time commitment and compensation vary depending on the board.

These are exciting and demanding opportunities to serve the agri-food industry in British Columbia. The positions are filled in a dynamic policy context as governance and economic frameworks are being established for the regulated marketing sector.

Candidates for appointment as commodity board chair must be decisive, analytical, results-oriented individuals who have extensive experience at a senior level (industry or government) in production, marketing or processing. Superior organizational, management, negotiation, conflict resolution and decision making skills, along with an ability to travel, are essential for these sensitive, high profile positions.

For a complete list of duties and qualifications, click on the following position descriptions:

Boards and Commissions:
BC Broiler Hatching Egg Commission
BC Chicken Marketing Board - Chair
BC Chicken Marketing Board - Member
BC Cranberry Marketing Commission
BC Egg Marketing Board
BC Hog Marketing Commission
BC Milk Marketing Board
BC Turkey Marketing Board
BC Vegetable Marketing Commission

Additional Information

For additional information on BC's commodity boards, click on the following:

BC Marketing Boards and Commissions


TO APPLY

Complete the application process by sending a resume and covering letter. Remember to include in your resume the criteria as specified on the Board Resourcing and Development Office web site. Applications may be sent via e-mail to firb@gov.bc.ca; by fax at 250 356-5131; or mail to:

BCFIRB AND COMMODITY BOARD APPOINTMENTS
PO BOX 9129 STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA BC V8W 9B5

Contact: Raji Basi, Board Services Coordinator at 250 356-1677


NOTE: ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PERTAINING TO THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS CAN BE DIRECTED TO FIRB OFFICE CLICK HERE.