Plant Pathologist

The Plant and Animal Health Branch supports the sustainability of animal and plant agriculture, while serving to protect the well-being of the people of the province of British Columbia through surveillance, regulatory compliance, risk assessment, and the development of strategies to address identified risks. The Plant Pathologist is part of the Plant Health Unit which is responsible for protecting B.C.’s agricultural land resource from the adverse impacts of plant pests through the delivery of the Plant Health Strategy. This position provides professional and technical support and advisory services to agri-food industries in the BC Interior on plant disease issues, including facilitating training, research and extension initiatives that foster effective and safe plant disease control methods for sustainable agri-food systems. This position works in close association with other areas in the Unit including the Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, minor use pesticide and pesticide applications specialists, Ministry crop specialists as well as others in relevant ministry Branches.