Agricultural Service Board (ASB) Vegetation Management Technician

Kneehill County ASB is seeking a qualified, dynamic, knowledgeable, and energetic individual as a Vegetation Management Technician. This individual will assist as a weed inspector and herbicide applicator, and complete other duties as determined by the Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.

Duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • Working under provincial legislation and programs such as: The Agricultural Service Board Act, Alberta Weed Control Act, Soil Conservation Act, and The Agricultural Pests Act.
  • Operation and maintenance of spray equipment on public and private lands.
  • Maintaining detailed weed inspection and spray application records with use of GPS.
  • Assisting with Provincial Surveys as required.
  • Working with local producers in weed ID & control, completing crop and pest reports, and giving technical or other support as required.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and organization of ASB shop and area.
  • Operate other ASB & county equipment such as a forklift and utility tractor and mower.
  • Other duties as determined by the Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.
  • Participate in safety meetings and training as part of the County’s health and safety program.

Qualifications

  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License;
  • Education in agriculture, environmental or biological sciences or related fields and an agricultural background;
  • Strong plant/weed identification skills
  • Hold an Alberta Pesticide Applicators Certification or be eligible to obtain an Alberta Authorized Assistant applicators license;
  • Experience towing trailers and knowledge of equipment operation considered an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisor, co-workers and the public;
  • Able to follow instructions as given and prioritize tasks;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and perform work outdoors in all weather conditions

Personal Traits:

  • Strong work ethic and self-starter
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong records management, and organizational skills
  • Good teamwork, partnering, and networking skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong commitment to public service and safety
  • Good with technology i.e. computers, GIS, GPS
  • Good sense of humor

Please forward your resume one of the following ways:

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Mail:     Kneehill County - Human Resources

             Box 400 Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0

If you have, any question please Phone: (403) 443-5541 or Toll free: 1(866) 443-5541

This posting will remain open until suitable candidates are chosen. We thank all applicants for their interest and we will contact all applicants.

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