Starland County is seeking a highly motivated professional to fill a temporary leave full-time term (12-18 months) position for the role of Assistant Agricultural Fieldman. Working under the direction of the Agricultural Fieldman, the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman provides general field and administrative support to the Agricultural Fieldman in managing legislated agricultural acts, programs, services and other assigned duties required to operate the department. In addition, the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman administers the environmental component of the Agricultural Service Board program for the County by hosting workshops and events, providing support to residents and delivering environmental programs and initiatives. The Assistant Agricultural Fieldman acts as Weed Inspector at large, responds to general inquiries, identifies crop pests, sprays pesticides, operates equipment, coordinates tasks and supervises other seasonal Agricultural Service Board employees.
The preferred qualifications for this position include post-secondary education in agriculture science, environmental science or related agricultural discipline. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role. A valid Agricultural and Industrial Pesticide Applicator Certificate is required or must be obtained within the first month of employment. The applicant must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and be able to drive standard transmission and four-wheel drive vehicles, as well as be comfortable operating and transporting tractors and implements. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher is required.
The successful applicant will be required to work a 35 to 37.5-hour workweek, Monday to Friday. Employment will commence at the end of April. Starland County is a drug and alcohol-free workplace so the successful candidate must submit to a drug and alcohol test prior to commencement of employment.
If this opportunity is of interest to you, please forward your cover letter and resume to the address below no later than Friday March 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Additional information, including a job description, is available by visiting our website at www.starlandcounty.com.
PO Box 249
Morrin, AB T0J 2B0
Attention: Human Resources
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.