Problem Wildlife Officer - MD of Greenview


DEPARTMENT: Agriculture Services - Community Services

LOCATION: Grovedale, AB

STATUS: Accepting applications until a suitable candidate is found.

Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farm­land, and mixed wood forests. As the third­largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year­round outdoor playground for all ages.



Reporting to the Manager of Agricultural Services, the Problem Wildlife Officer is responsible for controlling wild animals that could have a negative impact on agriculture, farming operations, and municipal infrastructure.



  • Working with landowners within Greenview to review problem wildlife issues and assist in the implementation of potential solutions.
  • Remove problem beaver and dams where required to protect municipal infrastructure and facilitate proper operation.
  • Provide information to landowners regarding current best practices that minimize the negative aspects of wildlife predation on livestock and depredation on crops.
  • Provide assistance in the control of wild animals that could have a negative impact on agriculture and farming operations, including but not limited to, beavers, beaver dams, skunks, predatory coyotes and wolves.
  • Work in partnership with Alberta Fish and Wildlife and other government agencies as necessary to assess wildlife related issues affecting landowners and offer a solution that addresses the problem.
  • Complete regular reports on all municipal problem wildlife activities for senior management, the Agricultural Service Board and Council.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of landowner and interdepartmental work orders and equipment inventory.


  • Securing paperwork related to access to property, permission and waivers.
  • Setting traps, snares, and poison.
  • Dispatching of wild animals through the use of firearms as authorized under applicable provincial acts/regulations.
  • Maintain trapping equipment for proper usage and most humane effect.
  • Assist with the coordination and delivery of education and training sessions regarding vertebrate pests and their habits for various audiences.
  • Ability to safely work with explosives.


  • Investigate reports of live rats with a view to confirming and seizing rats.
  • Relocating live pests to remote areas.
  • Dispose of dead animals.
  • Provide data and comments for monthly reporting to the Agriculture Service Board.


  • Must have a Provincial Fur Trapping license.
  • Experienced in controlling problem wildlife in densely populated areas.
  • Possess a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License.
  • Valid Driver’s License is required.
  • Minimum three years of experience trapping.
  • A current blasting certificate or the ability to obtain one.


  • Must have knowledge and experience in the humane trapping of wildlife and other control methods.
  • Must have knowledge of lifestyles and habits of predators and other vertebrate pests.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and exceptional public relations while performing duties.
  • Ability to operate a 4x4 truck, ATV, snowmobile, canoe, and boat.
  • Beaver trapping experience.


  • Occasional heavy lifting (60-100 ).
  • Extensive use of the computer and telephone.
  • Long periods of sitting required, with good lighting, temperature and noise control provided.
  • Working alone in a rural area.
  • Use and operation of a variety of vehicles including trucks and ATVs over all types of terrain.
  • Subject to working in an outdoor environment – heat, cold, dry, dusty and/or wet conditions as well as insects, bees, and wildlife.
  • Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours, but hours may flex, with occasional overtime required. 


  • All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensure proper ergonomic requirements are met and good ergonomic procedures are practiced.
  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.



Interested candidates may submit cover letter (stating the position you are applying to) and resume in one of the following ways:

By E-mail:                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please quote the position in the subject line)

By Confidential Fax:     780-524-3981

Mail or Drop Off:           Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

                                     4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079

                                     Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0


While we truly appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.