Agricultural Fieldman - County of Barrhead



Full-time Permanent Position



The County of Barrhead has an exciting opportunity to join our management team, as the Agricultural Fieldman.

Reporting to the County Manager, the Agricultural Fieldman will work closely with the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) and is responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $825,000. The Agricultural Fieldman provides leadership and direction in developing, implementing, maintaining, and managing all aspects of the Agricultural Services Department staff and programs. The Agricultural Fieldman is also responsible for administering and enforcing provincial legislation including the Agricultural Service Board Act, Agricultural Pests Act, Soil Conservation Act and assisting with the Animal Health Act, as well as following all municipal policies and bylaws.

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and administrative skills, project management skills, and the ability to effectively manage staff and deal with the public.  A strong agricultural background is desired to efficiently carry out agricultural programming and extension activities. A related agricultural or environmental post-secondary education and a Pesticide Applicator License (Agricultural, Industrial, Landscape) is required for this position. Equivalencies may be considered.

A detailed job description is available on the County of Barrhead website: 

Salary will be contingent on experience and qualifications and ranges from $87,652 - $114,133.   Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and resume outlining their experience and qualifications for this position to:

 County of Barrhead
Agricultural Fieldman Competition
Attention: Debbie Oyarzun, County Manager (CAO)
5306 – 49 Street
Barrhead, Alberta
T7N 1N5
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We appreciate the interest of all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Posting will remain open until noon on April 9, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found.