Parks & Agricultural Services Parks Technician Lead- Kneehill County

Kneehill County Parks & Agricultural Services is seeking a fulltime qualified, knowledgeable, and energetic individual as Parks Technician Lead. The position will lead a seasonal crew maintaining the County’s public lands, and completing other duties as determined by Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.

Duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • Working under provincial legislation and programs such as The Alberta Weed Control Act.
  • Supervising seasonal staff as directed.
  • Working under the Public Lands Coordinator to successfully achieve departmental goals & tasks.
  • Assisting with improving and /or developing plans and procedures for public lands.
  • Routine maintenance, cleaning and stocking of recreational sites and campgrounds.
  • Conducting landscape maintenance and projects on public lands, parks, hamlets and cemeteries.
  • Operating and hauling equipment such as: mowers, chainsaw, forklift, skid steer, utility tractor, etc.
  • Planting or moving and maintaining trees, shrubs, grassed areas and/or gardens and other plants.
  • Building or repairing fencing, picnic tables and other small infrastructure or wood work.
  • May apply fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and other lawn care products.
  • Daily records, small projects, cleaning & maintenance of vehicles, equipment and ASB shop.
  • Participating in safety meetings and training as part of the County’s Health and Safety program.
  • Other duties as determined by the Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ landscape or similar experience and/or relevant post-secondary education;
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and experience with towing trailers and operating equipment
  • Mechanical knowledge and aptitude to troubleshoot or repair and maintain equipment;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others and alone;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisors, co-workers and the public;
  • Strong problem solving skills and able to follow instructions as given and prioritize tasks;
  • Experience in carpentry / woodworking / landscape construction considered an asset
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and perform physical work outdoors in all conditions;
  • An asset but not required would be holding an Alberta Pesticide Applicators Certification or the eligibility to obtain an Alberta Authorized Assistant Applicators License.

Personal Traits:

  • Strong work ethic and self-starter and able to adapt and prioritize change
  • Excellent communication, records management and organizational skills
  • Great leadership, teamwork, partnering, and networking skills
  • Strong commitment to public service and safety
  • Good with technology i.e. Microsoft suite of programs, 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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