Field Operator- County of St. Paul

The County of St. Paul No. 19 is currently accepting applications for a seasonal position starting April 1, 2019 and ending September 27, 2019.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, self-motivated individual, have excellent communication skills and demonstrate team player philosophy.

Duties

  • Provide hands-on services and implement weed inspection/pesticide application, pest and nuisance wildlife control, and all other ASB Programs.
  • Operation and maintenance of spray equipment on public and private lands.
  • Operation of roadside spray truck on public roadways.
  • Maintaining detailed spray records.
  • Monitor the identification, reporting and control of weed, pest, insect and disease control programs for the County.
  • Assist in beaver related flooding issues and beaver dam removal.
  • Operate heavy and light equipment for roadside seeding and maintenance.
  • Conduct pest and weed surveys.
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Possession or able to obtain a valid Assistant Pesticide Applicator Licence of qualification in Agriculture, Landscape and Industrial Classifications.
  • A valid Alberta Class 5 vehicle licence.
  • Preference given to a person with good experience in the provision of agriculture-related service area.
  • Knowledge of: techniques managing specified agricultural problems, Weed Control Act, Agricultural Services Board Act, Agricultural Pests Act, Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides and related OH&S legislation, etc.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office and Windows.
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrate initiative and have the ability to work independently in a multi-task environment.

Application

We offer a competitive salary ranging from $20.53—$27.00/hr depending on experience and expertise.   Ideal starting date would be April 1, 2019 but could be flexible for a suitable candidate.  Resumes outlining, qualifications, references and experience will be received in confidence until a suitable candidate is found to:

Keith Kornelsen, Agricultural Fieldman
County of St. Paul
5015 – 49 Avenue
St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4
Phone: 780-645-3006 Ext. 236 Fax: 780-645-1800
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We thank all those applicants who have shown an interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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