Vegetation Technician l & ll- Sturgeon County

Competition #
11-2019

Position Type
5 Temporary Full Time Positions

Rate of Pay
$23.71 - $31.91

Hours of Work
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm May 13 – May 17
7:00 am – 3:30 pm May 20 – August 30

 What a Veg Tech does:

Perform herbicide applications and other vegetation management activities within Sturgeon County.

  • Operate herbicide application equipment to control weeds on municipal road allowances and park reserves
  • Responsible for ensuring all herbicide applications by their work units are completed in compliance with provincial legislation. – (Veg Tech ll)
  • Perform mechanical and manual weed control work.
  • Responsible for keeping records of all work performed in accordance with the Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides.
  • Record details of work performed, including materials used, weather conditions and locations.
  • The ability to conduct minor service and maintenance activities on job-related equipment, and/or the ability to recognize and report when service or maintenance is required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.

What are we looking for?

  • Completion of some post-secondary studies in agriculture, environmental science or a related field. An agricultural background would be an asset.
  • A current Industrial Pesticide Applicator certification – (Veg Tech ll)
  • Ability to identify noxious and prohibited noxious weed species.
  • Knowledge of pesticides.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license with an acceptable 5-year commercial driver’s abstract.
  • Standard First-Aid, Defensive Driving certification (or the ability to obtain).
  • Ability to wear a half mask with organic carbon filters when handling and applying herbicides, and completion of a Respiratory User Screening Form as per the CSA Z94.4-11.
  • Ability to conduct strenuous work in an outdoor setting and perform medium lifting of 25 kilograms.
  • Experience with trailer hookup, cargo securement and towing.
  • Experience operating ATVS/UTVs and/or towing trailers with a pickup would be an asset.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously.
  • Familiarity with the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) System.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare written reports.
  • Experience driving a pickup on gravel roads would be considered an asset.

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email quoting the competition number in the subject line to: 

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Sturgeon County
9613-100 Street
Morinville, AB T8R 1L9
780-939-4321

NOTE:

Applicants must submit at time of application a 5-year Commercial Drivers Abstract dated within 30 days of application. Internal driver evaluations will be conducted prior to hire. Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

Sturgeon County is an equal opportunity employer.

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