Seasonal Equipment Operator - Rocky View County

Seasonal Equipment Operator – Sprayer (May 16-Sept 2)

Job Type: Seasonal Full-Time

Location: Rocky View County, Alberta

Number of Positions:   1

Rate: $22.30/hr

Rocky View County is committed to providing our employees a respectful and stable work environment, unique benefits that promote work/life balance, and opportunities for professional learning and personal growth. We seek individuals who thrive on challenge and will contribute their positive energy, innovation, and service mindset to making a difference and contributing meaningfully to the vibrant community of 40,000 people who call Rocky View County home.

*This posting will remain open until vacancies are filled.

Position Summary:

The hours of work for this position are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, 40 hours per week.

As directed by an Agricultural Services Officer and overseen by the Manager of Agricultural and Environmental Services, the Equipment Operator – Vegetation Management is responsible for operating roadside spray equipment to control noxious and prohibited noxious weeds on private and public property throughout the County.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Operate county spray equipment including one- or two-ton spray trucks, ATV/UTV sprayers, and backpack sprayer. Ensure the application of herbicide or removal by manual equipment.
  • Maintain detailed records and logs on all control operations as required by Alberta Environment.
  • Maintain assigned County vehicles and equipment ensuring cleanliness and identification of any deficiencies to the Agricultural Services Officers or Manager.
  • Inspect and identify noxious and prohibited noxious weed species throughout the County. Determine and implement weed control measures.
  • Provide information and advice to County residents in relation to weed inspection services and the need to control restricted and or noxious weeds.
  • Perform general inspection programs for agricultural pests as assigned.
  • Liaise with other municipal lands staff to determine progress, establish work plans and communicate land issues identified through daily operations.
  • Act in a professional and responsible manner to protect the integrity of staff and the business of the County.
  • Display a professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use information appropriately, and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to staff, business and residents of Rocky View County.
  • Foster positive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Work in accordance with the requirements established by the RVC Health and Safety Program and the Alberta OHS Act, Regulation and Code.
  • Take reasonable care to protect their health and safety and other persons at or in the vicinity of the worksite while they are working.
  • This position is not eligible for remote work.

Position Requirements:

Enrollment in a post-secondary institution along with a minimum of one year experience in the Agricultural Services field.

  • Ability to mix and apply herbicides.
  • Hold a current, or have eligibility, to acquire an Authorized Assistant Certificate or a Pesticide Applicators License (Industrial and/or Agricultural).
  • Display superior customer service attitude towards internal and external customers.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, GPS/GIS, operation of cell phones, laptop computers and GPS units.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate and execute safe and skillful operation of equipment at all times.
  • Possess a valid class 3 driver's license (preferred) or a valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Ensure appropriate utilization of personal protective equipment required (e.g., CSA footwear).

Interested applicants are invited to apply direct to
This posting will remain open until vacancies are filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however
 only those selected for interviews will be contacted.