Weed/Pest Technician - Lesser Slave River

The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River requires Weed/Pest Technicians for approximately the period of May to September 2023. The positions will be based out of the Flatbush sub-office, or the possible option of the Slave Lake Shop, with a 40-hour work week. The weed/pest technicians are responsible for inspections on public and private lands within municipal boundary.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Weed identification and inspection of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds on public and private lands within the Municipal District boundary.
  • Pest identification and inspections on private lands as per policy and protocols.
  • Administration and enforcement of the Alberta Weed Control Act and Agricultural Pests Act.
  • Use of GIS and GPS systems in recording data and reporting requirements.
  • Working extensively with the public as well as public agencies and corporations.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Weed and pest identification and best management practices.
  • Computer aptitude/GIS and GPS skills.
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License.
  • Basic First Aid Certificate.
  • A Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate would be an asset.
  • Agriculture background would be an asset.

Salary Range: $18.46-25.59/hour, dependent on education and experience. Accommodations are available on-site in Flatbush at a reasonable cost.

Please submit your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referencing “Competition # WPT2023” in the subject line. 

This competition will remain open until March 1, 2023 or until suitable candidates are hired.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.