Located in the heart of Central Alberta, Red Deer County provides a wonderful mix of rural and urban amenities. Over 97% of County residents report high satisfaction with their quality of life, making Red Deer County a great destination for both living and working. Red Deer County is a great place to work! It is much more than just a job to go to. It is a place where everyone plays an important role. At Red Deer County, we believe that mutual trust and respect, shared responsibility, and open communication are essential characteristics for creating personal success within a first-class working environment.
The Agriculture Services Department of Red Deer County has a seasonal, full-time position for a dynamic and highly motivated ALUS Field Assistant to supplement our ongoing focus in the delivery of customer service excellence.
Under the direction of the Conservation Coordinator, the responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Monitor and report on existing ALUS projects.
- Assess range and riparian health of existing ALUS projects. Communicate and promote the ALUS program.
- Provide support and assistance to the Conservation Coordinator in relation to ALUS programs.
- Detailed record keeping, computer operation, and other office duties.
- Travel to remote locations (farms and ranches) within Red Deer County and Lacombe County.
- Other duties as required within the scope of the position.
- Completion of (or currently enrolled in) a post-secondary Environment, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Sustainability, or related diploma or degree program; an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
- Strong ability to safely travel and work in all weather conditions and remote locations.
- Ability to identify a wide range of native and non-native plants commonly found in Central Alberta.
- Familiarity with environmental issues and agricultural practices in Central Alberta.
- Proven communication and interpersonal skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as a within a team-environment.
- Proficiency with MS Office applications.
- Proficient photography and GPS skills.
- Standard First Aid Level C with AED Certification.
- Valid Class 5 Drivers’ License with acceptable drivers’ abstract and criminal records check.
- Knowledge and understanding of farming and/or ranching are considered assets.
- Experience in a local government environment is considered an asset.
This is a seasonal, full-time position (40 hours/week).
Term: May 3, 2023 – September 1, 2023 **Opportunity for extension of term**
Hourly Rate: $26.75 Competition Closes: Midnight, Sunday, March 19th, 2023.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
Please see the full positng at rdcounty.ca