Vegetation Management Technician - Sturgeon County

Job Duties

  • Operate various types of herbicide application equipment to control weeds and other vegetation on municipal road allowances and other County-owned land.
  • Ensure all herbicide applications are performed in a manner which is compliant with all applicable provincial legislation
  • Properly identify weeds and other target vegetation.
  • Perform other types of vegetation management including mechanical and manual weed control work.
  • Maintain records of all work performed in accordance with the Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides and with Sturgeon County’s work management systems.
  • Perform daily inspections and maintenance all job-related equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.

Job Skills

  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisors, co-workers and the public.
  • Familiarity with the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) System.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare written reports.
  • Ability to identify noxious and prohibited noxious weed species.
  • Knowledge of pesticides.

Job Qualifications

  • Completion of some post-secondary studies in agriculture, environmental science or a related field.
  • A current Industrial Pesticide Applicator certification.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract.
  • Standard First-Aid certification (or the ability to obtain)
  • 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.
  • An agricultural background would be an asset
  • Experience driving a pickup on gravel roads would be considered an asset.

Competition ID:

J0123-1247

Job Type:

Seasonal

Department:

Ag Services

Job Category:

Ag Services

Hours Per Week:

40

Salary:

$29.05-$34.00 per hour

Date Posted:

January 20, 2023

Closing Date:

February 15, 2023

 

 

Please see the full job advertisement at the Sturgeon County Website