Summer Student Positions - Weed Inspectors - Special Areas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS - Weed Inspectors

Term Seasonal Agriculture Service Board Positions Available for 2024
  • Hourly rates starting at $22.7341 depending upon experience and education
  • 40-hour work week (Monday through Friday) – Overtime may be required

Workplace: Special Areas 2, 3 and 4 (Hanna, Jenner, Consort, Oyen and Red Deer River)
Enjoy a challenging and rewarding seasonal position that will have you working outside in Special Areas during the late spring and summer months. Seasonal positions offer:
  • Above average wage packages
  • Opportunities for real world career experiences with on-the-job training and development

Description:
Key Duties will include:
  • Weed inspection and weed/brush control, including chemical control,
  • Promotion of soil conservation and agricultural pest surveys with producers,
  • Providing information and addressing concerns from ratepayers,
  • Providing clear analysis and reporting on weed control activities, and
  • Maintaining, repairing, and delivering rental equipment

Requirements:
  • Post-secondary education (farming/agricultural experience preferred)
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Boater’s licence (or ability to get) for Red Deer River applicants
  • Physical capabilities to perform job duties - required lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. backpack sprayers
  • Ability to communicate effectively using courtesy, tact and discretion and use good judgement
Preference may be given to candidates possessing:
  • Pesticide Applicators Licence (Ag/Industrial/Landscape)
  • Class 3 AB Drivers Licence – Air Endorsement
  • Ability to operate Tandem and single axle spray trucks, Backpack Sprayers, and related A.S.B equipment

Important Considerations for Applicants
  • These are designated safety sensitive positions and mandatory pre-employment drug testing will be conducted on all newly hired employees
  • These positions will be working outside completing fieldwork in rural-remote areas
  • Overtime work may be expected as a part of this role
  • Please include a contact email address on application or resume

Additional information for locations may be directed as follows:
  • Hanna and Jenner – Jesse Williams, Agricultural Fieldman at (403) 854-1114
  • Consort - Justine Comeau, Agricultural Fieldman at (403) 575-5525
  • Oyen and Red Deer River - Don Hogan, Agricultural Fieldman at (403) 664-5585.

COMPETITION NO: 631002      CLOSING DATE: January 19, 2024 Or until positions filled

Please send resume quoting competition number and preferred work location to:
Human Resource Services
Special Areas Board
Box 820
Hanna, AB T0J 1P0
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We thank all applicants; however only those invited for an interview will be personally contacted