Agricultural Labourer - Big Lakes County

Big Lakes County

Agricultural Labourers
High Prairie Shop
Seasonal (May-August)

Reporting to the Agricultural Fieldman, Agriculture Laborers are responsible for the inspection and control of weeds, pests, and vegetation control throughout the County.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Operate truck and trailer mounted sprayers or all-terrain vehicle mounted spraying equipment to apply herbicides on County Road right-of-ways and area of weed infestation in compliance with provincial regulations and standard practices.
  • Inform landowners of all control measures.
  • Daily monitor and service application equipment to ensure safe and proper operation.
  • The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously.
  • Accurate records, mapping, use of computer and GPS for documentation of vegetation management area.
  • Assist with other related duties pertaining to the functions of Agricultural Services as directed.

Education & Experience

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Operator’s.
  • Current drivers abstract.
  • Minimum grade 12 diploma.
  • Certification or willingness to obtain: WHMIS, TDG, Standard First Aid/CPR, ATV Rider Training, Assistant Pesticide Applicators License, or other training as required.
  • Good physical condition to perform both field and office duties.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Record keeping skills.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Weed and Crop identification and knowledge – Asset.
  • Pesticide application knowledge and experience – Asset.
  • Map reading skills and working knowledge of Geographical Positioning System (GPS) & Geographic Information System (GIS) - Asset.

Working Conditions & Physical Environment 

  • Work is performed at various outdoor work sites within the County.
  • Use and operation of trucks and ATV’s.
  • Physical job requirements: May require lifting and carrying of up to 23 kg, bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling.
  • Exposure to outdoor conditions.
  • Dust and fumes.
  • Normal work week consists of 40 hours; however occasional overtime may be required.

Health & Safety

  • All personnel working at Big Lakes County are governed by the County’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with County Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Required to wear correct P.P.E as per safe job procedures.
  • Must check in as per Working Alone legislation.
  • Must follow all safe job procedures.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume, Including References to:

Eunice McCauley
Human Resources Manager
Big Lakes County
Box 239, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0
Phone: 780-523-5955
Fax: 780-523-4227
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Deadline for applications: Open until suitable candidates are found.

Big Lakes County thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Visit our website at for more information.