Beautification Technician - MD of Greenview - Grande Cache

BEAUTIFICATION TECHNICIAN 
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF GREENVIEW, ALBERTA 

DEPARTMENT: Community Services 
LOCATION: Grande Cache, AB 
STATUS: Accepting applications until a suitable candidate is found. 

 

Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farm­land, tourist destinations, and mixed wood forests. As the third­ largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year-round outdoor playground for all ages. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Beautification Technician is responsible for park and municipal property vegetation management, maintenance of beautification related apparatus, horticultural resource maintenance, and performing other labour related duties as assigned by the Beautification Supervisor. This is a seasonal position from April 29th to August 30, 2024.  

MAJOR 

  • Assist with the implementation, planning and prioritizing of the Beautification Program, in conjunction with the Beautification Supervisor and in accordance with relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Operation and filling of assigned spray system, in compliance with all pertinent legislation and regulation.
  • Inspect and document weed infestations on privately owned land, crown land, and municipal properties.
  • Communications with landowners to discuss infestation control measures and municipal programs.
  • Diligent and timely documentation of communications with landowners, spray records, and weed and pest inspection records.
  • Operate & maintain small equipment, including ride-on mowing equipment and handheld equipment.
  • Seeding and maintenance of turf and project areas.
  • Perform vegetation maintenance including grass cutting, planting flowers, weed control, and other various outdoor maintenance duties. 

MINOR 

  • Retrieval of chemical containers.
  • Minor repairs and servicing of relevant equipment.
  • Perform housekeeping duties as required.
  • Document products being applied, areas covered and environmental conditions.
  • Occasional pulling of a trailer behind a vehicle.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: 

  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform the duties listed above to a high degree of quality, timeliness, and precision.
  • Pesticide application knowledge and experience is an asset.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license is required.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact well with and respond to inquiries from employees, Management, Council and Ratepayers.
  • Crop and weed identification and knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of iPad and iPhone.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision and within a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Diligent record keeping skills.
  • Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:

  • Extensive periods of sitting, standing and walking through all types of terrain.
  • Subject to working in an outdoor environment – heat, cold, dry, dusty and / or wet conditions as well as insects, bees, and wildlife.
  • Moderate physical effort; occasional heavy lifting.
  • Working alone in a rural area.
  • Use and operation of a variety of vehicles including trucks, lawn maintenance equipment, and ATVs over all types of terrain.
  • Subject to falls, cuts, and scrapes.
  • Hazards associated with working on or alongside roadways.
  • Exposure to pesticides.
  • Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however occasional overtime may be required.

HEALTH & SAFETY: 

  • All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.

  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Required to wear correct Personal Protective Equipment as per safe job procedures.
  • May be required to wear respiratory equipment if conditions warrant.
  • Pesticide application – gloves, boots, respirator, coveralls, and head protection.
  • Must follow all safe job procedures.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates may submit cover letter (stating the position you are applying to) and resume in one of the following ways:

By E-mail:                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please quote the position in the subject line)
Mail or Drop Off:                      Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
                                                4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079
                                                Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0

Confidential Fax:                     780-524-3981

 

While we truly appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.