Seasonal Assistant Agricultural Fieldman - Lac La Biche County

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in working for a progressive organization that supports its employees and promotes a healthy work culture? Are you looking for work life balance, and do you love spending time outdoors and being one with nature? Apply now for an opportunity to work at the Lac La Biche County. We want you to join our team!

Lac La Biche County is rich in lakes, parks, and outdoor experiences, and home to some of Alberta’s top industries. Lac La Biche County is a beautiful, prosperous community for people to visit, live, work and play. We have more than 150 lakes and 100 beaches, camping opportunities, and an excellent hiking trail system. Pair that with modern amenities like the Bold Center, future Aquatics Centre, schools, parks, community activities, sport and cultural activities, local community groups, and downtown shopping area, it’s no wonder that Lac La Biche County is an ideal cabin and adventure area for County residents and visitors from nearby communities and international tourists!

The Organization: Lac La Biche County is an organization driven by principles surrounding Excellence, Communication, Safety and Wellness, Collaboration, and Environmental Sustainability. Our employees enjoy the charm of working in the Lakeland Region, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city while still being able to enjoy a diverse, fast paced and fulfilling work environment. Our community is known to be one of the most diverse and unique communities in Alberta. Not only is it rich in history and culture, but it is also surrounded by forests, parks, lakes, and golden sand beaches!

We continuously strive to remain an employer of choice by offering a strong health and safety program, competitive pay, amazing benefits, opportunities for professional development, as well as many wellness initiatives that support a work/life balance. We also take pride in maintaining high standards surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace.

Purpose of the position
The position will be responsible for (but not limited to):
  • Operating large and small equipment (cut-off saw, brush saw, power auger, sprayers, pumps, generators, and skid steers) in accordance with municipal safety procedures and policy
  • Assisting in coordinating the department's pest control schedule and field operation
  • Mixing and calculating pesticide rates
  • Surveying application areas for pesticide results
  • Handling agricultural chemicals safely
  • Conducting service and/or maintenance on equipment
  • Assisting in calibration of sprayers and components on a routine schedule
  • Assisting in brushing, stone, and debris removal
  • Calibrating seeder and fertilizer spreaders, digital meters, and equipment on a routine schedule
  • Attending and participates in monthly departmental meetings
  • Performing necessary County landscape maintenance as requested by supervisor
  • Assisting Agricultural Fieldman with drafting documents as required
  • Assisting with Community garden maintenance and upkeep as required
  • Assisting Agricultural Fieldman with Agricultural Service Board Equipment Rental program
  • Assisting at County landfills and transfer stations as requested
  • Working shift work and performs on call duties when required
  • Assisting in organizing and hosting occasional evening and weekend events
  • Records management for spraying, pesticide inventory, sales, and use, weed control functions, incidents/near misses, formal inspections of chemical storage
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

  • Grade 12 required. Some relevant technical certifications preferred. Education in the Agricultural sector would be an asset.
  • 1- 2 years relevant experience preferred. Experience in the Agricultural sector would be an asset.
  • Combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered.
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain a Pesticide Applicator Certificate as soon as possible.
  • Experience in operating and maintaining large and small agricultural and industrial equipment (i.e. cut-off saw, brush saw, power auger, sprayers, pumps, generator, and skid steer)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and freely move.
  • Excellent communications (verbal and written) and public relations skills.
  • Experience in reading municipal maps.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or be comfortable working alone.
  • Ability to use computer devices.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Subject to provide Driver’s Abstract and Criminal Record Check that meets the satisfaction of the County.

Wage: Presently under Review

Closing date: Competition will remain open until the position is filled.

What we have to offer you:
  • Competitive Salary Range: New position that is presently under review.
  • Seasonal Full-Time position (40hrs/week) with evening and weekend work as required to assist with Agricultural Services hosted events.
  • Access to TELUS Health Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Free all access pass to the Bold Centre and Pool.
  • Active social committee and a great work culture!
  • Work life balance!

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume directly to the online competition at the Lac La Biche County recruitment platform link . Quote on your cover letter: Job ID #310.

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is found.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates from this competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same classification level within the next 6 months.