Kneehill County ASB is seeking a qualified, dynamic, knowledgeable, and energetic individual as a Vegetation Management Technician. This individual will assist as a weed inspector and herbicide applicator, and complete other duties as determined by the Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.
Duties of the successful candidate will include:
Working under provincial legislation and programs such as: The Agricultural Service Board Act, Alberta Weed Control Act, Soil Conservation Act, and The Agricultural Pests Act
Operation and maintenance of spray equipment on public and private lands
Maintaining detailed weed inspection and spray application records with use of GPS.
Assisting with Provincial Surveys as required.
Working with local producers in weed ID & control, completing crop and pest reports, and giving technical or other support as required.
Maintaining the cleanliness and organization of ASB shop and area.
Operate other ASB & county equipment such as a forklift and utility tractor and mower.
Other duties as determined by the Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.
Participate in safety meetings and training as part of the County’s health and safety program.
Strong work ethic and self-starter
Excellent communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Strong records management, and organizational skills
Good teamwork, partnering, and networking skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Strong commitment to public service and safety
Good with technology i.e. computers, GIS, GPS
Good sense of humor
Please forward your resume one of the following ways:
Mail: Kneehill County - Human Resources
Box 400 Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
If you have any questions please Phone: (403) 443-5541 or Toll free: 1(866) 443-5541
This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been chosen. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
1/8/2020 12:00 AM
Open Until Filled
Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License;
Education in agriculture, environmental or biological sciences or related fields and an agricultural background;
Strong plant/weed identification skills;
Hold an Alberta Pesticide Applicators Certification or be eligible to obtain an Alberta Authorized Assistant applicators license;
Experience towing trailers and knowledge of equipment operation;
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisor, co-workers and the public;
Able to follow instructions as given and prioritize tasks;
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and perform work outdoors in all weather conditions