Agricultural Weed Inspector
Lamont County
Lamont, AB

Lamont County is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a Weed Inspector. The Weed Inspector will report directly to the Agricultural Fieldman. This is a seasonal position starting from April 29th to August 30th, 2019 (date may vary based on weather).

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Receiving and responding to weed complaints, conducting field inspections and weed identification;
  • Advising landowners of their weed control responsibilities; and
  • Issuing of enforcement notices as required by the Agricultural Service Board and the Weed Control Act.
  • Assist with annual crop pest surveillance, including insect and crop diseases

Qualifications:

The successful applicant shall be a student of, or a recent graduate of, a post-secondary program in Environmental or Agricultural Studies from an accredited institution in the area of weed and species identification. The individual shall possess good communication and public relation skills. A working knowledge of weed species identification, crop pest identification, an agricultural background, and a familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet computer software would be an asset.

All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and provide their own reliable transportation to work. A driver’s abstract will be required prior to employment commencement.

This competition will remain open until 4:00 p.m., March 22, 2019.

Job Type: Temporary