With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Parkland County has temporary, full-time, summer positions available in the Agricultural Services Department for Agriculture Field Inspectors (Weed Inspectors). Successful candidates will assist in the County’s weed and crop inspection programs.
Duties of these positions include:
Weed and insect identification.
Conducting field inspections and surveys on private and public land within Parkland County.
Communicating with residents to promote programming and enhance relationships with Agricultural Services and Parkland County residents.
Assisting with the delivery of extension programs by providing residents with information on weed and crop pests.
Perform duties of an Inspector appointed under the Weed Control Act and Agricultural Pest Act.
Rate of Pay: $26.28 per hour
Hours of Work: 8 hours/day; 40 hours/week (May to approximately August 25, 2023)
This position is covered by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 955 Collective Agreement.
Further information concerning this position can be obtained by contacting Laura Duncan, Supervisor, Agricultural Agronomics at email@example.com
Parkland County is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that welcomes, respects and values the multivariate diversity of current and prospective employees. We strive to provide reasonable access and accommodation throughout the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please connect with our human resources team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Current enrollment or completion of post-secondary education in Agriculture or a related field.
Knowledge of the Weed Control and Agricultural Pests Act would be an asset.
Experience with plant, weed and crop disease identification.
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Upon hire, a current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.
An agricultural or environmental background would be an asset.
Knowledge of computer applications and familiar with the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and the ability to navigate using the Alberta Township Survey system.
Interested candidates are invited to apply through our website at:
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Posted Date: Oct 27, 2022
Closing Date: Nov 07, 2022