Employment Opportunity for an Experienced Agricultural Fieldman
The Starland County Agricultural Service Board (ASB) has an exciting opportunity for an Agriculture Fieldman to join our team. In this role, you will provide leadership and direction in developing, implementing, and maintaining programs and services related to agriculture while ensuring access to high-quality agricultural programs, services, and resources that address community needs.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Preparing and monitoring Agriculture expenditures and budget planning
Administering and enforcing provincial legislation including the Agricultural Service Board Act, Weed Control Act, Soil Conservation Act, Agricultural Pest Act and assist with the Animal Health Act.
Preparing grant applications, including reports on interim progress, record keeping, guideline interpretation, new grant sources and special grant proposals
Participating in meetings as directed or requested by the ASB or Council, i.e. Seed Plant Meetings, C-2000 Meetings, Farmer's Pesticide Certification Training, Weed & Pest Control, Red Deer River Watershed, Joint Weed Control for Industry, Trade Fair and Ag shows
Acting as an advisor on annual and perennial crops, livestock, horticultural plants, weed, pest and disease control options, and all agriculturally related topics
Supervising and providing training/guidance to summer staff and project personnel in accordance with policy
Providing monthly reports to the ASB and other personnel, as required
Preparing agenda and materials for the ASB, including grant claims, correspondence, and related reports
Planning workshops, seminars, field days and educational materials for the public
Operating, maintaining, and scheduling delivery of ASB equipment including spray equipment, tractors, water pumping system, grass seed drills, hydro-seeder, corral system, grain bag roller
You will succeed in this truly unique role if you are a proactive self-starter with strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Vital planning and organizational skills are essential, as is proficiency in computer applications used for business.
Our ideal candidate will have a university degree or diploma related to Agriculture or Business and 3-5 years of supervisory or management experience in agriculture and/or recreation programs or facilities management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
You must have or be able to attain an Agriculture/ Industrial Pesticide Applicator Licence.
A valid Class 5 Driver's License
Advanced computer skills with Microsoft and Google Office applications, and competence with geographical information systems.
About the Benefits
In exchange for your hard work and dedication, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary, including a comprehensive benefits package, pension plan, and more!
Upon joining Starland County, you will be welcomed into an innovative organization with a friendly and family-oriented culture. Working alongside a collaborative team, we want you to thrive in our inclusive, supportive, and professional environment.
If this sounds like a position for you, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively mail your application to Starland County, Box 249, Morrin, Alberta T0J 2B0 or by fax to (403) 772-3807. The application deadline is February 18th, 2021.
As part of Starland County’s health and safety program, Starland County is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Successful candidates will be subjected to a drug and alcohol test before the commencement of employment. Starland County also requires a five-year driver abstract prior to commencement of employment.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Jan 28, 2021
Closing Date: Feb 28, 2021