Cypress County is a rural municipality in the southeast corner of Alberta. The majority of the County’s 1.3 million hectares are utilized for agricultural purposes, including high intensity irrigated cropping. Oil and gas activities plus the Canadian Forces Base Suffield are other major components of the area’s economy.
The County’s 7,600 residents live on farms, acreage subdivisions and in 10 small urban communities. Cypress County promotes a relaxed rural lifestyle and a safe community for families. Along with the City of Medicine Hat, CFB Suffield and Cypress Hills Provincial Park, this area is a great place to live and work.
Cypress County offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan, in addition to supporting learning and development opportunities. This full-time, permanent position entails a 40.00 hour work week. To learn more about what Cypress County has to offer please visit our website, www.cypress.ab.ca
If this opportunity interests you, please forward your resume and cover letter no later than:
4:30 pm on, Friday, August 23, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cypress County would like to thank all applicants for their interest and time.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Director of Municipal Services, the Agricultural Supervisor is responsible for the overall administration and co-ordination of the Agricultural Services Department and must ensure that all applicable municipal policies, bylaws, provincial and federal legislation are adhered to.
You manage the day to day operations of the Agricultural Services Department to achieve the Agricultural Services Board’s vision, mission, values and goals. You are responsible for overseeing the Municipal Inspector under the Weed Control Act and Agricultural Pests Act. Other responsibilities include planning, directing and coordinating the landscape/mowing program; coordination of seasonal staff; preparation of budget and various reports related to the department.
You have a diploma or degree in agriculture, environment or related field along with a minimum of five years of related experience preferably working in a parks/agricultural department with previous supervisory experience. You have certification by the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldman, valid professional designation or the ability to obtain. Working knowledge of provincial regulations and bylaws relating to Agricultural Services and Occupational Health and Safety is considered an asset. You have strong interpersonal, communication and public relations skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and GPS data collection is required. You have excellent organizational, time management and record keeping skills.