Reporting to the Agricultural Fieldman, Agriculture Laborers are responsible for the inspection and control of weeds, pest’s and vegetation control throughout the County.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Operate truck and trailer mounted sprayers or all-terrain vehicle mounted spraying equipment to apply herbicides on County road right-of-ways and area of weed infestation in compliance with provincial regulations and standard practices.
Inform landowners of all control measures.
Daily monitor and service application equipment to ensure safe and proper operation.
The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously.
Accurate records, mapping, use of computer and GPS for documentation of vegetation management area.
Assist with other related duties pertaining to the functions of Agricultural Services as directed.
Education & Experience
Valid Alberta Class 5 Operator’s.
Current drivers abstract.
Minimum grade 12 diploma.
Certification or willingness to obtain: WHMIS, TDG, Standard First Aid/CPR, ATV Rider Training, Pesticide Applicators License or other training as required.
Good physical condition to perform both field and office duties.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Record keeping skills.
Must maintain confidentiality.
Must be self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision.
Weed and Crop identification and knowledge – Asset.
Pesticide application knowledge and experience – Asset.
Map reading skills and working knowledge of Geographical Positioning System (GPS) & Geographic Information System (GIS).
Working Conditions and Physical Environment
Work is performed at various outdoor work sites within the County.
Use and operation of trucks and ATV’s.
Work may be performed in extreme temperatures.
Physical job requirements: May require lifting and carrying of up to 23 kg, bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling.
Exposure to outdoor conditions.
Dust and fumes.
Normal works days consist of 8 hours; however occasional overtime may be required
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