Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Well-developed written and oral communication skills are essential
- Ability to follow oral and written directions
- Ability to deal with the public and co-workers in a courteous and professional manner
- Commitment to continuous improvement and excellent customer service
- Knowledge of the Traffic Safety Act, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act,
- Regulations and Code and other related Legislation
- Ability to identify and correct potential health and safety hazards
- Ability to complete tasks within a prescribed timeline
- Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative and productive working relationships with residents and other County employees
- Possess excellent organizational, time management, record keeping, leadership and team work skills
- Knowledge of weed and Pest management best practices
- Plant Identification
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift, push, pull, be seated or on your feet for extended periods of time
- Ability to read County Maps
- Participation is required for ongoing positional and Health and Safety training, education, and testing provided by the Employer.
- Diploma or Degree in Agriculture or related field
- Experience working with agricultural equipment (sprayers, seeders, and mowers)
- Holds a valid Alberta Pesticide Applicator’s License or Authorized Assistant with the ability to obtain full applicators license within a designated time.
- Proficient computer skills and working knowledge with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and GPS data collection
- Knowledge of Agricultural Acts
- Certification by the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldman or ability to obtain
- Good communication and public relation skills
- Valid Alberta Driver’s Licence, With Air Endorsement
- Current First Aid/CPR certificate
- Safety Conscious
- Successful pre-employment testing is required
- Mechanically inclined
- Supervisory experience
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and may not be limited to:
- Must possess the manual dexterity to handle and work with various materials and objects which are essential aspects of this position. Must be able to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and can grasp and assemble objects with two (2) hands.
- Work involves frequent periods of sitting, which includes climbing into and out of equipment using 3-point contact.
- Ability to lift and stack objects 32-60kgs (70-130lbs) occasionally & infrequently exert 5-10kgs (10-20 lbs.) of force to lift, carry, push and pull or otherwise move objects.
- Work involves stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting/turning and reaching; bending at the waist.
- Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time.
- Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color distinction, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, with or without correction.
- Must hear in the normal audio range, with or without correction.
- Must be able to read and verbally communicate in English to exchange information.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job and may not be limited to:
- The job requires a mix of sedentary and physical labor.
- Must travel between various County facilities/work sites.
- Indoor/Outdoor work environment with exposure to weather extremes.
- Be subject to work environments that include walking in/on dry, wet, icy, and uneven ground conditions.
- Exposure to noise, dust, grease, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards.
- Work in a variety of conditions to include: extreme temperatures, close quarter situations, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, etc.
- The noise level in the various working environments range from quiet to moderate to loud. Where exposed to excess noise, must be able to wear hearing protection.
Wage, benefits and hours of work as per CUPE collective Agreement.
Qualified candidates are invited to forward their cover letter and resume to:
County of Forty Mile No. 8
303 Main Street
Foremost, Alberta T0K 0X0 or E-mail: Keith.Bodin@Fortymile.ab.ca
This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.