Reporting to the Agricultural Fieldman, the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman position is responsible for the implementation and management of sound agricultural programs for the public and for the implementation of the ALUS program.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Provides technical support to the ALUS PAC (Partnership Advisory Committee), creating and presenting project summaries for potential projects at PAC meetings.
Liaising with agricultural producers to create project proposals, monitor current projects, and providing program support.
Liaison with local non-profit organizations to deliver the ALUS program.
Assist in the preparation and monitoring of ALUS expenditures and budget planning.
Assist in developing, maintaining, and managing relationships with partner organizations.
Assist in advisory role to producers on agricultural and other related topics.
Assist in supervising and providing training and guidance for summer staff and project personnel.
Provides monthly reports to the Agricultural Fieldman.
Assist Agricultural Fieldman with ASB meetings.
Responsible for the planning of extension workshops to the public.
Act as resource person to the Agriculture Fieldman and sits on various committees as required.
Adheres to guidelines as set out in accordance with established policy:
Weed Inspection and Control
Roadside Vegetation Control
Aquatic Invasive Species
Rural and Community Services:
Public awareness through workshops, seminars, field days and provide educational materials.
Assist in the equipment rental program.
Assist farmers with development of environmental farm plans and CAP grant applications.
Administer shelterbelt program.
strong>Education & Experience
Degree (B.Sc./P. Ag) or diploma in Agriculture or Environmental Sciences is desirable.
Pesticide Applicators License‐ Agriculture, Industrial and Landscape Certificates.
Good physical condition to perform both field and office duties.
Familiarity with ALUS Canada.
Valid Alberta Class 5 Operator’s.
Current (5yrs) drivers abstract.
Certification or willingness to obtain: WHMIS, TDG, Standard First Aid/CPR, and/or other training as required.
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.
Working Conditions and Physical Environment
Work is performed at various outdoor work sites within the County.
Use and operation of vehicles.
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.
Submit cover letter and resume, including references to: