With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Parkland County has a Temporary, Full-time summer position available in the Agricultural Services Department for a Crop Inspector. You will conduct insect surveys and pest inspections as well as assist with crop production related issues. The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously as well as the ability to identify a variety of weeds, insects and crop diseases is required.
Rate of Pay: $25.23 per hour
Hours of Work: 8 hours/day; 40 hours/week (May 1 to approximately August 30, 2019)
Further information concerning this position can be obtained by calling Laura Duncan, Rural Extension Coordinator at 780-968-8467.
This position is covered by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 955 Collective Agreement.
Current enrollment or completion of post-secondary education in Agriculture or a related field.
Knowledge of Weed Control and Agricultural Pest Acts are required.
Farm experience would be an asset.
Previous field scouting experience would be an asset.
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Upon hire, a current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.
Knowledge of computer applications and familiar with the use of GPS and GIS.
Interested candidates are invited to apply on our website at https://www.parklandcounty.com
Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect which limits the consideration of employees’ relatives for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).
For further information on our organization, please visit www.parklandcounty.com
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.