Perform grounds keeping activities such as, but not limited to: grass cutting, lawn aeration, raking, weed control, brush clearing, tree pruning, garbage collection, planting, and watering.
Safely operate various equipment to perform work including, but not limited to: push and riding lawn mowers, rototillers, tractors, weed trimmers, utility terrain vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, pickup trucks and power tools.
Apply herbicides in accordance with all relevant legislation.
Record details of work performed, including materials used, weather conditions and locations.
Maintain related equipment and perform minor repairs. This includes preventative maintenance of department rental equipment.
Assist with horticultural and arboricultural tasks or inquiries such as tree planting and pest identification. Investigate complaints and report on actions taken.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. Ex: shop tasks, inventory, cleaning, etc.
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Ability to work effectively under minimal supervision.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisor, co-workers and the public.
Strong mechanical knowledge and aptitude to repair and maintain lawn maintenance equipment.
Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare written reports.
Familiarity with the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) System.
Ability to identify noxious and prohibited noxious weed species.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of pesticides.
Experience in lawn care and property maintenance.
Experience in equipment operation.
Experience with plant and insect identification.
A current Industrial Pesticide Applicator certification or Authorized Assistant certification (or the ability to obtain).
Valid class 5 driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract.
Standard First Aid certification (or the ability to obtain).
Defensive Driving certification (or the ability to obtain).
Ability to wear a half mask with organic carbon filters when handling and applying herbicides, and completion of a Respiratory User Screening Form as per the CSA Z94.4-11.
Ability to conduct strenuous work in an outdoor setting and perform medium lifting of 25 kilograms.
Experience with trailer hookup, cargo securement and towing.
Completion of some post secondary education in horticulture, arboriculture, or related discipline would be an asset.
Hours of Work:
May 3 – May 14, 2021 Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
May 17 – August 20, 2021 Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (These hours may be subject to change)
Please submit your application by email quoting the competition number 03-2021 in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Sturgeon County is an equal opportunity employer
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $21.50-$25.14 per hour
Position Type: Temporary Full Time
Posted Date: Jan 28, 2021
Closing Date: Feb 19, 2021
Job ID: 03-2021