Lacombe County has an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Agriculture & Environmental Services to join our team.
Reporting to the Director of Community Services, this position is responsible for leading and overseeing the multi-faceted Agricultural and Environmental policies, programs and services of the organization.
We’re looking for a team-oriented individual with a positive attitude who possesses the knowledge, skills and drive to promote and advance the key initiatives to guide the County in reaching its agriculture and environmental targets.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Oversee and provide supervision to the projects, programs and services delivered by the Agriculture and Environmental Services program areas including: the Roadside Spraying and Mowing programs, Agricultural Plastic Waste
Recycling program, water retention and drainage projects, vegetation management, the Environmental Management Plan and System, wetland identification, gravel pit approvals, etc.;
Administer and enforce provincial legislation (i.e. Weed Control, Agricultural Pests and Soil Conservation Acts, etc.);
Assist in the preparation of the annual budget for the Agriculture and Environmental Services program areas;
Keep informed of trends and developments of all pertinent acts, regulations and other legislation and recommend innovative approaches to enhance the performance of the County, etc.
Related post-secondary education in Agriculture, Biology, Environmental Technology, etc. and an Alberta’s Pesticide Applicator license. A minimum of 5 years of relevant supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license;
Extensive applied agricultural and/or environmental science background. A thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and procedures related to the operations of an Agriculture department is required;
Ability to foster and maintain positive, constructive working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders in an open and ethical environment;
We’re seeking a self-starter with strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and negotiation skills and a proven record of working effectively with council, staff, volunteers, boards and committees, and members of the
For more information, please view the Job Description on the Lacombe County website.
We support a work-life balance and offer an excellent compensation package including a defined benefit pension plan, a comprehensive group health and dental benefits package, a health/wellness spending account, professional development opportunities, and a supportive and fun work environment.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Please note: All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada. This competition may remain open longer until a suitable candidate is found.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Nov 22, 2021
Closing Date: Dec 06, 2021