Operate a 150-horsepower tractor and a 15-foot rotary cutter or rotary cutter and sidearm unit, both with herbicide application technology to mow grass and control weeds on municipal road allowances and park reserves.
May be required to operate unit with side arm extension.
Perform grass and weed control work on private lands, as directed by supervisor.
Apply herbicides in accordance with all relevant legislation.
Record details of work performed, including materials used, equipment maintenance activities, weather conditions, and locations.
Use GIS-based system to collect and maintain geospatial data relevant to department operations.
Maintain all related equipment and assist with servicing and repairs.
Perform other vegetation management duties when weather is restrictive to mowing.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Vegetation Management Technician ll Lead Hand and or Agricultural Programs Supervisor.
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisor, co-workers and the public.
Familiarity with the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) System.
Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare written reports.
Mechanical knowledge and aptitude to repair and maintain tractors and other implements.
Knowledge of pesticides, agronomic practices, and an agricultural background would be an asset.
Strong problem-solving skills.
A current Industrial Pesticide Applicator certification or Authorized Assistant certification (or the ability to obtain).
Access to a reliable vehicle to travel to various work sites.
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.
An agricultural background would be an asset.
Experience driving a pickup on gravel roads would be considered an asset.
Fire Extinguisher Training (or the ability to obtain).
National Safety Code pre-trip and cargo securement training (or the ability to obtain).
Experience with trailer hookup, cargo securement and towing.
The ability to obtain workplace specific WHMIS 2015 training.
Utility Terrain Vehicle Training (or the ability to obtain)
Experience operating ATVS/UTVs and/or towing trailers with a pickup would be an asset.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $27.22 - $31.83 Per Hour
Position Type: Seasonal/Temporary
Posted Date: May 27, 2022
Closing Date: June 17, 2022