Kneehill County Parks & Agricultural Services is seeking a fulltime qualified, knowledgeable, and energetic individual as Parks Technician Lead. The position will lead a seasonal crew maintaining the County’s public lands, and completing other duties as determined by Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Duties of the successful candidate will include:
Working under provincial legislation and programs such as The Alberta Weed Control Act.
Supervising seasonal staff as directed.
Working under the Public Lands Coordinator to successfully achieve departmental goals & tasks.
Assisting with improving and /or developing plans and procedures for public lands.
Routine maintenance, cleaning and stocking of recreational sites and campgrounds.
Conducting landscape maintenance and projects on public lands, parks, hamlets and cemeteries.
Operating and hauling equipment such as: mowers, chainsaw, forklift, skid steer, utility tractor, etc.
Planting or moving and maintaining trees, shrubs, grassed areas and/or gardens and other plants.
Building or repairing fencing, picnic tables and other small infrastructure or wood work.
May apply fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and other lawn care products.
Daily records, small projects, cleaning & maintenance of vehicles, equipment and ASB shop.
Participating in safety meetings and training as part of the County’s Health and Safety program.
Other duties as determined by the Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.
3-5 years’ landscape or similar experience and/or relevant post-secondary education;
Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and experience with towing trailers and operating equipment
Mechanical knowledge and aptitude to troubleshoot or repair and maintain equipment;
Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others and alone;
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisors, co-workers and the public;
Strong problem solving skills and able to follow instructions as given and prioritize tasks;
Experience in carpentry / woodworking / landscape construction considered an asset
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and perform physical work outdoors in all conditions;
An asset but not required would be holding an Alberta Pesticide Applicators Certification or the eligibility to obtain an Alberta Authorized Assistant Applicators License.