VEGETATION MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN GREENVIEW, ALBERTA
DEPARTMENT: Community Services LOCATION: Valleyview, Alberta STATUS: Vacant (Seasonal Position Valid from 29th April to 31st October 2019)
Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farmland, and mixed wood forests. As the third-largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year-round outdoor playground for all ages.
Key Responsibilities Include:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Vegetation Management Technician is responsible for the control of weeds on roadsides, environment ditches and other Municipal properties as directed by the Agricultural Services Supervisor.
Assist with the implementation, planning and prioritizing of the yearly Spray Program, in conjunction with the Agricultural Services Supervisor and area Weed / Pest Inspectors in accordance with relevant regulations and legislation.
Operate Spray Truck and spray gun.
Fill Spray Truck with appropriate chemicals.
Retrieval of chemical containers.
Minor repairs and servicing of relevant equipment.
Document products being applied, areas covered and environmental conditions.
QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform the duties listed above to a high degree of quality, timeliness and precision.
Pesticide application knowledge and experience.
Class 5 driver’s license.
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to interact well with, and respond to inquiries from employees, Management, Council and Ratepayers
Crop and weed identification and knowledge
Must be self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision
Record keeping skills
Use and operation of a vehicle
Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHISYCAL ENVIRONMENT:
Moderate physical effort; occasional heavy lifting
Subject to working in outdoor environment – heat, cold, dry, dusty and / or wet conditions as well as insects, bees and wildlife
Working alone in a rural area
Use and operation of a variety of vehicles including: trucks and ATV’s over all types of terrain
Subject to falls, cuts and scrapes
Exposure to pesticides
Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however occasional overtime may be required
HEALTH & SAFETY:
All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.
Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
Required to wear correct Personal Protective Equipment as per safe job procedures
May be required to wear respiratory equipment, if conditions warrant
Pesticide application – gloves, boots, respirator, coveralls and head protection
Must follow all safe job procedures
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.
JOB POSTING INFORMATION:
Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume by 28th February 2019, in one of the following ways:
Mail or Drop Off: Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079, Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0
By E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Jan 30, 2019
Closing Date: Feb 28, 2019