Weed Inspectors – Summer Student Positions

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Special Areas

Job Category: Seasonal
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: ConsortHanna AlbertaJennerOyenRed Deer River
Competition No: 631002
2022 Seasonal Weed Inspectors (Agricultural Service Board)
  • Hourly rates starting at $22.1269 – $26.7487 depending upon experience and education.
  • 40-hour work week (Monday through Friday) – Overtime may be required.
Workplace: 

Special Area No. 2, 3 & 4 (Hanna, Jenner, Consort, Oyen, Red Deer River)

  • Enjoy a challenging and rewarding seasonal position that will have you working outside in Special Areas during the late spring and summer months.
  • Seasonal positions offer above average wage packages and opportunities for real world career experiences with on-the-job training and development.
Key Duties & Description Key Duties include: 

  • Weed inspection and weed/brush control, including chemical control,
  • Promotion of soil conservation and agricultural pest surveys with producers,
  • Providing information and addressing concerns from ratepayers,
  • Providing clear analysis and reporting on weed control activities, and
  • Maintaining, repairing, and delivering rental equipment
Requirements
  • Post-secondary education (farming/agricultural experience preferred)
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Boater’s licence (or ability to get) for Red Deer River applicants
  • Physical capabilities to perform job duties – required lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. backpack sprayers
  • Ability to communicate effectively using courtesy, tact and discretion and use good judgement

 

Preference may be given to candidates possessing:

  • Pesticide Applicators Licence (Ag/Industrial/Landscape)
  • Class 3 AB Drivers Licence – Air Endorsement
  • Ability to operate Tandem and single axle spray trucks, Backpack Sprayers, and related A.S.B equipment
Important Considerations 
  • These are designated safety sensitive positions and mandatory pre-employment drug testing will be conducted on all newly hired employees.
  • These positions will be working outside completing fieldwork in rural-remote areas.
  • Overtime work may be expected as a part of this role.
  • Please include a contact email address on application or resume.
Additional Information
  • Hanna and Jenner – Morgan Burgemeister, Interim Agricultural Fieldman at (403) 854-1804
  • Consort – Justine Comeau, Agricultural Fieldman at (403) 575-5525
  • Oyen and Red Deer River – Don Hogan, Agricultural Fieldman at (403) 664-5585.

 

Please send an application form and/or resume quoting competition number and preferred work location to:

 

We thank all applicants; however only those invited for an interview will be personally contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to SpecialAreasHR@specialareas.ab.ca