Agricultural Fieldman - Temporary Full-Time - Special Areas Board

Agricultural Fieldman – Temporary Full-Time

Agricultural Officer I – Agricultural Fieldman
Competition #:             621002MAT
Office Location:          Hanna, Alberta
Closing Date:              Friday December 3, 2021

Wage:                         Agricultural Officer 1 $26.0528 - $30.0641/hr*
*with Agricultural & Industrial Pesticide Applicators License

                                    Farmworker 1 $22.1269 - $25.3356/hr**
**without Agricultural & Industrial Pesticide Applicators License

Hours of Work:          36.25 hours/week – off season                         40 hours/week – regular season


SUMMARY
Hanna – The Special Areas Board requires a temporary full-time employee, to cover a maternity leave from placement to October 2022, in the Agriculture Service Department.  The successful applicant shall implement, promote, and direct agriculture programs and services in Special Area No. 2.

Reporting to the Special Area No. 2 Administrator, duties will include, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Annual budgeting, reporting and administration
  • Identification and inspection of weeds and insects
  • Pesticide application
  • Managing soil and water conservation programs
  • Organize field tours and seminars
  • Coordination of equipment and maintenance
  • Supervision of seasonal staff
  • Collecting and recording field data in a responsible record keeping system
  • Ensure compliance of various Acts and Regulations
  • Participation in and compliance with the Special Areas Safety Program; and
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree or diploma in agriculture or related field
  • Demonstrate good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to work within a team environment
  • Highly organized team leader comfortable working in remote areas
  • Experience with modern farming/ranching techniques or practical agriculture background
  • Excellent organizational, record keeping skills, computer knowledge and public relations are essential
  • Agricultural and Industrial Pesticide Applicators License* (ability to obtain within first two months of employment)
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s license – Class 3Q preferred
  • Equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.

Requests for additional information may be directed to Special Area No. 2 Administrator, Brett Richards, 403-854-5623.

Please send application or resume with cover letter to:

Human Resource Services, Special Areas Board

Box 820, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0

Fax (403) 854-5527                                                        Email: SpecialAreasHR@specialareas.ab.ca

This is a designated safety sensitive position and mandatory pre-employment testing will be conducted on all newly hired employees. We thank all applicants; however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.