Home Job Board Agricultural Inspector
Posted Date: January 8, 2024
Closing Date: January 21, 2024
Sturgeon County is hiring up to two (2) temporary full-time (up to 16 weeks) Agricultural Inspectors. The Agricultural Inspector ensures that private and public lands within Sturgeon County are compliant with the Alberta Weed Control Act and Community Standards Bylaw 1433/19. This includes investigating landowner concerns, performing inspections, identifying regulated weeds, preparing correspondences, issuing notices, and arranging for enforcement activities as required. The position also communicates with landowners, internal departments and other stakeholders regarding the impact of weeds and weed management requirements and assist in the development of multi-year weed management plans. The role also performs vegetation management activities such as mechanical weed control, and handpicking as required.
This is a safety sensitive position as it applies herbicide and operates applicable and various equipment on County worksites and private land.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Investigating Concerns and Performing Inspections (80%)
Administers the Alberta Weed Control Act on public and private property which includes investigating landowner concerns, performing inspections, identifying regulated weeds, preparing correspondences, issuing notices, and arranging for enforcement activities as required.
Inspects properties for compliance with the Landscape Standards outlined in Sturgeon County Community Standards Bylaw 1433/19; issue Enforcement Orders and arranges for enforcement activities as required.
Communicates with landowners, internal departments and other stakeholders regarding the impact of weeds and weed management requirements and assist in the development of multi-year weed management plans.
Utilizes GIS-based software to maintain detailed records of all work activities, including interactions with landowners.
Vegetation Management (10%)
Performs vegetation management activities as required such as: mechanical weed control, and handpicking.
Other Related Duties (10%)
Performs other related assigned duties as required.
Adheres to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Adheres to all of Sturgeon County’s policies, bylaws, procedures and processes, as well as align work to the Sturgeon County values.
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCE
Enrolled in a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related Agriculture or Science field of study.
Valid Class 5 Driver’s license and clear driver’s abstract.
Authorized Assistant Pesticide Applicator Certification
Standard First Aid
H2S Alive of the ability to obtain
WHMIS 2015 or the ability to obtain.
Plant identification including regulated weeds.
Understanding of agricultural practices pertaining to agricultural or environmental inspection and weed control.
Ability to work in a team environment or independently.
Ability to take initiative, be independent, resourceful, work well and effectively under pressure and meet deadlines in an organized manner.
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally verbally and in writing, including being adaptable, receptive, timely, and in a calm and friendly manner when communicating with others.
Strong public relation problem solving skills.
Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare written reports.
Proficiency when using all Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, etc.).
Pesticide Applicator License (Agricultural)
A minimum of 2 years of experience in the agricultural industry.
Experience in a municipal government setting considered an asset.
Experience with community engagement considered an asset.
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.