Home Job Board Vegetation Management Technician II
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) Vegetation Management Technician IIs. The Vegetation Management Technician II performs herbicide applications and other vegetation and landscape management activities within Sturgeon County. The role includes identification of weeds and other vegetation and maintaining accurate records as well as weed management and grass seeding. Other duties include mulch application, and tree and shrub planting, watering and fertilization.
This is a safety sensitive position as it applies herbicide and operates applicable and various equipment on County worksites.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Noxious and Prohibited Noxious Weed Control (60%)
Operates various types of herbicide application equipment to control weeds and other vegetation on municipal road allowances and other County-owned land.
Ensures all herbicide applications are performed in a manner which is compliant with all applicable provincial legislation.
Properly identifies weeds and other target vegetation.
Maintains records of all work performed in accordance with the Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides and with Sturgeon County’s work management systems.
Other Landscape and Vegetation Management (25%)
Performs other types of vegetation management including manual and mechanical weed management and grass seeding.
Performs landscape management tasks including mulch application, and tree and shrub planting, watering and fertilization.
Other Related Duties (15%)
Performs other related duties as required.
Performs daily inspections and maintenance on all job-related equipment.
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
A minimum of 2 years of experience in a related field, including experience with trailer hookup, cargo securement and towing.
Experience in the operation of ATVs or UTVs
Experience driving on gravel roads.
Industrial Pesticide Applicator License (or the ability to obtain).
Valid class 5 driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract.
Standard First Aid certification (or the ability to obtain).
Defensive Driving certification (or the ability to obtain).
H2S Alive of the ability to obtain.
WHMIS 2015 or the ability to obtain.
UTV Training Certification or the ability to obtain.
National Safety Code Cargo Securement Knowledge Certification or the ability to obtain.
National Safety Code Orientation or the ability to obtain.
National Safety Code Pre-Trip & Cargo Securement Orientation & Evaluation or the ability to obtain.
National Safety Code Pre-Trip Knowledge or the ability to obtain.
Understanding vegetation management and weed control methods/practices.
Familiarity with the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) System.
Ability to identify noxious and prohibited noxious weed species.
Understanding of safe pesticide use/application practices.
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.
Landscape Pesticide Applicator License
Completion of some post-secondary studies in agriculture, environmental science or a related field.
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