Job: Natural Parkland Technician - City of Airdrie

The City of Airdrie fosters a culture of accountability and values open dialogue, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative relationships, learning, ownership, and encouraging the heart. We are searching for another team member who will help us get to the next level.

We Are:

We’re a place where you can grow. We’re a place where you’re encouraged to learn and be innovative. We’re a place where people take ownership and do what they say they’ll do. We’re a place where colleagues are friends and neighbours are customers. We’re a place where health, wellness and safety are top of mind. We’re a place where you just might be a perfect fit.

Our Team

To maintain public green spaces, outdoor recreational facilities and to ensure that a diverse parks system is maintained to the highest possible standard while ensuring opportunities for active and passive leisure that will enhance quality of life for individuals and the community.

The Opportunity

  • Deliver programs, policies and initiatives that support the core business direction of the Parks Department. This includes natural parkland management, parks environmental programs, public communication, and the contract management of a variety of contacts
  • Develop and implement an integrated pest management plan
  • Design and implement natural area and environmental programs
  • Develop and maintain a riparian plant inventory
  • Coordinate pest management programs
  • Assist in assessment of future environmental reserves
  • Assist in the review of development plans
  • Provide technical expertise to the business unit and other City of Airdrie departments
  • Represent Parks on a variety of City of Airdrie and public boards
  • Enforce the following Provincial Acts: Weed Control Act, Agricultural Pests Act, and Soil Conservation Act
  • Other duties may include general parks maintenance

You Bring:

  • A diploma in the field of Environmental Sciences or Horticulture (or approved equivalent)
  • Pesticide Applicators Certificate – agriculture, landscape, industrial
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta or equivalent driver’s licence is required; must be willing to obtain a Class 3 Driver's Licence
  • Familiar with horticulture practices, methods, procedures, tools and equipment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrating tact and diplomacy in order to establish effective working relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to formulate and coordinate plans for a variety of projects, sometimes concurrently
  • Demonstrated ability in customer services, communication, team work, initiative/self-management, accountability and flexibility/adaptability

We Offer:

Along with a competitive compensation program and City paid health and dental premiums, our employees also enjoy:

  • Excellent health, dental, paramedical, and benefits plan
  • First-in-class pension plan
  • Career development and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts, annual adult Genesis Place pass, social events, and health & wellness initiatives

Continuous learning through training and development is encouraged as are flexible work arrangements, when possible. We recognize that our people work best when they feel engaged in their environment and are appreciated for their efforts and our overall benefits package reflects that.

Additional Information:

This position is a 40 hour work week and includes a comprehensive benefits and pension package.

The successful candidate must be able to work evening and weekend shifts.

Work is done primarily outside under all weather conditions. The work can be physically demanding and may involve some heavy lifting, prolonged bending, and kneeling

$29.10 - $36.38/h


Application Deadline:
April 23, 2019

Candidates are invited to apply online at