Job: Parks Natural Area 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.

Position ID: J0818-0262

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. Design and implement natural area and environmental programs Develop and maintain a riparian plant inventory 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 related experience Valid Class 5 Alberta or equivalent driver’s license is required; must be willing to obtain a Class 3 Driver's License 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:

A comprehensive benefit and pension package.

Additional Information:

This position is a 40 hour work week. 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. A comprehensive benefit and pension package is included. 

$59,640 - $74,550 /year


Application Deadline:

Candidates are invited to apply online.

Postings close at 9 p.m. on the closing date listed in the posting. We recommend applying as soon as
possible as we are not able to accept late applications.

Please review the job competition carefully and be sure to attach any specifically requested documentation
in the My Documents section of your application.

Thank you for your interest in the City of Airdrie.