Vegetation Management Technician I

Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County

Vegetation Management Technician I

Opened on: 2021-01-20
Closes on: 2021-05-20
Location: Morinville, Alberta
Reference code: 08-2021

Position Type: 3 Positions Temporary Full-Time

Rate of Pay: $24.28 - $28.40

Hours of Work:  

May 10 – May 14, 2021, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

May 17 – August 27, 2021, Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (These hours may be subject to change)

Competition Close Date: February 19, 2021 at 1:00pm


Job Duties

Operate herbicide application equipment to control weeds on municipal road allowances and park reserves.

Apply herbicides in accordance with all relevant legislation.

Perform mechanical and manual weed control work.

Record details of work performed, including materials used, weather conditions and locations.

The ability to conduct minor service and maintenance activities on job-related equipment, and/or the ability to recognize and report when service or maintenance is required.

Perform other related duties as required.

Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.


Job Skills & Qualifications


Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisors, co-workers and the public.

Familiarity with the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) System.

Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare written reports.

Ability to identify noxious and prohibited noxious weed species.

Knowledge of pesticides.

Completion of some post-secondary studies in agriculture, environmental science or a related field.

A current pesticide applicator Authorized Assistant certification (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).

Ability to wear a half mask with organic carbon filters when handling and applying herbicides, and completion of a Respiratory User Screening Form as per the CSA Z94.4-11.

Ability to conduct strenuous work in an outdoor setting and perform medium lifting of 25 kilograms.

Experience with trailer hookup, cargo securement and towing.

Experience operating ATVS/UTVs and/or towing trailers with a pickup would be an asset.

An agricultural background would be an asset.

Experience driving a pickup on gravel roads would be considered an asset.



Please submit your application by email quoting the competition number 08-2021 in the subject line to:

Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Sturgeon County is an equal opportunity employer.