Seasonal Mower Operator

Competition Number: HR-2018-0011

Job Title: Seasonal Mower Operator

Department: Agriculture

Employment Type: Seasonal, full-time

Salary: $23.30 - $27.80 hourly plus 5% in lieu of benefits

Posted Date: February 06, 2018 12:00 AM

Closing Date: March 02, 2018 8:30 AM

Last Updated Date: February 6, 2018 10:44 AM

Status: Active


Seasonal Mower Operator Agriculture department – Community Services division

Closing Date: March 2, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m. or until suitable candidates are selected
Salary Range: $23.30 - $27.80 hourly
Schedule: Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. w/some evening/weekend/on-call work
Position Type: Temporary, full-time non-management

The County of Grande Prairie is currently recruiting Seasonal Mower Operators for our 2018 summer season which typically runs from May to mid-October (approx.). Mower Operators are responsible for providing roadside and subdivision mowing services.Duties include; but are not limited to:

• Locating mowing sites on a map;
• Loading, transporting, and unloading mower;
• Reviewing local land conditions;
• Operating a large ride-on mower;
• Maintaining mower records (hours, ground condition, mileage mowed);
• Cleaning mowers before leaving site to avoid cross-contamination of weeds;
• Notifying Weed Inspectors and Sprayers of noxious weeks and providing land location;
• Picking weeds, as required;
• Performing basic maintenance and repairs to the mower;
• Seeding ditches in new construction areas, as required;
• Other duties as assigned.


• Valid class 5 driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract is required, class 3 preferred;
• Experience operating farm equipment, tractors, side-arm mowers, 3-pt hitch mowers, 3-pt hitch seeders, and hydro-seeders, is preferred;
• Ability to maintain the equipment used (i.e. change oil);
• Knowledge of noxious weeds, an asset;
• Ability to manage time, priorities and multiple tasks often at the same time;
• Comfortable using computers, including MS Office software;
• Comfortable reading maps and accurately determining land locations;
• Physically fit.

Applicants must have reliable transportation to and from work as there is no bus service to County offices.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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