Seasonal Weed Inspector

Competition Number: HR-2018-0013

Job Title: Seasonal Weed Inspector

Department: Agriculture

Employment Type: Seasonal, full-time

Salary: $23.30 - $27.80/hour 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 10:54 AM

Status: Active

Description:

Seasonal Weed Inspectors
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/hour plus 5% in lieu of benefits
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 seeking Weed Inspectors for its 2018 summer season from
May – October (approx.) with the potential for an extension. Weed Inspectors are responsible for the
inspecting properties in the County of Grande Prairie for noxious and prohibited noxious weeds, as
regulated under the Weed Control Act of Alberta.

Responsibilities include; but are not limited to:

• Making contact with landowners, occupants, industry, towns regarding presence of noxious or prohibited-noxious weeds on the property;
•     Identifying weeds;
• Seeking agreement on timelines for completion of an action plan to address the problem, and following up;
•     Maintaining records;
•     Conducting spot spraying as required (either by hand or using n ATV);
•     Conducting investigations received as a result of public complaints and follow-up as required;
•     Mapping areas to be sprayed and/or followed up as required;
•     Advising the Pest and Disease Inspector of insect concerns;
•     Picking weeds;
•     Monitoring control method effectiveness on properties with noxious or prohibited noxious weeds;
•     Advising the Lead Mower/fleet manager of any concerns with their vehicles.

Qualifications:
•   Ability to communicate with ease in difficult situations;
•  Strong organizational skills, ability to effective manage time, ability to effectively prioritize required;
•   Experience in MS Office required, experience in mapping software an asset;
•   Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract;
•   Experience with weed, crop and basic insect identification an asset;
•   Knowledge of the Provincial Weed Control Act an asset;
•   Experience in the agricultural industry an asset;
•    Comfortable driving gravel roads.

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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