County of Grande Prairie
  • 05-Aug-2022 to 11-Aug-2022 (MST)
  • Clairmont, AB, CAN
  • 25.18-29.62 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

The County of Grande Prairie builds on its natural environment and the entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens to provide an unmatched quality of life and opportunity for all. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Trustworthy, Transparent, Respectful, and Collaborative guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture.

The County of Grande Prairie is currently seeking a Seasonal Herbicide Applicator for the remainder of the 2022 summer season, until approximately October 29th. Herbicide Sprayers are responsible for spraying weeds and brush on County-owned property including on roadsides and in gravel pits. This position typically works Monday through Friday with a 5:00 a.m. start time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out the crop inventory survey for the season
  • Assessing and documenting areas to be sprayed and determining priorities and water location
  • Locating spray areas on map
  • Safely loading and filling water and chemical, and transporting to spray site
  • Determining and then double checking whether the area is a no-spray zone
  • Identifying target species and crops while on the move
  • Monitoring water/chemical use and distance covered, weather
  • Operating and maintaining equipment such as: spray truck, UTV, ATV, handsprayers, and trimmers
  • Maintaining spraying records
  • Daily and monthly reporting
  • Chemical spill containment and clean-up
  • Take training required for the position (i.e. TDG, H2S, ATV/UTV, Defensive Driving)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A valid Class 5 driver's license and acceptable driver's abstract
  • Experience with weed and crop identification an asset
  • Pesticide Applicator's License (Industrial and Agricultural) or Authorized Assistant Certificate an asset
  • Ability to maintain the equipment used (i.e. change oil,)
  • Spray truck/UTV/ATV/trailer hauling/hand spraying/trimming experience an asset
  • Ability to manage time and priorities, and ability to multi-task
  • Comfortable using computers, including MS Office software
  • Comfortable reading maps and accurately determining land locations
  • Physically fit
  • Comfortable dealing with the public and working alone for extended periods
  • Pesticide Authorized Assistant certificate

The successful applicants must have reliable transportation to and from work.

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

The County of Grande Prairie recognizes and values the principles of fair hiring practices. We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please contact hr@countygp.ab.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.

  • This posting may be used for future vacancies or to fill more than one position
  • This posting may be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.

Please note that once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. If we require any additional information we will contact you. We thank everyone for their application, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications received we can only answer questions at the interview stage.


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