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Seasonal Pesticide Applicator Job Opening in Clairmont, AB - County of Grande Prairie No. 1 Recruitment 2017

Seasonal Pesticide Applicators

Agriculture department – Community Services division

Closing Date: January 27, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. or until suitable candidates are selected

Salary Range: $23.04 - $27.49 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 Pesticide Sprayers for our 2017 summer season which typically runs from May to mid-October (approx.). Pesticide Sprayers are responsible for spraying weeds and brush on County-owned property including on roadsides and in gravel pits. This position typically works from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, during the peak spraying season (mid-June to the end of August) a 5:00 a.m. start time may be required.

Duties include; but are not limited to:

  • 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 while on the move;
  • Monitoring water/chemical use and distance covered;
  • Operating sprayer equipment; including truck, UTV, ATV, and backpack;
  • Using a laptop in the truck;
  • Maintaining spraying records;
  • Daily and monthly reporting;
  • Chemical spill containment and clean-up.

Qualifications :

  • Valid driver’s license with an 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 experience 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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