Job Postings - Agricultural Sciences

Current jobs available in the agriculture sector are listed below.

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Rural Conservation Technician - Deadline - Jan 25/19
Vulcan County is currently looking for a motivated individual to join Vulcan County in the position of Rural Conservation Technician.
 
The Rural Conservation Technician is responsible for assisting in the day to day operations of the Agricultural Service Board to implement and deliver agricultural programs to our ratepayers as determined by County Council and the Agricultural Service Board. This position will also be the key contact in the delivery and the implementation of the Alternative Land Use Systems program (ALUS).
 
Requirements:
- Degree or diploma in Agriculture or Environmental Sciences
- Agricultural Background is an asset
- Pesticide Applicators License – Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape Certificate
 
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Provides technical support to the ALUS PAC (Partnership Advisory Committee) including GIS mapping, creating and presenting project summaries for potential projects at PAC meetings
- Liaising with agricultural producers to create project proposals, monitor current projects, and provide program support
- Assist in the preparation and monitoring of Agricultural and ALUS expenditures and budget planning
- Developing, maintaining and managing relationships with partner organizations
- Assist with grant applications, reports on interim progress for grants, record keeping for grants, guideline interpretation, and investigation of new grant sources and "special" grant proposals
- Assist in supervising and providing training and guidance for summer staff and project personnel
- Provides monthly reports to the Manager of Agricultural Services and the Agricultural Service Board
- Act as a resource person to the Manager of Agricultural Services and sits on various committees as required
 
Vulcan County offers a competitive remuneration package including health benefits and participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan.
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence a comprehensive resume to the County via email or regular mail to:
Vulcan County
P.O. Box 180
Vulcan AB T0L 2B0
Attention: Kelly Malmberg, Director of Agriculture
Email: agmanager@vulcancounty.ab.ca
 
Resumes will be accepted until Friday, January 25, 2019.
 
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Farm / Ranch Hand - Deadline - Jan 15/19 or until suitable candidate found
We are looking for an experienced and Passionate Farm/Ranch Hand with a long term vision of having them run our cattle operation.
 
For the right individual, the opportunity exists for mentorship to take over management of the operation.
 
Dawson Creek area. 20,000 acres, 150 horses, 400 beef cows plus calves.
Must know animal husbandry, how to run and maintain farm equipment. Equipment includes mainly farm loader, tractor, excavator, and truck.
 
Please have a Class 1 Driver's License. Additional training preferred, or will be provided to the right candidate. Compensation dependent on experience, competitive wages. Housing supplied.
 
If you are a student, the tenure can be adjusted to seasonal until your education is completed, with an eye toward long term.
Please forward cover letter and resume with references to fentonm1@telus.net
Weed Inspectors - Deadline - Jan 18/19
With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes. We are currently inviting applications for:

Weed Inspectors
(Temporary, Full-time; Summer Positions)

Parkland County has Temporary, Full-time, summer positions available in the Agricultural Services Department for Weed Inspectors. Successful candidates will assist in the County’s weed control program by dealing with property owners concerning weed infestations, issuing notices where required, identifying and controlling weeds and performing related duties. The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously is required. Extensive time spent driving will be required.

Qualifications:

- Current enrollment or completion of post-secondary education in Agriculture or a related field.
- Knowledge of the Weed Control Act.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Upon hire, a current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.
- An agricultural or environmental background would be an asset.
- Knowledge of computer applications and familiar with the use of GPS and GIS.

Competition Number:19-01
Rate of Pay:$25.23 per hour
Hours of Work:8 hours/day; 40 hours/week
(May 1 to approximately August 30, 2019)
Competition Closing Date:Friday, January 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Further information concerning this position can be obtained by calling
James Leskiw, Program Manager, Agronomics at 780-968-8467.

This position is covered by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 955 Collective Agreement.

Interested candidates are invited to apply on our website at www.parklandcounty.com

Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).


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

The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Weed Technician Intern - Deadline - Jan 16/19
Lamont County is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a Weed Technician – in part of the AAFC Career Focus Program. This is a 6 month position starting from May to the end of October of 2019. The Weed Technician will report directly to the Agricultural Fieldman.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
• Receiving and responding to weed complaints, conducting field inspections and weed identification;
• Advising landowners of their weed control responsibilities; and
• Issuing of enforcement notices as required by the Agricultural Service Board and the Weed Control Act.
• Assist with annual crop pest surveillance, including insect and crop diseases
 
Qualifications:
The successful applicant shall be a student graduating in April 2019, or a graduate of, a post-secondary program in Environmental or Agricultural Studies from an accredited institution. The individual shall possess good communication and public relation skills. A working knowledge of weed species
identification, crop pest identification, an agricultural background, and a familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet computer software would be an asset.
 
All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and provide their own reliable transportation to work. A driver’s abstract will be required prior to employment commencement.
 
This competition will remain open until 4:00 p.m., January 16th, 2019.  Please forward your resume/application to:
 
Lamont County
Human Resources Department
5303 - 50 Avenue
Lamont, AB  T0B 2R0
 
Please indicate which position you are applying for with your application.
 
Lamont County thanks all applicants for their interest.  However, only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

International Agriculture Exchange (Europe) - Deadline - Mar 31/19
International Agriculture Exchange Trainee

Company:International Rural Exchange Canada
Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Job Location:Europe
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Ph:3064894407
Email:office@irecanada.ca

About the job:

Work in Europe for the summer!
Experience Europe (Ireland, Switzerland Norway, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Netherlands or the UK) starting in March, April, May or June-August. Departures are available throughout the summer. A variety of farm opportunities pigs, dairy, beef or sheep and mixed farms with livestock and crop. As well as a variety of horticulture opportunities. Spring placements also available in Australia on crop and mixed farms and the USA on crop and beef farms and ranches. New Zealand Summer and Fall placements begin in July, August, September or October on dairy, crop and sheep farms. Full-Time Seasonal Work on an Overseas Farm for 3-12 months. Choose the type of farm and destination host country. These are paid positions with work permits and accommodation arranged.

Job Qualifications:
Applicants must be 18-35 years of age, in good physical and mental health, and possess a driver’s license and a passport, be flexible and open-minded, have a good work ethic, a sense of adventure and a genuine interest in agriculture or horticulture with some practical experience or education in the chosen field.

Visit the link below to request an info package/application.
http://irecanada.ca/outbound.html

Salary:Hourly
Hours:40/week
Job Start Date:May-June

Application Requirements: Resume and Application Form
How to Apply: Email or Online

Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern - Deadline - Mar 31/19
Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern

Company:WildNorth
Application Deadline: 3/31/2019

Job Location:Spruce Grove
Position Type:Summer Volunteer

Contact Information:
Name:Elizabeth Malta
Address:53327 Range Road 271, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3L9
Ph:7806607672
Email:internships@wildnorth.ca

Job Description:
•Monitoring progress of patients, recording weights and food intake, and maintaining proper environment
•Assisting with medical treatments, capture and restraint of patients
•Hand-feeding orphaned mammals and birds around the clock
•Preparing species’ diets, daily feeding, cleaning and enrichment of animal enclosures

Job Qualifications:
•Minimum age of 18 years of age or older
•Compassion for animals (especially wildlife)
•Enthusiasm for environmental conservation with a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment
•Experience in animal husbandry (wildlife preferred)
•Experience or coursework an asset (biological or environmental sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, animal welfare or husbandry)
•Current tetanus vaccination, good physical health, and stamina
•Rabies vaccination an asset
•Effective communication and interpersonal skills
•Ability to work independently and as a team member
•Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding work environment
•Criminal record check
•Must provide references

Salary:$0
Hours:20 hours per week
Job Start Date:5/1/2019
Job End Date:8/30/2019

Application Requirements: Resume and References
How to Apply: Email
Cargill Jobs - Deadline - Jan 31/19
Cargill has the following positions available.  
 
 
All candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Click on the job title above and it will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.
 
Deadline to apply is January 31 2019
 
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.
 

Crop Inspector (summer) - Deadline - Jan 18/19
With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes. We are currently inviting applications for a:

Crop Inspector
(Temporary, Full-time; Summer Position)

Parkland County has a Temporary, Full-time summer position available in the Agricultural Services Department for a Crop Inspector. You will conduct insect surveys and pest inspections as well as assist with crop production related issues. The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously as well as the ability to identify a variety of weeds, insects and crop diseases is required.

Qualifications:
- Current enrollment or completion of post-secondary education in Agriculture or a related field.
- Knowledge of Weed Control and Agricultural Pest Acts are required.
- Farm experience would be an asset.
- Previous field scouting experience would be an asset.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Upon hire, a current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.
- Knowledge of computer applications and familiar with the use of GPS and GIS.

Competition Number:19-04
Rate of Pay:$25.23 per hour
Hours of Work:8 hours/day; 40 hours/week
(May 1 to approximately August 30, 2019)
Competition Closing Date:Friday, January 11, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Further information concerning this position can be obtained by calling
Laura Duncan, Rural Extension Coordinator at 780-968-8467.

This position is covered by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 955 Collective Agreement.

Interested candidates are invited to apply on our website at www.parklandcounty.com

Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).

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

The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Dairy Farm Assistant (New Zealand) - Deadline - Apr 15/19 or until filled
Dairy Farm Assistant

Company:JKAR Ltd
Application Deadline:

Job Location:Gore, Southland, New Zealand
Position Type:Full-time

Contact Information:
Name:Josh and Katrina van Gool, Owners
Address:169 Reid Hill Road, RD 5, Gore, Southland 9775
Ph:+6421645993
Email:jkar.ltd@gmail.com

Job Description:
We run a outdoor grass based 700 cow dairy operation near Gore, Southland, New Zealand. A successful applicant will be expected to milk cows, drive tractors (feeding silage, mowing grass, etc) set up temporary fences, collect cows and calves, and other general farm duties. Dairy experience isn't necessary but some farm experience preferred.

Accommodation is available.

Job Qualifications:
Full drivers licences,
eligible for a New Zealand Work Holiday Visa (applied for online), reliable and willing to work early mornings, sense of fun and adventure.

Salary:18/hr
Hours:averaging 90 hrs a fortnight
Job Start Date:early - mid July
Job End Date:31 May 2020

Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: Email

AST Internship Opportunity in Illinois - Deadline - until filled
Kent and Carol Lock are looking for an intern to spend time learning about their Illinois farming/cattle operation.
 
A little bit about them:
We farm 1000 acres of row crops, have 130 cow herd - both spring & fall calving on 500 acres of pasture. We feed some of our own cattle & sell to Tyson. I occasionally feed cattle in Neb or KS. Oldest daughter Marie just graduated from Iowa State & took a job with Monsanto. Youngest daughter Renee is a freshman in college. Renee shows Shorthorns, Simmental, Hereford, Red or Black Angus and crossbred heifers at state & national level. I AI ~ 60 cows per year, & put in ~20 embryos via local vet. Goal for summer 2018 is put in 50 embryos & AI ~ 40 head. Wife Carol is high school teacher with dairy background. Our farm is staffed by 2-4 part time helpers in spring & fall mostly college students & my retired neighbor that drives the semi. I also have a railroad car unloading / cleaning service for ag related products that keeps us busy at least 1 day per week.

Our 2019 plan is to break & make show or sale ready half dozen baby calves. Renee needs show barn help for 5 show heifers. I need help with my AI & ET goals - setting up recips, heat detection, and herd health on commercial cow herd. We do not ride horses but do ride Hondas. Renee has 3 junior national cattle shows on the schedule for 2018, Angus, Hereford, & Simmental.

Pay is $400 / week, we work till dark usually but do not start till 8AM, but if ya need a weekend off - no problem. Lodging is free in upstairs of our house in room next to Renee with sharing a bathroom. We also have a hunting cabin that is nice. It is in the middle of a cow pasture & somewhat remote & creepy if you do not like coyote howling. Most interns prefer staying with us. Meals provided, although we do not have sit down type meals often, Carol just fixes something & the rest of us graze. Air fare for arrival & departure provided. We feed hay, silage, corn by products, & non conventional feeds (this week 4 tons of organic apple puree from a ship accident from Chile,).

Our GPS location is;
40°37'27.8"N 90°24'33.9"W

This is an old link, but tells what we doing 13 years ago
http://www.centurycorn.jp/introducingkentlockframe.htm

http://roquetteuniversity.com/presenters/kent-lock

Carol & I place a high value on education. Interns need to be BQA certified http://www.bqa.org/ If not - I will pay for your training if it works out time & location wise. I just termed off the board of directors of IL Beef Assn where I was in charge of setting up BQA training in this part of state.

One of your assignments will be write 2 blogs (3 paragraphs or so with pictures), an introduction blog, and a *what I learned* blog for a couple of grocery store chains' in Japan website. I have been writing to them for 16 years & they enjoy reading blogs from a source other than Kent - especially interns. Depending on what the translator does - you can see your writing in Japanese. It is sort of cool to link to a Japanese food site & see yourself. Interns are welcome to artificially inseminate cull cows that happen to come in heat in our feedlot then we preg check the cows at the end of internship for success rate.

The only rules we have are in the interest of safety and good taste for our foreign visitors; no drugs, no tattoos, no shorts while working, solid toed shoes, shirts with sleeves / short sleeves OK, no loose jewelry. We strive to be safe & professional while emphasizing situational awareness. You may bring guns, & show heifer.

For more information, contact Kent at kentlock1@gmail.com
 
Intern major work activities, duties, & responsibilities:
*these are summer activities, internships for fall, winter, spring will be similar but season specific
 
Beef Cattle related tasks
Support / management of 140 head beef cattle herd, 20 head show cattle herd, & 100 head feedlot. Duties include daily feeding, check for health / wellbeing, heat detection; give injections associated with estrus synchronization of embryo recipients; monitor heat cycle of embryo recip cows, synchronize estrus / observe heats for artificial insemination of replacement heifers & cows; daily hair care of 5 – 10 show heifers or show quality baby calves; process new born calves with vaccinations, ear tag, iodine navels; fence building & maintenance on new calving barn that is under construction; pasture management & fertility; calf health protocols; artificial insemination if intern wants to try; assist embryo transfer veterinarian on ET day.
Feed, Forage, & grain related tasks;
Operate tractor planting soybeans in no till environment. Monitor development of hay fields & operate hay harvest equipment. Operate upright silo equipment while unloading corn silage, assist in harvesting of cereal rye silage / storage in upright silo. Load feed wagons with a diverse mix of corn & soybean by products from local grain processors. Assist in small acreage wheat harvest that includes straw harvest for cattle bedding. Become party to owners’ conversations regarding price negotiator of feed, grains, & fed cattle with packer buyers.
Other farm related tasks;
Assist in railcar loading / unloading of grain, feed, & fertilizer. Write 2 blog entries for grocery stores & non GMO food interests in Tokyo Japan area – an “arrival” at Lock farm blog and an “exit” blog facilitated through translators that Kent Lock works with. Become proficient with coyote eradication – being able to shoot a coyote with my high powered rifle when one is spotted in the cow pasture. Plus a whole bunch of other cool stuff 
Goals & Objectives;
Subjective:
Become a safe & efficient agriculturist.
Adaptation of a global way of thinking about how US agriculture fits into the world’s food supply. This fosters an appreciation of the land, and the value chain that links farmers with consumers.
Objective:
Practical knowledge of beef cow / calf/ feedlot operation that manifests itself in intern being able to tell a prospective employer in the beef industry “I can do that because I have done that before”

Be able to understand how grain & cattle are linked in Midwest farms

Adapt confidence to become a self-starter when interacting with the various enterprises of a Midwest grain & beef & show cattle farm.

Customer Service Rep - Deadline - Feb 15/19 or until suitable candidate found
We are currently accepting applications for an hourly full‐time, on‐farm Customer Service Representative (CSR) in the Ponoka and surrounding area of Alberta.
 
CanWest DHI is a 175 employee organization, providing innovative dairy herd management services to over 3,700 dairy farm customers throughout Ontario and Western Canada. The Customer Service Representative’s primary responsibility is to meet CanWest DHI customer needs with fast, accurate, and useful information. In this role, you will be working directly on‐farm. Candidates who enjoy farming, cows and rural road travel who can maintain organization and communication remotely will excel in this position.
In this role, you will:
- Visit dairy farms daily to sample milk, collect data, and promote our dairy herd improvement services to dairy producer customers.
- Assist and provide additional information to customers about the interpretation and application of data collected.
- Independently arrange your administrative, travel and scheduling tasks.
 
Position Requirements:
- Diploma in agriculture would be considered an asset.
- Practical knowledge and working experience in the dairy industry.
- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency with computers with high speed internet at home.
- Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
- This position may require occasional heavy lifting of up to 75 lbs.  
 
Contact:
If you meet the qualifications for this position and reside in the location of this vacancy, please send a cover letter and your resumé in the content of an email (no attachments please) with the subject line ‘Ponoka AB CSR’ to careers@canwestdhi.com
 
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
No Phone Calls or Agencies
 

Agriculture Optimization Specialist (summer) - Deadline - Feb 28/19
Agriculture Optimization Specialist – Temporary Position

Job Title: Coop Student, Ag Optimization & Technology Specialist
Position Type: Temporary – Full time
Duration: 4 Months (May 9, 2019 - August 31, 2019)
Location: Westlock, Alberta - 11140 - 100 Street, T7P 2C3
Reporting To: Manager, AOS

Technology is continuously changing the agricultural landscape in new and exciting ways. If you are looking to gain experience and learn more about technology in the agriculture field, then RME has the right opportunity for you.

The Ag Optimization & Technology Specialist (AOS) Coop Student will be a member of a field team, and support the retail sales team for whole goods agriculture equipment. Further, they will engage in both electronic and hands on training to better understand the equipment, and assist in providing recommendations to our customers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities include:
•The student will assist in the optimization and business activities related to our core Ag products
•Work closely with Field Support Teams, Service Managers, and Sales Managers and Sales staff to address and resolve the needs of customers
•Assist with diagnoses and troubleshooting of technical issues including, but not limited to: displays, GPS/GLONASS, application control, telematics, precision harvesting systems, section control, mapping, and variable rate in cab technology and determine if field visits are required to resolve concerns through field validation / testing on outstanding product issues
•Complete all levels of training through hands on and electronic means provided by RME and our vendors
•Learn to understand proper machine settings for application conditions/crops, and liaise with our Ag Optimization Specialists to provide recommendations based on information gathered from the relevant machines
•Employee must adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety standards as the company is committed to the protection and wellness of its employees

Job Requirements and Qualifications include:
•Currently enrolled in an Agronomy, Agribusiness, Agricultural Mechanization, Crop Technology or a relevant program
•The successful candidate must be returning to school in September 2019
•Previous exposure to the agriculture industry required
•Technical and operational competency with agricultural equipment is considered an asset
•A positive customer-oriented attitude, and possesses the ability to work with a wide range of personality types
•Must be able to work flexible hours during seeding, spraying and harvest
•Proficiency with MS office suite application
•An ability to speak and present information in a group environment
•An ability to work in a group environment with the customer needs at the forefront of all decisions

The successful candidate will be the beneficiary of competitive wages, vacation paid out at 4% of earnings each pay period, a company-provided laptop, RME swag and more!

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be notified.
https://www.indeed.ca/viewjob?jk=f940381da7e0317f&tk=1d02pf9h7buoq802&from=serp&vjs=3

Wilson Wong
Recruiter, Rocky Mountain Equipment
#301, 3345 - 8th street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 3A4
Office 403.385.3350
Cell  403.701.3205
Fax  403.214.5656 

Summer Student - Deadline - Jan 16/19 or until suitable candidate found
Summer Students - Full Time (May to August)
Olymel
Various Locations throughout Saskatchewan and/or Alberta
 
Olymel is the largest pork and poultry processor in Canada and we are looking for summer students to work in our expanding Western Canada Hog Production Sector. There are opportunities within our breeding, farrowing, nursery, finishing and feed departments. Our goal is “feeding the world together”, to do this we look for employees who work with integrity, respect and trust, are willing to learn and have a keen interest in working with animals, as employees are the backbone of our company. Enjoy the benefits of a living in rural Saskatchewan and/or Alberta while working with a diverse company that offers the opportunity for a full time career with the possibility of advancement within our Management team. 
 
General Responsibilities
•Perform general animal husbandry procedures
•Monitor animal health and recognize signs of disorder and report concerns
•Ensure the biosecurity protocol and Animal Welfare Codes of practice are followed by all staff and visitors
•Monitor and maintain proper environment using automated control system
•Ensure accurate records are kept and submitted in a timely manner to head office
•Responsible to act safely in performing job duties at all times
•Reporting safety concerns to safety representative and/or Manager
•Perform general feed mill duties
•Participate in feed quality initiatives
•Assist with internal feed research
•Other duties as required
 
Education/Experience Required
•Post-secondary education in a relevant agriculture field
•Planning and organizational skills
•Quick learner with excellent communication skills
•Able to work independently or collaboratively as a team member
•Strong analytical skills
•Ability to teach others efficiently and effectively
•Understanding of hog operations is an asset but willing to train
•Valid driver’s license is required
•Must be willing to travel within or relocated to areas in rural Saskatchewan and/or Alberta
 
Application Information
Application Deadline:January 16, 2019
Start Date: To be determined
 
Contact:To Apply: Email resume to OlyskyResumeBank@olymel.com or fax to 306-682-1926

Agriculture & Environment Student - Deadline - Jan 28/19
 With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes. We are currently inviting applications for an:

Agriculture & Environment Student
(Temporary, Full-time; Summer Position)

Parkland County has a Temporary, Full-time position available for an Agriculture & Environment Student from approximately May 1 to August 30, 2019 with the potential for extension until the end of 2019. In this position, you will provide support to the County’s stewardship programs (ALUS and Green Acreages) by assisting with field surveys, monitoring and reporting; ecosystem service project research; and extension material development and delivery. You will also support environmental education and engagement by developing materials, organizing logistics and supporting the delivery of engagement sessions including events targeted at both adults and youth. Additional duties of this position include writing material related to plan and policy updates, participating in administrative meetings and performing various administrative tasks. 

Qualifications:

- Current or previous enrollment in an Environmental Sciences, Community Sustainability, Agriculture, Earth and Atmospheric Science, or relevant program.
- Experience with biophysical site assessments and plant identification is required.
- Experience with community engagement or environmental education program deliverance is an asset. 
- Experience with agricultural and rural communities is an asset.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. A current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.

Competition Number:19-13
Rate of Pay:$19.03 - $23.02 per hour
Hours of Work:7 hours/day; 35 hours/week
Closing Date:Monday, January 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.


Parkland County
53109A HWY 779
Parkland County, AB T7Z 1R1

Telephone: 780-968-8888
Toll-Free: 1-888-880-0858
Fax: 780-968-3232

Website: 
parklandcounty.com

Interested candidates are invited to apply on our website at www.parklandcounty.com

Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).

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

The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Agribusiness Class of 2006

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Business studies, Class of 2016.

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Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience