Pesticide Applicator Job Postings

Currently available pesticide applicator jobs are listed below.

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Vegetation Management Personnel - 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:

Vegetation Management Personnel
(Spray Crew Workers)
(Temporary, Full-time; Summer Positions)

Parkland County has Temporary, Full-time, summer positions available in the Agricultural Services Department for Vegetation Management Personnel (Spray Crew Workers)
. Successful candidates will perform a variety of duties including roadside and subdivision vegetation management using selective herbicides, mechanical or manual applications for weed & brush control, as well as other related duties. The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously and maintain accurate reports is required.


- High School Diploma supplemented by current enrollment or completion of post-secondary education in Agriculture or a related field.
- Valid Alberta Pesticide Applicator's License or the ability to obtain one.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Upon hire, a current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.
- An agricultural background would be an asset.

Competition Number:19-02
Rate of Pay:$28.36 per hour (Licensed Applicator)
$25.47 per hour (Unlicensed Applicator)
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
Erin McAdam, Program Manager, Operations 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

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

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

Vegetation Management Technicians and Crew Leaders - Deadline - Mar 31/19
This is a 2019 Summer Employment Position
We are currently accepting applications for qualified individuals for work in areas across western Canada.
Please note the required qualifications in this posting!
Vegetation Management Technicians and Crew Leaders
web site:
Give your career the start it deserves with ACE Vegetation Service. We are currently hiring vegetation management technicians and crew leaders for the summer. Many students over the years have used ACE to pay for their college expenses. ACE offers students in Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Studies invaluable experience that can lead to greater opportunities after College or University. We are accepting applications from students from ALL faculties.
We provide extensive safety training and herbicide license training—equipping you with the knowledge to make the right decisions in the field. Accommodations and meals are provided while working in the field. ACE offers competitive wages with opportunities to work significant overtime and travel western Canada.
This position involves:
•Herbicide application and weed management
•Record keeping
•Inventory and equipment management
•Weed identification
•Equipment operation
•Quality customer contact and public relations
•Developing work plans and a vegetation program

•Be 18 years of age or older
•Recommend 1st year college or university education
•Have strong written and verbal communication skills
•Have a great attitude and be a team player
•Be in good health, bondable and energetic
•Be willing to work outdoors for long hours with overtime for a 4 month period
•You must pass a drug and alcohol test
•A valid Canadian driver's license (class 5) is required (or minimum GDL for 2 years), Class 1 and 3 licenses are an added value
•Driver’s abstract (3 yr) is required
•A current Pesticide Applicator license (BC,AB,SK,MB) is a definite asset

Applicants will need to have these certifications prior to training starting April 29:
•Standard First Aid Level C with AED
•H2S Alive
•Bear Awareness

Training commences April 29 in Nisku/Leduc, Alberta. Work will commence on projects throughout Western Canada and continue from May through to late August. Additional projects are available in the early spring and late fall seasons for individuals available during these periods.
If you meet these qualifications then please apply today by:
•email: psherback at
•Fax: 780-955-9426
•Mail: ACE Vegetation, 2001-8th Street, Nisku, AB T9E 7Z1

This position is open for applications until March 31, 2019.

ACE is a leading western Canadian vegetation control company with over 35 years of experience. We are proud of our reputation as a professional, resourceful and service oriented company. Our training program is one of the best in the industry. In addition to spray services, we also provide mulching, mowing, reclamation and consulting services to the Utility, Oil and Gas, and Pipeline Sectors. We look forward to hearing from you.

Weed Technicians - Deadline - Mar 15/19 or until suitable candidates found
Seasonal Employment: Weed Technicians
Competition # 1902 | Closes March 15, 2019
The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River requires 2 Weed Technicians for the period of May to September 2019. The position is based out of the Flatbush sub-office with a 40-hour work week.
•Weed identification and inspection
•Administration and enforcement of the Alberta Weed Control Act
•Assistance in maintenance, repair, and delivery of herbicide application equipment
•Working extensively with the public
•Other duties as required
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Self-motivated and able to work independently
•Weed identification and control knowledge
•Computer aptitude
•Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License
•A Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate (Agricultural/Industrial) would be an asset
•Farm background would be an asset
Salary Range: $18.00-25.11/hour, dependent on education and experience. Accommodations are available on-site at a reasonable cost.
Resumes and cover letters may be submitted in confidence by email or hard copy to the address indicated below.
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no. 124
Box 722
Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A0
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Industrial Herbicide Applicators - Deadline - Jan 30/19
Seeking Industrial Herbicide Applicators
Focus IVM Ltd. is an industrial vegetation management company operating out of Eatonia, Saskatchewan. At Focus, we use the identification of problem vegetation, as well as the identification of problem areas, to provide our customers with a vegetation management plan that is suited to their specific needs. We are currently seeking herbicide applicators for the 2019 season (May 1-Aug.31 2019). The deadline for applications is February 1st 2019, however early application is recommended. Focus IVM Ltd. is currently expanding increasing its knowledge base into the environmental field. We are seeking well rounded individuals to join our
team. With this job, the flexibility to be away from home for an extended period of time is required, as well as the willingness to work weekends and extended hours. At Focus, we believe that it is important to maintain a positive and professional attitude with any job we complete. If you think that you are the right person for this job please use the information at the bottom of this listing to contact us “Working Together to Accomplish the Same Goals”
Job location: Eatonia, Sask.
Position type: Seasonal (Summer)
Duties Include
- Mixing and applying herbicides to oil leases, bin and farm yards, grassed areas, pipe-line and roadside using 4X4 trucks and UTV’s
- Maintaining spray equipment.
- Daily record keeping of safety documentation.
- Detailed records of herbicide application including GIS/GPS mapping.
- Clean drivers abstract is required
- Willingness to work long hours, weekends and potentially in various locations
- Must be able to pass a drug and alcohol test prior to starting work
- Ability to keep neat, precise records of all duties performed
- Must be dependable and willing to follow instructions
- Must be physically fit and capable of performing physically demanding work
- Must be a positive person willing to work as part of the Focus team
- Valid H2S and First Aid tickets
- WHMIS course
- Pipeline Construction Safety Training is an asset
- TDG course
- UTV operators course
- Current Saskatchewan Pesticide Applicators Certificate
- Agricultural background
- Ability to identify some common and noxious weeds
- Enrolment in an environmental or agricultural program
- Ability to keep neat, precise records of all duties performed
- Must be dependable and willing to follow instructions
- Must be physically fit and capable of performing physically demanding work
- Must be a positive person willing to work as part of the Focus team
What We Offer
- Competitive wages based upon experience and qualifications
- A safe, positive work environment
- Up to date well maintained equipment
Please email or mail resume ensuring to include references and a cover letter.
Contact information:
Codie Cumiskey, Operations Manager
Box 186, Eatonia, Saskatchewan S0L 0Y0
P: 1 306 962 7775

Pesticide Applicator - Deadline - Mar 30/19
Pesticide Applicator

Company:Beaver County
Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
(Students from the Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Pesticide Applicator program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Ryley, AB
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Mike Bates, Agricultural Fieldman
Address:PO Box 140, Ryley, Alberta T0B 4A0
Ph:(780) 663-3730
Fax:(780) 663-3602

Job Description:
• Reporting to the Agricultural Fieldman, the successful candidate will perform various vegetation management duties including herbicide applications on County roadsides, mechanical brush and tree removal, and other duties as required

Job Qualifications:
•Candidates must be at least 18 years of age
•Valid Class 5 driver’s license
•Good interpersonal and record keeping skills
•Mechanical aptitude is desirable
•Environmental or Agricultural background would be an asset
•Familiarity with GPS and GIS systems

Salary:$19.95 -- $24.27
Hours:40 hours/week
Job Start Date:April 29, 2019
Job End Date:October 2019

Application Requirements: Resume, Cover Letter and References
How to Apply: In person, Email, Fax, Mail

Vegetation Management Technician - Deadline - Mar 1/19
Vegetation Management Technician

Company:Greentech Environmental Solutions Inc
Application Deadline: March 1st 2019

Job Location:Crossfield, AB
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Lisa Kanderka - Office Manager
Address:Box 906, Crossfield, Alberta T0M 0S0

Job Description:
Applicators will be responsible for applying herbicides to control invasive weeds on public and private property throughout 5 counties and 12 towns. Application of herbicides to pastures with and without animals present on the same property. Weed inspections for identifying invasive weeds for Weed Notices and control purposes. All employees must follow and comply with safe work practices, procedures and safety requirements outlined in the Industry Standards and Good practices for Vegetation Management, Alberta Environment and WCB.

Job Qualifications:
• Hold a high school diploma. Enrolled in a industry related or post secondary program is an asset
• Display courtesy, professional and customer service attitude at all times
• Willingness to work long hours and weekends
• Ability to keep neat notes of application records
• Class 5 operators license minimum , and a clean drivers abstract
• Agricultural background is an asset
• Pesticide applicators license is an asset.

Hours:40 hr week + possible overtime
Job Start Date:May 1 , 2019
Job End Date:Aug 31 , 2019

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

Pesticide Applicator / Maintenance Worker - Deadline - Feb 15/19 or until suitable candidates found
Westlock County Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Pesticide Applicator/Maintenance Worker
Start and End:May 6, 2019 – August 30, 2019
Status:Full time seasonal summer position
Union:A union position of the Canadian Union of Public Employees No. 3007 Collective Agreement

Job Description:
Westlock County has 4 Summer Positions available in the Agricultural Services Department for Pesticide Applicator /Maintenance Worker.

Key responsibilities include:
•Accurate records, mapping and documentation of vegetation management area
•Operation and daily maintenance of roadside spraying equipment and county vehicles
•Use of selective herbicides and operation of small equipment for vegetation control
•The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously
•Manage weed control through the operation of spray equipment including: one-ton trucks, Kubota and quad sprayers, and backpack sprayers.

Qualifications required include
•Valid Alberta class 5 drivers license (Abstract required)
•Hold an Alberta Pesticide Applicators Certification of Qualification or be eligible to obtain an Alberta Authorized Assistant applicators license
•Preference will be given to individuals with farm experience including pesticide application or post secondary education in agriculture
•Ability to work under minimal supervision
•Must be willing to learn and participate in other tasks, as assigned
•Good physical condition to perform both field and office duties
•Maintain and promote a positive image to Westlock County residents
•Hours of work may be adjusted seasonally
Please provide 3 references when applying

Phone/Fax:780-349-3346 or 1-877-349-5880 fax 780-349-2012
Mailing Address:10336-106 Street Westlock, AB, T7P 2G1

Westlock County Employment Opportunity



Industrial Herbicide Applicator - Deadline - Apr 1/19
Industrial Herbicide Applicator

Company:Marksmen Vegetation Management Inc.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Job Location:Lloydminster
Position Type:Full-time

Contact Information:
Name:Daryl Wright, HSE/HR Manager
Address:Box 10576, Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 3A7

Job Description/Responsibilities:
• Outdoor field position.
• Required to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Operate spraying equipment, small engines, ATV’s and 4X4 trucks.
• GIS/GPS recording, tree trimming, mulching, and other vegetation services as required.
• Record keeping of safety documentation and application records.

Post-Secondary students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must be willing to travel periodically and work extended hours when necessary. The ability to demonstrate road experience with a one ton truck and 4x4 ATV is considered an asset.
A farming background and/or small engine experience is considered an asset as well as an understanding of the Dominion Land Survey System (Township grid systems). However, we hire from all backgrounds and disciplines.

Job Qualifications:
All employees will be required to have the following safety tickets prior to starting work, AlbertaWorks/Saskatchewan TEA may provide funding.
• Class 5 Drivers License with clean abstract
• H2S Alive
• Standard First Aid Level “C” & AED
• Petroleum Safety Training (PST)
• Bear Awareness

There will be 5 days of paid training beginning May 5, 2018 at Lakeland College in Lloydminster.
All employees will be adequately trained in the use/operation of all equipment and chemicals prior to their use.

Salary: $20 - $30/hr depending on experience
Hours: 55/week
Job Start Date: May 5, 2019
Job End Date: August 31, 2019

Application Requirements: Resume and References
How to Apply: Email
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