Employment Opportunity – Assistant Agricultural Fieldman

The M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 has a full-time position opening for an Assistant Agricultural Fieldman. Reporting to the Agricultural Fieldman, the prime responsibility of this position will be to assist in the administration and operations of all aspects of the Agricultural Services Department.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• A minimum of 3 years experience working in an agricultural/environmental position is preferred.
• A post-secondary degree or diploma in an agricultural or environmental related program, and familiarity with current agriculture production practices is required.
• Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License with a clean abstract is required.
• Pesticide Applicators Certificate of Qualification with Industrial and Agricultural designations or the ability to acquire certification is a condition of continued employment.
• Knowledge or experience of spray equipment and software is an asset.
• A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, GIS and vehicle asset tracking systems is an asset.
• Proven communication, interpersonal and leadership skills in a team environment are essential, as well as the ability to interact effectively with the public.
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a multi-task environment.
• Ability to develop clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
• Ability to assist in the development of programs, demonstrations, meetings, workshops, and awareness activities for ratepayers.

POSITION DUTIES:
The successful candidate will be required to perform the following duties:
• Assisting the Agricultural Fieldman with the implementation of duties as required under the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) Grant Program and relevant Provincial Acts. Please click here for a more complete job description.
• Organization and implementation of the Resource Management Stream of the ASB Grant Program. This would include meeting planning, report writing, bi-monthly newsletters, and various project duties to be complete within an approved budget.
• Assisting in supervisory duties of Agricultural Services Department staff.
• Participation in agricultural pest monitoring and surveys, regulatory duties including identification of weeds, crop insects and diseases, and responding to diverse inquiries as required.

The M.D. of Wainwright will offer a competitive wage that will commensurate with the candidate’s level of training and experience. If you have any questions about the position, contact Shelby Oracheski, Agricultural Fieldman. Cover letters and resumes outlining experience and qualifications will be received in confidence until May 22nd, 2024.

Shelby Oracheski, Agricultural Fieldman
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61
717 – 14th Avenue
Wainwright, AB T9W 1B3
Phone: (780) 842-4454
E-mail: soracheski@mdwainwright.ca

Interested candidates are invited to forward their cover letter and resume by mail, email or in person. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.