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Kneehill County ASB is seeking qualified, dynamic, knowledgeable, and energetic individuals for seasonal Landscape Technician positions. Successful individuals will be responsible for maintaining public lands, and completing other duties as assigned.

 Parks & Agricultural Services

Landscape Technician

 

Kneehill County ASB is seeking qualified, dynamic, knowledgeable, and energetic individuals for seasonal Landscape Technician positions. Successful individuals will be responsible for maintaining public lands, and completing other duties as determined by Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.

 

Duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • Working under provincial legislation and programs such as The Alberta Weed Control Act.
  • Routine maintenance, cleaning and stocking of recreational sites and campgrounds.
  • Conduct landscape maintenance and projects on public lands, parks, hamlets and cemeteries.
  • Operate equipment such as; all mowing equipment, chainsaw, forklift, skid steer, utility tractor, etc.
  • Plant and/or move and maintain trees, shrubs, grassed areas and/or gardens and other plants.
  • Build or repair fencing, retaining walls, picnic tables and other small infrastructure or wood work.
  • May apply fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and other lawn care products
  • Daily records, small projects, cleaning & maintenance of vehicles, equipment and ASB shop.
  • Participate in safety meetings and training as part of the County’s health and safety program.
  • Other duties as determined by the Manager of Parks & Agricultural Services or designate.

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years landscape or similar experience and/or relevant post-secondary education
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers License;
  • Experience with towing trailers and operating equipment would be considered an asset
  • Mechanical knowledge and aptitude to repair and maintain equipment;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others and alone;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisors, co-workers and the public;
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Experience in carpentry / woodworking / landscape construction would be considered an asset
  • Able to follow instructions as given and prioritize tasks;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and perform work outdoors;
  • An asset but not required for the position would be holding an Alberta Pesticide Applicators Certification or the eligibility to obtain an Alberta Authorized Assistant Applicators License

 

Personal Traits:

  • Strong work ethic and self-starter
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities and commitment to project success and timelines
  • Excellent communication, records management and organizational skills
  • Great teamwork, partnering, and networking skills
  • Strong commitment to public service and safety
  • Good with technology i.e. computers, GIS, GPS
  • Good sense of humor

 

Please forward your resume one of the following ways:

 

Emailemployment@kneehillcounty.com      

Mail:     Kneehill County - Human Resources

             Box 400 Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0

 

If you have, any question please Phone: (403) 443-5541 or Toll free: 1(866) 443-5541

This posting will remain open until suitable candidates are chosen. We thank all applicants for their interest and we will contact all applicants.

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