Is your specialty Landscape Pest Control? We are looking for a qualified individual with a Landscape Pesticide Applicator License to perform services essential to Edmontonians’ enjoyment of the outdoors! During the summer and shoulder seasons you will work as a Pest Control Operator performing the following duties: 

  • Assign, supervise and participate in applying pesticides to public parks, boulevards and natural areas 
  • Participate in the control of noxious weeds and other unwanted vegetation found on city parkland Investigate and attempt to resolve complaints concerning any of the above vegetation management issues 
  • Maintain daily chemical record sheets listing what pesticides were used, areas treated and the types of pests encountered 
  • Conduct general surveys and investigate areas to determine noxious weed locations, infestation levels and the effectiveness of control programs; prepares reports and maps which outline survey results 
  • Perform all forms of weed control as required (hand pulling or mechanical) 
  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment site inspection, monitoring and evaluation 
  • Set up, tear down and calibrate all spray equipment to ensure the proper rate of application 
  • Perform minor maintenance/repairs on assigned equipment 
  • Mentor and coach staff in the field and may have an opportunity to act in the Licensed Crew Leader role as required 
  • Perform related duties as required 

Primarily in the winter months you will work as a Labourer II performing the following: 

  • Responsible for the minor maintenance and operation of one or more of the following types of equipment: riding snow blower and broom, large tractor and front end loader, chain saw, water pump and generators 
  • Construct and repair of park furniture, fences and backstops 
  • Playground maintenance 
  • Horticultural work including shrub pruning 
  • Snow removal and maintenance of outdoor ice surfaces and skating rinks Ice maintenance preparation as required 
  • Forestry work as needed 
  • Maintain simple records 
  • Perform related duties as required

 

Qualifications

:

  • Completion of grade 10 
  • 1 year of experience in pesticide application and related pest control work, including demonstrated supervisory potential 
  • Pesticide Applicator Certificate as issued by the Province of Alberta is required 
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s permit is a requirement of this position 
  • Knowledge of City of Edmonton Parks Operations hazard assessment and controls, proper pesticide use and current industry standards 
  • Ability to use and perform minor maintenance of spraying equipment 
  • Ability to make decisions, assign tasks and supervise; and coach and mentor the work of subordinates 
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare written reports 
  • Ability to work in a team environment 

At the City of Edmonton – Parks & Roads Services, the long-term success of serving our citizens is implemented by the actions of exceptional leaders who exemplify our Cultural Commitments of being Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent. As a leader in our branch, your role will be to inspire and cultivate our vision and cultural commitments while championing continuous improvement in your area of responsibility. We are an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.  Up to 1 permanent full time position and 2 temporary full-time position lasting up to 11 months Hours of Work: 40 hours per week  Salary:  Labourer II – $22.815 – $30.384 (Hourly); $47,637.72 – $63,441.79 (Annually) Pest Control Operator – $32.069 (Hourly); $66,960.07 (Annually)