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Operations Supervisor - Agriculture Services (18months)
Local Authority: Sturgeon County
Location: MORINVILLE, Alberta
Closing Date: 7/16/2018

As a key member of Sturgeon County’s Agriculture Services Department, this position is responsible for all operational activities within the Vegetation Management, Pest Management, and Park Maintenance programs.


  • Ensure successful delivery and quality control of Vegetation Management, Pest Management and Park Maintenance operations in accordance with the department business plan, while striving for continuous improvement and enhanced efficiency
  • Administer and enforce the Agricultural Service Board Act, Weed Control Act, Agricultural Pests Act and Soil Conservation Act.
  • Prepare management reports on operational activities and ensure adequate resourcing is in place by providing input into the annual department budget; propose service enhancements when required.
  • Respond to public inquiries and complaints on agricultural-related matters.
  • Facilitate discussions to resolve emergent situations involving operational activities.
  • Provide advice and guidance to other Sturgeon County departments.
  • Accountable for the recruitment, performance management, training, and professional development of program supervisors and their direct reports.
  • Ensure that all legislative requirements are met under the Explosives Act, the Wildlife Act, the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Pest Control Products Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and any other federal and provincial regulations.
  • Effectively manage records, electronic documents, and information according to the Sturgeon County Records and Information Management System.
  • Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
  • Perform other duties as required.

To be successful the incumbent must have leadership and management skills that include: excellent written and verbal communication skills; team player with an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work independently; negotiation skills; ability to make recommendations and decisions; strong computer skills while using Microsoft office programs; ability to plan, organize and supervise a relevant project ensuring completion in a timely and efficient manner.

What are we looking for?

A post-secondary diploma or degree in Agriculture or an Environmental discipline with five years of supervisory-level experience in the Municipal Government.  A Pesticide Applicator License with Industrial, Agriculture, and Landscape classes and certification as an Agricultural Fieldmen through the Alberta Association of Agricultural Fieldmen or the ability to obtain is required.  Ideal candidate will also hold an Explosives License for Beaver Dam Blasting. Class 5 Drivers License with Defensive Driving Certificate.


Please submit your resume and cover letter by email quoting the competition number (comp 55-2018) in the subject line to: 

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This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25