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Woodlands County offers a variety of employment opportunities throughout the year. These positions are listed with full job descriptions and expectations, as well as salary and benefit packages suitable for each position.

Please check back here often for new listings.

Director of Infrastructure Services

Woodlands County (www.woodlands.ab.ca) is a rural municipality approximately 150 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, Alberta.  With an area of 7,668 square kilometers, the County surrounds the Town of Whitecourt, and includes the hamlets of Blue Ridge, Goose Lake and Fort Assiniboine.  With a population of over 4,700 people, Woodlands County is a thriving natural playground, welcoming families, businesses and tourists alike to experience and enjoy all there is to offer.  The County has a Council of seven including the Mayor.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Infrastructure Services will oversee all infrastructure services for the County including rural asphalt and gravel roads, water and sewer, landfill and transfer stations, and the certified airport.  There are 25FTE’s in the department and the annual combined budget is approximately $10M.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with staff, elected officials, contractors and consultants, as well as the general public.
  • Willingness and capability to get out into the field on a regular basis and meet with crews, contractors, and the public.
  • Working knowledge of asset planning and life cycle management.
  • A solid understanding of the budgeting process and the ability to stick within the set budget.
  • An understanding of a rural municipal setting, coupled with proven leadership skills and a technical background.
  • Experience with the operation of all public works equipment.
  • Ability to champion a safe work environment and enforce that proper OH&S procedures are being adhered to by County staff.

We are seeking an individual who will fit with the existing team, and who brings the right blend of experience and personality to the role.  We are prepared to pay an above average compensation package for the right individual should you meet or exceed the above criteria.  In addition, the County has a comprehensive benefits program including LAPP and the supplemental APEX pension plan.  Specifics will be discussed in a personal interview.

For further information please visit our website, or contact:

James Davies

Managing Director

DCG Executive Search Services Ltd.

(780) 758-9796

james@daviescg.com

www.daviescg.com

Agriculture Services Technician

Woodlands County is seeking a qualified, highly motivated, organized individual to fill the full-time permanent position of Agricultural Services Technician. Reporting to the Agricultural Services Manager, the Agricultural Services Technician assists in providing regulatory, administrative, extension and service duties, related to agricultural legislation administered by Woodlands County.

Applicants should possess:

 Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
 Self-motivation, the ability to work with minimal supervision
 The ability to identify weeds, insects, crop pests, and crop disease.
 Pesticide application knowledge and experience
 Beaver control experience
 Mechanical ability, the skills and knowledge to make minor repairs, and conduct routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
 A working knowledge of the Agricultural Service Board Act, Alberta Weed Control Act, Alberta Agricultural Pests Act, Alberta Soil Conservation Act

Ideal Qualifications:
 A Diploma or Degree in an Agricultural or an Environmental Sciences related field.
 A current Alberta Pesticide Applicators License (or the ability to obtain).
 A valid Alberta Class 5 Motor vehicle Operators License
 An Alberta Beaver Dam Blasting Permit (or the ability to obtain)

Remuneration will commensurate with experience, knowledge and abilities. Woodlands County also provides a comprehensive benefits package.
A detailed employment resume can be submitted to the address listed below and will be accepted until May 18, 2018 at noon or until a suitable candidate is found.

For further information pertaining to the position please contact the undersigned at 780-584-3866 or 1-866-584-3866.

Dawn Fortin
Agriculture Services Manager
Woodlands County
Box 33
Fort Assiniboine, AB T0G 1A0
E-mail: dawn.fortin@woodlands.ab.ca
Facsimile: 780-584-3988