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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.

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Woodlands County is seeking the services of an individual to fill the full-time position of Equipment Operator (6-month contract) at the Whitecourt shop. This position is required for the operation of heavy equipment as required and general laborer duties.

This position reports to: Whitecourt Area Supervisor

Responsibility:

  • Operate equipment such as gravel truck, sand truck, loader, tractor, and be trained in the operation of all equipment other within the Infrastructure fleet.
  • Provide general labour and support to staff as directed by the Foreman
  • Conduct all operations in a safe manner within County policies and procedures while adhering to all Alberta OH&S regulations.
  • Operate equipment as needed
  • Perform regular equipment preventative maintenance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Area Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Valid class 3 drivers licence and an acceptable current driver’s abstract
  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work sifts as required
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to obtain “Air Brake Endorsement.

 

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm April 5, 2019

Applications can be:

  • emailed to hr@woodlands.ab.ca
  • Hand delivered to Woodlands County
    • Box 60, # 1 Woodlands Lane   Whitecourt AB T7S 1N3

 

A complete job description for the position is available at the Woodlands County Municipal Office in Whitecourt.

Woodlands County thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Are you seeking a career in a unique and exciting field?

Woodlands County is seeking to fill the position of Administrative Assistant based at the Whitecourt Airport.

This position provides assistance and support to the airport manager in; managing, auditing and assisting in all airport documentation.

The position also:

  • Maintains all airport documentation.
  • Assists in research, tenders, agreements, leases, meeting minutes and advertising as required.
  • There is mandatory training provided by Woodlands County
  • This position may be required to assist ground crews as required with the overall operation of the airport.
  • Shift work may be required

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Proven administrative assistant skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel

 

If you are seeking a challenging and exciting career, please submit your resume by 12:00 pm April 4, 2019, Attention:

HR Woodlands County
Box 60, #1 Woodlands Lane
Whitecourt, AB

Or    hr@woodlands.ab.ca

 

Job Description – Administration Assistant Airport

Looking for a dynamic career?

Woodlands County is seeking to fill the position of Equipment Operator / Labourer based at the Whitecourt Airport.

Under the general direction of the Airport Manager, this position is responsible for performing various activities including but not limited to; grass mowing, snow plowing, ice control, wildlife management.

The position also:

  • Operate various pieces of airport equipment
  • Perform general labour duties as required
  • Perform regular equipment maintenance
  • Adhere to standard airport operation protocols

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Prior equipment operating experience
  • Winter shift work required
  • Required to pass mandatory aviation training as provided by the County
  • Prior experience in an aviation field is an asset
  • Valid class 5 drivers licence, Class 3 drivers licence is an asset

If you are seeking a challenging and exciting career, please submit your resume by 12:00 pm April 4, 2019,

Attention:

HR Woodlands County
Box 60, #1 Woodlands Lane
Whitecourt, AB

Or hr@woodlands.ab.ca

 

Job Description – labourer equipment operator – Airport 

1. If I have no training or experience, can I still apply?

Each recruit is provided with a basic training course within the first year of joining a department. It is not necessary to have any prior training or experience; however, completion of a standard first aid course, or any other related training, would be beneficial.

2. What other training is provided?

Training is a priority for all of our firefighters. The County follows the 1001 NFPA standard for the professional certification of firefighters as a bar to reach for. As a result, regional courses are hosted throughout the County that are coordinated through Fire Etc. Only certified Fire Etc. instructors are used for these courses. The courses are usually held on two consecutive weekends and involve a theory and practical portion. A certified proctor, recognized by Fire Etc., administers the written and practical examinations at the host department. Certification and marks are usually received from Fire Etc. 2 to 3 weeks after the examination has been written. The minimum training levels for all departments are S100, S300 and flagging. For more information on the Fire Etc. 1001 firefighting training, please visit the Fire Etc. website.

3. Why is so much time spent on training?

Firefighting is becoming an increasingly technical and skilled field, and safety of our volunteer members is our primary concern. A significant amount of time must be dedicated to training either through department hosted Fire Etc. NFPA 1001 courses, or standard department organized practices. To ensure that all firefighters are prepared to deliver the highest level of service required, training standards have been developed. These standards provide the needed skills, abilities and knowledge that enable our volunteer members to deliver safe, effective emergency services to residents.

4. Do volunteer firefighters receive pay and benefits?

Yes. The County provides $22.66/hr for an incident response plus $.60/km for use of personal vehicle when responding. For training nights or practices, volunteer members also receive $.60/km for mileage compensation. Each department is also allocated an amount that is divided amongst its members based on a points system. Although the fire service has a good safety record, firefighters are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy and WCB. Protective clothing and uniforms are supplied, and each member is issued a radio.

6. How much time is involved?

Each department has regular training or practice nights starting at approximately 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. There may be occasional weekend department-organized practices as well. All volunteer members are expected to attend as many of the training sessions as possible. Contact your local Fire Chief for more information.

7. Who can become a firefighter?

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License. They should be physically fit and live within Woodlands County near the fire department they wish to join. Applications are reviewed by the appropriate fire chief and review committee.

There is also a Junior Firefighter position for individuals between the ages of 16-18.

 

Download an application form

Please mail completed forms to:
Woodlands County
Box 60, #1 Woodlands Lane
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N3

1. If I have no training or experience, can I still apply?

Each recruit is provided with a basic training course within the first year of joining a department. It is not necessary to have any prior training or experience; however, completion of a standard first aid course, or any other related training, would be beneficial.

2. What other training is provided?

Training is a priority for all of our firefighters. The County follows the 1001 NFPA standard for the professional certification of firefighters as a bar to reach for. As a result, regional courses are hosted throughout the County that are coordinated through Fire Etc. Only certified Fire Etc. instructors are used for these courses. The courses are usually held on two consecutive weekends and involve a theory and practical portion. A certified proctor, recognized by Fire Etc., administers the written and practical examinations at the host department. Certification and marks are usually received from Fire Etc. 2 to 3 weeks after the examination has been written. The minimum training levels for all departments are S100, S300 and flagging. For more information on the Fire Etc. 1001 firefighting training, please visit the Fire Etc. website.

3. Why is so much time spent on training?

Firefighting is becoming an increasingly technical and skilled field, and safety of our volunteer members is our primary concern. A significant amount of time must be dedicated to training either through department hosted Fire Etc. NFPA 1001 courses, or standard department organized practices. To ensure that all firefighters are prepared to deliver the highest level of service required, training standards have been developed. These standards provide the needed skills, abilities and knowledge that enable our volunteer members to deliver safe, effective emergency services to residents.

4. Do volunteer firefighters receive pay and benefits?

Yes. The County provides $22.66/hr for an incident response plus $.60/km for use of personal vehicle when responding. For training nights or practices, volunteer members also receive $.60/km for mileage compensation. Each department is also allocated an amount that is divided amongst its members based on a points system. Although the fire service has a good safety record, firefighters are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy and WCB. Protective clothing and uniforms are supplied, and each member is issued a radio.

6. How much time is involved?

Each department has regular training or practice nights starting at approximately 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. There may be occasional weekend department-organized practices as well. All volunteer members are expected to attend as many of the training sessions as possible. Contact your local Fire Chief for more information.

7. Who can become a firefighter?

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License. They should be physically fit and live within Woodlands County near the fire department they wish to join. Applications are reviewed by the appropriate fire chief and review committee.

There is also a Junior Firefighter position for individuals between the ages of 16-18.

 

Download an application form

Please mail completed forms to:
Woodlands County
Box 60, #1 Woodlands Lane
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N3