Land and Environment

4 Job Available!

Grounds Crew Foreman - Closing Applications: Feb 01, 2019

Employer: Lee Creek Valley Golf
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Cardston

Job Description:

Responsible for the upkeep and improvement of all grounds and equipment
of the Lee Creek Golf Course, the Grounds Crew Foreman shall facilitate the service and
maintenance all of the mechanical and irrigation systems as well as environmental management
of the course, provide professional advice and assistance to management, and participate in all
long-range planning for the course.

• Assist golf course management in the preparation of a facility 3-year operational and a 5-
year capital budget and implement the budgets once they have been approved by Council
• Participate in staff meetings and hold daily tool box meetings with grounds crew
• Develop and organize daily work schedules for grounds keeping staff
• Lead, inspire, and motivate staff, both new and experienced, through training as well as
leading by example
• Oversee the Town of Cardston safety program for the course
• Be an integral part of the management team working closely with golf course
management to achieve strategic objectives including development of policies and
• Fulfill summer staffing requirements by participating in the interview process.
• Implement an ongoing plan and schedule for the operation and maintenance of the course
• Ensure that the necessary supplies and materials are readily available to allow smooth
operation and proper maintenance
• Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules and expedite work flow to ensure
efficiency and effectiveness of the operation.
• Maintain an exceptional course environment through expert turf care
• Oversee the pest and weed control, seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning,
and watering of the golf course
• Coordinate with golf course management to accommodate tournaments and events
• Perform other related duties that may from time to time be assigned by golf course golf
course management
• 3+ years experience in golf course maintenance management
• Diploma or certificate from a recognized turf management program is preferred
• Experience in golf course construction would be an asset
• Mechanical knowledge of turf grass equipment
• Knowledge of chemical and fertilizer applications as well as an Alberta Environment
approved applicators license
• Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course
construction and maintenance work, especially irrigation maintenance
• Highly motivated and hard working individual with strong communication and leadership
• Ability to work in all weather conditions and capable of performing physically
demanding work
- Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found
- For full consideration please submit applications by February 1, 2019 at 12:00pm.
- Applications can be emailed to or dropped off at the Cardston
Civic Centre during business hours (9:00am-4:30pm) to the attention of Alex Schow.

Wage: TBD 
Contact Email:

Conservation Technician - Closing Applications: Jan 25, 2019

Employer: The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Calgary

Job Description:

Every summer, the Nature Conservancy of Canada – Alberta Region (NCC) hires post-secondary students and recent graduates of a biological/ecological program to perform stewardship work and compliance monitoring on lands conserved by NCC. In 2019, NCC will be hiring one Conservation Technician to work in the Red Deer area, and two Conservation Technicians for the Edmonton area. 

The successful candidate will:

•Demonstrate an interest and/or experience in performing stewardship (e.g. removing invasive species and old fences, hanging signage) and monitoring (e.g. invasive species, rare plant and wildlife documentation, writing standardized reports, photography, compliance reporting) duties on NCC properties (essential);
•Be enthusiastic, positive, detail oriented, and self-motivated even when not working under direct supervision (essential);
•Display competency with Microsoft Word and Excel, general computer skills, data management and effective writing skills (essential). This position requires standardized reporting to be completed after monitoring in compliance with a national standard; 
•Work well within a team environment, including Natural Area Managers and other Technicians (essential); 
•Have valid Standard First Aid Level C CPR + AED Certification (essential);
•Have a valid non-probationary (class 5) driver’s license (essential);
•Have a background in Alberta plant and wildlife identification (asset);
•Have experience using GPS units, iPads and Avenza Maps (asset);
•Have experience using hand-held weed removal and fencing tools (asset);
•Have experience identifying invasive and non-native species (asset);
•Demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations (ie. what to do if a bear is encountered!) (asset).

This can be a physically demanding job, requiring long days hiking on NCC properties through various terrains and in inclement weather. Some travel and overnight stays may be required. 

This is a very rewarding summer position which will further your appreciation and interest in natural history and land conservation. Using and enhancing knowledge gained in your education, your experience as a Summer Conservation Technician will help conserve wildlife habitat and other significant lands.

1.Fill out our brief questionnaire: 
2.E-mail your application to 

To be considered for this position, please ensure:
•Your e-mail subject line is “2019 Conservation Technician Application – Central and Northern Alberta”.
•Your cover letter is a maximum of one page long
•Your cover letter and resume are saved together in one .pdf file
•Your .pdf file name is your: First name Last name (e.g., “Sam Smith.pdf”)
*Please note that we have different funding sources that may have additional criteria

Interviews will be held in the Edmonton and Red Deer areas in February 2019.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wage: $17/hour based on a 37.5-hour work week 
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Irrigation and Water Fall Labourer/Foreman - Closing Applications: Jan 31, 2019

Employer: Babbling Brooks - Ponds and Waterfalls
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Calgary, AB

Job Description:

Take part in the installation of residential/commercial irrigation system
Complete the installation of ponds, water features (ie. bubbler rocks) and water falls/streams. 
Keep worksites clean and tidy
Help promote company safety, quality of work and exception customer service.

Contact Email:

Vegetation Management Technician - Closing Applications: March 31, 2019

Employer: Ace Vegetation Control Services Ltd.
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Nisku

Job Description:

This is a 2019 Summer Employment Position

We are currently accepting applications for qualified individuals for work in areas across western Canada.

Please note the required qualifications in this posting!

Vegetation Management Technicians and Crew Leaders

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Give your career the start it deserves with ACE Vegetation Service. We are currently hiring vegetation management technicians and crew leaders for the summer. Many students over the years have used ACE to pay for their college expenses. ACE offers students in Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Studies invaluable experience that can lead to greater opportunities after College or University. We are accepting applications from students from ALL faculties.

We provide extensive safety training and herbicide license training—equipping you with the knowledge to make the right decisions in the field. Accommodations and meals are provided while working in the field. ACE offers competitive wages with opportunities to work significant overtime and travel western Canada.

This position involves:
• Herbicide application and weed management
• Record keeping
• Inventory and equipment management
• Weed identification
• Equipment operation
• Quality customer contact and public relations
• Developing work plans and a vegetation program

• Be 18 years of age or older
• Recommend 1st year college or university education
• Have strong written and verbal communication skills
• Have a great attitude and be a team player
• Be in good health, bondable and energetic
• Be willing to work outdoors for long hours with overtime for a 4 month period
• You must pass a drug and alcohol test
• A valid Canadian driver's license (class 5) is required (or minimum GDL for 2 years), Class 1 and 3 licenses are an added value
• Driver’s abstract (3 yr) is required
• A current Pesticide Applicator license (BC,AB,SK,MB) is a definite asset

Applicants will need to have these certifications prior to training starting April 29:
• Standard First Aid Level C with AED
• H2S Alive
• Bear Awareness

Training commences April 29 in Nisku/Leduc, Alberta. Work will commence on projects throughout Western Canada and continue from May through to late August. Additional projects are available in the early spring and late fall seasons for individuals available during these periods.

If you meet these qualifications then please apply today by:
• email: psherback at
• Fax: 780-955-9426
• Mail: ACE Vegetation, 2001-8th Street, Nisku, AB T9E 7Z1

ACE is a leading western Canadian vegetation control company with over 35 years of experience. We are proud of our reputation as a professional, resourceful and service oriented company. Our training program is one of the best in the industry. In addition to spray services, we also provide mulching, mowing, reclamation and consulting services to the Utility, Oil and Gas, and Pipeline Sectors. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wage: $16-18 
Contact Email:

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