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Division or Department: Parks
Term: Permanent Full-Time
- Develops and maintains a computerized data management system for pest control activities and related programs.
- Conducts investigative studies using approved scientific methodologies, demonstrating skill and judgement in the use of laboratory and/or field equipment and instrumentation; evaluates and applies the appropriate statistical analysis to the data collected.
- Collects, rears and identifies insect specimens according to standard methodologies and ensures that unique or unusual specimens are preserved for reference purposes.
- Investigates and responds to enquiries from clients regarding pest-related concerns by meeting with clients and proposing mutually agreeable solutions and providing information.
- Assists with the enforcement of the provincial Dutch Elm Disease regulations.
- Represents Pest Management at warranty inspections for all City of Saskatoon construction projects involving trees and shrubs assesses plant material for pests, diseases and overall health.
- Prepares reports of field activities and special projects as appropriate.
- Provides training and guidance to employees performing activities related to insect pest identification, biology and control and operating equipment.
- Prepares and presents informational, educational and public awareness discussions for other departments, schools, public meetings etc.
- Assists with the development of operational procedures.
- Consults with other municipalities and other levels of government to stay current with new initiatives.
- Supports and promotes a safe and positive workplace culture through a variety of initiatives and activities.
- Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations in addition to the City of Saskatoon’s Administrative Occupational Health & Safety Policies and departmental procedures.
- Assists in the development and implementation of strategic and business plans by working with consultant, researching and advising on content, and facilitating reviews and advice from other City staff.
- Assists with securing project funding from both internal and external sources, this may include preparation of and reporting on grant applications and preparing internal reports and memos,
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Degree in a related field of study.
- Two years’ practical entomological experience in the identification and control of invertebrate/vertebrate pest species, including experience in ecological field work data collection.
- Possession of or the ability to obtain within three months after date of hire, all applicable pesticide applicator permits.
- Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's Licence.
- Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
- Possession of, or the ability to obtain within six months from the date of hire, valid first aid and CPR certificates.
- Considerable knowledge of insect anatomy, physiology and behaviour.
- Knowledge of insect taxonomy with the ability to identify insects to the level of genus and species.
- Knowledge and understanding of plant physiology, ecology and tree diseases.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, materials and instrumentation in the area of entomological laboratory and/or field work.
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, including communication (oral and written), facilitation and collaboration, with the ability to interact with various internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to establish, manage and negotiate effective partnerships and agreements with a wide variety of groups, agencies, associations and civic and provincial departments and municipalities.
- Ability to assist in conducting research, analyzing complex issues, and making timely and thorough reports and recommendations.
- Ability to use the Microsoft and GIS software at an advanced level.
Salary: $33.94 to $37.42 per hour (2021 rates)
Closing Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:15 pm
Labour Group: CUPE 59