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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Brooks. 

The Greenhouse Research and Production Complex (GRPC) in Brooks is operated and managed by the Greenhouse Section within the Crop Research & Extension Branch of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. We conduct research projects, develop new technologies, and provide resources and solutions for greenhouse industry growth in Alberta.

Are you ready to grow your horticulture career? Are you up to the challenge of a position that involves leading greenhouse operations and the technical aspects of scientific research? If so, here is your opportunity to join our team working out of a state-of-the art research greenhouse facility in Brooks, Alberta. 

As the Greenhouse Operations Lead you will oversee all operational functions of the high-tech greenhouse complex, including climate settings, irrigation and fertilization systems, pest and disease management, facilities and equipment maintenance, and crop work. You will have full supervisory responsibility for the technical team including establishing standards and priorities, training, orientation, scheduling and assigning work. In addition, as the lead research technologist, you will provide support and services for the research trials and projects conducted in the complex, including collecting samples, assisting with data/statistical analysis, conducting literature reviews and assisting with scientific papers. 

Your strong leadership, communication and problem-solving skills will contribute to your success with the team and in working closely with external clients. Your technical knowledge in agriculture and horticulture, including plant physiology, agronomy or crop science and familiarity with pests and diseases in the greenhouse environment will be beneficial in the research aspects of this position. 

What we offer:
  • A comprehensive and competitive benefits plan:  http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm
  • Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf
  • An additional $750 Health Spending Account: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/benefits/healthspendingacct/hsa-guide-union.pdf
  • Christmas closure and vacation entitlements
  • Exciting learning opportunities to further your skills 
  • Chances for career growth and development
  • Work-life balance

This is a challenging but rewarding job. Come work with us.

For information on the City of Brooks, please click the following link: http://brooks.ca/.

For information on the Crop Diversification Centre South, please click the following link:

Salary: $2,780.23 - $3,660.46 bi-weekly ($72,564 - $95,538 per annum). Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is selected. Job ID #1045322

Qualifications: A two-year diploma in a related field, such as production horticulture, plus a minimum of seven years hands on crop problem-solving capacity and commercial greenhouse related production experience is required. A completed related University degree is preferred. Supervisory experience is also necessary. Experience in greenhouse climate control for operating computerized control systems such as heating and cooling, humidity control, lighting, and irrigation systems is required. Experience with fruit and vegetable production is preferred. Equivalences will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification.

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across the Government of Alberta.

Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Human Resource Services, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 3rd Floor, J.G. O'Donoghue Building, 7000 - 113 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6. Phone: (780) 427-2111; Fax: (780) 427-3398. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.

Position Profile: 
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/jobs/positionprofile/pp1045322.htm

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at (780) 427-2111. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applicants will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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