Our team at West-Central Forage Association (WCFA) is looking to fill the role of Agronomy Technician to support our team. You will be responsible for implementing and maintaining applied and adaptive research across the west-central region of Alberta (approximately 10,000 acres); focusing on new agricultural technology and production practices.
We’re looking for a self-starter who can manage their time effectively as this role requires drive and a sense of accountability. Although you will be joining a small team we provide support for producers across six local municipalities and collaborate with other organizations and applied research associations across the province.
If you are an ambitious and forward thinking individual, wanting to make an impact in the agricultural world at ground level, consider applying.
- Taking the lead in the planning, development, preparation, implementation and reporting of research trials, demonstrations and projects;
- Manage the process of plot and project set up, equipment calibrations, monitoring, maintenance, site selection, sampling, and harvesting;
- Collection, analysis and reporting of data collected from research trials and other projects;
- Help support and build relationships with producers, industry, companies, and other associations;
- Maintenance and implementation of project manuals and material;
- Data entry, research and compile information from a variety of sources for the completion of newsletters, technical, and annual reports;
- Operate computer to use various software applications such as spreadsheets to format data and word to assemble reports;
- Receive clients and provide general information;
- Perform some administrative support functions; and
- Increase awareness and public profile of WCFA.
- Post-Secondary education in Agriculture, Environmental or a related field and at least 2 years of related experience;
- Strong knowledge of experimental design;
- Proficiency with technology and programs such as Microsoft office suite;
- Demonstrative leadership with the ability to effectively lead teams;
- Displays strong organizational ability, excellent verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal communications skills;
- Excellent problem solving, strong attention to detail and ability to take ownership/ accountability;
- Must hold a valid class 5 driver’s license;
- Required to use equipment (tractor, mowers, truck/trailer, and other equipment); and
- Longer hours during field season
Hours & Compensation
- Benefits included following probation period
- Please provide 2 or more professional references
- Drivers abstract will be required prior to hiring
How to Apply
Please send your resume to Becky Doherty through firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a cover letter explaining why you believe you are a good fit for this position.
We appreciate your interest, but please note that we will only be contacting successful applicants – posting will be listed until position filled.