Leduc County

Careers

Leduc County provides competitive wages, learning and development opportunities, an incentive bonus and the opportunity to work with people who are committed to providing quality municipal services to the residents of Leduc County.

To apply for any of the below career opportunities, or for further information, please contact human resources at 780-979-2392 or hr@leduc-county.com.

Local food coordinator - closes May 29

This posting closes on Wednesday, May 29 at 4:30 p.m.

The local food coordinator is a resource to residents to support, develop and strengthen their capacities as local food producers and assist them in connecting with food consumers in order to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks in the region through networking, education and partnerships.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supports Leduc County residents in developing a local food network while being an advocate for the agricultural/food production industry in Leduc County and the Leduc region.
  • Establishes, promotes, supports and fosters connections between new and existing Leduc County growers and livestock producers with organizations such as Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Explore Local, Alberta Farm Fresh Producers, Alberta Farmers Market Association, Alberta Farm Animal Care and other grower/marketing organizations within the province.
  1. Supports the re-visioning of small-holding agricultural activities that are permitted within certain districts of Leduc County.

  2. Explores the development of community gardens within locales of Leduc County.
  • Engages, promotes and supports community leaders interested in developing community gardens through education and allocation of budgeted resources.
  1. Provides support and resources relating to expertise on horticultural and agronomic matters related to local food production, gardening and tree maintenance.

  2. Plans and develops workshops to provide information to residents and creates opportunities to network and collaborate on agricultural and horticultural-related issues. The focus will be to draw attention towards trends around local food, social media supports and foster new ideas and ventures.

  3. Implements the horticultural services program by managing the plantings on county-owned properties.
  • Creates landscaping designs for Leduc County roadside signage and shrub bed developments.
  1. Supports the supervision and direction of seasonal staff to complete the necessary maintenance of plantings around Leduc County facilities.

  2. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.

  3. Participates in the county Health, Safety, and Wellness program as required.

  4. Performs other related duties, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

The preferred level of education required by this position is a diploma/degree in agricultural business (or related field), with experience in event coordination and a passion for the local food system. The incumbent should have knowledge in plant bio-systems that may include agronomic and horticultural pests and pest management and have a keen interest in gardening and plant materials.

The incumbent must possess excellent communication skills to effectively interact with the general public, co-workers and peer professionals. Additionally, the individual must be able to manage their time effectively and have proven organizational skills while working independently or within a team environment. An agricultural or farming background is considered an asset. The incumbent must have a valid Class 5 Alberta drivers’ licence.

Fire Prevention Officer - closes May 31

The fire prevention officer is responsible for conducting fire inspections, public education/awareness and coordination of pre-incident planning. Responsibilities also include assisting with and conducting fire investigations throughout the county.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  1. Conducts fire inspections.
  • Interprets and enforces the Alberta Fire Code as it relates to buildings and safety within Leduc County.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts preventative or reactive fire safety inspections to meet Leduc County’s Quality Management Plan as required by Safety Codes Council.
  • Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure compliance as required.
  • Prepares fire inspection reports and maintains precise and accurate records.
  • Enforces Part 4 of the Alberta Fire Code in coordination with the PTMAA.
  • Liaises with other AHJ’s, agencies, or levels of government to ensure currency of knowledge and fairness in application as related to interpretation and enforcement of the Alberta Fire Code and other related documents.
  • Enhances working relationships with local businesses.
  1. Oversees public education and awareness.
  • Oversees and maintains currency of all public fire safety education programs across Leduc County.
  • Oversees and/or delivers fire prevention education sessions to the public as required.
  • Alerts through the chain of command to the Fire Chief and to the public as directed of any abnormal fire risks or other unusual concerns.
  1. Coordinates pre-incident planning.
  • Conducts pre-incident planning inspections.
  • Maintains pre-incident planning records and ensures they are available during emergency events for responding fire crews.
  • Provides fire safety information through the district chiefs to district stations thereby ensuring current awareness and information by firefighters as needed.
  1. Conducts and assists with fire investigations.
  • Conducts fire investigations or assists on-call Deputy Fire Chiefs in conducting fire investigations when required.
  • Liaises with other fire investigators, including private insurance fire investigators, ensuring adherence to process while effectively collaborating.
  • Prepares fire investigation reports for the County and provides reporting to the Fire Commissioner’s Office as legislated.
  • Ensures event records are up to date in order to ensure accurate tracking of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and the potential provision of records in legal proceedings.
  1. Assists the Fire Marshal when required.
  • Performs duties as a County fire guardian.
  • Provides quarterly reports to the Fire Marshal of all activities.
  • Forwards proposals for policies, regulations and procedures, for consideration.
  • Submits annual budget proposals for consideration in areas of responsibility.
  1. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the County Human Resources Policy Manual.
  2. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program, as required.
  3. Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications, abilities and skills

A high school diploma and certification to NFPA 1001, Level 2 is required. Safety Codes Officer certification to the level of Group “B” Level 1 and Basic Group “A”, or the ability to attain certification,  is required. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the fire service with 2 years’ experience as a fire prevention officer is an asset.

A working understanding of the Alberta Building and Alberta Fire Codes and other relevant fire safety related legislation with the ability to interpret the codes and apply them effectively across the various municipalities across Leduc County is required. Excellent interpersonal, public relations, and presentation skills are required.

Competency in data entry using various software including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is required. A class 5 driver license is required.  This role involves duties that demand a level of physical fitness to be maintained.

A criminal record check satisfactory to Leduc County and the ability to obtain security clearance at the Edmonton International Airport are required.

Position

Closing Date

We thank everyone for your application; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.