Landscape Technician

Requisition #: 22/91
Job #: J0622-0856
Job Title: Landscape Technician
Job Type: Temporary
City, Province, Country: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Job Category: Environment
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: June 15, 2022
Posting Closing Date: July 3, 2022
Department: Engineering
Location: 5 St. Anne Street
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As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity:

The City of St. Albert is currently recruiting a Landscape Technician to temporarily join the Engineering Services Department.

Reporting to the Engineering Development Supervisor, the Landscape Technician is responsible for enhancing the environment through the development and maintenance of public and commercial landscape by ensuring that Developers abide by the municipal landscape guidelines to implement quality and principle in the urban environment.

This position will supervise construction to ensure they are in accordance with approved plans and compliance with municipal specifications, development agreement and the land use by-law. Incumbent will provide plan review, inspections, and letter of credit reduction in order to oversee all landscape improvement as per Development Agreement and Development Permit requirements.

The Landscape Technician will coordinate the Dutch Elm Disease Prevention and Awareness Program in the City and act as the Pest Officer allowing for the enforcement of the Dutch Elm Disease Bylaw. This position will also provide technical support to various in-house departments and Public Works.

The individual we seek has a strong understanding of land use by-laws, municipal landscape standards and regulations. This position requires knowledge of developments of technical drawings and specifications, cost estimate and contract document preparation, construction supervision and administration as well as knowledge in urban forestry, landscape design & arboriculture, and pest management.


• Diploma in Horticulture, Landscape Design, Landscape Technician, Arboriculture, Landscape Gardener, etc.
• Minimum 5 years landscape construction experience
• Landscape Journeyman Certification; Construction Safety training; ISA Certified Arborist; or GIS ArcMAP Certification.
• Membership of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association (LANTA), or Society to Prevent Dutch Elm Disease (STOPDED).
• Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite, PMS Systems, IIMA Systems, GIS Systems (ESRI and MapInfo), Oracle Databases, and/or Networking
• Class 5 Driver’s license.

Hours of Work:

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks).


$2,646.62 bi-weekly. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive flexible benefit package.


This is a temporary position commencing as soon as possible until December 2022.

• Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City will be conducting video conference interviews to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License and a personal vehicle for work use are required.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. Do you hold a valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license and have access to a personal vehicle for work use?

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