Employment Opportunities

PLANT HEALTH OFFICER (6 positions) - SARM

Date Posted: April 11, 2018

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) would like to invite all those qualified and interested in becoming one of SARM’s six Plant Health Officers (PHO) to express an interest. 

  • There will be one PHO position for each of SARM’s six Divisions. (See link to SARM Divisions: https://sarm.ca/about-sarm/members).
  • Please indicate your preference of Division when making a submission.
  • These positions will report to SARM and be secured as a contract from June 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019; with the potential to renew on an annual basis. 
  • Candidates must be a licenced Professional Agrologist or be eligible to apply for a licence and registered with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists as well as be legally able to work in Canada.

You will have knowledge of:

  • fundamental principles of integrated pest management, plant diseases, insects, weeds and vertebrate pests including terminologies, applied methodologies and identification procedures;
  • minor use pesticides program and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA);
  • crop pest survey and methodology; and
  • prairie agriculture crop production systems.

You will have the demonstrated ability to:

  • identify, interpret and transfer accurate, relevant, impartial information related to pest management to rural municipalities, agriculture producers, industry and colleagues;
  • identify and analyze crop pest issues and interests to develop viable options, acceptable explanations and/or workable solutions;
  • interact with internal and external clients to establish and maintain workable relationships built on trust and respect.
  • possess effective communication and writing abilities.
  • work independently and as a team member with colleagues, agencies and others to meet program and client needs;
  • prioritize and accurately complete tasks within established timelines in a multi-task environment; and
  • access, retrieve, input and process information using various electronic systems in an accurate and timely manner.

PHO’s will develop, promote and implement best practices within their SARM Division to proactively identify, monitor and control invasive/emerging threats to plant biosecurity in agriculture with the goal of developing more comprehensive control strategies.  The scope of their work will include prohibited/noxious weeds, clubroot, Norway Rat, problem Beaver and other pests declared/designated under the Saskatchewan Pest Control Act and Weed Control Act.

These positions within each SARM Division will undertake 3 main roles:

  1. Educate Saskatchewan Rural Municipalities (RMs) on how best to undertake duties required of them via the Saskatchewan Pest Control Act and Weed Control Act.
    • Enhance communication materials to ensure RMs and landowners/ratepayers are aware of their duties via the pest and weed control legislation.
    • Assist in developing templates for RMs (ie. RM Bylaws, rate payer communication letters).
    • The Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture will appoint the PHO under the Pest Control Act as the Appointed Pest Control Officer (PCO) for the Division to ensure clubroot is effectively and consistently managed.
    • The PHO may be asked to fill in for PCO and/or Weed Inspector (WI) vacancies at the RM level within their SARM Division.
  1. Provide education, training and support for Appointed PCOs and WI to ensure a more proactive and consistent approach to monitoring and control of all regulated agricultural crop pests/prohibited/noxious weeds across the province.
  1. Under the guidance of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture (SMA) Crop Specialists monitor, survey and report on pests/prohibited/noxious weeds occurrences.
    • Coordinate and participate in pest/plant surveys within the Division as required by SMA.
    • Collect data back from PCO/Weed Inspectors appointed by RMs regarding pests/plants.
    • PHOs work together with SMA to develop best practices to be promoted provincially.
    • Monitor and organize the redistribution of biological control agents within the Division where they are appropriate to use.
    • Contract seasonal staff to assist with duties required.

Please send your expression of interest and resume by end of day April 27, 2018 to Annette Ellert, SARM Agriculture Programs Manager, by fax (306-565-2141, email: aellert@sarm.ca or mail to 2301 Windsor Park Road, Regina, SK  S4V 3A4.

SOFTWARE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN - MuniSoft

Date Posted: April 09, 2018

Are you customer service oriented, with exceptional communication skills?  Do you have a passion for solving problems and helping people?  Can you maintain a positive and professional attitude even while working in challenging and sometimes stressful situations? 

If the answer is yes, MuniSoft may have a spot for you!  We are searching for those special few who will take on challenges and turn them into opportunities.  People who are naturally proactive and have a desire to help local communities by supporting small municipalities with their software needs.

Our team of Software Support Technicians provide support for the applications we develop and install in municipal government offices across Canada.  Members of our support team are also encouraged to diversify their positions by training, creating website content or working with other departments.  These additional tasks are usually taken on after approximately 2 years of internal training.

This is a full-time, permanent position.  Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with an immediate start date.  Although our preference is to have you work from one of our branch offices, we are open to making concessions for the right candidate if suitable home office conditions exist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing front line software support to our municipal clients
  • Updating internal systems with concise, timely and accurate information regarding client calls and email correspondence
  • Providing feedback, direction and assistance to other MuniSoft staff regarding the software’s functionality and user interface design
  • Creating documents and providing data to support client-requested changes to the software
  • Leading online training to small groups of clients
  • Providing assistance to our software Quality Assurance department as time permits

Requirements

  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles and concepts
  • Bookkeeping experience
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced, time sensitive position
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including a pleasant professional phone manner
  • High level of comfort working with computers and using a variety of software programs
  • Proven problem solving and multi-tasking abilities
  • Periodic travel for onsite training, conventions or staff meetings

Note:  MuniSoft’s Annual General Meeting is held in Regina, SK.  All staff are required to attend, the date is typically announced 10 months in advance.

Assets

  • Experience working in a municipal office as a financial clerk or administrator
  • Prior training experience

Compensation

  • Salary range is $38,000 - 43,000/yr based on applicable experience         

Top reasons to become part of the MuniSoft family:

  • Generous benefits package:
  • Extended Health/Dental (cost-shared plan between employees and MuniSoft)
  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Six paid sick days
  • 3 Personal Leave Days
  • 12 paid stat holidays
  • RRSP contributions
  • Ongoing training.  At MuniSoft you can expect to receive various opportunities not just for your initial training but for continuous ongoing training throughout your career. 
  • We’re here to stay.  We’ve been providing computer software and hardware solutions for over 30 years; and are growing stronger with each year.  We have over 700 municipal clients across Canada.
  • Our clients love us.  We have a solid reputation for creating easy to use, full featured software, backed by unparalleled support services.  Our clients love that we care so much about them!
  • Nationwide.  We serve clients from our head office in Regina, SK, a branch office in Kingston, ON and multiple home offices throughout the country.
  • Paid birthday off.  Yes, you read that right.  At MuniSoft we give you the best present you could ask for (after one year of service) – your birthday off WITH pay! 
  • We value your time.  Overtime is rarely required at MuniSoft.  We also approve flex-time for senior and proven staff.

To be considered for this position please forward your resume and cover letter stating relevant experience and skills to our General Manager, Nicole Andrew.

Email:  hr@munisoft.ca

Fax:  306-525-4030

Mail:  MuniSoft, 1834 McAra Street, Regina, SK S4N 5C4

Visit www.munisoft.ca to learn more about MuniSoft, the clear leader in local government software solutions.

PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT/CLERK - R.M. of Dundurn No. 314

Date Posted: April 05, 2018

The R.M. of Dundurn No. 314 is accepting applications for the position of part time Office Assistant/Clerk preference will be given to applicants enrolled or interested in taking the LGA Program.  Primary responsibilities may include: Front line support to the public and providing administrative support.

Send resumes to the RM of Dundurn No. 314 prior to May 4th, 2018 by the following:

rm314@sasktel.net                

Fax: 306-492-4758

Phone: 306-492-2132

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

GRADER OPERATOR - R.M. of Carmichael No. 109

Date Posted: March 26, 2018

The R.M. of Carmichael No. 109 is accepting applications for the position of a full time permanent or seasonal Grader Operator to start tentatively in May 2018. 

  • Offers benefits and pension for permanent employees
  • Experience is an asset
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Salary to be negotiated based on experience
  • Start date and position type to be negotiated based on individual applicant

Send resume stating experience, preference for permanent or seasonal, and references by 4:00 pm April 10th, 2018 to: 

The R.M. of Carmichael No. 109  Box 420   Gull Lake, SK   S0N 1A0

(Tel) 306-672-3501

(Fax) 306-672-3295

rm109@sasktel.net

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