Trochu February 4, 2015

Next Council Meeting
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 & 23, 2015

Council Meetings begin at 6:00 PM  –  Public Welcome

Employment Opportunities
Director of Operations

Under the general direction of the CAO, the Director of Operations is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the planning, coordinating and supervision of activities in the Town’s Operations Department including; public works, recreation facilities, water and sewer, solid waste management services, roads, fleet maintenance, recycling, sidewalks, storm sewers and drainage.
Preferred Qualifications:  Management experience and a good understanding of engineering would be an asset.  Work experience in a municipal setting with proven organizational, leadership, strong interpersonal, good communication and public-relation skills.

For a more comprehensive job description regarding this employment opportunity please visit the Town of Trochu website -

Arboretum Facility Manager
This position will commence on or about April 1, 2015 and will terminate October 15, 2015. The term of the position is under review and may lead to permanent part-time or full-time employment.  
REGULAR HOURS:  40 hours per week, you may be required to work additional hours during planting and special functions.  There may be some requirement to work on weekends.  You are required to schedule time off in lieu.  
1.  Responsible for the care, operation and maintenance of the Trochu and District Arboretum;
2.  Carry out all planting, weeding, mulching, grooming, and trimming, of plants, trees and bushes;
3.  Work under a Certified Provincial Pesticide Applicator to control the spread of weeds;
4.  Maintain all pathways, green areas, picnic areas, flowerbeds, ponds and buildings with the exception of the Arboretum House which is under a separate contract. However, from time to time you may be required to carry out minor repairs to that building;
5.  Responsible for the annual spring preparation and fall clean-up of the grounds and buildings;
6.  Assist in regular inspections and maintenance of Arboretum equipment and machinery;
7.  Install, maintain, operate and repair irrigations systems;
8.  Operate various pieces of equipment such as lawnmowers, weed whips, light tractors and light single axle trucks, etc.
9.  May be required to assist in the design as well as the preparation, planting and maintenance of flowerbeds, shrubs and trees;
10.  Responsible for scheduling all events at the Trochu Arboretum and Gardens and Visitor Interpretive Center;
11.  Supervise staff, schedule shifts and collect timesheets;
12.  May be required to occasionally assist and work with other Town employees on designated projects;
13.  Responsible for keeping records and drafting reports for supervisors;
14.  May be required to provide reports for Public circulation;
15.  Responsible for provision of services within a budget.
16.  May be required to take courses and attend seminars
1.  Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma or GED certificate;
2.  Courses and/or certificates in horticulture or arboriculture and experience in gardening and /or facility management;
3.  The ability to communicate effectively with the public, supervisors and co-workers;
4.  A minimum two years of experience in the operation, and maintenance of parks or gardens.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered;
5.  Ability to effectively and efficiently operate lawn mowers, weed whips, light tractors, snow blowers, skid steers, backhoes, single axle trucks, etc.;
6.  Ability to understand oral and written instructions;
7.  Experience using computer applications including Microsoft Office software;
8.  A valid Class V Driver’s License.
Forward resumes to
Town of Trochu
PO Box 340, Trochu, AB T0M 2C0
Attention:  Carl Peterson
Or hand deliver to the Town Office (416 Arena Ave.)
or email to
Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2015 for Director of Operations and March 13, 2015 for Arboretum Manager
Only those selected for interview will be contacted.