Employment Central - Farm Labourer - Term

Farm Labourer - Term

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government

Competition #: 021-05-2023

Farm Labourer - Term

Department: Wellness
Location: Tr’ondek Hwech’in Farm – Dawson, YT
Posting Date: May 17, 2023
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: October 31, 2023
Salary: Level 1 Step 1 ($23.18 hourly)

Closing Date 4:00pm (YST): May 31, 2023

Reporting to the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (TH) Farm Coordinator, the Farm Labourer is responsible for a variety of duties depending on the seasonal operation of the TH Farm. These duties may include but are not limited to: tilling, shoveling, planting, weeding, feeding livestock, harvest, inventory, cleaning, organizing and other general labour duties such as basic carpentry, supplies pick¬up and delivery and basic general maintenance assistance identified by the Farm Coordinator. This position may also assist in the sales of TH Farm products as required.

The TH Farm continues to build knowledge on northern growing and development of food security options through the incorporation of: traditional crops; non-traditional / staple food crops; medicinal herbs, plants, shrubs; animal husbandry; commercial products; and a year-round greenhouse. This year-round farm operation promotes the production of a fresh and sustainable source of food for community members.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or auxiliary on-call vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter & resume clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide. Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter and resume.

Essential Qualifications:
  •  Basic knowledge of gardening and/or farming practices.
  •  Basic knowledge or willingness to learn the process of raising animals for food.
  •  Knowledge or willingness to learn acceptable food storage and preservation standards.
  •  Experience with basic general maintenance.
  •  Experience in using hand and electrical tools.
  •  Ability to work in strenuous positions such as kneeling, crouching, and repetitive movements.
  •  Punctual and dependable.
  •  Responsible, reliable and accountable to assigned task.

  •  Experience with driving various vehicles (trucks, ATVs, trailers, tractors, etc.).
  •  Experience dealing tactfully and respectfully with the public.
  •  Ability to follow direction and established procedures.
  •  Knowledge of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in culture, community and government.

Conditions of Employment:
  •  Criminal Record Check.
  •  Class 5 Driver’s License with clear driver’s abstract an asset but not required.
  •  Standard First Aid, or willingness to obtain.
  •  Bear Aware, ATV Safety, Chainsaw Safety, or willingness to obtain.

A detailed job description is available upon request.

For more information, contact Human Resources or visit our website at: Trondek.ca
Phone: (867) 993-7100 Send inquiries to: hrjobs@trondek.ca 
Mail: Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government, P.O. Box 599, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B 1G0
Physical Location: 1242 Front Street, Dawson City, Yukon

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
“To work together, to speak with one voice and to serve Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Citizens in the pursuit of a strong, healthy, and united future.”

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