North Peace Applied Research Association — North Star, AB

Posted: November 3, 2022
Agricultural Research Technician


North Peace Applied Research Association — North Star, AB


The North Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA) is a non-profit agricultural organization at Manning, in the Peace River Country of northern Alberta. Producer driven, NPARA conducts applied agricultural research and extension programs in the North Peace region.

Job Details:
 Location: NPARA research farm, North Star,

Alberta, Canada, five-minute drive from head


  •   Salary: 50-55K plus benefits, commensurate onexperience
  •   Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full time37.5 hrs/week
  •   Start date: As soon as possible (1 vacancy)
  •   Employment Conditions: Required to doovertime in the growing season for certain activities (seeding, spraying, harvest and event planning). Flexible hours outside of the growing season.

    What you will do:
     Work closely with research coordinator to

    facilitate the planning and logistics of field work.

  •   Supervising summer student interns in the fieldand ensuring all field operations are conducted


  •   Implement research and demonstration projects(seeding, spraying, maintenance and harvest).
  •   Assist with extension events (tours, workshops).
  •   Experience with agricultural equipment such asseeder, mower, harvester, and sprayers will be

    considered an asset

  •   Assist with data collection (soil sampling,emergence counts, and plant heights)
  •   Other duties as the position requires.What you will bring:
     DegreeorDiplomainAgriculture,preferably

    plant science, soil science, or agronomy.

    •   Driventolearnmoreaboutfieldresearchwithvarious stakeholders (producers, agri-business,

      government and academia).

    •   Excellent written and communication skills, andattention to detail.
    •   Relatedexperienceinagriculturalresearchwould be an asset.
    •   Validdriver’slicense
    •   Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident ofCanada

Please submit a resume with references to Lance Ouellette (Manager) at