Administrative Assistant

SARDA (Smoky Applied Research & Demonstration Association) is an applied research association located in Falher, covering the south Peace Region of Alberta. The MD of Smoky River and Northern Sunrise County are mainly crop producing areas including cereal and oilseeds production, pulses, flax, forage seed crops & other crops, while the MD of Big Lakes and MD of Greenview have more cattle operations.

SARDA is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person to join their team.  This employment opportunity is a Part time position and will commence when a suitable candidate is found.


  1. Secondary School Diploma an asset.
  2. Business Administration degree or diploma an asset.
  3. Class 5 Drivers License

The following skills would be an asset.

  1. Strong work ethic, ability to organize time and ensure attention to detail.
  2. Ability to take minutes and preform basic bookkeeping functions.
  3. Ability to work in Microsoft office and Simply Accounting
  4. Ability to do social media.(Facebook & Twitter)
  5. Excellent inter-personal skills, able to work in group & one-on-one settings with producers & other staff.

Job Description

To work with SARDA staff, producers & other partners in the south-east Peace Region.  SARDA Ag Research mandate is to facilitate the transfer of unbiased ideas and information between research institutions, industry and agricultural producers.

The Administrative Assistant will be required to perform an array of administrative duties including secretarial, receptionist duties and assist in looking after shop duties in April/May and during harvest time September/October.  Additional responsibilities include reconciling bank statements, taking minutes during meetings. The Administrative Assistant is also accountable for drafting, reviewing and editing time-sensitive correspondence sent by the manager.  Other duties, relevant to the position, shall be assigned as required.

Salary Range is $17 – $22/hr depending on education and experience levels.

Please submit a resume and cover letter along with three references to:

Vance Yaremko, Manager

Smoky Applied Research & Demonstration Association

Box 90         Falher, AB         T0H 1M0

Phone:  (780) 837-2900        Fax:  (780) 837-8223       Email:

The job posting will remain until a suitable candidate is selected.

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

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