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City seeking 'goat coordinator' to oversee weed-eating animals

By Ben Hooper
City seeking 'goat coordinator' to oversee weed-eating animals
The city of Edmonton, Alberta, posted a job opening online for a "goat coordinator" to oversee the city's use of goats to clear weeds from parks. File Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian city's job posting is going viral after online observers spotted the ad for the position of "goat coordinator."

The city of Edmonton, Alberta, posted a job opening online for a "goat coordinator" to spearhead the city's GoatWorks program.

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The candidate would be called on to "implement and evaluate" the GoatWorks program, which was first tested out by the city last year and involved a herd of 170 goats being used to clear weeds from Rundle Park.

The person filling the position, which features hourly pay of up to $43 an hour and could stretch out up to 11 months, would also be required to "coordinate public Meet and Bleat events; while assisting in the development of new and additional engagement opportunities."

The city said an ideal candidate would have a degree in horticulture, forestry, parks, recreation, environment or a related field. Candidates should also have experience with similar horticultural programs and "experience with vegetation management and basic knowledge about plant health needs."

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