BIO 24R - Resource Information Specialist
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
$66,557.72 - $75,884.38 annually plus $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance for the Smithers location
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Land,Water,ResourceStewardship
Ministry Branch / Division
Knowledge Management Branch/Natural Resource Information & Digital Services
Job Summary Resource Information Specialist
Currently there are 2 permanent positions available.
Thesepositions can be worked from the following communities: Prince George or Smithers.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities.
The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .Contribute your valued expertise
Reporting to the Manager of the Ecosystem Information Section, the Resource Information Specialist is responsible for supporting clients on matters related to fish and wildlife inventory and habitat information, fish passage, terrestrial ecosystems, soils, and terrain information. This position acts as a technical authority for integrated inventory and decision support projects, providing expertise on the collection, capture and application of aquatic and terrestrial information, including any associated data limitations and risks. Acting on behalf of the provincial data custodian, and in support of Open Data and Information policy and initiatives, this position provides critical regionally focused natural resource decision-making support through the capture, storage and dissemination of fish, wildlife and ecosystems information.
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Corey.Erwin@gov.bc.ca
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Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirementas outlined below:Education:
• Master of Science degree or higher in biological sciences or natural resource conservation/management, including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, fish or wildlife management and biodiversity and one (1) year of related experience*, including working in a complex natural resource management area; OR,
• Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences or natural resource conservation/management, including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, fish or wildlife management and biodiversity and three (3) years of related experience*, including working in a complex natural resource management area; OR,
• Technical diploma in a biological sciences or natural resource conservation/management, including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, fish or wildlife management and biodiversity and five (5) years of related experience*, including working in a complex natural resource management area; OR,
• Other relevant combinations of education, related experience and/or training may be considered that meets the criteria for registration as a Professional Biologist.
• Registration as Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the College of Applied Biology of BC or, immediately eligible **to become a Professional Biologist within 6 months of appointment of commencing the position.
Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the College of Applied Biology within 6 months of appointment. Confirmation of registration/ eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be confirmed. If you are not currently registered, advise how you have confirmed with the CAB that you are immediately eligible.*Related experience includes the following:
• Experience in fish, wildlife and ecosystems inventory for the purposes of documenting distribution and quantifying abundance.
• Experience in the management of complex digital fish, wildlife and ecosystems information and the use of analytical tools, including GIS for portraying and interpreting the information.
• Experience in the application of fish, wildlife and ecosystem related information in land use or management initiatives.
• Considerable demonstrated experience in dealing with public and private sector officials, professionals, contractors, and interest groups with conflicting interests and expectations.Preference may be given to candidates with 1 or more of the following:
• Experience in mapping habitats in meaningful units for various fish, wildlife and ecosystems species, and in interpreting their relative quality for use by various species.
• Experience programming and scripting (e.g. R, SAS, SQL, Python, and/or related systems and languages) for the purposes of data management, statistical analysis, data visualization, and scientific communication.
• Experience in client support, end-user training, extension and outreach.
• Experience interpreting and applying natural resource management legislation and policy.
Please include your registration number with the College of Applied Biology ( CAB ) within your application,as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with CAB . If you are not yet registered with the CAB, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the CAB).Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:Professional Designation: YES
- Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the BC College of Applied Biology. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the CAB . Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.Cover Letter: NO
- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.Resume: YES
- A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES
- As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.IMPORTANT:
Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.
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