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BC Public Service

BIO 24R - Wildlife Biologist

Posted 5 days ago

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dollar sign76,071 to 86,658 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
BIO 24R - Wildlife Biologist

Position Classification
Biologist R24


Work Options

Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$76,071.18 - $86,658.48 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division
Resource Stewardship

Job Summary

An opportunity to influence complex natural resource initiatives

The Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship is accountable for integrated land and natural resource management, including objective setting for land and marine environments, effectively managing cumulative effects, and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, environmental sustainability, and economic growth.

The Wildlife Biologist acts as an expert for the Region's Wildlife Program. Working in a team environment, the Wildlife Biologist supports decision making within regulatory frameworks, administers the Wildlife Act , and implements regional wildlife projects to ensure the proper management of the wildlife resource. Key activities include wildlife inventory and monitoring, harvest allocation and regulation, permit adjudication, and public service related to the Wildlife Program. The Wildlife Biologist acts as a subject lead and represents the Region on working groups and provincial initiatives.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship .

Check out this video to learn more about biology careers at the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship.

Job Requirements:
Education & Designation
  • Undergraduate Degree or higher in biological sciences or equivalent.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible, as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology (CAB). Note: Eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the CAB within six (6) months of employment.

  • Minimum two (2) years of wildlife experience, including field-based biological sampling, data analysis and reporting, and providing advice within a regulatory regime.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Masters Degree or higher in biological sciences or equivalent.
  • Experience conducting biological statistics in R and data analyses such as population modelling.
  • Experience interpreting and applying natural resource management legislation and policy.

Provisos /Willingness statements
  • Must meet the safety standards of Work Safe BC.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid British Columbia Class 5 driver's licence.
  • Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
  • Willingness to operate a variety of equipment including 4x4 trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles, trailers, wildlife capture equipment, GPS collars, and personal safety devices.
  • Willingness to work with dead wildlife parts including conducting mortality investigations, necropsies, tissue sampling, compulsory inspections, and species verifications.
  • Willingness to conduct field work in all seasons and weather conditions which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, and overnight or extended stay .
  • Willingness to spend long hours and many days in a helicopter.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent opportunities.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

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.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector

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Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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