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BC Public Service

BIO 27R - Senior Ecosystems Biologist

Posted 3 days ago

Job Details



dollar sign85,813 to 97,879 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
BIO 27R - Senior Ecosystems Biologist

Position Classification
Biologist R27


Work Options

Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$85,813.18 - $97,879.22 annually which includes a 3.3% Grid Temporary Market Adjustment*

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division
Land Use Planning and Cumulative Effects Division - Strategic Land Use North Area

Job Summary

Bring your commitment to excellence in resource management practices

Land Use Planning and Cumulative Effects (LUPCE) Division is responsible forleading BC's land stewardship strategies, supported by science and knowledge, that promote and guide the province's goals for reconciliation with Indigenous Nations, ecosystem health and biodiversity, conservation of wildlife and habitat and economic diversity and sustainability. The Senior Ecosystems Biologist is a supervisory position that implements and supports ecosystems management in the Northeast Region.

The Senior Ecosystem Biologist supervises and manages professional biologist staff (>4) in a variety of disciplines within the Ecosystems Program in the Northeast Region. This position will assist the Resource Manager to plan and manage the Ecosystems Program at both a strategic and operational level. The incumbent will provide scientific information, advice, and leadership to direct reports, the Resource Manager, Statutory Decision Makers, partners and other programs. As assigned, the Senior Ecosystem Biologist will participate on or lead project teams related to habitat and/or natural resources management.

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

Job Requirements:
Education, Experience, & Designation
  • Master's Degree or higher in biological sciences (natural resource conservation or management, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, fish or wildlife management and biodiversity) or equivalent, plus 3 years of related experience*; OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences (natural resource conservation or management, terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, fish or wildlife management or forest biodiversity), or equivalent, plus 4years of related experience*; AND
  • Registered, or immediately eligible, as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology ( CAB ).Note:Immediately 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. 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 all of the following:
  • Experience leading staff in project or field settings.
  • Experience managing complex and sensitive natural resource management issues/projects in a team environment.
  • Experience providing scientific advice to biologists, technicians, decision-makers and agencies regarding biological impacts to the environment as a result of resource development.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including private and public resource development agencies.
  • Experience in public and First Nations consultation processes on ecosystem management issues.
  • ObtainValid Class 5 B.C. driver's licence or equivalent.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Experience interpreting and applying environmental management legislation and policy.
  • Experience related to the development or assessment of industrial development proposals.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Aviva.Jones

About this Position:
Currently there is 1 permanent opportunity available.
This position can be worked from the following communities:Fort St. John, Dawson Creek or Fort Nelson.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to four (4) days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent opportunities.
The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .

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.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more .

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: YES- A cover letter is required as part of your application.The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES- Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.|

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
Scientific and Technical

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Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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