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BC Public Service

BIO 27R - Wildlife Engagement Specialist

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Job Details



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Job Description

Posting Title
BIO 27R - Wildlife Engagement Specialist

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% 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 - Northeast

Job Summary

Take the next step in your Biology Career!

This is a great opportunity to support wildlife management and lead First Nation engagement in beautiful Northern BC.

The Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship (WLRS) has been created to support and enable natural resource sector wide integrated decision-making and provide a pathway to economic activity, environmental sustainability, advancing Indigenous reconciliation. WLRS will seek to build a new vision for land and resource management in collaboration with natural resource ministries and First Nations that will embrace shared decision making on the land base. The Ministry will be accountable for providing resource and geographically based information and analysis to support timely, evidence-informed policy and ensuring that decision-makers across the sector have the best information available upon which to inform their decisions.

The Land Use Policy, Planning and Ecosystems Division (LUPPE) is responsible for:
1. Working in partnership with Indigenous governments to advance modernized land use planning;
2. Leading Indigenous stewardship forums (e.g., Environmental Stewardship Initiative and Collaborative Stewardship Framework) and working with First Nations on collaborative stewardship of natural resources and monitoring of cumulative effects; and
3. Conservation science, species, and ecosystem policy, and coordinating provincial species and ecosystems at risk management and recovery actions across the province.

In the capacity of a Specialist, this position will implement and support wildlife management with a focus on leading First Nation engagement as it relates to wildlife co-management. A strong wildlife management and human dimensions background will contribute to leading collaborative activities focused on Indigenous reconciliation and implementing the Together for Wildlife strategies to improve wildlife management and stewardship in the North.

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:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or higher in biological sciences or related field, plus 3 or more years of related experience* as noted below.
  • Registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) in BC 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 is required before an offer of employment can be made.
    • 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).

*Related Experience must include all of the following:
  • Experience assessing and monitoring natural resources in conjunction with First Nations.
  • Experience in wildlife management projects or programs including collaboratively delivered work with First Nations.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience leading programs, projects, or initiatives related to the management, protection, or recovery of species or ecosystems.
  • Experience managing complex and sensitive natural resource management issues or projects related to wildlife or wildlife habitat in a team environment.

Preference may be given to applicants who have one or more of the following:
  • Master of Science or higher in biological sciences or a related field.
  • Wildlife management experience including project development, field work for data collection, data analysis, reporting, conveying management recommendations.
  • Experience engaging First Nations on wildlife management programs or projects.
  • Experience proactively engaging First Nations on wildlife work leading to collaborative outcomes or recommendations.
  • Experience interpreting and applying Natural resource related legislation and policy in BC.
  • Experience preparing and submitting professional documents (e.g., briefing notes, information notes, early-warning notes, minister response letters).
  • Experience in choice theory (Human Dimensions) as applied to First Nations relations and wildlife management.
  • Experience with habitat and/or population models.

Driver's Licence:
As this position conducts field work, a valid BC Class 5 (minimum) Driver's Licence in good standing is required.
You must provide a Personal Driving Record/Abstract which (within the last five (5) years) is/has:
  • No driving suspensions
  • No more than nine (9) points total
  • No more than eight (8) accumulative offences including zero-point offences
  • Recent and dated within 30 days of application

Send to by the closing date of the posting. Important: Applications submitted without a driver's abstract may not be considered.

Provisos /Willingness statements:
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
  • Willing and able to conduct field work in all weather conditions and environments. This may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in camp conditions and operation of a variety of equipment.
  • Must meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
We currently have one (1) Permanent Full Time vacancy.
This position may be based in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, or Fort Nelson.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home up to 5 days a week subject to an approved telework agreement
Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .
An eligibility list may be established.
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: 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.

Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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.

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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10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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