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BC Public Service

RES O 27R - Human Dimensions of Wildlife Specialist

Cranbrook, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
72,724 to 83,014 per year
Posting Title

RES O 27R - Human Dimensions of Wildlife Specialist

Position Classification

Research Officer R27




Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range

$72,724.97 - $83,014.85 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Land,Water,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division

Wildlife, Habitat and Species at Risk/Land Use Planning, Policy and Ecosystems

Job Summary

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Specialist
Research Officer R27

This position can be performed from any of the following locations: Prince George, Fort St John, Surrey, Nanaimo, Penticton, Cranbrook, Smithers, Kamloops, Victoria, or Nelson.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary or permanent vacancies

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 .

Bring your strong analytical and technical skills to this dynamic opportunity

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

The Together for Wildlife Strategy reflects government's commitment to making significant new investments and developing new partnerships to deliver wildlife stewardship in collaboration with Indigenous governments, local governments and partners, supported by engagement with British Columbians.

The Human Dimensions of Wildlife Specialist is Together for Wildlife's authority on the human dimensions aspects of natural resources/wildlife management and is relied upon to lead and manage scientific research and provide expert advice and recommendations to inform policy and program development.

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 .

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-m ail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard 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 and experience as outlined below:

  • University degree with specialization in human dimensions of wildlife research or a related discipline (e.g., anthropology, human dimensions of other environmental fields) and at least 5 years of recent, related experience*

*Recent (within the last 10 years) employment experience must include all of the following:
  • Experience working in a senior research role, leading and managing human dimensions research to inform public policy related to natural resource/wildlife management.
  • Experience providing expert advice and recommendations to senior decision-makers.
  • Experience engaging with a wide network of people, such as Indigenous Nations, and stakeholders, to gather input on human dimensions research.

Preference may be given to candidates who fulfil the above requirements and also have:
  • Experience as an author of peer-reviewed, published, research study/studies related to the human dimensions of natural resources or wildlife management.
  • Experience working in a provincial/territorial/federal government human dimensions-related research role.

Willingness Statements:
  • This position requires willingness and ability to travel occasionally.

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 be required.


Cover letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

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 (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.

Job Category

Policy, Research and Economics