Communications Coordinator

Living Lakes Canada (LLC) seeks a creative, organized, proactive, and motivated Communications Coordinator.

Reporting directly to the Communications Director, the Communications Coordinator will work closely with LLC program managers and coordinators to help develop and implement inspired and effective content across a variety of media platforms to expand and engage all of LLC’s audiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for climate action, environmental science, social change and storytelling, a strong instinct to think outside the box and experiment with new ideas, skilled working knowledge of current digital marketing best practices, excellent writing ability, and familiarity with the non-profit sector.

 

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Fish Habitat Technician (3-year term)

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022
Location: Atlantic Canada

Please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Who We Are
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of the nation’s leading conservation organizations, is a passionate community of people who believe that nature is the foundation of strong communities, a prosperous economy and a sustainable future that supports the hopes and dreams of the next generation. Together, we conserve and restore some of the most valuable and threatened landscapes on the planet.

What You Will Do
In this position, you will be responsible for leading fish habitat offsetting field programs and providing technical support to project managers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The identification of potential Fish Habitat Offsetting projects
Working closely with other ENGO’s, watershed groups, associations or private companies.
Conducting fish and fish habitat assessments, surveys, and monitoring
Collecting fish and fish habitat data, managing and presenting data and results
Writing, reviewing and editing of potential project funding proposals and project reports.
Providing technical and safety leadership in a team environment
Working collaboratively within Ducks Unlimited corporate culture
Knowledge of the Federal Fisheries Act and Knowledge of the Policy for applying measures to offset adverse effects on fish and fish habitat under the Fisheries Act.

Who We Need
You are a self-motivated individual with a positive, “can do” attitude, who thrives in a fast-paced environment.   You are a reliable team player with strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills will make you a great asset to our team.

You are an energetic collaborator and can cultivate solid relationships with people.

What You Will Bring
Diploma or degree in biology, environmental science, or a similar related field
Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Relevant professional designation is an asset.
Knowledge of Atlantic fish species and their habitats, including freshwater and coastal.
Fish handling and identification skills
Demonstrated experience writing reports, proposals, and presenting biological results.
Experience in identifying /delivering Fish Habitat Offsetting projects is an asset
Adept in the operation and maintenance of field equipment
Ability to work in physically demanding sometimes remote field settings
Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative working style
Valid drivers license
Electrofishing certification is an asset.
The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
Bilingualism in French and English will be considered an asset

How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Closing deadline: March 18, 2022 (11:59 PM EST)

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Intermediate Wildlife/Wetland Biologist

Intermediate Wildlife/Wetland Biologist
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Category: Environmental Science
Job ID: GES0001OO

Your Impact:

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re helping our clients protect our world’s natural resources. As a wildlife biologist, you will provide technical direction and support for the wildlife biology components of our challenging natural resource projects, as well as mentoring and guidance to our team of biologists.  Pave the way for your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. You’ll impact the world around you by helping us solve real-life challenges.

Based out of one of our offices in Saskatchewan or Manitoba, this position will begin as a temporary assignment (flex contract, approximately 6 months) with opportunity for extension or transfer into full-time. You’ll have the opportunity to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams associated with our Western Canada Offices to contribute directly to the environmental planning, permitting, and support efforts of government and privately-owned infrastructure projects. As an Intermediate Biologist with a focus on wildlife and wetlands, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading a field crew, including data collection efforts, client support, and some technical writing. This is a science-based role, and the successful candidate will have a known reputation in the industry as a technical expert and has shown integrity for the work completed. While wildlife and wetland studies will comprise the majority of work, the Intermediate Biologist could also be required to support other biophysical disciplines as needed. Bring your enthusiasm for learning and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll help you grow!

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we continuously work to build a company like no other.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biology or other environmental discipline, primarily related to wildlife and wetlands, or equivalent demonstrated experience

• Relevant professional experience in environmental consulting related to wildlife and wetlands

• Minimum 2 years’ experience conducting avian field surveys in the prairies with an ability to lead wildlife-related field studies, directing and/or managing wildlife crews in remote settings, with an emphasis on wildlife feature searches, bird nest searches, and amphibian surveys and relocations

• Proficiency in satellite imagery interpretation, classification of wetlands, and delineation of wetlands in the field

• Willingness to work in the field in remote locations for extended periods of time and overnight at hotels and project work camps

• A driver’s license and ability to provide a clean, 3 year driving abstract

• Eligibility to fly on domestic flights as per current Federal Regulations

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Previous consulting experience and experience working with adverse range of industrial clients

• Strong time management skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines

• Demonstrated commitment and accountability to providing quality products

• Positive attitude, self-motivated with strong initiative

• Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented, and suited to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

• Experience in support of other biophysical study areas such as rare plants, weeds, and/or fisheries both during field assessments and with office tasks

• Ability to think strategically in developing novel approaches to wildlife management and mitigation

• Experience in client liaison and business development

• Preference will be given to candidates with valid First Aid and H2S certifications as well as additional safety tickets such as TDG, WHMIS, Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)

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Resource Management Officer III – Human-Wildlife Coexistence

Duties
The Human Wildlife Coexistence Specialist is an experienced and capable program leader, supervisor, and mentor in operational delivery of the Human-Wildlife Coexistence Program. Reporting to the wildlife ecologist, the position works as part of the Resource Conservation team to ensure ecological integrity and the safety and well-being of both the ecosystem and public in Jasper National Park. Duties include conducting active management operations, support for science-based adaptive management, as well as planning for daily operational needs in a dynamic and challenging wildlife-human interface environment.

Key duties include:
• ensuring staff are adequately trained and prepared for wildlife conflict responses;
• leading responses for complex incidents;
• critical thinking to identify problems and solutions related to human-wildlife coexistence, including support for science-based decisions in an adaptive management framework;
• providing control and stewardship of a significant inventory of firearms and immobilization equipment and drugs;
• scheduling staff for operational program delivery;
• supervising, training and mentoring staff;
• working closely with the wildlife ecologist to ensure the Program’s goals are achievable and being met.

Work environment
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

If you have a passion for wildlife in protected mountain environments, come live and work in Jasper National Park and explore the extraordinary peaks, rivers, and trails. We offer a work life balance that will enable you to spend your free time hiking, biking, skiing, camping or just absorbing the natural splendour of one of Canada’s most dramatic landscapes. Be part of a dedicated team, working to protect and restore our national parks and historic sites, now and for generations to come.

Intent of the process
This process will be used to staff one indeterminate vacancy starting March 1, 2022.

This process may also be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures (temporary, indeterminate, full-time, part-time) in the same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
EDUCATION:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, zoology, botany, or forestry) or other discipline relevant to the position.

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:
•Recent* and significant** experience in the management or delivery of a human/wildlife coexistence management program and applying current risk management strategies and concepts related to human use and wildlife management including a variety of wildlife management techniques (i.e. hazing, aversive conditioning, capture, immobilization, radio collaring, posting warning and closures, use of wildlife deterrents and wildlife necropsies);
•Recent* and significant** experience as a team leader/mentor and supervising/scheduling multiple staff in the delivery of complex and high risk activities, in addition to establishing goals, mentoring and completing evaluations;
•Significant** experience in the emergency response relevant to the duties of this position;
•Significant** experience in non-restricted firearms operations, mentoring, and instruction;
•Experience with managing the public in controlled or uncontrolled environments;
•Experience in immobilizing/capturing and handling various wildlife species relevant to this position, as well as humane destruction of wildlife;
•Experience in building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, townsite residents, Indigenous peoples, colleagues from various functions, public, and partners from other agencies and disciplines.

* Recent experience is defined as experience gained within the last 5 years.
** Significant experience is defined as a minimum of 3 years of experience in a role where the experience described formed a core responsibility.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:
•Knowledge of policies and procedures applicable to emergency wildlife management;
•Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to conservation and visitor safety in national parks;
•Knowledge of current principles and practices of human-wildlife coexistence management;
•Knowledge of wildlife ecology and behaviour relevant to human-wildlife coexistence management in the context of western Canada, preferably knowledge of bears and large ungulates;
•Knowledge of methods and procedures for resource management data collection and analysis.

ABILTIES:
•Ability to develop, coordinate, monitor, deliver, and evaluate specialized wildlife management and conflict operations and activities;
•Ability to train, coordinate, supervise, evaluate, and lead staff in their specialized and emergency operations and activities with respect to human wildlife conflict;
•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to various audiences;
•Ability to provide recommendations to management and other agency experts on resource management issues.

PERSONAL SUITIBILTIES:
•Personally connects with others;
•Shares Parks Canada’s vision;
•Makes things happen;
•Takes responsibility;
•Exercises sound judgment;
•Strives for excellence;
•Communicates effectively;
•Demonstrates integrity.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION:
A graduate degree in a program related to biology and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology).

ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:
•Valid Immobilization certificate;
•Advanced Search and Rescue and First Aid certification;
•Incident Command System (minimum ICS 200)
•Advanced firearms certification.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
•Experience conducting, analyzing and reporting on research or monitoring that is intended to determine effectiveness of adaptive management or assess ecosystem health;
•Experience as a National Firearms Instructor and course delivery experience to various level candidates;
•Experience in internal and external communications including significant experience with various forms of media (e.g. television, radio, and/or newspaper interviews);
•Experience with Financial Management (budgets, purchasing, payments);
•Experience effectively participating as part of an emergency response team (human/wildlife conflict, search and rescue, fire management, spill response);
•Experience in a leadership role in emergency management using the Incident Command System.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
•Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
•Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
•Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks, including: rabies vaccination, Occupational Health Assessment for firefighters; meet and maintain certified status for the Canadian Physical; and, meet and maintain a fitness level as assessed by the CIFFC Field Pack Test;
  • Valid 40 hour wilderness First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate;
  • Incident Command System 200 (minimum);
  • Successful completion of the Canadian Firearm Safety course;
  • Valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL);
  • Will be able to pass within the first 12 months of employment and maintain the:
    o Parks Canada Wildlife Immobilization Certification
    o Parks Canada Firearms Certification;
  • All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.

Preference
Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Aquatic Quality Scientist

Department:Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID:21118
Salary:$103,350 – $123,455
Employment Type:Full-Time, Regular

Department Information
The mandate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is to promote and support the sustainable use and development of natural resources, and to protect, conserve, and enhance the NWT environment for the social and economic benefit of all NWT residents.

Job Information
The Aquatic Quality Scientist is responsible for leading multiple and diverse activities within program objectives with limited direction, including the collection and compilation of information about the aquatic environment in the NWT (Northwest Territories) through the design and implementation of comprehensive research and monitoring programs. You will be responsible for developing new/ modified methods, practices, techniques and evaluation and recommending acceptance of collaborative proposals. You will also be responsible for periodically conducting reviews of applications for water use and waste disposal made under the applicable territorial and federal legislation in the NWT.

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Comprehensive knowledge of diverse and complex elements of environmental science, such as a range of physical science disciplines including water chemistry, hydrology, biochemistry, geology, aquatic biology, reclamation and ecology.
• Knowledge of current NWT water initiatives, such as the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy, Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program and the Conservation Areas Strategy. Knowledge of Aboriginal land claim agreements in the context of northern water management and the function of the various land and water boards.
• Knowledge of departmental science, policy and program objectives, as well as the scientific roles and responsibilities of external stakeholders with interests and authority for effecting the management of land and water in the NWT.
• Knowledge of the cross-cultural environment and its effect on communication and effective working relationships with First Nations people in communities, First Nations organizations and other agencies.
• Knowledge of new and evolving environmental monitoring methods and an expertise with biological and chemical analytical techniques (including quality control and assurance programs), qualitative and quantitative analysis, and research report interpretation.
• Knowledge of statistical methods (including techniques and data manipulation) to review, analyze and interpret data and produce reports.
• Knowledge of technical and plain language report writing methods, practices and standards to produce detailed scientific study/survey reports in the field of aquatic quality.
• Knowledge of various municipal and industrial water handling processes in a wide range of applications (e.g., mining, oil and gas) in order to identify potential effects of the operations on the aquatic environment.
• Knowledge of water resource management methods and practices to provide advice on approaches to resolve problems and issues pertaining to the water quality aspects of such operations.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Master’s Degree in environmental science or resource management, with at least two years
progressive experience in environmental management, planning and/or program delivery. Relevant experience in an NWT setting with both government and private industry are an asset.
GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
jobsyk@gov.nt.ca

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.