Wetland Scientist

Job Description
Arcadis is seeking a Wetland Scientist for Montreal, Quebec. We are looking for an experienced Scientist to support federal, provincial, and local environmental permitting including field data collection efforts associated with wetlands delineations, endangered species habitat assessments, and environmental assessments. The position requires an understanding of federal, provincial, and local permitting efforts specific to the province of Quebec. This role will support several Arcadis clients in Quebec and Canada for various renewable energy development projects, including biogas production plants.

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

 

See full job posting here.

Senior Scientist – Hyrdrology

Senior Scientist – Hydrology

This is a full time two year TERM position (with possibility of extension), working 75 hours bi-weekly. A ‘Temporary Assignment Agreement’ may be considered for this position. This competition may also be used to fill similar or identical permanent and term position that become available.

 

Reporting to the Director of the Water Resources Branch, the Senior Scientist – Hydrology is the principal water quantity specialist within Yukon government providing the highest level of expertise in matters pertaining to the scientific specialty of hydrology. This includes managing the flood forecasting and monitoring program, developing and managing hydrometeorological studies, and conducting reviews of proposed development projects undergoing environmental assessment and regulatory reviews.

 

At the Department of Environment, the Water Resources Branch works with diverse partners to protect water for the environment and people. We do so by building knowledge generated from our many water monitoring networks, undertaking research and targeted projects and by applying our learnings in the development of plans, policies and by providing expertise through Yukon’s regulatory process and through issuing flood forecasts. We are a committed, collaborative and engaged group of professionals who take pride in water stewardship for all Yukoners.

For more information about this position, please contact: Heather Jirousek, Director of Water Resources Branch at (867) 667-3145.

 

If you have questions about applying on this position please contact HR Consultant, Koko Obermair at Koko.Obermair@yukon.ca. Note that applications are accepted through the YG Job portal only – please do not email your resume. A link to the full job description at the bottom of this ad.

 

Essential Qualifications (what we’re looking for in your resume)

If this position interests you, please submit your application clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications below as selection for further consideration is based on the information you provide in your application.  You may be asked to complete a questionnaire to assist the screening panel in their assessment.

 

Degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering, or related scientific discipline with a focus on Physical Hydrology and/or Water Resources Engineering
Experience in ice breakup and streamflow forecasting and/or modelling
Experience managing meteorological and hydrological monitoring networks
Experience in the management of complex water resources programs, such as planning, designing and implementing research programs
Cold region hydrology expertise, including, river ice processes, and dominant flooding mechanisms
Experience leading and providing mentorship to employees
Assets you can to bring to the position, or, technical knowledge that may be gained include:

 

Experience in financial management including preparing and managing budgets and procurement and management of contracts
Experience providing expert advice and conducting reviews for proposed projects undergoing environmental assessment/screenings and/or regulatory review processes (e.g.  industrial, mining, transportation, hydroelectric, municipal undertakings) from a hydrological perspective
* Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

Ability to interpret and present technical water data to a wide variety of audiences
Sound academic knowledge of meteorological and hydrological processes in cold regions
Ability to work collaboratively and build partnerships with a broad range of internal and external partners
Interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, to build effective relationships
Planning, scheduling and time management skills
Critical thinking and problem solving ability
Additional Information

Conditions of Employment: Valid Class 5 driver’s licence (or equivalent)

Job Requirements: Field work in all weather conditions and remote areas, lifting of heavy objects, travel via ATV, boat, snowmobiles, helicopters, and small planes.

Eligibility List: 12 months. An eligibility list may be established, and may be used to fill identical or similar positions.

To learn more about what the Yukon Government and the Yukon has to offer, check out these links:

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Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration on the Ag Landscape

Full Job Description
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology Branch
This M.Sc. Graduate Student position will be with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Bible Hill, NS and co-located at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture in Bible Hill, NS.
The projected start date is May 1, 2023 with an end date of March 31, 2025 (or depending on the candidate’s availability or needs). It is expected that the student will work 18 hours per week.
$22.71 to $28.57 per hour (Varies as per level of education and experience.)For further information on the organization, please visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

For further information on the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit: Jobs.gc.ca

Closing date: 15 July 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens abroad.

To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Be recognized as having full-time student status by the Canadian post-secondary academic institution at which you are currently enrolled, pending approval of acceptance, or in the process of submitting your application. (Proof of enrollment will be required prior to start date)

Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located.
Apply online
Update: Please note that the selection process has been amended to extend the closing date to July 15, 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time.

Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. We welcome all applicants and strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to an Employment Equity designated group (i.e. Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities or Women).

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Duties
In collaboration with the environmental management research team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Bible Hill, NS (Dr. Erin Smith) and Dr. Derek Lynch, professor at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture (Bible Hill, NS) the student will conduct research that aims to examine how climate change may influence the eco-services provided by on-farm wetlands. This work will involve studying various wetland systems throughout Nova Scotia and collecting data related to; climate, hydrology, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality and biodiversity. Data will be collected over a two year period and will be analyzed and presented in a M.Sc. thesis, presentations, industry events/meetings, outreach items, as well as peer-reviewed publications.

The student will be responsible for executing the study in both the field and laboratory at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture in Bible Hill, NS. The student will conduct literature reviews, collect samples in the field, as well as analysis in a laboratory setting. This will then be followed by statistical analysis and interpretation of the results. The successful candidate should be able to independently troubleshoot and modify experimental protocols, read scientific literature to solve problems and must document, interpret, and report experimental data.

The applicant will need to fulfill all requirements for the M.Sc. position at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture located in Bible Hill, NS, this will include taking courses, writing, and defending the Master’s thesis. Applicants will need to reside near Bible Hill, NS to access labs, fields and facilities during the work period. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills related to climate change, environmental management and testing.

Work environment
This is an exciting opportunity for a student interested in climate change and carbon sequestration research in an agricultural landscape.

Day-to-day work will primarily take place at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture, Bible Hill, NS. In addition, part of the computer work may be conducted from home.

In essence, project work is computer-centered in an office setting, accompanied by consultation with supervisors, colleagues and collaborators. Updates on findings will be presented to supervisors in person, or by video conference. Findings will also be presented at scientific conferences, workshops, stakeholder events, etc.

AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion. We have several networks dedicated to ensuring that the department continues to grow as an inclusive, accessible, respectful and diverse workplace. All employees are encouraged and welcomed to join the networks and participate in their activities and events.

The Gender and Sexual Diversity Inclusiveness Network
The Indigenous Network Circle
The Managers’ Community
The Persons with Disabilities Network
The Student Panel of Representatives for Orientation, Unity and Training
The Visible Minorities Network
The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network
The Young Professional’s Network
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter “A covering letter “In addition to a general introduction of themselves, applicants are asked to describe a project in which they used mathematical and/or statistical procedures to analyze a dataset involving one or more parameters, and the key findings. The project can be through academic studies, work experience or volunteer activities. Approximately 500 words for the entire cover letter.””

Contact information for 3 references.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Education:
Currently enrolled or will be enrolled by date of appointment in a Master of Science (MSc) program at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture (Bible Hill, NS), with specialization in: environmental science, plant science, biology, or soil science.

Note: Students who will be graduating with their Bachelor’s degree in December 2022 or April/May 2023 may still apply, however the previous educational course requirement applies.
Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized post-secondary academic institution with courses in; i) agriculture, applied science, biology, nutrient cycling, ii) mathematics or statistics and iii) climate science (optional).

**Note: Must be currently recognized as having full-time student status in the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled, pending approval of acceptance or in the process of submitting your application. (Proof of enrollment will be required prior to start date) and must be returning to full-time studies for your next academic term.
Degree equivalency

Experience:
Experience* with agricultural farming practices or field work.
Experience* with best management practices.
Experience* with collecting, analyzing, summarizing and presenting data for the communication of results to the scientific community.

In the context of student recruitment in the federal public service, experience can be acquired through studies, work experience and volunteer activities.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge:
Knowledge of best management practices, or nutrient management concepts.
Knowledge of collecting water, soil and gas samples.
Knowledge of basic climate science concepts.
Knowledge of basic mathematics or statistics, and mathematical or statistical software.
Knowledge of documenting, interpreting, and reporting experimental data.

Competencies:
Problem Solving
Planning and Organizing
Initiative
Teamwork
Time Management
Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Abilities:
Ability to multitask.
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Ability to troubleshoot experiments.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employee population contributes to its strength and integrity. We are committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of Canadian Society. We encourage women (especially in non-traditional occupations), Indigenous peoples (Aboriginal peoples), persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the Employment Equity groups as selection may be limited to candidates belonging to one or more of the groups.

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Each student hired through the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) must meet the security requirements of the position as a condition of employment, and therefore will be asked by the hiring organization to complete security-relevant documents.

Possession of a ‘’full’’ valid driver’s license.
Ability and willingness to work under adverse field conditions.
Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability and willingness to conduct field and laboratory work.
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, extended hours on an occasional basis including evenings and weekends.

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

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply on-line through https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/opportunities/government.html.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact the email referenced below under “Contact Information”.

Candidates will be required to pay for their own travel related to assessment and successful candidates will be responsible for obtaining their own living accommodations.

Successful completion of both a RAP work assignment and your educational program may lead to a temporary or permanent federal public service position for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

Preference
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

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

Senior Reclamation Scientist

About the job
Clear Environmental Solutions (Clear) is looking to add a Senior Reclamation Scientist to our team immediately. Primary responsibilities will be to plan, coordinate, and execute field based Phase 1, 2, and 3 ESA’s, DSA’s, and spill response throughout Alberta.

 

Qualifications:

-Post secondary education in Land Reclamation or related Environmental Sciences field

-Professional Designation is preferred but is not required

-5 years experience in oil and gas site reclamation supervision, including but not limited to DSA’s, ESA’s (Phase 1, 2, and 3), and site reclamation

-Experience with independent supervision of site reclamation and remediation projects

-Excellent communication skills and fluent with Microsoft office

-Excellent budgeting and cost tracking skills

-In-depth knowledge of currently regulatory framework in Alberta for site reclamation and remediation

 

The contractor will require their own truck, insurances, safety and field equipment.

 

Please apply through LinkedIn, or submit your resume to resumes@clearenv.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Conservation Scientist

Position Description

Y2Y is seeking an experienced professional to be our next Conservation Scientist. This individual should have a passion for communicating science, collaborations, and ensuring the practical application of science to serve conservation. The purpose of this position is to work within Y2Y and with external entities to ensure that multidisciplinary science and knowledge are guiding where we do our work; informing how to solve vexing conservation challenges; and monitoring our progress. Most of the work this position will engage in will be at the Y2Y region level. On occasion, work may support targeted national or global connectivity policies we are seeking to impact. Work may also occasionally focus on a site-level project if there is the opportunity to incorporate the model across the Yellowstone to Yukon region.

 

See full job description here.

FOREST PRODUCTIVITY SPECIALIST – GROWTH AND YIELD

If you are a dynamic leader and resource professional come join the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry team, where you will lead the acquisition, development/transfer of biological, ecological and forest science data knowledge and information required for the description and forecasting of forest growth, yield and stand dynamics in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence (GLSL) and Deciduous forest ecosystems in southern region.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• develop, evaluate and validate GLSL/Deciduous forest growth and yield (G&Y) information management products and tools
• provide program expertise and advice in the development and calibration of GLSL/Deciduous forest growth and yield and stand dynamics
• provide evaluation of forest sustainability in southern region
• conduct resource analysis and modelling
• provide leadership and advice in developing GLSL/Deciduous forest science strategies, programs and practices in support of natural resources policy, management, planning/operational program needs for southern Ontario

How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You must possess a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation from the Ontario Professional Foresters Association or have the ability to transfer designation from out-of-province and be able to practice professional forestry without professional supervision.

Technical knowledge and skills:
• You have advanced knowledge of GLSL and deciduous forest region biology, ecology, soils, mensuration, forest growth and yield modelling and quantitative silviculture.
• You have advanced knowledge of selection and shelterwood silvicultural systems and G&Y decision support tools applicable to these for silvicultural decision making and wood supply analysis.
• You have sound knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of ecosystem and forest resource management.
• You have knowledge of scientific methods such as experimental design, plot establishment, measurement and maintenance of forest growth and yield plots and statistical analysis.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have well developed communication skills to lead and provide input to strategic and operational plans, scientific publications and reports and prepare project proposals and status reports.
• You have demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to participate in workshops and communicate with internal and external stakeholders and to present project and program proposals to clients, partners and ministry staff.
• You can facilitate cooperation between researchers, clients and partners with varying views and interests.
• You demonstrate a proven ability to work within and across teams.

Analytical and problem-solving skills:
• You have analytical and problem-solving skills to determine, clarify and evaluate options and identify approaches to address forest management problems.
• You can interpret and synthesize information from scientific studies into solutions by developing guidelines and recommendations.
• You can analyze and assess the effectiveness of research and technology development and establish criteria for measuring the success and future applicability of project results.

Planning and organizational skills:
• You have demonstrated planning skills to implement and manage complex field monitoring, assessment and model validation programs in a changing, flexible environment.
• You have organizational skills to determine client needs, and by leading working groups and workshops to determine southern client needs to direct provincial program direction.

Computer skills:
• You have demonstrated computer querying skills with database management systems, as well as proficiency with spreadsheets, GIS, graphics packages, statistical software, word-processing, email and internet.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
1 Permanent, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
3-A
Category:
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Note:
N-NR-181354/22
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Science Analyst, Ocean Wise Seafood

Taking action for the ocean today, so we can all flourish tomorrow.

Ocean Wise is the world-class ocean change maker for concerned collaborators; big and small who want practical solutions with real impact so that they feel empowered and take action to protect oceans, humanity, and the world we live in. To learn more about the important work we do, visit ocean.org.

Ultimately reporting to the Director of Fisheries and Seafood, with daily oversight from the Science Lead, Fisheries and Seafood Initiative, the Science Analyst is responsible for conducting research on the sustainability performance of various fisheries and aquaculture-methods of production in service of the Fisheries and Seafood Initiative. This position is also responsible for maintaining the seafood recommendations database. From time to time, this position will liaise with other NGOs or business partners on seafood assessments (both farmed and wild) and will act in a critical support role for the Ocean Wise Fisheries and Seafood science team overall.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Planning & Development

Providing input to the Science Lead on the overall Fisheries and Seafood Initiative strategic plan;
Ensuring the delivery of key responsibilities as outlined in their individual workplan to ensure the objectives of the program are met in a timely and effective manner;
Actively participating in employee goal-setting and performance review protocols as required by the organization.
Public & Stakeholder Engagement

Assisting Partner Relations colleagues in crafting materials for external audiences including business partners, the public or other departments within Ocean Wise;
Working with the team to ensure effective science communication of complicated sustainable seafood topics through a variety of mediums including blogs, short videos, newsletters, recommendation updates and more.
Operations and Monitoring

Maintaining our database of seafood recommendations and ensuring continuity and accuracy of data contained within;
Providing training and support to other Ocean Wise Seafood employees on the science of seafood recommendations;
Working in a team environment with OWS employees to strengthen the scientific rigor of the program, gather new information, and reach consensus on seafood recommendations;
Assisting with document creation, report writing, active research, presentations, and support material, as requested and required;
Engaging with marine scientists, fisheries scientists, industry experts and other NGO’s working within the Monterey Bay Aquarium assessment model, and non-governmental organizations to collect fisheries and aquaculture data;
Creating content for, and assisting with, website maintenance;
Other duties as required.
Consciously improves the overall organization and its processes by:

Continually improving our impact on the environment and greening of operations through support of EMS protocols;
Maintaining and supporting organizational safety standards;
Abiding by all organizational policies and procedures;
Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.
A successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Fisheries or Aquaculture Science, or equivalent diploma/certificate;
2 + years of experience in the seafood supply chain a significant asset;
Proven excellence in conducting independent and collaborative research;
Experience writing Seafood Watch fisheries or aquaculture assessments a significant asset;
Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous and/or First Nations partners and communities strongly desired;
Demonstrated experience with small-scale fisheries or salmon an asset;
A strong understanding of emerging issues in marine conservation is critical.
Technical Competencies

Expert knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture including methods of production, global trends, research, and industry activity;
Computer programming skills (ability to code);
Proven research experience (published research a plus);
Effective at analyzing qualitative and quantitative data;
Positive and persuasive communication skills (verbal/written);
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also in a team environment;
Ability to multi-task with keen attention to detail;
Knowledge, comfort, and proficiency in working with Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, and other software;
Strong PC skills are necessary as the incumbent uses a PC for a variety of operational, service management, and related activities;
WORKING CONDITIONS

The incumbent will work remotely for the foreseeable future;
The position is primarily non-physical in nature however incumbent must be able to safely move and lift boxes up to 20-30 lbs;
Work is conducted via video meetings, phone, meeting with fellow employees daily, traveling to business partner facilities from time to time, and reviewing a significant amount of written or computer-based documentation;
Concentration is required while working on computers and verifying the accuracy of documents and reports; there are possible interruptions and unpredictable deadlines and time constraints requiring urgent decisions to be made;
Occasional flexibility and availability in the schedule are required during the week, including working weekends;
The role may require some driving.
If you are keen to join a group of passionately engaged change makers, we encourage you to apply today!

Senior Director of Conservation

Senior Director of Conservation
Job Posting
February 2022
Position Type: Full time, exempt
Location: Bozeman, MT preferred, remote negotiable
Compensation: $90,000 to $110,000
Benefits: Major Medical Insurance, up to 5% match on a 401k, PTO, flexible scheduling
Application Deadline: March 20, 2022
Start Date: May 1, 2022

About the Center for Large Landscape Conservation (the Center)

The Center is a nonprofit organization located in Bozeman, MT working to bring science, policy, and proven solutions to communities to protect and restore the integrity of the planet through large-scale conservation measures. We help identify threats and prioritize solutions, connect natural areas, provide critical habitat and safe migration for wide-ranging species, protect ecological processes and systems, and support collaborations that deepen community resilience. We have four program areas: 1) International Connectivity, 2) Community Resilience, 3) Corridors and Crossings and 4) Connectivity Science. The Conservation Director’s primary role is to ensure these four program areas are well integrated, coordinated and meeting the Center’s goals and missions.

Position Overview
The Senior Director of Conservation (Senior Director) works alongside the Vice President of Conservation Partnerships and Advancement to manage all program-related day-to-day internal matters and program planning and implementation. The Senior Director serves as part of the Center’s Executive Team, which consists of the organization’s most senior staff. The Senior Director is supervised by the Center’s President.
The Senior Director embodies a collaborative, entrepreneurial and innovative mindset and is responsible for building and managing a high-performing team of Program Managers, researchers, ecologists, policy specialists and support staff to carry out the Center’s goals related to social and ecological connectivity. The Senior Director works with and cultivates these staff to craft strategy; develop and implement projects; deliver agreed upon outcomes; and perform timely and accurate program reporting. The Senior Director also ensures effective coordination between program staff and other departments not under the Senior Director’s management, including Development, Communications, and Operations, on matters such as program planning, budgeting and grants administration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Strategy and Leadership
• Lead and inspire program staff to deliver innovative and strategic programs and initiatives that support the Center’s strategic vision and guiding philosophy.
• Develop and implement program strategies at the local, regional, national and international level to support the Center’s goals in advancing and promoting ecological connectivity.
• Support fundraising efforts for the Center, including working with development staff to craft grant proposals, fundraising plans and project budgets.
• Establish annual program goals and objectives, track results against these goals and implement accountability protocols.

• Contribute to and enhance a healthy, strong, inclusive and diverse organizational culture that encourages and celebrates differences and is consistent with the Center’s guiding principles of innovation, inclusion, co-creation and respect.
• Ensure programs are aligned and coordinated to facilitate effective program planning and implementation.
• Develop and implement a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of each program, desired outcomes and identify areas for improvement. Work with project and program managers to ensure timely and exemplary quality of grant deliverables.
• Be conversant on the Center’s programs, achievements, strategies and goals across all program areas to be able to serve effectively as an ambassador for the Center.

Staff Management
• Oversee program managers’ performance and carry out supervisory responsibilities, including assigning and directing work, evaluations, and delivering timely and constructive feedback and mentoring.
• Ensure clarity around and compliance with decision-making processes within programs, projects, and resource allocation.
• Mentor and help program staff assess programmatic feasibility, identify opportunities, make connections, and effectively manage projects.
• Work closely with program managers to build their skills and confidence so that they can supervise, evaluate, mentor, encourage and motivate their staff.
• Deploy resources (both financial and staff) efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals and work with program managers to develop and implement staffing plans that align staff expertise and capabilities with program responsibilities.
• Identify skill gaps in staff and work with the Operations Team to develop necessary training modules to bring rigor, consistency and excellence to tasks that include: (1) program planning, budgeting, and evaluation; (2) public speaking, meeting facilitation, and network coordination; and (3) project conceptualization, design, management and evaluation.

• Work with Executive Team to identify and shape new positions when appropriate and participate in hiring decisions for new program staff.

Budget Management
• Work closely with the Operations Team to support the budget development process for programs and monitor programmatic operations to ensure sound fiscal and system management.
• Work closely with the Operations Team to establish and implement grant administration protocols and procedures.

Professional Experience & Qualifications
• A minimum of 8-12 years of demonstrated accomplishments in a management role, with a proven track record in managing effective teams and establishing new programs.
• Demonstrated skills as a leader and self-starter with a strong background in conservation, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that the conservation field faces at this time, including the link between biodiversity and climate agendas.
• Readiness to shape the future of a growing and dynamic organization
• An understanding of and experience with international conservation challenges and solutions.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor, coach and develop a cohesive and productive team with diverse levels of expertise; deliver on set goals; utilize creative thinking to engage staff; and maintain clarity of staff roles and responsibilities.
• Experience managing staff that are widely dispersed geographically (including around the globe). Ability to maintain cohesion among staff working remotely and in the office.
• Familiarity and experience with landscape conservation and connectivity conservation practices and programs strongly preferred.
• Experience in implementing inclusion and engagement strategies both within organizations and with external constituencies.
• Demonstrated cultural competence and the character, integrity, sensitivity, and openness necessary to develop a rapport with, and consider the needs of, people of varying experiences, backgrounds and philosophies.
• A strategic mindset and ability to connect programs to organizational goals and outcomes.
• Exceptional program, budget and grant management skills.
• Proven results leveraging available resources effectively to meet program objectives.
• Experience in managing large foundation and/or federal grants.
• Commitment to maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality.
• Excellent oral, written, grammar, proofreading and communications skills.
• Experience working directly with a Board of Directors and providing regular briefings.
• Ability to travel (up to 30%) including evenings/weekends.
• Master’s degree required

How to apply:

We understand the value of a wide range of backgrounds and experiences that can apply to and enrich our work. If you think you meet 75% or more of these position requirements, we encourage you to apply and let us know why you would be a great fit.

Please send the following materials as a single PDF to admin@largelandscapes.org and reference ‘Senior Director of Conservation’ in the subject line:

• A brief Letter of Interest explaining how your goals, skills and background fit the responsibilities of the role
• Resume
• Contact information for two professional references

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation is committed to creating an environment where diverse perspectives are welcome. We offer a supportive, flexible, and dynamic work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Regional Director, Science

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Arctic Region
Cambridge Bay (Nunavut), Iqaluit (Nunavut), Kuujjuaq (Québec)
SE-REM-02
$113,866 to $144,757For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 14 March 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

 

Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

**WORK LOCATION**
– While Cambridge Bay (NU), or Iqaluit (NU) or Kuujjuaq (QC) are the preferred location for the Regional Director of Science, other locations in the DFO Arctic Region (Nunavut, NWT, Nunavik or Nunatsiavut) may be considered.

**IMPORTANT FINANCIAL INFORMATION**
• Successful candidates may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation costs.
• Isolated Post Allowances (Northern Allowance) range from $23,467 to $39,112; allowances vary, for example if the employee has dependents or is occupying staff housing.
• Vacation Travel Assistance is provided at minimum for each eligible member of the household.
• Pension & Benefits: Advantageous pension regime and health benefits. For more information, see: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/topics/pension-plan.html

Please note that rates and conditions above are subject to change. Please see the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive for more information or to view the rates for other locations at http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/ipgh-pile/index-eng.php.

**PREFERENCE**
Positions located in Nunavut will be offered to qualified Nunavut Inuit of the Nunavut Agreement before other qualified candidates.

Duties
Canada has an abundance of freshwater, marine and coastal areas that are ecologically diverse and economically significant. Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard manage Canada’s fisheries and safeguard its waters by:

■ sustainably managing fisheries and aquaculture.
■ working with fishers, coastal and Indigenous communities to enable their continued prosperity from fish and seafood
■ ensuring that Canada’s oceans and other aquatic ecosystems are protected from negative impacts
■ ensuring commercial vessels and recreational boaters can safely navigate our waters
■ being there to save lives and protect our environment when emergencies arise

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard work in over 400 locations across Canada on four core responsibilities.

The Regional Director, Science for the Arctic Region, is a new position in a region created in October 2018. The successful candidate will manage the delivery of all science programs in the Arctic Region, including the management of research, related Indigenous engagement and the provision of Science advice. Within the Science programs, there are specific stock assessment, climate change, environmental impact, species at risk and conservation science research programs. The Regional Director, Science will have responsibility for providing scientific support and advice to the Regional Director General to support his obligations for resource management under the Fisheries, Oceans and other Acts in the Arctic Region. This includes the management of the development and co-development of ecosystem based research programs, incorporation of culturally appropriate Indigenous knowledge for science planning and research, and provision of science advice to departmental managers and co-management boards. The Regional Director, Science, will also be responsible for ensuring that Arctic science activities conducted by DFO staff based in other DFO Regions are managed through Service Delivery Agreements to meet Arctic Regional priorities; and negotiating the transition, as appropriate, of these activities to report to the Arctic Region. All Science programs require active collaboration with other Departmental regions, other federal departments, Indigenous organizations, Academic partners, Territorial and Provincial Government representatives, and stakeholders.

Work environment
The work environment consists of managing a large group of highly motivated, experienced and capable research scientists, biologists and support staff with the intention of providing peer reviewed research and advice to support complex resource management decisions, both regionally and nationally. In addition, the Regional Director, Science will ensure that culturally appropriate Indigenous knowledge is incorporated to support science planning and research. The staff will be managed over a number of locations across the Arctic and southern Canada. The work environment also includes relatively complex financial and human resources portfolios.

Intent of the process
The intent of the selection process is to staff the position of Regional Director, Science for the Arctic Region (SE-REM-02) on an indeterminate basis

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter “- IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet all the Education and Experience qualifications listed on this poster (including the experience criteria listed under “qualifications that may be needed”. Applicants must use the education/experience qualifications as a header and then write one to three paragraphs for each, demonstrating how they meet each of them with concrete examples. The information provided should be a maximum of 750 words per qualification. Be clear about: when and where the experience was obtained, your position at the time, and what YOUR role was. It is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. FAILURE TO CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER HOW YOU MEET THE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS MAY RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION. APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FOR INCOMPLETE OR POSSIBLE MISSING INFORMATION.”

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
ESSENTIAL EDUCATION:

■ The employer-approved alternative to the below education, is an acceptable Master’s degree coupled with demonstrated research, application, or training. The degree must be from a recognized post-secondary institution and in a field of relevance to the duties of the position.
■ Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of the natural sciences related to the duties of the position (such as fish or wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science, or toxicology) or an employer-approved alternative.

Degree equivalency

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE:

■ Significant* experience leading natural resource management programs or projects.

■ Experience in providing expert science-based advice and strategic recommendations and briefings to senior management.

■ Experience in establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders such as federal government departments and agencies, Indigenous communities, Academic institutions as well as other levels of government.

■ Significant* experience in managing human** and financial*** resources.

(*): Significant experience is understood to mean the breadth and depth of the experience by performing a broad range of various related activities over a cumulative period of at least two (2) full years.
(**)Human resource management may include planning, directing and coordinating activities related to the recruitment, performance and talent management, and learning and development of employees. Applicants must indicate the number of employees they have supervised
(***)Financial resources management may include managing and being accountable for a budget, resource management and forecasting, planning, budget allocation and tracking of expenditures. Applicants must indicate the dollar value of budgets they have managed.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE:

■ Knowledge of the government of Canada’s priorities related to Fisheries and Oceans Canada and particularly the Department’s Arctic Region.

KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

■ Create Vision and Strategy.
■ Mobilize People.
■ Uphold Integrity and Respect.
■ Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders.
■ Promote Innovation and Guide Change.
■ Achieve Results.

More information about the Key Leadership Competencies can be found at : https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/professional-development/key-leadership-competency-profile/examples-effective-ineffective-behaviours.html

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

■ Ability to communicate effectively orally.
■ Ability to communicate effectively in writing

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

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
■ Experience in leading complex organizational change initiatives.
■ Experience working with Inuit, First Nations or Métis communities.
■ Experience in managing teams in a geographically dispersed organization.
■ Experience working in a Canadian Northern environment
■ Experience undertaking scientific research in a northern or remote environment

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance

Overtime, as required.
Travel (Domestic and International), as required.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.

Poster may be provided in Inuktitut upon request

You can apply by clicking “Apply Online” below or by emailing your application to Steven.Carlaw@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

ASSESSMENT

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

-Interviews will be administered.

-Written examinations may be administered.

-Reference checks will be sought. Reference checks may be conducted at any point in the selection process.

TOP DOWN APPROACH

Selection decisions may be based on the level, breadth or degree of qualifications achieved in one or more qualifications; for example, preference may be given to the candidate that has scored highest on a specific qualification or combination of qualifications. A cut-off score screening approach may be undertaken. Applicants who meet the essential experience criteria may be ranked according to the depth and breadth of experience they possess. Only the top ranking applicants may be invited to the next phase of assessment. Asset (desirable) criteria and/or organizational needs may also be applied at the screening stage.

COMMUNICATIONS

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via e-mail. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mail). It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

Preference
Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information
Steven Carlaw- Human Resources Advisor
Steven.Carlaw@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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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