Human Dimensions of Wildlife Specialist

Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship

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.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Specialist
$72,724.97 – $83,014.85 annually

The Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship is accountable for integrated land and natural resource management, including leading the Together for Wildlife Strategy. 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 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 (gov.bc.ca)

Qualifications for this role include:

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.

For more information, and to apply online by August 15, 2022

Wildlife Director

Salary(s):   XM2 $95,171.00 – $113,800.00 per year

Closing Date:   July 31, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar regular and term positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Natural Resources and Northern Development is responsible for leading the policy development and program delivery that fosters responsible resource development for the benefit of all Manitobans. This will be achieved by working in partnership with Indigenous and northern communities, industry, and non-government organizations to develop planning frameworks and science-based management plans that ensure the sustainable use of Manitoba’s fish, forests and wildlife.

The Resource Management and Protection Division delivers programs and services that balance sustainable economic development with ecosystem management related to Manitoba’s fish and wildlife resources.

To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Public Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting competition #39553 and the position title in the subject line. Resumes may be used in addition to the Application Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactorily met the requirements stated in the Application form.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
Valid Driver’s License, access to vehicle and/or ability to travel within Manitoba
Qualifications:
Essential:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Management, Resource Management, Resource Planning, Environment Science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in wildlife management and working with wildlife stakeholders.
Management experience with responsibility for human and financial resources
Proven ability as a leader with a commitment to create, support and sustain a diverse and results-focused environment that enables staff to achieve results and to develop for the future
Experience translating strategic priorities into clear operational and business plans, and experience with accountability-based performance management.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships
Strong political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues
Demonstrated ability to leverage opportunities for innovation, find creative solutions to issues, and successfully manage change
Experience leading the development, review and delivery of policy and programs
Experience building relationships with Indigenous people and implementing the principles of reconciliation
Duties:
As a member of the department’s management team, the Director is responsible to lead and manage the Wildlife Branch, and provide advice and support to the Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister.

The Wildlife Director position is accountable to lead and direct the development and implementation of legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and complex science-based wildlife management programs for the Province of Manitoba.  This position is accountable to ensure sustainable wildlife populations through innovative and science-based management and habitat conservation programs. The Wildlife Director creates and leads wildlife conservation programming to provide the greatest benefits to Manitobans by conserving or enhancing game and non-game wildlife populations and habitat.

Apply to:
Advertisement # 39553
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone:  204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601
Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca
To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Wildlife Manager – South Baffin

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

The Department of the Environment (DOE) must maintain partnerships with community, territorial, provincial, national and international stakeholders utilizing state of the art technology and information systems. The DOE is deeply committed to maintaining a workforce that is representative of the population and whose operations reflect the principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ).

Reporting to the Director of Wildlife Operations, the Wildlife Manager – South Baffin’s key function is to provide support and direction to community-based Conservation Officers ensuring the wise use of wildlife. The Wildlife Manager also provides support and permitting for similar wise-use practices on behalf of federal agencies pursuant to existing working agreements between levels of government. This position is responsible for up-holding territorial, interjurisdictional, national and international wildlife management commitments. Also, this position maintains a close relationship with Hunter’s & Trapper’s Organization (HTO) and the Regional Wildlife Organization (RWO) and is knowledgeable about wildlife management issues and the concerns and issues facing harvesters. This position issues, processes or has input into permits for wildlife usage including fur and meat dealers, processing plants, outfitters, guides, and wildlife research and observation. Within the Nunavut wildlife co-management regime, the Wildlife Manager works primarily with seven HTO’s, one Regional Wildlife Organization (RWO) and regional liaison staff of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB). The incumbent is responsible for discharging some of the Government’s main obligations under the Nunavut Agreement (NA), particularly Articles 5 and 9.

The Wildlife Manager provides wildlife management advice to the region. This position coordinates and evaluates activities to ensure compliance with renewable resource legislation, the sustainable use of wildlife and a high quality of the environment, coordinates public education on acts, regulations, safety, and programs, within the context of the legislation, departmental policies, procedures and departmental priorities. The Wildlife Manager is responsible for managing the staff of the region (Wildlife Manager Trainee, Conservation Officers Trainee, II and III, clerical staff, casuals, and seasonal employees. Also, the incumbent represents the department on regional wildlife issues and carries out specific regional office responsibilities. This position provides support to other Departmental staff and the public in creating resource development opportunities that contribute to the social and economic well-being of residents. In addition, the Wildlife Manager maintains financial control within approved budget, to provide accurate and reliable financial information and to provide prompting for appropriate action when necessary. This position coordinates materials management of equipment and supplies, within approved budget, to maintain an effective and efficient level of equipment and supplies fit for use.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized completion of Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program along with six (6) years relevant experience in wildlife management at both the field operations and management level. Also, three (3) years direct supervisory experience and three (3) years’ experience or education in enforcement, licensing, and inspection techniques. Financial management experience is required. Must hold a valid driver’s license (ability to drive trucks, snowmobiles, ATV, and boats are required) and must hold a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) (ability to carry a firearm is required). Also, experience in wilderness travel and survival skills, First Aid and CPR certification and WHMIS 2015 certification would be considered an asset. This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in Inuktitut would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to gnhr@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.

Project Coordinator

About Our Opportunity
Reporting to the Manager, Risk Services, Fleet and Forest Protection Division, the Project Coordinator (PC) is a member of the Risk Services Group.  A team of dedicated professionals, this Group is responsible for science, technology and business planning as it relates to the Fleet and Forest Protection Division (Forest Health,  Wildland Fire Management, Air  and Fleet Services).

Primary Accountabilities
Some of the primary accountabilities in the PC role include:

Coordinating the Department of Natural Resources Pest Management Decision Making Framework, currently focused on spruce budworm, as well as managing projects and process improvement initiatives across multiple disciplines.  Currently the PC is also assisting fleet with an on-going project to digitally collect and make use of NRR vehicle usage information.
The PC also helps to coordinate and provide assistance with internal and external information and outreach materials including internal communications, website and Sharepoint information, social media, media, public information, training, annual reports, forest pest risk assessments etc.
As required the PC assists  with data collection (ground, air, and lab). Forest Health monitors and reports on 12+ insects annually in Nova Scotia with data collected from over 2003 survey sites as well as general and detailed aerial surveys.
The PC assists with the planning, implementation, coordination, and review and  assessment of Fleet and Forest Protection projects, programs and services.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor of Science in a natural resource/environmental science field plus five (5) years of specific, demonstrated, related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

The successful candidate  must demonstrate experience in managing complex projects, facilitating meetings, preparing reports and communication pieces, public speaking, stakeholder engagement and media. The successful candidate must also be knowledgeable regarding National, Provincial and Regional forest pest management issues and familiar with forest pest management practices and principles.  They must also be familiar with  research, data collection and analysis techniques and have familiarity with and skills to utilize Microsoft Office products.

 

A high standard of capability is expected in oral and written communication, time management, organizing and problem solving. This is a specialized position where the candidate must be highly motivated and have  strong self-initiative and engagement to produce timely and reliable results.  They must also have strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a dedicated team of Risk Services professionals, as well as, other stakeholders. They must also be able to operate with considerable independence and a minimum of direct supervision.

 

Training and experience in process improvement related methods (e.g. Lean Six-Sigma, ePIP) will be considered an asset.  Additional experience related to other aspects of forest protection (climate change, wildfire or other natural disturbances) would also be considered an asset.  A valid driver’s license is required.

 

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Equivalency
Equivalencies include:

MSc in natural resources/environmental science and 3-years of related experience OR 2-year diploma in natural resources/environmental science with 7-years of related experience.

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Benefits
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
Working Conditions
Work predominantly within an office environment with Flex Work Arrangements potentially available.

Field and lab work as required; some field work requires travel in department vehicles including aircraft to remote locations.
What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Countless Career Paths.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade:  PR 13

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 – $2,913.59 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Wildlife Management Intern – Biology

The sustainable management of Nunavut’s wildlife resources depends on the next generation of conservation leaders. The NWMB has launched a new wildlife management intern casual position to help support Inuit in their journey to be environmental stewards. As a Wildlife Management Intern, you will build a diverse skill set and gain practical knowledge on wildlife research and management through valuable real-world experience. You will work with the diverse Wildlife Staff team and report to the Director of Wildlife.

See full internship description here

Executive Assistant

Full Job Description
Save the World and Beat the Competition in Wildlife Tech!

You are passionate about the processes of accelerating the growth of Margo Supplies. You will be involved in the detailed development and implementation of the business architecture required to make Margo Supplies the top wildlife technology firm in the world.

We are looking specifically for someone who is excited to be deeply involved in the growth of our operations. Your organizational and project management skills will ensure that we can rapidly execute ideas and opportunities. You are committed to the practice of private business expansion.

We pride ourselves on hiring excellent people. You will enjoy being part of a growing company doing interesting work, filled with dedicated and intelligent colleagues.

ATTENTION: Please read and follow all application instructions at the bottom of this posting. We guarantee that everyone who follows the submission instructions and meets the minimum qualifications will be interviewed for the position.

What Will You Do?

You will directly assist the business manager in the daily operations and long-term strategy implementations at our home company and international subsidiaries. You will work well as a counterpoint to the business manager, who has ADHD.

Deliver a consolidated monthly report that details overall company performance.
Manage the manager’s project list as well as take direct responsibility for some projects.
Prepare external and internal reports.
Address minor issues throughout the business and filter communication to ensure the manager is receiving important information with fewer distractions.
Sort emails into workable daily tasks and correspond with some contacts on behalf of the manager.
Contribute to detailed expansion projects through contract, tax, and financial analysis.
Jointly start programs with the manager and take over implementation.
Required Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelors Degree in any field and 2 years total work experience in an office environment.
OR 5 years of work experience in a business role.
Must demonstrate exceptional organizational and project management skills.
Generalist personality and learning style.
Professional written communication.
Project management experience or training.
Familiarity with business math, spreadsheet, and report writing.
Problem-solving ability.
Capable of self-directed work.
Hybrid work-space. Currently must be able to work in our High River office at least 2 days per week. Note: we are currently in negotiations to purchase a second office in Springbank or another location in Calgary which will become our new main office.
About Us:

Margo Supplies is a worldwide leader in wildlife management technology. We design, manufacture, and distribute environmentally technology that solves human-wildlife conflict. Our head office is located in High River, AB, a 20-minute drive away from South Calgary.

Established in 1980, we provide solutions to some of the most challenging wildlife conservation problems. If it involves wildlife and technology, we are there. Airports, government agencies, farmers, and industrial groups rely on us to conserve wildlife and prevent damage to people and property.

We may wear t-shirts to work but we take our business seriously. Our company is in a new growth push in smart technology and international expansion. Although we don’t rest on our laurels we have led the industry for the last 40 years. We have a strong wildlife conservation mandate, are the recognized leaders in bear conflict prevention, and have developed many of the benchmarked standard wildlife conflict prevention tools used across the globe.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be clearly customized to this specific job posting.
A résumé and cover letter is required. Cover letters must specify why the applicant wants this job and detail why the job posting matches their skills.
Applications must be clean, professional, and free of formatting and grammatical errors.
Cover letter must list your favourite book or film about business.
If you are applying from outside of the Calgary area please include your availability to move and the date when you would be ready to start work in your cover letter.
Submit applications through indeed only. Do not submit your application in person, through any other Margo email, or call our office unless invited for an interview
Applications that do not follow the above or have the minimum requirements may not receive notice of rejection.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship

Salary: From $52,500.00 per year

Additional pay:

Bonus pay
Benefits:

Casual dress
Company events
Dental care
Extended health care
Flexible schedule
Flextime
Paid time off
Store discount
Vision care
Wellness program
Work from home
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:
Flex days and work-from-home to prevent necessity of sick employees working in the office.

Regional Wildlife Manager

Full Job Description

Regional Wildlife Manager
BL3 Biologist 3

Regular/full-time

 

Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Fish and Wildlife, Resource Management and Protection

Gimli MB

Advertisement Number: 39472

Salary(s): BL3 $70,769.00 – $89,405.00 per year

Closing Date: July 22, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar regular and term positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Fish and Wildlife branch of Natural Resources and Northern Development is currently recruiting to fill the position of Regional Wildlife Manager out of Gimli, Manitoba.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Must be physically able to undertake the duties of the position, including conducting field work in rough terrain and on water, during all seasons and under adverse weather conditions.
Must be able to work evenings, weekends and overtime as required.
Must be able to travel to and work in remote locations for extended periods within the Province of Manitoba, travelling by various means such as chartered aircraft, boat, ATV, and snowmobile.
Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 licence.
Qualifications:
Essential:

Degree in Biology, Wildlife, Ecology or Resource Management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating wildlife management actions, plans, programs and projects, including wildlife field programs.
Experience with the application of wildlife management principles and practices such as wildlife allocation, wildlife habitat assessment, wildlife disease, population monitoring, season setting or non-game management including reviewing development proposals to assess wildlife impacts.
Experience working with Indigenous communities including familiarity with Indigenous Consultation processes.
Experience applying wildlife legislation, policies and guidelines to make and/or recommend wildlife management decisions.
Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information in a clear manner including communication, engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities, resource users, stakeholders and the public.
Strong written communication skills including preparing management plans, assessment reports, project proposals and technical reports, with a high degree of accuracy, clarity and conciseness.
Experience in budget planning, administration and management.
Experience supervising staff, including addressing performance management issues, developing work plans and learning/training plans.
Ability to work independently.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster positive working relationships and resolve conflict within internal and external relationships.
Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to prioritize work activities to meet deadlines.
Experience working with Microsoft Office or equivalent software applications.
Duties:
Under direction of the Regional Wildlife Section Manager, the Regional Wildlife Manager is responsible for the management of wildlife within an assigned region of Manitoba. This position plans, coordinates, organizes and supervises regional wildlife research and management programs. The incumbent will also assist in the development and delivery of all wildlife programming including commercial wildlife allocation, wildlife habitat assessment, wildlife disease, population monitoring, season setting and non-game management.This position also requires the incumbent to manage the performance of regional wildlife staff, identify training needs, provide access to training and identify career path aspirations and opportunities.

Apply to:
Advertisement # 39472
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone: 204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601
Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Wildlife Ranger (Multiple Positions)

Grouse Mountain offers a challenging and enjoyable work environment with a world of career opportunity. Our team is dedicated to Grouse Mountain’s renowned excellence and its continued growth as Vancouver’s premier mountain resort. In exchange for employee excellence, we offer a professional atmosphere, fantastic growth opportunities, unlimited outdoor recreation (including skiing and snowboarding) an inspiring setting and many unique employee privileges.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Role:

Patrolling of habitats throughout shift times
Communicating with public to educate them on wildlife issues
Presenting scheduled Ranger Interpretive sessions
Assisting in maintaining the record keeping system
Implement and enforce public safety precautions of visitors and staff regarding wildlife issues
Establishing a rapport with the general public to foster an appreciation of wildlife and the role of the Grouse Mountain
Refuge for Endangered Wildlife
Providing care and maintenance of assigned wildlife habitats and wildlife
Assisting with construction and deconstruction of habitats
Other duties as required

Requirements:

Post-secondary courses in biology, zoology or related subjects
One year’s experience working with wildlife
Experience in public presentations and education.
Knowledge of indigenous wildlife and conservation issues
Knowledge of wildlife husbandry and restraint procedures
Knowledge of general safety and hygiene protocols
Self-motivated and ability to work independently
Good oral and written communication skills
Team player
Ability to work weekends and evenings
Successful candidate must complete a criminal record check once offered the position.
The check must be completed prior to start date if you are 19 years and older. Grouse Mountain will assist you with the process.

 

Marine Plants Advisor

Competition # : 34903

Department: Fisheries and Aquaculture

Location: Multiple Locations

Type of Employment: Temporary

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: 5/12/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support, and develop the fishing, aquaculture, sport fishing and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental, and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities. As a department, we work to promote Nova Scotia as Canada’s premier fish and seafood province.

https://novascotia.ca/fish/
About Our Opportunity
Under the Direction of the Manager of Aquaculture Development, the Marine Plants Advisor will lead the rockweed harvesting program delivery, implementation, and evaluative work to facilitate the continued growth of economically profitable and sustainable rockweed harvesting , and marine plants aquaculture in rural Nova Scotia in accordance with the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act.

Primary Accountabilities
Reviews, evaluates and provides comment and recommendations on federal policies, and research documents related to marine plants
Presents positions of the department in promoting sustainable management and protection of marine resources
Responsible for establishment and on-going annual design administration and completion of a rockweed resource assessment and sustainable harvest program
Works in close collaboration and communication with other Development staff to deliver comprehensive, environmentally-sound permitting, leasing, regulatory and non-regulatory rockweed and aquaculture programs and initiatives.
Applies specialized and advanced knowledge of rockweed and marine plants aquaculture management practices and industry development knowledge, experience, and expertise to improve, promote, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of related strategies and initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience
As a successful Marine Plants Advisor, you have Bachelor Degree of Commerce or equivalent (Science Degree; Marine Biology), plus 1 year of relevant progressively responsible experience preferably in Marine Biology, Aquaculture, Environmental Management, or a closely related field, developing and managing resource-based industries, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Policy development and evaluative analysis experience is considered an asset. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact and converse with diverse groups and individuals. Must have the ability to coordinate and lead project teams; and to prepare written reports and briefing notes that are clear, concise and meaningful. Must be administratively self-sufficient with strong computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation packages.

Equivalency
An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

 

Equivalencies include, but are not limited to:

Minimum 5 years of relevant progressively responsible experience preferably in Marine Biology, Aquaculture, Environmental Management, or a closely related field.
Benefits
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
Working Conditions
Travel throughout the province and occasional out of province travel is required. Work requires exposure to urgent situations that are non-biological in nature such as oil spills, damage by ice storms, and other situations which require site visits in order to assess impact and develop remedial action.

Additional Information
This competition is to fill a Temporary position with an anticipated end date of October 31, 2022.

 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to choose either of the four location for their office- Shelburne, Halifax, Yarmouth and Cornwallis.

 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.
What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
Countless career paths
Department specific flexible working schedules
Pay Grade:  PR 05 – PR 13

Salary Range:  $1,730.03 – $2,913.59 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Senior Wildlife Biologist

 

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and a vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

 

Your Opportunity

Stantec has an opportunity for a Senior Wildlife Biologist to help lead our terrestrial wildlife programs. The position will be based in one of our British Columbia offices (Sidney, Burnaby, Terrace, Kelowna, Kamloops, or Prince George). The ideal candidate for this position is one that can lead the development and coordination of a variety of wildlife technical scopes. Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the wildlife component of projects, such as designing and leading wildlife field programs, preparing components of environmental assessments, writing wildlife management and monitoring plans, supporting caribou mitigation and offsetting plans, and supporting environmental permitting activities for a variety of projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

  1. Promote a strong health and safety culture and actively participate in Stantec’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Program
  2. Lead assignments or projects related to terrestrial wildlife that requires critical thinking and mature technical knowledge
  3. Lead the development and implementation of assignments/projects, independently or as part of a team, that have a broad scope or are complex in nature
  4. Develop, manage, and implement terrestrial wildlife components of projects, such as biophysical inventories, environmental assessments, management and monitoring plans, and compliance reports
  5. Technical writing and report preparation
  6. Provide technical advice to clients relating to terrestrial wildlife on multidisciplinary projects
  7. Coordinate and track assignments, scopes, schedules, budgets, and deliverables and manage tasks according to approved scopes of work
  8. Communicate with clients and project management teams
  9. Assist with proposal writing and business development, including limited travel for project work and business development opportunities
  10. Provide technical direction and support to junior staff

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation and regulations that relate to terrestrial wildlife
  • Knowledge of and experience with caribou habitat restoration, mitigation, and offsetting is an asset
  • An understanding of project development and management. Previous project management experience is an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience preparing and coordinating environmental assessments, impact statements, mitigation and management plans and other regulatory applications
  • Ability to develop and manage field programs for terrestrial wildlife
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills and ability to interact across a broad range of audiences/ technical backgrounds including internal and external clients, regulatory agencies, and Indigenous groups
  • Experience supervising people and/or leading teams is an asset

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor or graduate degree in biology, or a related discipline from a recognized university
  • Registration with the British Columbia College of Applied Biology as a Registered Professional Biologist
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant consulting experience, including previous experience managing wildlife programs

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

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Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Other Locations: Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna, Canada-British Columbia-Sidney, Canada-British Columbia-Terrace, Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops, Canada-British Columbia-Prince George

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

 

Vaccine Policy: Stantec requires some positions in North America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation to the extent required by law because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

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