Website Government of Alberta

Opportunity Type:
Job

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion, and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/environment-and-parks.aspx

Role
As a Wildlife Biologist, you will support the Senior Wildlife Biologist to manage field programs, develop comprehensive reports and provide assessments, interpretations and recommendations on significant wildlife issues. This position plays a key role in providing strong professional and operational support, advice, and direction to various provincial-level tasks, strategies, policies, and processes. Your in-depth knowledge of resource management will enable you to function as the area-level authority for specific management projects. This position requires knowledge and experience with:

  • Wildlife data collection techniques, which include aerial surveys, population and habitat inventory, and monitoring.
  • Area and regional game species and non-game species including furbearers and species-at-risk.
  • Hunting and trapping season setting and consulting with stakeholders on allocations and regulation recommendations.
  • All aspects of resource development, extraction, and mitigation techniques as they affect wildlife, populations, and habitats.
  • Database management, statistics, modeling, and GIS.

You will join a team of biologists that shares responsibility for the delivery of the wildlife program.  In this role, you must be equally comfortable collaborating with other biologists and exercising a high degree of independence, working toward ensuring the sustainability of wildlife populations and their habitats, and addressing all wildlife program interests related to allocation, conservation, and integrated resource management.  Your solid leadership, interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and negotiating skills will serve you well in dealing with other professionals, aboriginal communities, stakeholders, industry, and the public.

Qualifications

  • A degree in biology supplemented with four years of directly related wildlife and land use integration experience. A postgraduate degree in wildlife management is preferred.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience managing wildlife programs or project outcomes.
  • Experience with GIS, data management and spatial analytics will be considered an asset

Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of additional education considered in lieu of experience on a one-for-one basis.  Candidates with less than 4 years experience may be considered at a lower classification.

APS Competencies
Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reaching our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies.

 

ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCIES:

CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING skills and abilities to access options and implications in new ways to inform decision-making and identify solutions to achieve outcomes and solutions.
ADAPTABILITY to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
DEVELOP NETWORKS to establish credibility with integrity, by proactively connecting and building trust to function cooperatively and productively with a highly motivated professional and technical team to determine solutions and achieve desired results. Communication skills are required to effectively consult and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders while clearly conveying technical and scientific information.
DRIVE FOR RESULTS to maximize resources to achieve results aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to internal and external stakeholder

 

Salary $2,818.88 to $3,640.79 bi-weekly ($73,572 to $95,024 annually)

ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT:

As the successful candidate, you will be operating out of an office setting. Travel within the region and throughout the province will be required as part of your responsibilities.  You will have frequent contact with department staff and colleagues, other government departments, clients, and external stakeholders province-wide and work under the supervision of the Senior Wildlife Biologist.

HOURS OF WORK:
Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week.

WHAT WE OFFER:

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