Website Government of Manitoba

Opportunity Type:

BL3 Biologist 3



Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Fish and Wildlife, Resource Management and Protection

Brandon MB

Advertisement Number: 39125

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

Closing Date:   May 24, 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 Brandon, Manitoba.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
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 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 possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 licence
Must be able to work evenings, weekends and overtime as required

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
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.