BIO 24R – Ecosystems Biologist

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date March 4, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Term
Company BC Public Service
Salary $61,665.45 - $70,367.02 - Annual
Location Williams Lake, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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BIO 24R – Ecosystems Biologist – (58422)

Posting Title: BIO 24R – Ecosystems Biologist
Position Classification: Biologist R24
Union: GEU
Location: Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $61,665.45 – $70,367.02 annually
Close Date: 3/18/2019
Job Type: Temporary Assignment (TA)
Temporary End Date: 4/3/2020
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Resource Management
Job Summary:

Ecosystems Biologist
Biologist R24

This is a temporary opportunity until 4/3/2020
An eligibility list may be established to fill similar positions in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House or Quesnel.

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Resource Management Division (RMD) within the Ministry works to maintain and restore the natural diversity of ecosystems, fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Through the development and implementation of clear strategies, legislation, partnerships, innovative projects, science-based standards and effective monitoring and reporting, the Division aims to reduce the number of ecosystems and species at risk while balancing conservation of Crown land with resource access and development.

This position will develop and implement ecosystem conservation, restoration and enhancement projects in urban, agricultural and/or forest settings.

Williams Lake has a rich history regarding the Cariboo gold rush, and is located in a valley in the Interior Plateau of Central BC. Whitewater rafting and single track mountain biking are unique activities available in Williams Lake. The Williams Lake Stampede is one of the biggest rodeos in Western Canada, and pays tribute to its ranching history.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences plus 3 years of related experience.
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences plus 1 year of related experience.
  • Must have, or be able to immediately obtain, a valid B.C. driver’s license that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job (e.g. Class 5 etc.).

Related Experience (a combination of two or more) includes:

  • Experience in interpretation and application of a resource management program under government legislation or policy;
  • Experience in managing and conducting environmental monitoring and assessments, ecological risk assessments and reporting out on projects;
  • Experience with wildlife habitat assessments, inventories, sampling design, and scientific reporting;
  • Experience liaising with environmental regulatory agencies, non-government agencies, public and private resource developmental agencies.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Recent and relevant experience regarding development and implementation of standards and guidance related to mitigation of natural resource sector activities on species and ecosystems in British Columbia.
  • Recent and relevant direct experience with BC’s natural resource regulations and/or legislation.
  • Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) in B.C. With the College of Applied Biology.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.


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