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BIO 24R – Fisheries Biologist ***POSTING AMENDED***

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 11, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $62,718.94 - $71,507.64 - Annual
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Admin / Office
Client BC Public Service
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BIO 24R – Fisheries Biologist ***POSTING AMENDED*** – (57503)

Posting Title: BIO 24R – Fisheries Biologist ***POSTING AMENDED***
Position Classification: Biologist R24
Union: GEU
Location: Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $62,718.94 – $71,507.64 annually – effective February 3, 2019
Close Date: 2/18/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Resource Stewardship/Fish and Wildlife
Job Summary:

Fisheries Biologist
Biologist R24

An eligibility list may be established.

Take the next step in a rewarding career applying your technical expertise in Environmental Protection

The Fisheries Program manages, conserves, enhances, restores and allocates fisheries resources within the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development of the Province of British Columbia.

Kamloops is surrounded by over one hundred lakes as well as the North and South Thompson rivers. Water-based activities are very popular, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, tubing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing. Kamloops has a very strong First Nations culture, and hosts a Pow-Wow every year.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. 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.

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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

Education & Experience:

  • Master of Science degree in biological sciences, including fisheries, ecosystem and/or species biology, plus 2 years related experience; or
  • Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, including fisheries, ecosystem and species biology, plus 4 years related experience.
  • Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in BC with the College of Applied Biology within 6 months of employment.

Related Experience:

  • Experience in designing, developing and delivering fish species and habitat management strategies, including stock assessment and habitat inventories.
  • Experience in methodologies used to assess fish population and habitat parameters and collecting, analyzing and reporting biological data.
  • Experience engaging, communicating and partnering with First Nations and Indigenous peoples, stakeholders, universities and NGO groups.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience leading staff in project or field settings.
  • Experience interpreting and applying natural resource management legislation and policy.
  • Experience with recreational freshwater sports-fish management
  • Experience setting stocking prescriptions and angling regulations

Please include your registration number with the College of Applied Biology (CAB) within your application, as you must be registered or eligible for registration (within 6 months of employment) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with CAB. If you are not yet registered with the CAB, please explain how you are eligible for registration (i.e. currently a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the CAB). To assess your ability to meet these criteria, please visit the CAB website academic self-assessment tool.

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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