This posting may be used to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
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The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. The Ministry is responsible for policy development, operational management and implementation, and oversees over 50 statutes and associated regulations.
Reporting to the Senior Wildlife Biologist (Bio N27), the regional wildlife biologist (N24) plans, directs, coordinates and implements components of the region’s Wildlife Program. This includes administrative permitting duties and hands on big game management including complex data analysis and development of recommendations for statutory decision makers. The regional wildlife biologist will manage program budgets, develop contracts and may oversee junior technician staff. This position will actively engage and network with First Nations, local stakeholders and other provincial and federal agencies.
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Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities.
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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:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences or related field.
- Minimum four years of related experience (or an acceptable combination of education and experience), including field-based biological sampling, analysis and reporting, and providing advice within a regulatory regime.
- Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment.
- Experience assessing and monitoring natural resources.
Preference “may” be given to applicants with the following:
- Current registration with the BC College of Applied Biologists as a Registered Professional Biologist
- Experience within the last 5 years:
- Demonstrated experience with wildlife management – e.g. leading large wildlife or meso-carnivore wildlife projects from conception of project questions to development of objectives and methods to implementation of field project to budget and data management, analysis, reporting, and communicating recommendations.
- Demonstrated experience working with First Nations – e.g. engaging and collaborating with First Nations to further wildlife management initiatives and develop collaborative relationships.
- Demonstrated experience in engaging stakeholders (hunting groups, naturalist groups, public, academia) in wildlife management.
- Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying natural resource management legislation and policy (e.g., Wildlife Act and associated regulations, Species at Risk Act, Forest and Range Practices Act).
- Demonstrated experience in working with multi-disciplined teams.
Please include your registration number with the College of Applied Biology (CAB) within your application, as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with CAB. If you are not yet registered with the CAB, please explain how you are immediately eligible (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.