Terrestrial Invasive Fauna Specialist
This position can be located in Victoria, Nanaimo, or the Lower Mainland; Cranbrook, Kamloops or Penticton may also be considered, subject to Ministry operational requirements.
An eligibility list may be established.
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The Ecosystems Branch within the Environmental Sustainability & Strategic Policy Division of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy leads the development of program policy, legislation, regulations, standards, guidelines and science to conserve the natural ecological diversity of the Province’s ecosystems. The Branch is responsible for developing principles, long term goals, strategies; results based standards and best practices including setting Ministry priorities for ecosystems conservation, protection and recovery.
The Terrestrial Invasive Fauna Specialist will be reporting to the Invasive Fauna Unit Head within the Conservation Science Section. The invasive species unit is focused on mitigating the threat associated with invasive species. This position will focus exclusively on terrestrial invasive animals and collaborate with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development biologists who are responsible for operational invasive animal eradication and management efforts.
The purpose of this position is to be the ministry’s science expert for terrestrial invasive fauna.
This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
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 Martina.Beck@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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 and Experience:
- PhD in a related science field (e.g. biological sciences, ecology, natural resources management or related discipline) AND two (2) years’ related* experience; OR
- Master’s degree in a related science field (e.g. biological sciences, ecology, natural resources management or related discipline) AND three (3) years’ related* experience; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in a related science field (e.g. biological sciences, ecology, natural resources management or related discipline) AND four (4) years’ related* experience.
- Registered (or immediately eligible for membership) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. and in good standing with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment.
*Related experience must include the following:
- Experience managing projects (including design, implementation and evaluation phases, not necessarily for the same project).
- At least two (2) years’ experience writing and/or reviewing funding applications and/or partnership agreements.
- At least two (2) years’ experience in data management, synthesis and reporting.
- At least two (2) years’ experience communicating complicated scientific concepts in a simple way to the general public and/or government executives, orally and in writing.
- At least two (2) years’ experience working in a field-based environment (terrestrial environment preferred).
- At least two (2) years’ experience interpreting and applying environmental management legislation, regulations and/or policies.
- Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with:
- invasive species.
- First Nations.
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: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Résumé: YES – A résumé 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.