Section Head, Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystem
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
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The Ministry of Forests, Lands and 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.
The purpose of this position is to provide supervision and professional oversight for a regional program, including managing staff and financial resources, managing stakeholder relationships, applying legislation, policies and professional standards in a consistent manner, participating in provincial policy development, and overseeing program delivery and professional projects.
Williams Lake Is situated on the central plateau, where northern and southern species mix. The region has both rainforest and arid grassland all within one hour of Williams Lake. Outdoor recreation is varied and includes camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing kayaking/canoeing. Mountain biking is renowned and the world famous Bowron Lakes canoe circuit is just east of Quesnel. There is a rich mix of first nations culture and a long history of ranching throughout the region. The historic Cariboo gold rush wagon road and Alexander MacKenzie Grease trail both pass through the region.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contactRobin.Hoffos@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:
- Master’s Degree in biological sciences and three (3) years related experience; OR,
- Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences and five (5) years related experience.
- Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment.
Related experience must include the following:
- Experience interpreting and applying environmental management legislation and policy.
- Experience managing complex and sensitive natural resource issues.
- Experience leading professional and/or technical staff on projects or program delivery.
- Experience in collaborating and working alongside other levels of government and First Nations.
- Experience with the management of wildlife and terrestrial habitats.
Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following:
- Experience in project management, including leading multi-disciplinary teams and supervising staff in project or field settings.
- Experience in budget management.
- Experience in contract procurement and management.
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.