Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
An eligibility list may be established.
Exceptional Opportunity to Contribute to Integrated and Ecosystem Based Management on Haida Gwaii.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has an unparalleled employment opportunity available as an Ecosystems Biologist in the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District that provides for personal and career growth through the assignment of diverse and challenging work, in both the field and office environments.
As the Ecosystems Biologist, you will develop and implement ecosystem conservation, Species at Risk, restoration and enhancement projects with other agencies on the archipelago. The position serves a role in gathering and providing a broad range of aquatic and terrestrial expertise to Statutory Decision Makers of various resource sectors and will provide a key professional role to the assessment of management practices on ecosystems and species of concern in the region. Acting as a designated Habitat Officer, you will also lead the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District with the review and preparation of authorizations that fall under the Water Sustainability Act.
Dajing Giids or the Village of Queen Charlotte is one of seven communities on Haida Gwaii. 90 km off the northwest coast of British Columbia and just south of the Alaska panhandle, Haida Gwaii is the unceded territory of the Haida Nation (http://www.haidanation.ca/) and home to a diverse group of rural island dwellers. A total population of approximately 4,500 is spread throughout the archipelago and provides for eclectic small community living with a big city cultural vibe and all the amenities you’ll ever need.
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 Sean.Muise@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:
Degree or diploma in biological sciences, natural resource conservation/management or equivalent.
Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment.
3 years of recent (within the past 5 years) experience in biological sciences, natural resource management experience, or environmental monitoring, or equivalent.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience in any of the following:
Experience with terrestrial wildlife biology;
Experience with Species at Risk management or recovery planning;
Experience working with approvals and notifications under the Water Sustainability Act;
Experience with GIS based spatial analysis, statistical analysis, and/or database management related to natural resource management;
Experience working and collaborating with First Nations;
Experience engaging with the public on ecosystem management issues.
Valid B.C. driver’s licence or equivalent.
Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC.
May require the operation of a variety of equipment.
Conducts field work which may include the following: travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
Ability to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
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.
Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the BC College of Applied Biology. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the CAB. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application and should include a statement outlining why you are interested in full time employment on Haida Gwaii. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. 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.