Senior Eco System Biologist

Website BC Public Service

Job Description:

The role and work of the Ecosystems Section in the Cariboo Region of the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship (LWRS) is to conserve and manage native species and ecosystems. The work involves a broad range of subject areas and functions including collecting and managing information on species habitat and ecosystems, species at risk, and habitat conservation.

Job Responsibilities:

The Senior Ecosystems Biologist will lead and provide guidance to Ecosystem Biologists (Biologist 24) as well as contribute to wildlife habitat and ecosystem-related technical committees in the Cariboo Region.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience developing and/or implementing provincial, federal, and/or local government natural resource legislation and policy related to terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management related to terrestrial ecosystems with external and internal stakeholder groups;
  • Ph.D. in biological sciences or related field AND a minimum of 1 year of related experience*
  • Master’s in biological sciences or related field AND a minimum of 3 years of related experience*
  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences or related field AND a minimum of 5 years of related experience*
  • Experience managing complex and sensitive natural resource management issues/projects related to terrestrial ecosystems in a team environment with some leadership 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. Note: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to immediately transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the appropriate association.
  • Experience including field-based biological sampling, analysis and reporting, and providing advice within a regulatory regime.
  • Experience providing scientific and regulatory advice related to terrestrial ecosystems to biologists, technicians, decision-makers and other agencies regarding biological impacts as a result of resource development;
  • Experience assessing and monitoring natural resources.

Job Details:

Company: BC Public Service

Job Category: Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Surrey, British Columbia, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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