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October 14, 2013
Natural Resources 8
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) are the proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity aiming to lead the achievement of desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources for Albertans. For information about the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development please visit our website at:
The Operations Division delivers on legislative responsibilities with a regional focus through sound resource management, provision of advice to land use applications and approvals, assurance of compliance, and delivery of provincial programs. The Wildlife Biologist is responsible for wildlife management activities including resource management, population management, and habitat and land management - primarily within the Lower Athabasca Region.
As a Wildlife Biologist, you will lead complex scientific assignments, manage field programs, develop comprehensive reports and provide interpretations and recommendations on significant wildlife issues. This position plays a key role in providing strong professional and operational support, advice, and direction to various provincial level tasks, strategies, policies, and processes. Your in-depth knowledge of resource management will enable you to function as the provincial authority and team lead for specific management projects. This position requires extensive knowledge and experience with:
- Wildlife data collection techniques, including aerial surveys and population and habitat inventory and monitoring;
- Area and regional game species and non-game species including furbearers and species-at-risk;
- Hunting and trapping season setting and consulting with stakeholders on allocations and regulation recommendations;
- All aspects of resource development, extraction, and mitigation techniques as they affect wildlife, populations, and habitats;
- Database management, statistics, modelling and GIS;
You will operate with a high degree of independence, working toward ensuring the sustainability of wildlife populations and their habitats and addressing all wildlife program interests related to allocation, conservation, and integrated resource management in the Lower Athabasca Region. Your solid leadership, supervision, interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and negotiating skills will serve you well in dealing with other professionals, aboriginal communities, stakeholders, industry, and the public in both individual and team situations. You are responsible for ensuring the long-term sustainability of wildlife populations and their habitats, and wildlife program interests related to allocation, conservation, and integrated resource management are addressed. Please see the position profile below for a detailed list of responsibilities.
ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCIES:
- CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING and JUDGMENT skills and abilities to access options and implications in new ways to inform decision-making and identifying solutions to achieve outcomes and solutions;
- DRIVE FOR RESULTS to maximize resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to internal and external stakeholders;
- DEVELOP NETWORKS to establish credibility with integrity, by proactively connecting and building trust to function cooperatively and productively with a highly motivated professional and technical team to determine solutions and achieve desired results;
- COMMUNICATION skills to effectively consult and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders while clearly conveying technical and scientific information;
- ADAPTABILITY to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times to uncertainty to effectively work in a changing environment;
- ORGANIZATIONAL AWARENESS to understand the business plan goals, current state and future direction of the organization, changing circumstances and priorities within our Department's organizational culture.
ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT:
As the successful candidate, you will be operating out of an office setting in Athabasca. Travel within the region and throughout the province will be required as part of your responsibilities. You will have frequent contact with Department staff and colleagues, other government departments, clients, and external stakeholders province-wide and work under the supervision of the Senior Wildlife Biologist (Lac La Biche).
A degree in Biology supplemented with four years of directly related wildlife and land use integration experience. A valid Class 5 driver's license is required. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience managing an area wildlife program. A postgraduate degree in wildlife management preferred. Supervisory and public consultation experience would be considered an asset, as well as experience with GIS. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
$2,610.76 - $3,371.99 bi-weekly ($68,140 - $88,008 per annum)
As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume quoting the Job ID, to: Shelly Dohms, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Human Resources, 4th Floor, Petroleum Plaza, South Tower, 9915 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2G8. Fax (780) 427-2513. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.
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If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Shelly Dohms at: ESRD.HRS@gov.ab.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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