BIO 24R – Ecosystem Biologist

  • Company:
    BC Public Service
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    20 hours ago
  • Category:
    Biotech / Science

Ecosystem Biologist
Biologist R24
This position is located in Smithers; however other locations within the Skeena region may be considered based on operational considerations.
An eligibility list may be established.
Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity
The Resource Management Division (RMD) of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) works to maintain and restore the natural diversity of ecosystems, fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Through the development and implementation of clear strategies, legislation, partnerships, innovative projects, science-based standards and effective monitoring and reporting, the Division aims to reduce the number of ecosystems and species at risk while balancing conservation of Crown land with resource access and development.
The incumbent will work within the Skeena Ecosystem Section to help meet these objectives by developing and implementing ecosystem conservation, restoration and enhancement projects, providing expert advice to decision makers, developing objectives, and mitigation and management strategies
The purpose of this position is to develop and implement ecosystem conservation, restoration and enhancement projects in urban, agricultural and/or forest settings.
Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:
is filled with activities like fishing, boating, camping, hiking, skiing, and shopping. The Wet’suwet’en people are very close with the community and have introduced many traditions. This quaint town with a friendly atmosphere is a wonderful place to live and visit.
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a
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.
is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email:
or by phone: 778-698-1336.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact
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
page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to
, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
Job Requirements:
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 in biological sciences or equivalent.
Registered (or immediately eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment.
Minimum five (5) years of related experience (or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience);
Related experience includes any or all of the following:
Field-based biological sampling.
Analysis and reporting of biological data.
Providing biological or management advice within a natural resource regulatory regime.
Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:
Current RPBio certification. 
Specialization or experience with the management and recovery of Species and/or Ecosystems at Risk.
Specialization or experience with managing for terrestrial and/or aquatic habitat values in the context of forest development.
Specialization or experience in managing for old forest values, including associated fish and/or wildlife habitat.
Specialization or experience working with Indigenous groups or stakeholders in land management, conservation, or conservancy projects.
Provisos & Willingness Statements:
Valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s licence.
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.
Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry
(Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).
(RPBio) – Please include your registration number with the College of Applied Biology (
) within your application, as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with
. 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).
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
. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
Cover Letter: NO
– Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES
– A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES
– 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.
: 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.
Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical
Additional Information