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Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

Senior Conservation Planning Biologist

Employer/Organization: Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

Closing: October 6th 2023 11:00 PM PST


Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
Multiple Locations (Hybrid)

There are two positions available. There is 1 temporary assignment until March 31, 2024, with the opportunity to become permanent in Smithers, Terrace, or Burns Lake and 1 permanent opportunity available in Prince George, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, or Mackenzie.

Flexible work options are available; these positions may be able to work two (2) days from home a week subject to an approved telework agreement. 

Senior Conservation Planning Biologist
$83,313.86 - $95,028.49 annually which includes a 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment*
$36.53 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers
$39.85 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Burns Lake
$43.17 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Fort St. James
$43.17 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Mackenzie

The Provincial Caribou Recovery Program (CRP) is coordinated by the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship (WLRS). Within WLRS, the Wildlife, Habitat and Species Recovery Branch holds overall responsibility for the CRP and provides provincial coordination, strategic direction, funding and oversight for Caribou recovery in BC throughout the province.

The Senior Conservation Planning Biologist leads the development of creative strategic solutions to complex conservation biology issues. The position bridges environmental, social and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance caribou recovery in partnership with First Nations. The position will lead a diverse project team of multidisciplinary specialists across multiple agencies and is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion. Developing lasting partnerships with First Nations and interested parties is key to ensuring a shared responsibility for caribou recovery across the province. The position will be responsible for applied conservation biology and lead collaborative planning tables and public engagement.

Note: All applicants must be 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 able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the CAB. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the CAB. Confirmation of registration / eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.)

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