Local recruitment: Aquatic Ecosystems Biologist

British Columbia Public Service

Williams Lake, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Job Summary

Bring your commitment to excellence in resource management practices The role and work of the Ecosystems Section in the Cariboo Region of the Ministry of Lands, Water and Resource Stewardship (LWRS) is to conserve and manage healthy native species and ecosystems The work involves a broad range of subject areas and functions including collecting and managing information on aquatic species habitats and ecosystems, species at risk, habitat conservation, management and restoration, and developing and implementing standards and guidelines related to these areas. Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. *Check out this video to learn more about biology careers at the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, plus 3 years related experience*; OR
  • Master of Science or higher in biological sciences, plus 1 year of related experience*.
  • Recent (within the last 5 years) experience related to management of aquatic ecosystem communities (e.g. invertebrates, amphibians, fish, riparian habitat, wetlands)
  • Registered (or immediately eligible** for registration) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) in BC with the College of Applied Biology.

Please include your registration number with the College of Applied Biology (CAB) within your application, as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with CAB. 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).

*Related Experience (a combination of two or more):

  • Experience in the interpretation and application of an aquatic resource management program under government legislation and policy;
  • Experience in managing and conducting aquatic environmental monitoring and assessments, ecological risk assessments and reporting out on aquatic ecosystem related projects;
  • Experience with aquatic habitat assessments, inventories, sampling design, and scientific reporting; 
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. environmental regulatory agencies, non-government agencies, public and private resource development agencies in relation to aquatic ecosystems).

Preference may be given to applicants with 1 or more of the following:

  • Recent (within the last 5 years), experience developing and implementing standards and guidance related to mitigation of natural resource sector activities on species and ecosystems in British Columbia.
  • ​​​​​​Recent (within 5 years) and relevant direct experience with BC’s natural resource regulations and/or legislation.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Carla.Grimson@gov.bc.ca About this Position: Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment Currently there is 1 permanent opportunity available Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities  The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually Working for the BC Public Service: 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. The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, MĂ©tis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452. 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 What We Offer. How to Apply: Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above. 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: 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: YES – You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible. Additional Information: A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required. 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 at the bottom of the posting. Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical
Additional Information
Aquatic Ecosystems Biologist BIO24 Job Profile





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