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Contribute your valued expertise to this unique and rewarding role
As the Biology Team Leader, you will manage staff, operational activities and financial resources for an environmental management program at the regional level. Working on a team with highly skilled and motivated professionals you will collaborate on projects to address large-scale wildlife management issues and initiatives that involve consultation with First Nations communities. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills are valuable assets when interacting with all levels of government, stakeholders and universities/colleges. A confident leader, you will encourage and support career advancement, professional development, opportunity for independent thought, innovation and flexible work arrangements within your team. Your expertise in wildlife biology and resource management will ensure the successful development of environmental guidelines, objectives and standards for regional wildlife management. If you are ready to advance your career in environmental management with interesting projects and exciting field work opportunities, consider this unique and rewarding opportunity.
Located on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo has parks such as Neck Point, Piper’s Lagoon and Maffeo Park, perfect for camping, hiking and exploring. Mt. Washington, the island’s most popular ski hill, has year-round activities such as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sean.Pendergast@gov.bc.ca . 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 Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
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 (i.e.resource management or related field)
- Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment
- Experience interpreting and applying environmental management legislation and policy
- Experience leading staff in project or field settings
- Experience in public and First Nations consultation processes
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). To assess your ability to meet these criteria, please visit the CAB website academic self-assessment tool.
- Valid 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
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.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – 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.
IMPORTANT: 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.