BIO 30R – Fish and Wildlife Management Section Head

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BIO 30R – Fish and Wildlife Management Section Head

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date February 6, 2020
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $76,442.17 - $87,354.80 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations, BC
Category Scientific and Technical
Client BC Public Service
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BIO 30R – Fish and Wildlife Management Section Head – (67012)

Posting Title: BIO 30R – Fish and Wildlife Management Section Head
Position Classification: Biologist R30
Union: GEU
Location: Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Penticton, BC V2V5A6 CA
Salary Range: $76,442.17 – $87,354.80 annually plus 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment
Close Date: 3/1/2020
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Thompson Okanagan Region – Resource Management
Job Summary

Fish and Wildlife Management Section Head
Biologist R30

This posting may be used to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
We currently have one (1) permanent full time vacancy which can be performed from any of the following communities: Kamloops or Penticton

Do you have a  commitment to excellence in resource management, and a desire to live in one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in British Columbia?

If so, bring your leadership skills, policy and legislation expertise, and experience working with First Nations to this exciting role. Reporting to the Manager, Resource Stewardship, the Fish and Wildlife Management Section Head provides leadership and professional oversight for the regional Fish and wildlife programs.  Together with the regional Resource Management leadership team, the Section Head sets the direction for the fish and wildlife programs, supervises staff and is accountable for managing financial resources. The person sets and ensures achievement and evaluation of program and project outcomes that are focused on the assessment, sustainable use, management and conservation of fish and wildlife resources and the habitats that support them. The position oversees the application of legislation, policies and professional standards in program delivery. The Section Head leads projects and strategic initiatives to address large-scale and controversial issues within Thompson-Okanagan Region, and participates in collaborative initiatives across regions and at a provincial level.

This position can be located in either Kamloops or Penticton. Kamloops is a mid-sized city of 90,000 people nestled in the Thompson River valley and surrounded by grassland and forests. Penticton is a smaller centre of 33,000 people, situated between Okanagan and Skaha lakes, and surrounded by the world-famous Okanagan wine region. The Thompson Okanagan Region is renowned for access outdoor activities with exceptional mountain biking, climbing, hiking, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing, boating, fishing and hunting opportunities all within easy access. The Thompson Okanagan is also centrally located for an easy trip to the coast and the interior regions of the province.

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.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected]. 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 [email protected], 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:

  • Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment.
  • Master’s Degree or higher in biological sciences, natural resource management or equivalent AND minimum two years of related experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences, natural resource management or equivalent AND minimum four years of related experience.
  • Experience interpreting and applying environmental management legislation and policy.
  • Experience leading teams which includes coaching, mentoring and/or developing staff and resolving conflicts, managing technical and/or professional teams in a resource management context.
  • Experience managing complex and sensitive natural resource management issues.
  • Experience in public and First Nation engagement and/or consultation processes focused on natural resource management.
  • Experience working with First Nations.
  • Valid B.C. driver’s licence.
  • Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • A Master’s degree in biological sciences, natural resource management or equivalent .
  • Education or demonstrated experience in leadership, change management, conflict resolution or similar.
  • Experience supervising staff in a government environment.
  • Experience in project management, including leading multi-disciplinary teams and supervising staff to address large-scale issues or initiatives.
  • Experience working with other levels of government.
  • Experience in budget management.

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.

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.


Cover letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application.  The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume required: 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 (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.

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.

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