Wildlife Biologist: Canada

Agency
Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board
Location
Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
Job Category
Full time Positions
Website
http://grrb.nt.ca
Salary
$70,000/year CDN plus Northern Allowance
Last Date to Apply
03/26/2017
Description
This position is responsible for wildlife management, research, technical advice, relationship building and consultation in the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA).
Main responsibilities:
 Develop work plans
 Coordinate the development of wildlife management plans and research needs in collaboration with co-management partners
 Develop and conduct wildlife research projects including funding applications and budget management
 Conduct literature reviews of wildlife research and management in the GSA
 Provide advice regarding wildlife topics
 Provide technical reviews of various wildlife related reports
 Develop wildlife related communication materials
 Consult with Renewable Resources Councils (RRCs), government and co-management partners and public on wildlife management programs and research projects in the GSA
 Provide plain language summaries of GRRB wildlife management and research projects to the RRCs
 Build and maintain positive working relationships
Qualifications
Requirements (Applicants MUST demonstrate they meet the following):
 Minimum of a Bachelor degree in Biology or related science field
 Work experience in the wildlife field
 Ability to conduct remote field work
 Class 5 Driver’s license, standard first aid and successful criminal records check by the first day of employment

Assets:
 Knowledge of the GRRB mandate and the role of co-management in the North
 Sound understanding of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement and Board policies
 Knowledge of relevant legislation relating to wildlife in the NWT, such as the NWT Wildlife Act and associated regulations
 Knowledge of management plans relating to wildlife in the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA)
 Sound understanding of scientific methodology and integration with traditional knowledge
 Experience in research design, methodology and management plan development
 Experience in remote field work, comfortable flying in helicopters and/or small aircraft
 Experience working in the north and with northern aboriginal communities, particularly in GSA communities
 Strong communication, time management and organization skills
 Computer literacy, data analysis (including GIS) and report writing
 Experience with financial planning including preparation of funding proposals and managing budgets
 Ability to perform technical reviews and provide advice
 Supervisory experience of field staff and team management skills
 Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL), Advanced Wilderness First Aid or willingness to obtain these within the first 6 months of employment
 Priority will be given to qualified Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement and residents of the Northwest Territories
Contact Person
Amy Amos, Executive Director
Contact eMail
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