Wildlife Biologist: Canada

Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board
Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
Job Category
Full time Positions
$70,000/year CDN plus Northern Allowance
Last Date to Apply
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
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

 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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