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BIO 30R - Ecosystems Section Head *AMENDED Closing Date

Requisition #:  43307
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: Regional Operations, Northeast/Resource Management
Posting Close Date: 2017-09-28
Location: Fort St John
Multiple Locations: Fort St John
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: Job_Profile___Ecosystems_Section_Head.pdf
Job Summary:

*AMENDED Closing Date

Ecosystems Section Head

Biologist 30
Salary $72,455.73 - $82,891.45 annually plus 3.3 % Temporary Market Adjustment

An eligibility list may be established.

Reporting to the Manager, Resource Stewardship, the Section Head provides leadership for the daily operations and region wide delivery of the regional Ecosystems program, including managing staff and financial resources, managing stakeholder relationships, applying legislation, policies and professional standards in a consistent manner, participating in provincial policy development, and overseeing program delivery and projects.  The Section Head builds and maintains effective working relationships with management, natural resource sector partners, clients and external stakeholders, and leads engagement and collaborative initiatives with First Nations on key stewardship issues and may also act as a statutory decision-maker under provincial legislation.  The Section Head provides ongoing leadership in integrating and coordinating a range of resource stewardship programs and projects across the FLNRO stewardship mandate.

Resource Management Division’s interdisciplinary mandate bridges policy, operations and research, and is delivered through a combination of program and project management across a range of natural resource fields.  Within Resource Management, the breadth of the regional Ecosystems program that is led by the Section Head includes, but is not limited to, participation and decision support in Environmental Assessment processes for major industrial projects, decision support on transactional, to smaller scale exploration/developments, implementation of government’s objectives related to Species at Risk management and recovery (i.e. boreal and northern caribou), implementation of habitat conservation tools under various legislation, and implementation of monitoring programs,  In addition, regional Ecosystems participates on and/or implements aspects of strategic initiatives including Cumulative Effects programs and New Relationship and Reconciliation Agreements/Government to Government agreements with First Nations. 

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact 
Christopher.Addison@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences or related field plus 6 years related experience; or

  • Master of Science degree in biological sciences or related field plus 4 years related experience; AND

  • Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment.

Related Experience:

  • Experience managing a complex natural resource management program under government legislation and policy

  • Experience interpreting and applying natural resource management legislation and policy

  • Experience leading staff/ teams( of 2 or more people) on projects or program delivery, preference may be given to 1 year or more of this experience;

  • Experience supervising and managing the performance of staff, preference may be given to 1 year or more of this experience;

  • Experience engaging and/or partnering with universities, other agencies, private resource agencies, stakeholders and/or interest groups;

  • Experience engaging and working with First Nations is preferred.

  • Experience negotiating agreements with other levels of government or First Nations is preferred.


  • Valid driver’s licence.

  • Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC.

  • May require the operation of a variety of equipment.

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.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: (Application requirement options and the corresponding screening process)

Cover letter required:  NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume required: YES - Prior to submitting your application for this opportunity, update your resume profile by using the copy and paste function to add your resume. Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month(s) and year(s) for your education and for each job in your employment history. 

Online Questionnaire:  YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications.
IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply. Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are also available on the 
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