New job Wildlife Biologist (Carnivores) in Northwest Territories
Wildlife Biologist (Carnivores)
Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $111,000 - $133,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories
The mandate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is to promote and support the sustainable use and development of natural resources, and to protect, conserve, and enhance the NWT environment for the social and economic benefit of all NWT residents.
This position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Research and Management, in Wildlife and Fish Division. The Wildlife Biologist (Carnivores) supervises contract, term, and casual staff (as required), controls an annual budget. The Wildlife Biologist is expected to develop partnerships for additional funding opportunities to support partnership initiatives.
The Wildlife Biologist works collaboratively with regional staff, co-management boards, Indigenous governments and organizations and communities to develop, conduct, and implement research and monitoring programs, management plans and strategies related to carnivore populations and actions required to effectively conserve and manage carnivore populations in the NWT. The Wildlife Biologist also participates in developing, assessing and implementing predation reduction programs where carnivores are affecting the sustainability of other valued NWT species. The Wildlife Biologist also serves as a Departmental link to national and international organizations and initiatives dealing with northern carnivores.
Competent decisions related to management of carnivores are required to ensure data collection is relevant, cost-effective, well-substantiated, and suitable for application in wildlife management decisions. Informed decisions are critical to facilitate the effective co-management of wildlife, support habitat conservation, maintain ecosystem functions and services, and preserve the resiliency of wildlife in the NWT.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The completion of a Master of Science degree in one of the natural science disciplines – biology, wildlife biology, ecology, wildlife management, environmental studies, environmental science or resource management. In addition, a minimum of five (5) years of related experience including design of field research, data management and analysis, public consultation and publication of peer-reviewed studies.
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