New Job Ecological Management Specialist In Saskatchewan
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Ecological Management Specialist
Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $37.43–$46.91 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-informed solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.
The Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch of the Ministry of Environment is seeking a highly motivated, independent individual to work within the Lands Unit, located in Meadow Lake. This position is part of a team that is responsible for leading the ministry’s response to the complex and growing demands associated primarily with mineral exploration, but will also provide authorizations for linear disturbances, wild rice, and other lands related requirements.
Reporting to the Team Lead - North the successful candidates will lead delivery of a wide variety of ecological protection programs and requests for Crown resource lands.
The responsibilities of the position include: completing environmental review of proposed projects, performing environmental inspections to ensure compliance with approval conditions and compliance with provincial and federal legislation, ensuring the province's obligations regarding Duty to Consult are assessed and fulfilled, initiating corrective/enforcement action where problems are identified, evaluating reclamation, mitigation and construction practices to ensure appropriate results are obtained. These reviews will be for projects submitted on both privately owned and publicly administered crown lands.
The position serves as a primary contact within the administrative areas for the mineral exploration industries which include individual companies, consultants, industry associations, First Nations or Métis people, other government ministries, individuals and interest groups. The position requires energetic, knowledgeable individuals with the demonstrated ability to establish successful working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate must thrive in a high workload volume atmosphere.
This position also serves as the primary contact for the administrative district for requests to use, purchase or lease Crown resource lands. Requests of this nature are often polarized, and the successful candidate will require ability to successfully mediate and/or lead meetings with multiple users, stakeholders and government ministries.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of integrated resource management and ecological protection. The candidate will have knowledge of the industry/scientific terminology, principles and applied methodologies related to petroleum, natural gas or mineral exploration, coupled with knowledge of the applicable legislation and knowledge of the processes for reviewing, approving and monitoring the petroleum or the mineral exploration industry. The successful candidate must also have knowledge of general agricultural practices, Information Service Corporation (ISC), the Dominion Land Survey and recreation land use requirements.
Typically, knowledge for this position is gained through a degree or diploma in natural sciences or integrated resource management, or other related degrees, supplemented by a minimum of five years of related experience in environmental/ecological program delivery within the oil and gas industry, crown land management and recent experience regulating ecological/environmental impacts associated with oil and gas exploration, mineral exploration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position requires a significant percentage of your time completing field work and inspections while traveling throughout northern Saskatchewan.