New Job Wetland Biologist In New Brunswick

Wetland Biologist
Wetland Biologist

Wetland Biologist

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Salary : $4,756–$6,644 a month
Location : New Brunswick

Full Description

Department of Environment and Local Government
Wetland Biologist
Pay Band 5
Expression of Interest
(One Year)
Fredericton and/or Saint John

Who we are
The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

The Authorizations and Compliance Division is responsible for the administration and management of regulatory programs and activities as well as responding to inquiries and concerns from the public related to departmental programs and environmental emergencies. The division consists of the Authorizations Branch, Regional Operations and Compliance Branch, Waste Diversion Branch and the Source and Surface Water Management Branch.

Department of Environment and Local Government provides integrated stewardship through planning and management of land use, zoning development and waste management issues. It ensures effective enforcement of, and compliance with, environmental legislation and regulations and provides effective consultation and liaison with municipal governments and Local Service Districts (LSD) on governance issues.

What you will do?
As a member of the Source and Surface Water Management team, you will be responsible for:

  • Drafting and auditing Watercourse and Wetland Alteration (WAWA) permits;
  • Supporting staff in DELG's Regional Offices, as required;
  • Conducting extensive outreach with the public, wetland consultants, stakeholders, and other government agencies;
  • Reviewing technical reports, mapping, proposed subdivision plans and rural plan amendments, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) registrations, Certificates of Approval to Construct and Operate, etc.; and,
  • Providing recommendations on case-specific project reviews.

Work environment

  • Office location: Fredericton and/or Saint John
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30 (office schedule)
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

Who you are
You are open to new challenges, solution-oriented and able to work within a fast-paced team environment. You enjoy being part of a collaborative team working towards common goals. You are concerned for the safety and wellbeing of New Brunswickers.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Essential qualifications
University degree in a relevant field of study, such as biology, environmental management studies, etc., supplemented by five (5) years of environmental management experience, which must include experience working with wetland delineation and knowledge of the WAWA permit process.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Asset Qualifications
Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrates:

  • Experience in conflict resolution;
  • Experience conducting research;
  • Wetland Ecosystem Services Protocol (WESP) training.

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability.

  • Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.
  • Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.
  • Please ensure that your preferred language of assessment is identified in your resume.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Client Service Orientation;
  • Effective Interactive Communication;
  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment;
  • Relationship / Network Building;
  • Results Orientation;
  • Teamwork and Cooperation.

Technical Competencies

  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge;
  • Knowledge of Conflict Management Practices;
  • Planning and Organizing Skills;
  • Presentation Skills;
  • Written Communication.


  • Pay Band 5: $2,378 to $3,322 bi-weekly, based on 36.25 hours per week

The Department of Environment and Local Government Offers:

  • Comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, optional health and dental plans, Life Insurance, and participation in the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan;
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training.
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services
  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community;
  • A departmental social committee; and
  • A fitness facility (at Marysville Place) for employees at low cost.
  • Remote Work can be discussed.

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & safety.

How to apply
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we encourage applicants to apply on-line at: or by email to [email protected] by April 4, 2023.

Department of Environment and
Local Government
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-2690

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups.

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