New job Wildlife Technician (Invasive Species) in Northwest Territories

Wildlife Technician (Invasive Species)

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $84,000 - $101,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Employees must apply through HRIS / Employee Self-Service. For instructions please see:

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife, the Wildlife Technician (Invasive Species) position reports to the Manager, Biodiversity Conservation.

The position works closely with the Wildlife Veterinarian, Wildlife Climate Change Adaptation Ecologist, Wildlife Biologist (Biodiversity), the Wildlife Biologist (Species at Risk), departmental staff, co-management boards, communities, and federal counterparts with responsibility for pests, pathogens, and invasive species program implementation.

The incumbent is responsible for planning and delivering field programs to reduce the threats from the establishment or spread of invasive species to help ensure the conservation of biological diversity in the NWT.

The incumbent also assists with the necessary logistical and supporting work required for the establishment and ongoing operations of the Council as a non-governmental organization.
This includes leading research and providing credible information on the threats of invasive species, pests, and pathogens to the Council and GNWT decision makers, the development and maintenance of Council communication materials (website, visual identity/logo), facilitating board of directors meetings, and the identification of resources or external sources of operational funding.

The Council develops recommendations for addressing pests, pathogens, and invasive species, and undertakes or supports the completion of concrete projects designed to prevent and mitigate the impact of pests, pathogens, and invasive species in the NWT. The Council will also act as a central pests, pathogens, and invasive species resource center for NWT residents. It is supported by GNWT strategies and action plans including the NWT Agriculture Strategy, the 2030 NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework, and initiatives under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act to reduce threat impacts to species at risk associated with pests, pathogens, and invasive species.

The incumbent must ensure there is close cooperation and communication between the departments of ENR and ITI, renewable resources boards established under land claim agreements, communities, and residents. This involves assisting with report drafting, editing, and reviewing meeting materials, briefing materials and decision papers.

The support provided by the incumbent will be necessary to the successful operations of the Council, and provide the foundation for the effective protection of wildlife in the NWT.

Typically, the qualifications for this position would be attained by a Bachelor's Degree in a field such as Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Management or Environmental Studies, or Equivalent education and Experience. In Addition, at least two years of directly related experience is required.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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