New job Regional Biologist - North Yukon in Yukon

Regional Biologist - North Yukon

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $90,020 - $104,504 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

North Yukon Regional (Wildlife) Biologist

This is a full time, permanent position, working 75 hours bi-weekly.

At the Department of Environment, we strive to ensure that the quality of Yukon’s environment is maintained for present and future generations. The Fish and Wildlife Branch manages Yukon fish and wildlife populations and their habitats for the conservation, appreciation, and sustainable use through a team approach and in a manner that is collaborative and adaptive.

We are a recognized leader and a trusted partner in environmental stewardship. Our actions support a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous Yukon now and into the future. The Fish and Wildlife Branch leads the collaborative and adaptive management of wild Yukon species and their habitats for conservation, appreciation and sustainable use.

The successful candidate will work with co-management bodies (First Nations, Renewable Resources Councils), and collaborate with related Branch programs, planning groups, users and the public. The primary management focus of the position is wildlife species that are locally harvested, including but not limited to moose, northern mountain caribou, sheep, bears, and wolves. You will have opportunities to assist other staff with a variety of species monitoring and management initiatives, including migratory caribou, muskox, and other arctic species. The Regional Biologist communicates and engages with resource users and is an important point of contact for the Branch in their community. The successful applicant should have experience working with ungulate populations, apex predators, and their habitats.

Dawson City is a vibrant northern community with a unique landscape, located on the banks of the Yukon River and just a stones throw from Tombstone Territorial Park. Rich in First Nations Heritage and Gold Rush History, Dawson City is the Heart of the Klondike and attracts thousands of adventure seekers annually. Dawson boasts a thriving arts scene (galleries and an arts school), active recreation (well organized recreational programming for adults and children, groomed cross country trails, downhill skiing, dogsledding/skijoring, watersports, hunting, hiking and downhill bike trails), an active social scene, as well as two grocery stores and numerous restaurants. This unique community has everything anyone would look for in a northern town.

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For more information about the position, please contact Matt Clarke, Manager, Regional Programs, at Matt.Clarke@yukon.ca

  • Please do not submit your resume to this email address. Applications will only be received through the online portal.


Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly outlining the essential qualifications listed below, as further consideration will be based solely on the information contained within your resume.

  • A degree in biology or related field (e.g. environmental sciences or natural resources)
  • Considerable professional level experience conducting biological field studies (e.g. budget management, logistics)
  • Experience with geographic information systems including analyzing and interpreting biological data;
  • Experience providing technical input that supports wildlife and habitat management processes (e.g. for land use reviews, wildlife harvest management planning, advice to boards and councils);
  • Experience communicating wildlife and/or habitat study results and complex biological concepts to a variety of audiences (e.g. First Nations, Inuvialuit, co-management boards and councils, various public bodies, etc.);
  • Experience supervising or leading staff is an asset
  • Experience managing budgets/contracts is an asset


  • Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Problem solving including excellent analytical and judgement skills
  • Interpersonal skills and partner focus, to build effective working relationships inside and outside the organization
  • Project Management including planning and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the biology and habitat requirements of wildlife and the principles of wildlife and habitat management;
  • Communication skills (written and oral) to document, present, and connect with various audiences (e.g. Boards and Councils, government agencies, etc.)
  • Cultural aptitude to apply knowledge and interpersonal skills that allow understanding, appreciation, and working closely with individuals from cultures other than their own.
  • ability to work autonomously

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment: Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence (or equivalent)

Job Requirements: Travel to various communities, willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions and to travel by small aircraft, ATV, boat and 4X4 truck. The successful candidate is expected to work primarily in the Dawson City regional office with regular travel to Old Crow, and may work evenings and weekends.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
9 September 2021
Close Date
8 October 2021

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