New Job Project Biologist - Species At Risk (Bna) In Yukon
|Project Biologist - Species at Risk (BNA)
Project Biologist - Species at Risk (BNA)
Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $85,241–$98,915 a year
Location : Yukon
Project Biologist (Species at Risk)
Please note: This is a 3 year term position that ends March 31, 2026.
As trusted environmental stewards, Department of Environment professionals are committed to a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Yukon. Our people are dedicated to keeping the air, land and water clean, the responsible management of wildlife and fostering opportunities to connect with nature. We enrich governance through building our relationships with Yukon First Nation and transboundary Indigenous partners and through the application of both science and traditional knowledge in our decision-making.
As the Project Biologist (Species at Risk), you’ll support our vision and values by providing technical support to the Senior Wildlife Biologist on projects and programs that include lab and field work on a variety of species.
This position will participate in project design and oversee execution and logistics of several projects or programs, ranging from project design to final report preparation. They will be required to liaise and coordinate program operations with other program and departmental staff. The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of students and technicians.
This position will lead procurement and management of equipment and supplies, and manage small contracts for services, as well as tracking project budgets.
Fieldwork will include monitoring a variety of species using both non-invasive methods (e.g., occupancy surveys, monitoring with remote sensing equipment, and non-invasive sample collections, etc.) and traditional capture-mark-recapture methods (e.g., live capture and marking of animals). The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct sample collection in the lab from biological submissions and manage the day-to-day operations of lab work and sample management.
The incumbent will lead the statistical and spatial analyses for several projects, under the guidance of the Senior Wildlife Biologist. To meet funding obligations, the incumbent with be responsible to lead or participate in drafting several interim and final reports, including scientific publications, each year.
To be considered for this opportunity, you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications in your resume. Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the ‘must haves’ for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry. Selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
- A university degree in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, or a related discipline.
- Considerable experience in coordinating and managing wildlife-related field projects in remote environments, using non-invasive and capture-mark-recapture methods.
- Experience in coordinating and managing wildlife sample collection in a laboratory setting.
- Demonstrated experience in data analyses using GIS and R software
- Demonstrated experience in report writing, including peer-reviewed reports or publications.
Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
To support key objectives and strategic/operational needs of this position, candidates will be assessed on the following:
- Demonstrated, deep knowledge of the natural history of boreal species and ecosystems.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the identification, ecology, and monitoring of species at risk in northern Canada, with a marked focus on mammals.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using remote sensing devices and capture-mark-recapture techniques to monitor mammal species in remote settings.
- Demonstrated skills in statistical analyses and modeling.
- Demonstrated project leadership skills in coordinating field and lab work.
- Personal suitability in mentoring and the daily management of technicians and students.
- Personal suitability toward working both alone and in a team environment.
- Demonstrated skills in scientific writing.
Why joining us is a great idea
Yukon government has been recognized as a Top 100 Canadian Employer since 2014. Canada's Top 100 Employers (2020)
We support balancing personal and professional needs through comprehensive benefits, the ability to build your professional skills through learning and developmental opportunities, and flexible work and leave options.
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For more information about this posting, please contact: Rebecca Newbury, Human Resources Consultant (204)-731-4066 or email: [email protected]