Managed Areas Biologist

Saskatchewan Environment Published: December 4, 2018
Location
Regina, Saskatchewan
Salary range
$23-$25/hr
Hours per week
37.3
Start Date
2019/01/07
End Date
2020/01/04

Description

The Ministry of Environment, through the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre (SKCDC), in partnership with Nature Saskatchewan, require the services of a Managed Areas Biologist for a one-year term position, commencing in January 2019. The full term is contingent on finalization of funding agreements.

Duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will lead in the collection and entry of information related to the location and natural heritage of managed areas in Saskatchewan through the compilation of information from a variety of sources (e.g. government reports, journal articles, databases, published and non-published documents, internet searches, photographs, and field work).

Knowledge and skills

Candidates should have direct experience in ecology, biology, botany, natural resource management, biogeography or other related environmental areas.  A working knowledge of the Species at Risk Act and Species at Risk taxa is highly desired. The following personal skills and experience are required; strong map reading ability, botanical/zoological knowledge, advanced computer skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Microsoft Office, good report writing skills, proven team spirit and communication skills. Demonstrable skills in GIS, FME and SQL are desirable.  Some travel is required.

Education required

Bachelor of Science or Natural Resources Diploma and experience.

Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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