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.
Bachelor of Science or Natural Resources Diploma and experience.