Botanist

Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre Posted: July 3rd, 2019
Expires: July 28th, 2019

Description

The Ministry of Environment, through the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre (SKCDC), in partnership with Nature Saskatchewan, require the services of a Botanist for a term position, commencing in September, 2019 for a period of one (1) year.

The SKCDC is committed to serving the Saskatchewan public by gathering, interpreting and distributing standardized information on the ecological status of provincial wild species and communities.

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 successful candidate will lead in the collection and entry of information related to the location and status of vascular and non-vascular wild species in Saskatchewan. This will include the compilation of information from a variety of sources including government reports, journal articles, databases, published and non-published documents, internet searches, photographs, and field work. The ability to assess and evaluate the quality of raw data, within set guidelines, and interpret data entry standards is imperative.

The following personal skills and experience are required:

  • Strong map reading ability
  • Botanical knowledge
  • Advanced computer skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Microsoft Access/Excel/Word
  • Good report writing skills
  • Proven team spirit/communication skills
  • Good scientific analytical skills
  • Demonstrable skills in GIS and SQL are desirable
  • Some travel is required

We are looking for candidates who have a genuine interest in nature and the environment and who will carry out the work in a conscientious, efficient, and professional manner. The ability to communicate well with co-workers is essential.

Interested persons should send their resume and a covering letter, or direct questions to Jeff Keith by July 28, 2019.

Jeff Keith

Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre

Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch

Ministry of Environment

3211 Albert St.

Regina, SK S4S 5W6

Email: Jeff.Keith@gov.sk.ca