Species at Risk Biologist

Manitoba Government Posted: June 10th, 2019
Expires: July 8th, 2019


Species at Risk Biologist

BL2 Biologist 2


Department of Sustainable Development

Wildlife and Fisheries, Water Stewardship and Biodiversity

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 35341

Salary(s): BL2 $63,652.00 - $80,223.00 per year

Closing Date: July 8, 2019

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resume or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Manitoba Sustainable Development is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Species at Risk Biologist within the Wildlife and Fisheries Branch. The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefit package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as required
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s license
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout the province
  • Must be willing and able to undertake field work under various weather conditions

Essential Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in Biology with emphasis on avian species at risk and field ecology or an equivalent combination of  education, training and experience
  • Experience in bird and wildlife identification and wildlife management
  • Experience undertaking species status assessments and species at risk management and recovery
  • Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders and the public
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare technical reports
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office or other equivalent software packages
  • Experience planning, coordinating and implementing wildlife field projects or programs
  • Knowledge of ecological and wildlife management principles
  • Experience interpreting and applying acts and regulations

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using GIS technology and applications (ArcGIS, Biotics)
  • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate in French


The position is responsible for the implementation and administration of avian species at risk programs for the section, representing the department in deliberations, and discussions with provincial, federal and international working groups regarding the conservation and recovery of avian species at risk and their habitat. The incumbent also coordinates provincial involvement in all avian monitoring initiatives, and administers monitoring and management programs for grassland species at risk in southern Manitoba.

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Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

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