Population Assessment Unit Lead
BL3 Biologist 3
Regular/full-time
Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development
Fish and Wildlife , Resource Management and Protection
Winnipeg MB
Advertisement Number: 38915
Salary(s):  BL3 $70,769.00 - $89,405.00 per year
Closing Date: April 12, 2022
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.
Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Introduction
The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefits package, which includes extended health, health spending, dental, vision, long-term disability, supportive employment program, maternity and parental 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 able to travel to and work in remote locations for extended periods within the Province of Manitoba, travelling by various means such as chartered aircraft, boat, ATV, and snowmobile
  • Must be physically able to undertake the duties of the position, including conducting field work in rough terrain and on water, during all seasons and under adverse weather conditions
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 licence
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and overtime as required
Qualifications:
Essential:
  • A Masters degree in bioscience, natural resource management, or ecology, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience designing, implementing and evaluating wildlife monitoring and research projects 
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Budgeting experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of wildlife monitoring techniques and wildlife science theory
  • Experience conducting complex statistical analysis to develop wildlife population assessments including predective population modelling
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to write scientific reports and plain language documents
  • Strong Initiative
  • Ability to lead and manage projects 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective, co-operative working relationships with a variety of groups including government and non-government agencies, Indigenous groups, stakeholders and the public

Desired:
  • Experience drafting high level documents including funding proposals, reports, recommendations, policy and/or legislation
  • Experience training or mentoring scientific and technical personnel
Duties:
This position is responsible for leading a unit that assesses the status of wildlife populations and provides vital information on wildlife populations to make informed management decisions about hunting opportunities (including those for rights-based harvesters), land-use practices (including industrial development) and other activities that may impact wildlife populations. This position designs, advises on, supervises, and evaluates provincial wildlife population assessment and monitoring programs. This position consults extensively with staff on issues of study design, sampling methods and statistical analyses and ensures that dissemination of results of analyses is accurate. Furthermore, this position provides strategic professional leadership and advice to government on wildlife population issues and functions as a provincial lead on research related to population ecology of wildlife species.
Apply Now:
Advertisement # 38915
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2A9
Phone:  204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601
Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.
Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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