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We have received enquiries from a number of employers about posting job opportunities for environmental biologists and we’re pleased to do so! We can also offer a number of web sites that offer career information and job ads.

Good luck!    Bonne chance!

*Professor of Marine Acoustics/Professeur sous octroi en acoustique marine. The Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER) of the Université du Québec is seeking a new professor in marine acoustics for a three-year term. The successful candidate will develop a research program as part of the Marine Acoustic Research Station project in Rimouski, Québec. The intention is to document the effect of ships on the sound environment of the St. Lawrence, and propose concrete means to reduce ship noise. French is the working language. 

The position will be advertised until filled. For more information see this attached document. And en français

*Fisheries Biologist. The Lake Babine Nation is hiring a fisheries biologist to oversee key salmon projects for this First Nation. This position will supervise field crews and spend up to 5 months annually at the Babine River field camp. The position will be based in Burns Lake, B.C. between Smithers and Prince George. 

Application deadline has been extended to December 31, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Fish and Wildlife Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a biologist to implement and support Fish, Wildlife and Ecosystems management and monitor effectiveness and implementation of mitigation measures. This role also supports the design and conduct of laboratory and field studies to answer questions about species, habitats and ecosystem management or to test new theories or approaches. The position will be based in Fort St. John.  

Apply by December 8, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Team Lead. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Skeena Together for Wildlife  Habitat Team Lead. This involves managing professional biologists for the Skeena implementation team for the habitat portion of the Together for Wildlife Strategy. The position is based in Smithers, B.C. 

Apply by December 1, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Research Scientist. The Ottawa Riverkeeper is hiring a Masters/PhD scientist to oversee community based monitoring for nutrients in the Ottawa River watershed. The position will be based in Ottawa.  

Apply by November 22, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Fish and Wildlife Section Head. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Section Head to manage staff and financial resources, ensure achievement of  program goals and applies appropriate legislation, policies and professional standards. The Section Head leads projects and strategic initiatives to address large-scale and controversial issues within its geographic area. The position will be based in Prince George.  

Apply by November 10, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Wildlife and Engagement Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Wildlife and Engagement Specialist to work with First Nations and other stakeholders to implement BC’s Together for Wildlife Strategy for the Thompson Okanagan Region. The position will be based in Kamloops or Penticton.  

Apply by September 14, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Research Manager. The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is hiring for this position, based in Inuvik, NT. This Research Manager will support the Inuvialuit Research Agenda that extends beyond natural sciences to social economic and cultural studies.  

Apply by September 9, 2020. For more information, view this document; 2020 – Research Manager – Job Posting (2) (1)

*Research Opportunities in Northern Canada. As advertised via ArcticNet, the three organizations below wish to advertise the following opportunities. Please follow the links for details:

–          Yukon University :  Research Chair in Environmental Monitoring and Knowledge Mobilization (also attached) / Chaire de recherche en suivi environnemental et en mobilisation des connaissances (document en remorque)

–          University of Manitoba (CEOS) Assistant or associate professor / professeur adjoint ou associé

NSERC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in the broad field of Arctic System Science / Chaire de recherche du Canada de niveau 2 sur la science des systèmes arctiques

–          INRS :  bourse de doctorat | PHD Project

Rôle des processus microbiens du sol dans les émissions aquatiques de gaz à effet de serre des paysages pergélisolés au nord-est du Canada / Role of soil microbial processes in aquatic greenhouse gas emissions in Eastern Canadian landscapes,

*Wildlife Habitat Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring for this position in Prince George. This Wildlife Habitat Specialist will work collaboratively with stakeholders and First Nations to implement the Province’s Together for Wildlife Strategy. The main focus is on terrestrial biodiversity, habitat management and enhancement involving ungulate and furbearer habitat management.  

Apply by August 19, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Wildlife Habitat Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring for this position in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and other locations. The Wildlife Habitat Specialist will lead or contribute to research projects, policies, best management practices and other tools to advance conservation, enhancement and restoration of habitat. Engagement with First Nations and other stakeholders will be an important part of the work.

Apply by August 7, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Ecosystem Biologist. The BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is seeking an Ecosystems Biologist for the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District. As the Ecosystems Biologist, you will develop and implement ecosystem conservation, Species at Risk programs, restoration and enhancement projects with other agencies on the archipelago.

Apply by July 30, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

* Inuit Research Advisor. The Inuit Research Advisor will advance the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) research agenda by participating in, coordinating, and monitoring research activities in Nunavut. The successful candidate will lead the regional review of ArcticNet and North by North research proposals and reports, as well as represent NTI as a second member of the Inuit Advisory Committee. In addition, this position will lead the coordination and regional review of Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) research proposals, reports, and communications activities in Nunavut and will serve as a co-chair of the Nunavut Environmental Contaminates Committee (NECC)

Apply by July 24, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Manager of Special Projects.  Here is an opportunity to improve forestry practices as a manager for the BC Forest Practices Board:  This Board serves the public interest as the independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices in British Columbia.

In this position, you will be responsible for the development, planning, performance and reporting of special investigations, including; research and writing of special reports; allocation of resources and budget; and contract management.  Projects managed by this position are taken from original concept through to final publication. There are several locations available for this position.

Apply by July 8, 2020.  For more information, follow this link

*Land and Resource Specialist. This position is with the BC Caribou Recovery Program and will be located in either Dawson Creek or Fort St. John.

This is your opportunity to apply your resource management skills to make a meaningful difference as a member of the B.C. Caribou Recovery Team. This provincial team brings together experts in planning, GIS, biology, policy development, modelling, as well as engagement and consultation to plan and deliver recovery actions.

The role of the land and resource specialist in the caribou program is to lead the development and delivery of engagement with Indigenous communities, local government, industries, and interest groups on caribou recovery program initiatives including, but not limited to, herd planning.

Apply by July 5, 2020.  For more information, follow this link.

*Nunavut Wildlife Management Board Member. The Government of Nunavut is looking for nominations to fill a seat on the Nunavut
Wildlife Management Board (NWMB). The NWMB is the main instrument of wildlife management and regulator of access to wildlife in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

Apply by June 30, 2020.  For more information, view this document.

*Regional Biologist. The Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry is seeking a Regional Biologists to be based in Lunenburg, NS. This position will be part of a multidisciplinary Integrated Resource Management team and will provide biological expertise in the management of wildlife populations and habitats.

Apply by June 10, 2020.  For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Park Ranger. This posting is to establish a Province-wide eligibility list for permanent vacancies for regular Senior Park Ranger positions in BC Parks.The following BC Park locations have a current vacancy for a permanent Senior Park Ranger position: Hagensborg in the Bella Coola Valley; Alice Lake Park in Squamish; and, E.C. Manning Park [Park Field Office].

Apply by June 8, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Wildlife Management Biologist. The Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board is offering a contract position for a wildlife biologist, with opportunity for extension. This board is established under the Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement (EMRLCA) in northern Quebec and is the main instrument for wildlife management in the region. The Wildlife Management Biologist will assist with the development of research projects, provide feedback on COSEWIC assessments, collect and manage harvest data and many other functions. The position will be based in Eastmain, Quebec.

Apply by June 5, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Consultant. With an increasing amount of research being conducted in mainland Nunavik and in the Nunavik Marine Region, there is growing pressure on the general population and on Nunavik organizations. The newly established Steering Committee of the Nunavik Regional Research Authority (NRRA) is seeking a consultant to take on the initial research, consultation and planning work that is needed to help set up the NRRA. This Research Authority will streamline the regional research processes that support sustainable development and self-determination.

Apply by June 5, 2020. For more information, view this document.

*Resource Information Specialist. This is with the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Reporting to the Director of the Ecosystem Information Section, the Resource Information Specialist is responsible for supporting clients on matters related to fish and wildlife inventory and habitat information, fish passage, terrestrial ecosystems, soils, and terrain information.. There is currently a 2-year position in Surrey, B.C. However, other locations may be considered. This competition will create a list of candidates for future positions, as well.

Apply by June 3, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*CDC Program Zoologist. This position is with the Conservation Data Centre of  the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. The successful candidate will oversee the CDC Zoology Unit and serve as the provincial authority on at-risk animal species in British Columbia. This position will be located in Victoria, B.C.

Apply by May 31, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Wildlife Biologist. There are two Senior Wildlife Biologist positions available with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. One is in Prince George and the other in Fort St. John.

The successful candidates will lead programs and projects that support the conservation, protection and sustainable use of wildlife. This will involve working with internal and external partners, stakeholders, First Nations and government agencies.

Apply by May 28, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Appointments to Polar Knowledge Canada. The Canadian High Arctic Research Station’s (CHARS) campus is operated by Polar Knowledge Canada, an institution that anchors a strong research presence in Canada’s Arctic. It is associated with the federal Ministry of Northern Affairs. There are a number of appointed positions available:

  • President: The President is the Chief Executive Officer of Polar Knowledge Canada and is accountable for its day-to-day management and direction .
  • Chairperson: The Chairperson is responsible for setting the agenda for, and soundly managing, the nine-member Board of Directors of Polar Knowledge Canada.
  • Member: The Members of the Board provide an oversight function including approving the science and technology plan as well as annual workplans and budgets for Polar Knowledge Canada.

Apply for these appointments by May 26, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Land and Resource Specialist. This position is with the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, based in Surrey. They are seeking a strategic, innovative thinker to work with multi-disciplinary specialists on complex natural resource management issues.

Apply by May 22, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Wildlife Habitat Specialist. This position is with the Landbase Stewardship Section for the Omineca Region of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. It will be based in Prince George. The Wildlife Habitat Specialist will work with stakeholders and affected First Nations to implement Actions from the Province’s Together for Wildlife Strategy.  Focus will primarily be on terrestrial biodiversity, habitat management and enhancement, involving ungulate and furbearer habitat management, including resource development activities, access management, habitat supply modelling, and vegetation ecology.

Apply by May 18, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Wildlife Resource Specialist. This position is with the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. There are many possible locations for this position; Port McNeill, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Victoria, Powell River, Squamish and Chilliwack. The primary focus of this position is to develop creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues affecting BC’s coastal forestry operations. Projects will involve multiple agencies and stakeholders.

Apply by May 12, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Wildlife Biologist. This position is with the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and will be based in Prince George. It is a temporary position, extending to March 31, 2021.

Apply by April 7, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Fish & Wildlife Management Section Head. This position is with the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and will be based in Penticton or Kamloops. The Section Head provides leadership and professional oversight for the regional fish and wildlife programs, supervises staff and is accountable for managing financial resources.

Apply by March 1, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

* Chair, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario located in London, Ontario. The Chair oversees the department’s academic, research and administrative plans in order to position the Department within the top tier of Canadian Biology departments. The Chair appointment is normally for a (renewable) five-year term.

Apply by February 29, 2020. For more information about this position, follow this link. Further information about the university can be found at http://www.uwo.ca/.

*Research Wildlife Ecology Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a wildlife biologist to work out of Williams Lake. The Research Wildlife Ecology Specialist will be a scientific advisor for the Cariboo-Chilcotin region and identifies needs, conducts research, and prepares extension materials related to forest management, species habitat supply models and wildlife ecology in general.

Apply by February 25, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Professional Reliance Officer. This position is with Land Remediation Section of  the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. This position advises senior executive and shapes strategic decision-making related to risk-based investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. It will be located in Victoria, or possibly Surrey, B.C.

Apply by February 24, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Small Mammal and Herpetofauna Specialist. This position in the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for providing science advice on issues associated with small mammals and herpetofauna species conservation and management. This position is located in Victoria, BC.

Apply by February 16, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Wildlife Habitat Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a wildlife biologist to work out of Williams Lake. The Wildlife Habitat Specialist will focus on terrestrial biodiversity, habitat management and enhancement. This will primarily involve ungulate habitat for caribou, moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep.

Apply by February 9, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Resource Information Specialist. This posting is for a temporary opportunity until March 1, 2022 and applications will also be considered to fill future vacancies.

This position in the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for supporting clients on matters related to fish and wildlife inventory and habitat information, fish passage, terrestrial ecosystems, soils, and terrain information.  The current position is in Fort St John, BC.

Apply by February 4, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Land and Resource Specialists. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring these Specialists for the Caribou Recovery Team. There are currently two full time opportunities. One position can be performed from any of the following communities: Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, or Fort Nelson. One position can be performed from any of the following communities: Kamloops, Nelson, Revelstoke, or Williams Lake.

Apply by January 26, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Salmon Restoration Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Salmon Restoration Specialist who will be based in Victoria, B.C.

This Specialist provides expertise in salmonid habitat management and plays a lead role in the development of Ministry business and implementation plans related to salmonids.  He or she must be an effective collaborator with Indigenous Peoples.

Apply by January 12, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Section Head, Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystem. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Section Head, Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystem to provide supervision and professional oversight for a regional program based in Williams Lake, B.C. The position includes managing staff and financial resources, managing stakeholder relationships, applying legislation, policies and professional standards in a consistent manner, participating in provincial policy development, and overseeing program delivery and professional projects.

Apply by January 8, 2020. For more information, follow this link.

*Conservation Lands Analyst. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Conservation Lands Analyst based in Victoria, B.C.

This position supports implementation of the Conservation Lands program and the activities related to the securement, administration and management of conservation areas for fish and wildlife including collaboration with partner organizations and multiple regions.

Apply by January 6, 2020. For more information, follow this link.