Resource Information Specialist

Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship

Currently there are 2 permanent positions available.
These positions can be worked from the following communities: Prince George or Smithers.

Resource Information Specialist
$66,557.72 - $75,884.38 annually plus $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance for the Smithers location

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. This role acts as a technical authority for integrated inventory and decision support projects, providing expertise on the collection, capture and application of aquatic and terrestrial information, including any associated data limitations and risks. Acting on behalf of the provincial data custodian, and in support of Open Data and Information policy and initiatives, this position provides critical regionally focused natural resource decision-making support through the capture, storage and dissemination of fish, wildlife and ecosystems information.

Qualifications for this role include:

• Master of Science degree or higher in biological sciences or natural resource conservation/management, including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, fish or wildlife management and biodiversity and one (1) year of related experience*, including working in a complex natural resource management area; OR,
• Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences or natural resource conservation/management, including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, fish or wildlife management and biodiversity and three (3) years of related experience*, including working in a complex natural resource management area; OR,
• Technical diploma in a biological sciences or natural resource conservation/management, including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology, fish or wildlife management and biodiversity and five (5) years of related experience*, including working in a complex natural resource management area; OR,
• Other relevant combinations of education, related experience and/or training may be considered that meets the criteria for registration as a Professional Biologist.
• Registration as Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the College of Applied Biology of BC or, immediately eligible **to become a Professional Biologist within 6 months of appointment of commencing the position.

*Related experience includes the following:

• Experience in fish, wildlife and ecosystems inventory for the purposes of documenting distribution and quantifying abundance.
• Experience in the management of complex digital fish, wildlife and ecosystems information and the use of analytical tools, including GIS for portraying and interpreting the information.
• Experience in the application of fish, wildlife and ecosystem related information in land use or management initiatives.
• Considerable demonstrated experience in dealing with public and private sector officials, professionals, contractors, and interest groups with conflicting interests and expectations.

For more information, and to apply online by October 13, 2022, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/92180