Junior Biologist - Land Management

  • Company Name: Alberta Conservation Association
  • Company Website: https://www.ab-conservation.com
  • Opening Date: 2023-03-17
  • Closing Date: 2023-04-14
  • Location: Peace River

Alberta Conservation Association – Peace River - Full Time

Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) is looking for a highly motivated professional biologist to join our Land Management Program. This is a full-time position, based out of our northwest (NW) Regional Office in Peace River.

Responsibilities And Requirements
As part of the Land Management Program, you will draw on your experience and skills to inspect, maintain, and monitor ACA’s conservation sites; develop detailed management plans to guide future management of lands ACA owns or manages; assist with developing high-quality habitat securement proposals; assist in project planning and completing habitat restoration and enhancement projects (riparian), negotiating term agreements with landowners; develop and supervise delivery of contracts; and maintain detailed project files. There may also be opportunities for you to assist with other projects with ACA’s Wildlife and Fisheries Resource Programs.

Successful candidates will be required to report on projects, budgets, timelines, and related activities. Your work will support the land management team on key program delivery aspects including collaborating with a variety of project partners, landowners, and stakeholders.

Minimum: B.Sc. in Biology or similar field with related experience
Valid Class 5 driver’s licence (supply drivers abstract prior to start date)
Valid First Aid Class C certification with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
Detail oriented with invaluable organizational and time management skills
Good communication and writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with building and maintaining positive professional partnerships
Sound computer knowledge and proficiency with various Microsoft programs and GIS
Collaborative working style
Additional Skills Considered Assets
Vegetation, fish, and wildlife identification skills
Experience towing a trailer and using four-wheel drive
Experience operating and maintaining a variety of field equipment (trucks, ATV, snowmobile, etc.)
Knowledge of ACA's Land Management projects including ACA’s Conservation Site Management Program, Fisheries Access Site Management, Riparian Conservation, and Habitat Securement Program
Experience negotiating with landowners
Knowledge of various securement tools (land donations, purchase, and Ecological Gift Program)
Experience with various upland and riparian habitat restoration techniques
Experience completing range and riparian health assessments
Experience working collaboratively with other conservation organizations
Experience developing and writing management plans
Hunting/angling background
Professional Agrologist or Professional Biologist designations (or working towards)

Job Posting Closing Date: April 14, 2023 or until the position is filled.

To apply please visit www.ab-conservation.com and submit a resume and cover letter.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. However, only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.