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 The BCCF is seeking an experienced and motivated biologist to help deliver a diverse range of fisheries and environmental projects on Vancouver Island.  Working out of the BCCF regional office in Lantzville BC, the successful candidate will bring a positive attitude as well as a willingness to learn, adapt and respond quickly to changing schedules and project responsibilities.  Significant attention to detail is a must in this position.

Classification: Intermediate Project Biologist 

Pay Rate: $26-$30/hr (depending on experience), plus 4% vacation paid biweekly

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (hours can vary depending on projects)

Work Location: Vancouver Island Regional Office, Lantzville, BC

Contract Start Date: September 1, 2019

Contract End Date: March 31, 2020 (possibility of extension/term renewal dependant on acquired contracts)

Position Description:

You will work closely with the Vancouver Island based Team, as well as communicate regularly with the Vancouver Island Regional Coordinator who is based out of our Head Office, to complete field- and office-based fisheries conservation work.  Your primary role will be as a restoration project biologist who will be responsible for an increasing number of important and complex projects under the BCCF’s Vancouver Island Fisheries Program, which includes various types of field work and administrative duties alike. Direct participation, training and supervision of junior staff is anticipated. Projects can be challenging and workloads vigorous; you will be required to provide excellent team-lead skills to ensure deadlines and deliverables are met on time and on budget. You will be responsible for providing progress reports and annual reports to the VI Regional Coordinator, as well as contribute to the Program’s planning and proposal-writing efforts on an ongoing basis. Professionalism is essential as you will be dealing with multiple stakeholders and have a role that can be in the public eye.

Essential Qualifications:

BSc Degree related to Fisheries or Aquatic Sciences or Ecological Restoration

Minimum 3 years’ practical work experience involving BC fisheries science, with knowledge in related field and office duties

Adept in physically-demanding fieldwork in challenging environments

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Experience writing funding proposals and responding to RFPs

Effective data analysis and excellent technical reporting skills

Competent computer skills and experience working with MS Office

Class 5 Driver’s license, with reliable transportation

Ability to work independently and as a supportive and valuable team member

Experience employing field safety protocols

Preferred Qualifications:

Current Swiftwater Safety Level 1 Certification

Current Electrofishing Certification

Current WorkSafeBC OFA Level 1 Certification

Registered Professional Biologist or eligible for registration by the College of Applied Biology

In-depth knowledge of South Coast BC freshwater and anadromous fish stocks and their habitats

Fish habitat assessment, restoration and monitoring experience

Familiar with fish stock assessment techniques including tagging and snorkel surveys

Boating experience and competency

Experience using fisheries and field survey equipment (including sport fishing gear)

Experience with all stages of project management

Experience working with community, local government, First Nation and fish agency staff and representatives

To apply for this job: 

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We will be accepting applications for this position until a qualified candidate is selected.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only those applicants who follow the steps outlined above and clearly demonstrate they have the qualifications we are looking for, will be contacted for the short-listing/interview process.

Interviews will be scheduled within 5 business days of the closing date.


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