This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager, Wildlife Research, the Wildlife Biologist II is responsible for all wildlife research programs for the Department of Environment in the Kitikmeot region, the Wildlife Biologist II may also work on projects in other regions or in jurisdictions that share Nunavut populations, and with other biologists as directed by the Manager of Wildlife Research. The Wildlife Biologist II position manages the overall budget, prepares project proposals, as well as provides training and supervision for a wildlife technician, student(s), and a trainee. The position creates and sustains partnerships primarily with co-management partners, other scientific bodies, and researchers to establish cooperation in research and co-management of Nunavut’s wildlife.
The Wildlife Biologist II, under the direction of the Manager, Wildlife Research, develops and conducts wildlife research and management initiatives designed to meet the Ministers’ obligations under the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement (NLCA) and to provide a basis for wildlife management policies and practices in the Kitikmeot Region and Nunavut-wide. The incumbent administers activities associated with these initiatives and activities, and provides biological review and advice to other sections, agencies, and the public.
General knowledge of the legal frameworks for wildlife management in Nunavut, including the NLCA, including the relationship between the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board and Government of Nunavut; a sound scientific knowledge of wildlife population dynamics, field-based, and statistical techniques are required to inventory populations and model sustainable harvest levels on species of importance to Nunavummiut. Experience in processing/analysis of wildlife samples, developing and implementing protocols for sample collection, processing, archiving and cataloguing; applied knowledge of statistical procedures, applications, data tabulation, computer applications; knowledge of Inuit harvesting practices and the perspective of Nunavummiut towards wildlife harvesting; knowledge of Arctic terrestrial wildlife species, the role of traditional knowledge and scientific wildlife research in wildlife management, and knowledge of relevant regulatory and economic regimes, legal international and national obligations of the Government of Nunavut for Species at Risk are required for this position.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are normally obtained through a Master of Science in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences or related field with a minimum of 3 years related experience.
Clean Criminal Record check and ability to be licensed for restricted and non-restricted firearms is mandatory.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.