Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board, Regulatory Specialist (Indeterminate) & Regulatory Specialist (One-Year Term), Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Application deadline: August 22, 2021

The Tlicho People have strong, traditional ties to the land, water, and wildlife, so ensuring responsible use of land and water for the benefit of Tlicho People is of paramount importance. The Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board is an affirmative action employer. Land claim beneficiaries are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Regulatory Specialist is responsible for coordinating submissions made to the Board, managing public reviews, conducting environmental impact assessments, liaising with government, industry, First Nations, and other stakeholders, managing various projects, and carrying out technical reviews.

If you have communication and environmental and/or technical experience and are interested in joining a high-performing team in a fast-paced, progressive, and dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply.

The successful applicant will have a relevant degree and demonstrate the following competencies in their cover letter and resume:

  • strong technical writing ability;
  • strong written and oral communications skills;
  • project and time management;
  • cultural awareness; and
  • an understanding of relevant environmental legislation.

The starting salary for this position ranges from $89,861 to $93,272 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes over $20,000 per year in allowances. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by Sunday, August 22, 2021 to:

Attn: Ryan Fequet

RE: Regulatory Specialist Competition

e-mail: rfequet@wlwb.ca

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Masi for your interest in this competition.

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Sahtu Land and Water Board, REGULATORY TECHNICIAN and REGULATORY SPECIALIST, Fort Good Hope, NT – Application deadline: August 29, 2021

The SLWB is an Affirmative Action employer and is a highly respected organization with a collaborative and dynamic work environment. We are focused on fulfilling our mandate to provide for the conservation, development and utilization of land and water resources for the optimum benefit of residents of the Mackenzie Valley resource management area of the Northwest Territories and for all Canadians. We are also an integrated organization entrusted in respecting the objectives of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.  Beneficiaries of the Claim are encouraged to apply. Combinations of education and experience are equally assessed.

We are seeking energetic and highly organized individuals for two different positions to support reviews and assessments of applications for land and water use and deposit of waste in the Mackenzie Valley region.

1) Regulatory Technician

The Regulatory Technician is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support for and participating in reviews of applications, submissions, and other environmental issues. The Regulatory Technician works closely with Regulatory Specialists providing support in environmental review processes and maintaining the online public registry. Successful applicants will preferably have post-secondary college or university training in environmental technology and/or sustainable resource planning and management.  Related experience in environmental, regulatory and technical assessments, standard environmental sampling, measurement and analysis techniques, and GIS and database are an asset. The following competencies must be demonstrated in a cover letter and resume: proficient use of computer systems and programs including Microsoft Office products, good written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, and familiarity with Indigenous culture and values and Territorial and Indigenous governments. The starting salary for this position ranges from $74,580 to $77,537 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes over $20,000 per year in allowances.

2) Regulatory/Communications Specialist

The Regulatory Specialist is responsible for coordinating submissions made to the Board, managing public reviews, participating in environmental impact assessments, liaising with government, industry, First Nations, and other stakeholders, managing various projects, and assisting in technical reviews. Part of this position responsibility will be for community engagement and outreach work. Successful applicants will preferably have a degree in humanities or social science from a college or university and two or more years related experience and/or training. Familiarity in conducting in-depth regulatory, environmental scientific and technical reviews would be an asset. Successful applicants must demonstrate the following competencies in their cover letter and resume: strong technical writing ability; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to use all Microsoft Office products; project and time management; cultural awareness and competence; and an understanding of relevant environmental legislation. The starting salary for this position ranges from $89,861 to $93,272 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes over $20,000 per year in allowances.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Paul Dixon at paul.dixon@slwb.com by August 29, 2021. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in these competitions.

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Weston Family Senior Scientist, Nature Conservancy Canada – Application deadline: July 18, 2021

Location: Flexible

Position details: Permanent, Full Time

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Weston Family Senior Scientist to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Position Summary

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) uses western science, based on the application of the scientific method through research projects, as well as Indigenous Knowledge to inform its decisions and guide its action in the conservation of biodiversity in Canada. In support of that work NCC is looking to fill the role of Weston Family Senior Scientist (WFSS) to join the Weston Family Science Program (WFSP) and the broader conservation team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

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Quantitative Ecologist

Application Date: Review of applications will begin on July 16, and continue until the position is filled

Start Date:  September 1, 2021 or earlier

Location:  Anywhere in Canada

Description: This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in applied ecology and conservation. The work entails ecological forecasting, data science, and spatial ecology. The candidate will work with scientists and software developers at ApexRMS to develop and apply ecological forecasting models. The position provides applied experience on a variety of ongoing consulting projects at ApexRMS involving models of landscape change, carbon dynamics, fire risk, habitat suitability, habitat connectivity, and wildlife conservation. The candidate’s main work will include (a) preparing and analyzing spatial ecological datasets (i.e., GIS-based); (b) developing ecological models to forecast changes in future fire risk, ecosystem carbon, and habitat connectivity; and (c) delivering these models and forecasts to decision-makers. The candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to funding proposals, software and tool development, writing and publication. The individual will interact with various clients including government departments and non-governmental organizations such as the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, and Environment and Climate Change Canada. The candidate will work in a variety of platforms (e.g., R, Python, GitHub) to develop and deliver effective open-source ecological models, including preparing and analyzing large spatial datasets. As part of working with a small consulting company, the candidate will also gain hands-on experience in project management and communicating science to decision-makers.

Application: To apply visit apexrms.com/careers. Interested applicants should compile the following materials into a single pdf and email to Dr. Bronwyn Rayfield (bronwyn.rayfield@apexrms.com): a 1-page statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three professional references. The statement of interest should explicitly address the applicant’s background/interest in ecological modeling and quantitative skills, including statistical and spatial analysis skills.

Qualifications: Graduate (PhD or MSc) degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related discipline. Applicants with consulting experience or with unique contributions to bring to ApexRMS will be more competitive.

About ApexRMS: We are a team of scientists and software developers focused on designing and delivering state-of-the-art ecological models to decision makers. The core of our business is developing transparent models in support of ecological forecasting. We work closely with our clients and other experts from around the world to translate their ecological understanding into appropriate models. Visit apexrms.com to learn more.

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Aquatic Invasive Species Ecologist (Perm Full Time) – ENV001970, Ministry of Environment, Regina, SK

The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch within the Ministry of Environment is seeking a knowledgeable individual to fill the position as an Aquatic Invasive Species Ecologist. This position plays a significant role in managing several areas of the aquatic invasive species program, such as the watercraft inspection program, risk-assessments and the management of invasive species, and outreach initiatives.

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