Biologist *EcoFor* Alberta or BC

Date: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to Friday, April 16, 2021

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Job Id: 2021-009

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 60 professional and technical employees. Ecofor’s reputation is one of integrity, sound work product and customer satisfaction. Safety is priority and our employees are our number one asset. We strive to promote from within, supporting professional development and career growth.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals?  Do you want a challenging, rewarding career that makes a positive impact on our local communities, or want to build skills and develop strong relationships? 

If this interests you, Ecofor is currently seeking Biologists to join our team (location flexible). The successful candidate could be based in the town of one of our offices or from their own home and Ecofor would fly the candidate to and from the job location for rotating work shifts.

This is a full-time position offering competitive wages, extended health benefits (medical/ dental/ vision) and vacation. Work would be primarily camp or hotel based, in BC and Alberta.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading and joining field teams in various disciplines (wildlife, birds, fish, aquatic habitat, water quality, vegetation, soils, wetlands, environmental monitoring, sediment and erosion control).
  • Contributing to environmental impact assessments, mitigation plans, and proposals. Assisting in preparing and obtaining regulatory approvals for a wide variety of projects such as transportation, renewable energy, mining, oil and gas, etc.
  • Providing technical leadership within a team environment.
  • Senior level responsibilities could include Field Coordination and Project Management.
  • Promote a strong safety culture and work collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.Sc. in Biology or related discipline with two (2) years’ experience.
  • RPBio, PBiol and/or PAg designation or eligibility.  Additional professional designations, including CPESC, are an asset.

Courses or Certifications in the following Areas would be considered assets:

  • Electrofishing Certification (approved by WorkSafe BC)
  • Fish identification
  • Bird survey methodology and bird identification
  • Amphibian salvage methodology and amphibian identification
  • Plant identification

Skills and Experience:

  • Sound knowledge of field techniques and regulatory standards necessary for conducting a variety of field activities (i.e. wildlife assessments, bird surveys, water quality, fisheries inventories/ salvage, environmental monitoring/inspection).
  • Knowledge of the provincial and federal environmental assessment regulatory environment. 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management skills and physically fit. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow business, and work closely (both in a field lead and support role) with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.
  • Proficiency in the operation of field equipment is an asset.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Please apply online at https://www.ecofor.ca/careers/ or send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca by April 16, 2021.  Please include the Job ID number(s) you are applying for in your cover letter/ resume.

We wish to thank everyone for their interest in Ecofor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.