BC Public Service BIO 27R – Provincial Rivers Management Biologist Full Time in Victoria, BC

BC Public Service

Branch Victoria BC CA

BIO 27R – Provincial Rivers Management Biologist
Victoria, BC

Bachelor of Science in Biology, natural resources management, environmental sciences with a focus on fisheries science or a related discipline with 3 years of…

Provincial Rivers Management Biologist

Salary: $64,472.40 – $73,744.02 annually + 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment

The Fish and Wildlife Branch (the “Branch”, or FWB) leads the development of program policy, regulations and legislation related to the use and management of fish and wildlife resources, including recreational and commercial activities throughout the Province. The Branch provides on-going policy interpretation, advice and information to the Minister, ministry executive and staff, interest groups and the public. The Fisheries Management section supports the Director with statutory decisions under the Wildlife Act, and contributes substantially to intergovernmental issues associated with provincial authorities enabled by the federal Fisheries Act. The goal of the Freshwater Fisheries Program is to conserve the natural diversity of fish and fish habitat, and to sustainably manage freshwater sport fishing in B.C. ensuring world class angling and hunting opportunities for a range of user groups.

This position is the lead provincial authority in a specialized scientific discipline (riverine fish species management) related to freshwater fisheries management in BC, including fish on the endangered species list. This position provides professional oversight and guidance for the provincial Freshwater Fisheries Program, including managing stakeholder relationships, applying legislation, policies and standards in a consistent manner, participating in provincial policy development, and overseeing program delivery and professional projects. An important responsibility is working closely with regional fisheries specialists to resolve complex regional fisheries management issues and influence regional decision-making models through providing a provincial perspective and scientific expertise. This position also leads inter-ministry and inter-jurisdictional initiatives involving bi-lateral discussions and negotiations with federal Fisheries and Oceans respecting key species management planning processes, projects and funding.

For full description of accountabilities and qualifications, please review the attached job profile.

Please Note:

  • A criminal record check may be required.
  • An eligibility list may be established.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected] . DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL .
For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the How to Apply section below.


  • Cover letter required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Clearly identify how you meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.
  • Resume required: YES - your resume must provide detailed information about your education and employment history in order to clearly demonstrate how you meet the required job qualifications. Please ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.


In order to be considered for this position your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have the following:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, natural resources management, environmental sciences with a focus on fisheries science or a related discipline with 3 years of progressive related experience OR;
  • Master’s of Science and 1 year related experience OR;
  • Ph.D. in applied biology and 6 months related experience OR;
  • An equivalent combination of education and progressive related experience.
  • Must be registered, or eligible for Registration within 6 months, as a Registered Professional Biologist with the College of Applied Biologists.
  • Considerable experience working in a regulatory environment, researching, interpreting, drafting and applying legislation, regulation and policy utilizing the latest scientific and biodiversity information.
  • Experience conducting research, analyzing and interpreting complex information to make practical recommendations to decision-makers, staff, other government agencies and the public.


  • Hold and maintain a valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s licence.
  • Conduct field work which may include the following, travel to remote areas by vehicles, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in camp conditions, outdoor and night work in all weather conditions.
  • Carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the criteria outlined in the attached job profile.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Victoria, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23
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