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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Provincial Services Division
City:    Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    14024 - Biologist 2B
Salary:    $1,150.66 - $1,421.31 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    54396
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Do you have a keen interest in aquatic resources as well as a broad knowledge of area and ecosystems-based management approaches in fisheries management? If so, then consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Natural Resources to lead the development and implementation of fisheries management and assessment programs and plans on Lake Superior.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a member of the upper great lakes management unit team you will:

• perform complex fisheries biological, statistical, and population analysis
• assist in developing lake-wide plans and activities on fisheries management and rehabilitation
• participate on working groups locally, provincially and internationally
• consult and liaise with partners, public advisory committees and resource users on Lake Superior projects and plans

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• You have a valid driver's licence.
• You have the ability to travel in remote areas to conduct field surveys.
• You must be able to use small and large water vessels as well as survey equipment.
• You must have the ability to work in all types of weather conditions.
• You must have the ability to obtain a pleasure craft certificate.

Technical knowledge:
• You have knowledge of fisheries management theory, assessment methodologies and practices.
• You have applied knowledge of fish biology, physiology, growth and its relationship with ecosystem management.
• You have knowledge of the principles and procedures of advanced statistics and population modeling.
• You have good working knowledge of the preparation and review of scientific and technical reports.
• You have the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, regulations and guidelines (Fisheries Act, Ontario Fishery Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Act).

Research, analytical and organization skills:
• You have strong research, analytical and evaluative skills.
• You have the ability to analyze, interpret and transfer results.
• You have proven problem-solving skills.
• You have proven project management and organizational skills to conduct assigned projects and meet tight deadlines.

Relationship building and communication skills:
• You have partnership building skills to explain technical processes in plain language to clients and liaise with specialists.
• You have skills to reconcile differing points of view to gather support from various stakeholders on resource issues.
• You have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing including the writing of draft scientific and technical reports.

Computer skills:
• You are proficient with computers and software applications including word processing, databases, graphics, internet, electronic mail, statistical/modeling software and geographic information systems.

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1235 Queen Street, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Monday, June 3, 2013
  • N-NR-54396/13
    The minimum salary rates identified in this posting are subject to revision as a result of the recently agreed to OPSEU collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 17, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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