WCS Canada has a new position with our conservation team in Whitehorse for a Planning Biologist.
This new position will be responsible for bringing strong conservation science to land use planning and management processes that are getting started in Yukon. We are looking for someone with land use and conservation planning expertise who has the experience, understanding, and passion necessary to engage effectively with First Nations and other regional actors and organizations so as to realize the best opportunities for collaboration and collective action.
In addition to having a solid understanding of the fish, wildlife, and ecology of this northern region, GIS and spatial modeling skills will be helpful. The person we are looking for must also have excellent communication skills, from writing reports to communicating what can be complicated science to non-scientists in a way that is engaging and compelling. Outstanding organization and planning will be critical to successfully working with a diversity of partners and stakeholders.
Position Title: Planning Biologist WCS Canada Internal
Title: Planning Biologist
Office/Project: Northern Boreal Mountains (NBM) Landscape, Whitehorse, Yukon
Position Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Position Level: SCI 3 or SCI 2
Reports To: Northern Boreal Mountains (NBM) Landscape Leader
Anticipated start date: December 2018 or early 2019
Application closing date: Open application
Salary range: $85,000 to $100,000, plus benefits
WCS Canada is committed to the conservation of fish and wildlife populations and their habitats in the Northern Boreal Mountains (NBM) of Yukon and northern British Columbia.
The Planning Biologist will be responsible for leading WCS Canada’s engagement in land and water planning and management processes in WCS Canada’s Northern Boreal Mountains Landscape program. This position will lead WCS Canada as a key organization in the region that strategizes, catalyses, and realizes the major conservation opportunities for fish and wildlife that are inherent in the development, formalization, and implementation of land use plans and protected area management plans. The position will require substantial and ongoing liaisons and relationship building with indigenous First Nations, through their respective governments, to explore and act on commonly-held conservation interests.
1) Position WCS Canada as a key non-governmental organization that provides the best available conservation science and biological knowledge, and also policy and regulatory approaches, to land use planning and protected area management throughout the northern boreal mountain region where fish and wildlife populations and habitats are a conservation concern.
2) Engage WCS Canada within land use planning processes mandated by Yukon’s Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) with indigenous peoples, including through the issues and interests, data gathering and analysis, writing, ratification, and implementation phases.
3) Engage WCS Canada with the First Nations governments associated with active planning processes to understand their issues and interests, collaborate with them on topics of mutual concern, and enhance their capacity to engage.
4) Engage WCS Canada with First Nations who intend to act on conservation opportunities within planning processes that lie outside the Umbrella Final Agreement process (e.g., federal protected areas establishment).
5) Engage WCS Canada with other regional actors and organizations with conservation interests in the region so as to realize the best opportunities for collaboration and collective action.
6) Lead WCS Canada’s development and application of new scientific analyses and novel governance strategies (including policy development and social license) that will be influential in achieving conservation across the broader region.
Ideal Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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Position Inquiries: Dr. Don Reid, Northern Boreal Mountains Landscape Leader 1-867-456-7556 firstname.lastname@example.org
About WCS Canada WCS Canada was established as a Canadian conservation organization in July 2004. Our mission is to conserve wildlife and wildlands by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada. We implement and support comprehensive field studies that gather information on wildlife needs and then seek to resolve key conservation problems by working with a broad array of stakeholders. We also provide technical assistance and biological expertise to local groups and agencies that lack the resources to tackle conservation concerns. WCS Canada is independently registered and managed, while retaining a strong collaborative working relationship with sister WCS programs in more than 55 nations, including an integrated North America Program. The Wildlife Conservation Society (http://www.wcs.org) is a recognized global leader in conservation and for more than a century has worked in North America promoting actions such as bison reintroduction, pioneering field studies, parks creation, and legislation to protect endangered wildlife.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 27 2018 ID: 47501