Provincial Species At Risk Habitat Specialist

Posting Date: Jul 7, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Provincial Species At Risk Habitat Specialist 

Job Requisition ID: 27372

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate Found

Classification: Natural Resources 9

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: 

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at:


Do you have a thorough understanding of the species at risk program and the implications to land use? This may be the position for you. 

As a Provincial Species at Risk Habitat Specialist you will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing policy, process and tool development to incorporate species at risk habitat and population management objectives into provincial land use management and approval processes;
  • Leading the development of performance measures and tracking systems for achieving species at risk habitat recovery objectives;
  • Coordinating provincial critical habitat effective protection assessments and reporting in response to federal legislative requirements;
  • Ensuring provincial species at risk habitat and population requirements are incorporated into regional and sub-regional land use planning processes, including biodiversity management frameworks;
  • Developing policy and stewardship tools to guide habitat conservation on private lands;
  • Contributing to implementation of species at risk habitat management and conservation plans and processes;
  • Representing Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Branch on provincial-level policy and planning discussions related to priority species at risk habitat management.



  • A related degree in Conservation biology, zoology, wildlife management, or resource management plus 6 years related experience in wildlife management and land use at the field level.
  • A valid class 5 Drivers license or equivalent.


  • A related two-year diploma plus 8 years related experience.
  • Additional related education considered in lieu of experience on a one-for-one basis.


  • Ability to operate or be eligible to operate an off-highway vehicle.
  • Hold certification for first-aid and CPR, or be eligible for certification.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office, statistical software packages, and mapping and analytical techniques in a GIS framework.
  • Thorough understanding of key provincial and federal legislation as related to species at risk habitat protection and management, impacts of development on habitats, and approaches to mitigate impacts of development on habitats.
  • In-depth understanding of species at risk, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, ecological principles, landscape management, forest management, land use, and integrated resource planning.
  • Thorough understanding of species at risk programming and implications to land use.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging issues and science in the areas of ecosystem management, landscape ecology and land use planning.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.  

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

Agility: You will be responsible for managing multiple initiatives at the same time and working with numerous individuals internal to government (e.g., Lands delivery, Agriculture and Forestry) and external delivery partners (e.g., Alberta Forest Products Association, conservation groups, land owners).  To be effective, you will need to identify changing priorities and adjust as required.

Drive for Results: Species conservation requires a long-term investment in effort, and building and maintaining relationships. You will be responsible for identifying potential barriers and removing them, as well as ensuring objectives are met.

Build Collaborative Environments: You will work cooperatively with various groups to develop species conservation programs that achieve department and government resource management objectives. Additionally, you will be responsible for forming and leading stakeholder groups, coaching and mentoring junior staff and facilitating a collaborative team environment with internal-to-government and external partners.

Creative Problem Solving: You will be responsible for applying analytical skills to inform the development of guidelines, standards, regulatory processes and approaches that meet the needs of diverse resource management interests. To be effective, you will need to understand the needs of other government agencies, research institutions, the private sector and the general public in creating tools that successfully achieve conservation of species at risk and their habitats.


$2,938.13 to $3,805.49 biweekly ($76,685 to $99,323 per year)


Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Please Note: This is a full time permanent located in Edmonton. You must be willing to work in remote locations conducting fieldwork. 

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator via email at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.