Senior Wildlife Biologist

Posting Date: Nov 1, 2022

Location: Edson or Whitecourt, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Senior Wildlife Biologist 

Job Requisition ID: 34340

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Edson or Whitecourt

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate Found

Classification: Natural Resources 9 Market Adjustment

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:


Are you searching for an exciting opportunity that will offer you the prospect for personal career growth and to lead a passionate team of professional wildlife biologists?

Reporting to the Regional Wildlife Manager, this position is accountable for the design, development, delivery and management of all wildlife and wildlife habitat programs in the Edson and Whitecourt district within the Northwest Region of the Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Branch.  This includes wildlife allocation and conservation initiatives for game, non-game, and species at risk. At all levels, this position is responsible for ensuring the long-term sustainability of wildlife populations and their habitats, and in particular ensuring that all wildlife program interests related to allocation, conservation and integrated resource management are addressed.  This includes representing wildlife interests with the Public, First Nations and Metis, local and regional governments, and industry. This position also provides strong professional and operational support, leadership, advice and direction to various provincial level tasks, strategies, policies, and processes (both inside and outside of Fish and Wildlife Stewardship and Department of Environment and Protected Areas).



  • University degree in Wildlife Sciences, Biology, Conservation Sciences, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 6 years related experience. Experience could include wildlife and land use management, research, population modelling and habitat monitoring, as well as stakeholder consultation
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent 


  • Completion of a post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in a related field such as Wildlife Management
  • Significant analytical experience, particularly with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Strong inter- and intrapersonal skills, including communicating (verbal, written) complex topics to various audiences.
  • Significant experience in design, coordination, and delivery of wildlife surveys in rotary and/or fixed-wing aircraft.
  • Broad working knowledge of a wide range of legislation that guides and influences wildlife management including but not limited to: the Alberta Wildlife Act, Public Lands Act, Forest Act, Municipal Government Act, Alberta Land Stewardship Act, Resource and Energy Development Act, and their associated regulations and guidelines, as well as knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, and WHMIS. 
  • Ability to operate a wide range of equipment and machinery including but not limited to: OHV’s, snowmobiles, and 4X4 trucks


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

Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. 

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: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
  • Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
  • Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.


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


Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:15 am-4:30 pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

Please Note: This is a full-time permanent position located in either Edson or Whitecourt. Candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment as a part of the interview process. 

Applicants are required to provide a cover letter with clear and concise specific examples that demonstrate how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements and competencies.

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How To Apply

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It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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 Christie-Anne Silverthorn 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.