Senior Wildlife Biologist

Posting Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Fort McMurray (Could work out , AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Senior Wildlife Biologist 

Job Requisition ID: 23158

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Fort McMurray (Could work out of: Lac La Biche, Bonnyville, Edmonton)

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition


Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 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:


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 Fort McMurray area.  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 the Fish and Wildlife 


Minimum requirements for this role include:

  • 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 


Assets include:

  • 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


Equivalencies will be considered.

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 - to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, as well as work effectively in a changing environment.


Drive for Results - to organize a diverse workload, work independently and take ownership of all assigned projects to help achieve organizational goals while striving for excellence.


Build Collaborative Environments - by sharing ideas, valuing input from others and working collaboratively and productively to achieve the desired outcomes.


Systems Thinking - decisions you make could have significant impact to industry and the environment alike, and you will need to work within a broadly defined conceptual legislative framework.


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


This successful candidate can work from any of the following locations, however travel to Fort McMurray will be required to provide supervision and mentorship to staff, complete field work and meet with stakeholders:

  • Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche


Employees located in the 55th to 57th parallel may be eligible for the 55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance. For more information, please visit: 

  • This allowance would only be available if the successful candidate works out of the Fort McMurray office. 


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


Only candidates that qualify for a virtual interview will be contacted. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.


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How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  


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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 TAS Administrator Jane McEwen at