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Conservation Specialist

Government of Saskatchewan
Prince Albert (Region), Saskatchewan (Position location may be negotiable.)
Closing date
Feb 7, 2022
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This competition will be used to fill two positions: 1) one full-time permanent position and 2) one full-time term position, ending March 31, 2023.

The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Ministry of Environment, Fish, Wildlife, and Lands Branch, is seeking two highly motivated individuals to work as Conservation Specialists (one full-time permanent position and one full-time term position, ending March 31, 2023).  You will be part of a team working to operationalize habitat mitigation approaches across Saskatchewan, and will also support implementation of multi-species landscape plans including the woodland caribou range plans.

You will be expected to assess regulatory processes and explore options and tools that will enable enhanced mitigation of industry development effects on wild species habitat.  You will also develop cooperative multi-disciplinary relationships and partnerships with other specialists, non-government conservation organizations, federal agencies and other provincial governments, industry, stakeholders, and First Nations and Métis communities to protect, plan and manage an enhanced multi-stakeholder approach to resource and conservation planning and management. Both positions will support contract management and program performance evaluation for landscape-based initiatives.

The successful candidates will have experience working with ecological principles, environmental policy and regulation, management of industry development effects on wild species habitat, and research methods. Experience with habitat mitigation approaches, project management and partnership building is essential.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for these positions would be obtained through a university degree in ecology, natural resource management or related fields of study and several years of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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