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Fisheries Biologist

Company: Pacificus Biological Services
Location : Port Hardy,BC
Company Profile

Pacificus is a dynamic environmental consulting company that has a team approach to conducting our client services.  We have registered professional biologists, biologists, technologists, and commercial divers on our team that conduct assessments, provide recommendations, and assist clients through developments.

Job Description

The Intermediate Fisheries Biologist will provide biological expertise in the field of fisheries biology with the ability to conduct aquatic and marine habitat assessments, Riparian Area Regulation Assessments, plan Environmental Monitoring activities, and supervise junior biologists in the field and office.  The ideal candidate will have at least two years of relevant experience and be well versed in provincial and federal environmental regulations and a working knowledge of municipal environmental guidelines.  The individual will enjoy working in a team environment and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced company.

Job Duties
The candidate’s responsibilities will include:
• Undertaking fish and fish habitat field assessments;
• Conducting and managing field programs;
• Preparing permit applications, proposals and professional or technical reports;
• Preparing fish and fish habitat environmental impact assessments for a diverse clientele.

• University degree (BSc.) in Fisheries, Biology, Natural Resource Management, or related discipline;
• Minimum of two years of relevant work experience;
• Excellent technical report preparation, writing and communication skills;
• Demonstrated project management skills;
• Willingness to work outdoors, including field stays in remote camp settings;
• Experience in the consulting industry with extensive working knowledge of current provincial and federal regulatory requirements;
• Previous experience in stream classification, road crossing assessments, environmental monitoring, and habitat evaluations in and around fish habitat;
• Strong working knowledge of aquatic and marine ecosystems in coastal B.C.

Assets
• Registered and in good standing as a biological professional (RPBio, RBTech, BIT) with the College of Applied Biology of B.C.
• Transport Canada’s Small Vessel Operator Proficiency certification (SVOP);
• WorkSafe BC certified occupational SCUBA diver;
• Backpack electro-fishing certification.

Closing date:  January 3, 2020
Starting date: TBD
Specifications:  Please apply via e-mail to hiring@pacificus.ca (Attn: Jennifer Russell).  Include cover letter, resume, and references.
Wages are industry-competitive with health and dental benefit package available.