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BIO 30R – Ecosystems Section Head

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted July 9, 2021.

Ecosystems Section Head Biologist 30 Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

An eligibility list may be established.

Although this position has onsite office based requirements, it may temporarily be performed virtually due to the current extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19.

This may remain in place until physical distancing advisories are lifted.

Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.

Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity.

The Ecosystems Section Head provides supervision and professional oversight for West Coast Region’s Ecosystem Section including leading, mentoring, and supervising staff; managing resources; developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships; applying legislation, policies, and professional standards in a consistent manner; participating in provincial policy development; overseeing program delivery and scientific quality; and planning projects.

The section head and their team works collaboratively with the other teams in the region and ministry (e.g.

Resource districts, Water Protection, Fish and Wildlife, Water Authorizations, and Compliance and Enforcement).

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

Located on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo has parks such as Neck Point, Piper’s Lagoon and Sealand Park, perfect for camping, hiking and exploring.


Washington, the island’s most popular ski hill, has year-round activities such as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities.

For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.

Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service.

For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact


For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.

If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements: In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below: Degree in biological sciences or a related field.

Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C.

with the College of Applied Biology within six months of employment.

Experience interpreting and applying environmental management legislation and/or policy.

Experience leading staff on projects or program delivery.

Experience negotiating agreements with other levels of government or First Nations.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience working in urban (I.e.

aquatic biology and/or terrestrial ecology in an urban/rural setting) biology.

Provisos/Willingness Statements: Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

– Please include your registration number in your application.

You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the BC College of Applied Biology.

Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction.

Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the CAB.

Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: NO
– Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES
– Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES
– As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.

Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.