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- On March 24, 2018
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Province of Manitoba
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.
Sustainable Development is recruiting for a position with the Conservation Data Centre (CDC) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Branch. The CDC is a storehouse of information on Manitoba’s biodiversity. The CDC uses a scientifically and empirically defined methodology and rigorous standards to evaluate the status of species in Manitoba and map the occurrences of rare species. This information is provided to a variety of stakeholders, including industry, municipalities, and conservation organizations, to inform environmental assessments, landscape planning, and conservation programming in support of Sustainable Development’s legislated obligations under the Wildlife Act, the Endangered Species and Ecosystems Act, the Conservation Agreements Act, and national and international commitments to conserve biodiversity.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba class 5 Driver’s license
- Must be willing and able to work in rural field locations, which may include working in inclement weather
- Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position, including walking long distances through rough terrain
- Must be willing and able to work extended hours as required
- Must be willing and able to travel periodically throughout the province of Manitoba
- Post secondary education in resource management, biology, zoology, or ecology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field may be considered
- Knowledge of flora, fauna, and eco-systems found in Manitoba
- Working knowledge of NatureServe, including the species ranking and spatial methodologies
- Experience working with Biotics or similar software programs
- Experience with the use of GIS and GPS technology
- Experience using Microsoft Office software, or equivalent software packages, and experience with data management systems
- Effective written communication skills
- Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally with the pubic, staff and stakeholders
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to work independently and take initiative with exceptional organizational and time management skills to manage workloads and changing priorities under tight timelines
- Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
- Supervisory experience, including mentoring and training staff
- Experience or understanding in website content development/design
- Experience with data collection and recording.
Under the supervision of the CDC Coordinator, this position manages the provinces species-at-risk database and provides information to a variety of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. Responsibilities include overseeing data entry into information management systems, ensuring data quality and consistency, responding to data requests from internal and external partners and agencies, developing website content using biodiversity data, identifying and evaluating new information management technologies and partnerships, and representing the section and/or the branch in related information and scientific initiatives.
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Civil Service Commission
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4
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