Sustainable Wildlife Unit Lead

Sustainable Wildlife Unit Lead

BL3 Biologist 3


Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Fish and Wildlife, Resource Management and Protection

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39270

Salary(s):   BL3 $70,769.00 – $89,405.00 per year

Closing Date:   June 20, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefits package, which includes extended health, health spending, dental, vision, long-term disability, supportive employment program, maternity and parental leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and overtime as required
  • Must be physically able to undertake the duties of the position, including conducting field work in rough terrain and on water, during all seasons and under adverse weather conditions
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 license
  • Must be able to travel to and work in remote locations for extended periods within the Province of Manitoba, travelling by various means such as chartered aircraft, boat, ATV, and snowmobile


  • A Bachelor’s degree in bioscience, natural resource management, or ecology, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience leading the development, implementation and evaluation of wildlife programs and projects
  • Experience developing and implementing wildlife management plans including making decisions or recommendations on the sustainable management of wildlife
  • Experience conducting community engagement and working with resource users, including Indigenous communities, outfitters, hunters, trappers, wildlife organizations and landowners, particularly in the development of wildlife management plans
  • Experience managing staff, including addressing performance management issues
  • Knowledge of commercial and recreational wildlife programs, as well as, human wildlife coexistence programs
  • Knowledge of acts and regulations pertaining to wildlife management, including an understanding of current Manitoba policy and principles relating to consultation and reconciliation with Indigenous communities, as well as, understanding of indigenous constitutional and legal rights as they relate to wildlife
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to lead teams through complex and challenging tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to write scientific reports and plain language documents for a variety of audiences
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to manage budgets effectively
  • Strong verbal communications with the ability to present technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences


  • Experience in training or mentoring scientific and technical personnel

This position is responsible for leading a unit that coordinates sustainable wildlife management across the province. The position manages programs related to outfitting, hunting/trapping, regulatory changes, human wildlife coexistence, and shared management.  This position provides strategic professional leadership and advice to government on sustainable wildlife issues.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39270

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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