Provincial Wildlife Health Specialist
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Locations: Regina and Area, Saskatoon and Area
Salary Range: $42.548-$53.319 Hourly
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 Wildlife Health Specialist is responsible for providing overall direction and advice on wildlife health to support the management, conservation and human use of wildlife in Saskatchewan. This position is required to address fish health issues on occasion as well.
This position will work within a ‘One Health’ framework to identify and facilitate ways for taking a more holistic or ecological approach to health issues of humans, domestic animals, wildlife and fish in Saskatchewan. You will develop risk analyses to target efforts that reduce highest health risks and work across ministries to identify and develop necessary policy changes. In this position, you play both a strategic planning role as well as a field implementation role in ensuring wildlife health programs are delivered effectively. You will develop and implement an effective wildlife health surveillance system and design and implement wildlife disease prevention and response strategies. You will work closely with stakeholders, hunters and trappers, and members of the public to build partnerships and capacity to address wildlife health matters.
The wildlife health program deals with a number of complex, difficult and contentious issues that can be local, regional or national in scope. The incumbent requires specialized knowledge and skills related to diseases of wildlife and an ability to use diverse problem solving skills and innovative approaches to understand and respond to complex and frequently novel issues. Effective leadership, facilitation, planning, prioritization and evaluation skills are required.
Typically the knowledge and skills required for this position would be obtained through a PhD or DVM with appropriate theoretical and practical background in wildlife health science and wildlife management principles or a Masters degree in Science plus a minimum of three years directly relevant, high level experience in wildlife health and management issues.
Position is ideally headquartered in Regina; but consideration may be given to Saskatoon. Ability travel to conduct field-work activities or attend meetings throughout Saskatchewan is a requirement of this position.
We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work: Field 37.33 - work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Number of Openings: 1
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
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