Employement Opportunity with the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre
Managed Areas Specialist
The Ministry of Environment, through the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre (SKCDC), in partnership with Nature Saskatchewan, require the services of a Managed Areas Specialist for a 9-month term position, commencing in June 2019. The SKCDC is committed to serving the Saskatchewan public by gathering, interpreting and distributing standardized information on the ecological status of provincial wild species and communities.
Candidates should have direct experience in GIS and data management as well as ecology, biology, botany, natural resource management, biogeography or other related environmental areas. A working knowledge of the Species at Risk Act and Species at Risk taxa is highly desired.
The following personal skills and experience are required; strong map reading ability, botanical/zoological knowledge, advanced computer skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Microsoft Office, good report writing skills, proven team spirit and communication skills. Demonstrable skills in GIS, FME and SQL are desirable. Some travel is required.
The successful candidate will lead in the collection and entry of information related to the location and natural heritage of managed areas and facilitate the creation of new managed areas in Saskatchewan. The position will also act as Ministry liaison with non-government organizations as we move forward on private land stewardship initiatives.
The ability to assess and evaluate the quality of raw data (both spatial and tabular), within set guidelines, and interpret data entry standards is imperative. Datasets depicting the locations of managed areas across the province are fluid and change as lands are added and removed from legislation or agreements. The successful candidate would ensure that these datasets are up-to-date and develop automated processes to enable these datasets to remain current.
We are looking for candidates who have a genuine interest in nature and the environment and who will carry out the work in a conscientious, efficient, and professional manner. The ability to communicate well with co-workers is essential. Interested persons should send their resume and a covering letter, or direct questions to Jeff Keith, by 3 May, 2019.
Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre
Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch
Ministry of Environment
3211 Albert St.