Wildlife Management

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A career in Wildlife Management offers a contrast between field and office work, and the opportunity to help manage a diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat programs across Alberta.

Career Paths

Information about select positions from the Wildlife Management career path is provided below the chart.

Wildlife Management Career Path

Selected Profiles from the Wildlife Management Career Path

Wildlife Biologist (Natural Resources 7)

Duties and Responsibilities

As an entry-level Wildlife Biologist you will be accountable for performing a wide range of professional program activities intended to ensure the long term sustainability of wildlife species and wildlife habitat in an assigned area.

Key functions include assisting with:

  • Program planning and delivery
  • Conducting resource and user surveys
  • Providing data analysis
  • Making program recommendations
  • Conducting reviews of land and resource use development applications
  • Assessing mitigation effectiveness of resource development approvals

During this period you will be provided with the training and experience needed to develop the competencies required to perform the duties at the full working level.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or related discipline

Your salary will be $58,968.25 - $75,864.09 per annum.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to operate and maintain certifications pertaining to various field equipment, including: off highway vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs); motorized and non-motorized boats
  • A valid class license is required

Updated: May 16, 2013

Wildlife Biologist (Natural Resources 8)

Duties and Responsibilities

As a full working-level Wildlife Biologist you will be accountable for performing a wide range of professional program activities intended to ensure the long term sustainability of wildlife species and wildlife habitat in an assigned section of a geographic area.

  • Program planning and delivery
  • Conducting resource and user surveys
  • Providing data analysis
  • Making program recommendations
  • Conducting reviews of land and resource use development applications
  • Assessing mitigation effectiveness of resource development approvals

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or related discipline plus considerable years of related experience.

Your salary will be $65,520.14 - $84,624.03 per annum.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to operate and maintain certifications pertaining to various field equipment, including: off highway vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs); motorized and non-motorized boats
  • A valid driver's license is required

Updated: May 16, 2013

Area Wildlife Biologist (Natural Resources 9)

Duties and Responsibilities

As the Area Wildlife Biologist you will be accountable for the design, development, delivery and management of all wildlife and wildlife habitat programs in an assigned Area. This will include wildlife allocation and conservation initiatives and wildlife input to land and resource development and approval processes.

You will be responsible for the development, operation and successful completion of regional and provincial projects and will function as a provincial authority or team leader.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or related discipline plus extensive years of related experience.

Your salary will be $69,852.21 - $90,396.05 per annum.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to operate and maintain certifications pertaining to various field equipment, including: off highway vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs); motorized and non-motorized boats
  • A valid driver's license is required

Updated: May 16, 2013

Provincial Big Game Specialist (Natural Resources 9)

Duties and Responsibilities

As the Provincial Big Game Specialist, you will be responsible for the coordination, development and delivery of management programs, as well as for provision of expert advice regarding particular species and programs. You will be responsible for big game management programs throughout the province, as well as for the creation and updating of pertinent species management plans.

You will also represent the department in dealing with issues and programs addressing human/wildlife contact. In addition, you may act as a public media spokesperson on matters pertaining to ungulate management.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or related discipline plus extensive years of related experience.

Your salary will be $69,852.21 - $90,396.05 per annum.

Additional Requirements

  • A valid driver's license is required

Updated: May 16, 2013

Head, Game and Priority Species (Senior Manager)

Duties and Responsibilities

As the Head, Game and Priority Species, you will contribute to policy development, strategic planning and implement strategic initiatives to achieve Ministry Business Plan goals.

You will be key in:

  • Developing provincial level species management plans for harvested and priority species
  • Leading strategic landscape level wildlife conservation strategies
  • Providing advice for wildlife management associated Environmental Impact Assessments, Detailed Forest Management Plans, access management, and Regional Integrated Resource Management Strategies

In addition, you will be accountable for the currency and the delivery of the Alberta Wildlife Act and Regulations and the Wildlife component of Alberta's Fish and Wildlife Policy.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • University graduation in a biology or related field, supplemented by extensive years of progressively responsible experience.

Your salary will be $97,164.04 - $123,384.10 (pay zone 2) per annum.

Updated: May 16, 2013

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Updated: Jul 20, 2015