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Field Biologist

Job ID: 2023-029    Locations: Fort St James, Fort St John, Prince George, or Flexible

  • Join us in protecting natural, environmental, and cultural resources.
  • Get rewarded with competitive wages plus full benefits.
  • Travel to beautiful landscapes and potentially work on projects all over Western Canada.

About Ecofor

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company, with offices in British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Founded in 1996, Ecofor has steadily grown to meet the demands of our clients who include private contractors, developers, landowners, government agencies, First Nations, and Indigenous organizations.

Our team provides expertise in a broad range of disciplines in the biological, environmental, and social sciences. We specialize in fisheries, wildlife, aquatic and terrestrial resources, environmental management, archaeology and cultural resources, land use planning, ground penetrating radar, and forestry.

About the Opportunity

Ecofor is currently seeking a Field Biologist to join our team. Our preference is for candidates to be based out of Fort St James, Fort St John, and Prince George, BC. However, we will consider candidates that reside outside in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, or Yukon Territory.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and joining field teams in various disciplines (wildlife, birds, fish, aquatic habitat, water quality, vegetation, soils, wetlands, environmental monitoring, sediment, and erosion control).
  • Contributing to environmental impact assessments, environmental permit applications, environmental protection plans, mitigation plans, and proposals. Assisting in preparing and obtaining regulatory approvals for a wide variety of projects such as transportation, renewable energy, mining, oil, and gas, etc.
  • Liaising with regulators and clients to provide quality work that engages Indigenous communities and stakeholders.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key clients, identifying new opportunities for support and growth.
  • Supporting the Ecofor team’s workload and resource management. Senior level responsibilities could include Field Coordination and Project Management.
  • Primarily field-based (on-site) role with both field and office tasks, providing leadership and mentorship within a team environment.
  • Promoting a strong safety culture and working collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture

More About You

To qualify, you will need a minimum of a B.Sc. in Biology or related discipline with 5-10 years’ experience, and RPBio, PBiol, and/or P.Ag. designation or eligibility.

Candidates with the following skills and experience will be considered:

  • 5 years of relevant experience in industrial projects (experience as a consultant would be an asset).
  • Sound knowledge of field techniques and regulatory standards necessary for conducting a variety of field activities (i.e., wildlife assessments, bird surveys, water quality, fisheries inventories/ salvage, environmental monitoring/inspection).
  • Knowledge of the provincial and federal environmental assessment regulatory environment.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management skills and physically fit.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow business, and work closely (both in a field lead and support role) with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.
  • Proficiency in the operation of field equipment and Project Management skills would be assets.
  • Electrofishing Certification (approved by WorkSafe BC) is an asset.

Due to the nature of the role, you must have a valid Driver’s License.

Lastly, you will be joining us with the passion to contribute and believe in the work that we do.

What We Offer

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be awarded with:

  • Competitive wages and generous annual field equipment allowance.
  • Extended health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Life, dependent, and disability insurance.
  • An opportunity to travel and work in stunning outdoor sites.
  • And much more!

Our Values

Ecofor Is a safety-first company. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Ecofor values diversity and will consider all applicants for employment without attention to race, religion, age, gender identity, nationality, or sexual orientation.

We respectfully recognize and acknowledge the relationships that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis across Canada have with the land all Canadians live on and enjoy.

If our values resonate with you — apply today!

Ecofor: Why We’re Here

It is such an honor to be able to visually narrate Ecofor Consulting’s beautifully inspiring and motivating stories, as well as a unique adventurous experience that was unforgettable! Take a look at this amazing episode where the owner of Ecofor, Kevin Wilson, takes us on outdoor exploration and tells us what he had to do to achieve their goal of success:

Please apply below, or send your resume and cover letter to by September 19, 2023.  Please include the Job ID number(s) you are applying for in your cover letter/ resume. We wish to thank everyone for their interest in Ecofor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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