Fish Biologist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 3 years ago

Posted On: 7 February 2017 | 12:00 am

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Date Posted [Feb-07-17] (ID: 634357)

General Description: Fish Biologists are responsible for organizing and implementing freshwater fish assessment and monitoring programs, including study design, statistical analysis and reporting; ensuring environmental compliance of project activities with all relevant provincial and federal environmental regulations.

Location: Fort McMurray, AB

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in field programs to conduct, and direct research activities on fish health, physiology, and genetics.

  • Recommend and implement programs for population monitoring, habitat improvement, resource planning, and risk mitigation.

  • Perform statistical analyses and fieldwork for fishery projects.

  • Conduct assessments and reports on the impact of environmental changes, human activities, and harvesting practices on fish populations and habitats.

  • Provide consultation on fish protection to developers and engineers.

  • Prepare reports on researched results and present recommendations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in DFO Section 35 (2) Authorization requirements and preparing habitat compensation plans.

  • Have demonstrated project management skills.

  • Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation and analysis).

  • Problem solving skills (analyze a case or situation and recommending solution(s)).

  • Have excellent communication (verbal and written – technical or scientific writing).

  • Interpersonal skills – developing partnerships/networks with other stakeholders.

  • Intermediate computer skills (MS Office).

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have a diploma, B.Sc. or higher degree in biological sciences and appropriate qualifications for work in either Alberta or BC.

  • Minimum 3 years experience or combination of experience/education.

  • Eligibility for R.P. Bio / P. Biol., or other professional designation.

  • Have experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork; and an ability/interest to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations.

  • Be familiar with the Alberta, British Columbia and Federal regulatory environments for construction projects.

  • Have appropriate Health and Safety certification and a current Drivers License.

Reply in confidence with salary expectations to (no phone calls please). Please mark “Fish Biologist – Fort McMurray” in your email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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