Fish Wildlife Officer

Government of Alberta
Full Time
$4,344–$5,523 a month
Posted 26 days ago
Job description
Job Information Job Requisition ID: 35613 Ministry: Public Safety and Emergency Services Location: Various Full or Part-Time: Full-Time Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week Regular/Temporary: Permanent Scope: Open Competition Closing Date: December 12, 2022 Classification: Natural Resources 6 About Us The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion, and innovation are valued and supported. The Sheriffs Branch is dedicated to promoting safe and resilient communities, performing a wide range of activities in collaboration with other law enforcement and policing partners in Alberta. In addition to the Chief, there are six directorates within the Branch: Court & Transport Services (CTS), Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Services (FWES), Investigation Services (IS), Protection and Communication Services (PCS), Operational Support Services (OSS) and Sheriff Highway Patrol Services (SHPS). The Government of Alberta’s goals are to protect, preserve and manage Alberta’s fish and wildlife, and to protect the lives and property of Albertans. Fish and Wildlife officers are passionate about the work they do and work hard to help conserve and protect the province’s fish and wildlife by ensuring everyone understands and complies with the laws meant to safeguard Alberta’s natural resources. Role Are you passionate about conserving and protecting the province’s fish and wildlife? Do you enjoy educating people and ensuring they understand and comply with the laws that are in place to protect natural resources that are enjoyed by Albertans? If so, then a Fish and Wildlife Officer may be a great career for you! This is an opportunity for you to protect Alberta’s fish and wildlife resources. Your daily duties will be varied, often exciting, and always meaningful as you conduct education, prevention, and enforcement activities. One of your primary responsibilities will be to enforce federal and provincial laws and regulations relative to fish and wildlife resources and public land. This includes responding to complaints and patrolling a designated district by truck, all-terrain-vehicle, snowmobile, watercraft, aircraft, or on foot. You will inspect commercial operations, conduct surveillance, gather evidence, execute search and arrest warrants, organize and conduct investigations, interview witnesses and suspects, prepare trial briefs, and testify in court. Problem wildlife control is another significant responsibility and includes responding to reports of nuisance and dangerous wildlife, investigating livestock predation and crop damage complaints. In addition, you will provide public education about Branch programs, including making presentations at schools and community meetings. You will have regular contact with various stakeholder groups including sportsmen, indigenous communities, guides, outfitters, trappers, landowners, industry representatives, and other citizens. To be successful in this challenging role you require exceptional communication, negotiation, and problem solving skills; you must be self-motivated and have the ability to lead, build, and maintain relationships and work well independently as well as within a team environment. Being a Fish and Wildlife Officer can involve strenuous physical activity and exposure to extreme environmental conditions. You must be physically capable of performing all duties of the position. As part of the Rural Alberta Provincial Integrated Defense (RAPID) response, Fish and Wildlife Officers are required to provide initial response to priority emergency calls for service when dispatched by the RCMP. Officers will be dispatched to priority one and two emergencies in rural Alberta, based on proximity to location and will be first on scene or back up to the RCMP. Qualifications A related two year diploma plus at least 3 years related work experience. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of one year of education for one year of experience. Preferred education requirements include a Natural Resource Compliance Diploma, Applied Degree in Conservation Law Enforcement, or other related Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource programs. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered for a position at a lower classification and salary. Previous conservation law enforcement or problem wildlife work experience would be considered an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and training as a Fish and Wildlife Officer and/or a Western Canada Law Enforcement Academy (WCLEA) certificate. Law enforcement education and experience in enforcing provincial and federal legislation will be considered in lieu of conservation law enforcement education and experience; however preference will be given to candidates that meet or exceed the related standards. This position requires candidates to be eligible for an appointment as a Peace Officer, Fisheries Officer and Wildlife Officer. See APS Competencies The Alberta Public Service Competency Model forms the foundation for our talent management programs, including our recruitment and selection decisions. Candidates that are selected for an interview will be required to demonstrate the Alberta Public Service competencies critical to this role. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies: Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions. Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment. Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes. Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind. Salary $2,171.98 to $2,761.57 bi-weekly ($56,688.00 to $72,076.00 per year) Notes We are currently looking to establish an eligibility list and hire multiple positions throughout the province. Successful candidates will be required to reside throughout the province where the positions are vacant. Candidates must be able to work shift work and standby. The hours of work for this position will be 36.25 hours a week. COVER LETTER – please do not submit a traditional cover letter. In lieu of a cover letter, candidates must submit a page with the following information and boxes checked to acknowledge required documents are submitted: Name, address, phone number, email address Valid CPR – Level C (Adult, Child, Infant) Valid Standard First Aid Valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent Current 10-year driver’s abstract (issued within the last 6 months) Current Defensive Driving Certificate or equivalency PARE test (4 minutes 45 seconds or less) Criminal Records Check Minimum recruitment standards met (provide educational institution and course name(s) and associated dates. Related experience – outline roles and years of experience (years and months. Ex. 3 years 2 months) A resume must also be included in application and the certificates as mentioned above must be uploaded with the application package. If candidates do not have the documents listed above, a confirmation that the course is scheduled is permitted. (ie. PARE test confirmation email or Criminal Records Check pending.) Successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Reliability security clearance through the RCMP. Please note, this is not necessary upon application. This position falls under Subsidiary 005: Candidates will be required to write the Fish and Wildlife Officer Recruit Knowledge Exam prior to being granted an interview. This knowledge exam will test applicants on basic knowledge of fisheries and wildlife legislation along with species identification. What We Offer: Working for the Alberta Public Service – Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) – Leadership and mentorship programs Professional learning and development Positive workplace culture and work-life balance How To Apply If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. Resources for applicants: It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) To begin or continue working for the Government of Alberta, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have a valid work permit issued by the Government of Canada. Closing Statement This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected to move forward in the application process will be contacted. If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Ashley Mondor at [email protected] If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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