Natural Heritage Planner / Planning Ecologist
Full-Time Permanent Position
This planning-oriented position is ideal for someone with an understanding of ecological principles, and a keen interest in natural heritage planning, policy, and process. In this role you will focus on projects such as natural heritage system planning, natural heritage policy review and recommendations, developing standards and guidance for natural heritage planning and management, peer reviews, management planning for natural areas and more.
This role is geared towards individuals with a planning background and a specialization or strong interest in natural heritage planning, or someone with an ecology / geography / environmental background with a strong interest in policy, planning and management of natural heritage systems.
An ideal candidate is proficient at interpreting policy, enjoys working with the ‘bigger picture’ and understands the systems-based approach to natural heritage planning; they are a critical thinker, think laterally, and have strong emotional intelligence. Strong communication skills will be important for success as this role will include writing in support of various deliverables (communications, reports, etc.) and engaging with clients, stakeholders, and Indigenous communities through projects. Other important characteristics include being curious (continuous learning and interest in understanding the ‘why’), an ability break down complex problems into manageable tasks, identify the key or critical issues, organization, and attention to quality.
Generally, we see this as an intermediate-level position. However, our primary goal is to find the right person (core strengths), as such the final ‘level’ has some flexibility. We welcome applications from early career professionals and intermediate professionals who feel they are the right fit.
We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities consistent with being able to fulfill the duties of the position. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.