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The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.
The Cumulative Impacts and Science Branch of the Ministry of Environment is looking for a flexible and cooperative team player that is detail-oriented and motivated to develop innovative solutions. Located in Regina, the key role of the Cumulative Effects Specialist is to provide dedicated technical computer modelling expertise and capacity for analyzing landscape-level cumulative effects issues including climate change impacts. The successful candidate will build, adapt, and apply Saskatchewan-specific computer models for examining land management scenarios, evaluate the risks and benefits of various options, and develop and recommend appropriate management options. The successful candidate will also present analytical modelling results to various audiences, and provide key technical inputs for land use planning engagement processes and management recommendations.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of theories and practices for cumulative effects modelling, assessment, and management; geomatics (i.e., geographic information systems (GIS) including geodatabase management, geospatial statistics, and remote sensing); and landscape ecology including renewable resource dynamics, natural disturbance patterns and emulation, and climate change adaptation. As well, the successful candidate should have excellent data management, communication, and presentation skills.
Typically the knowledge and skills required for this position would be obtained through a postgraduate degree in cumulative effects management, geography, geomatics, landscape ecology, land use planning, resource management planning or related fields of study and several years of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will also possess a valid driver’s licence, and the ability to travel.