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Environment and Remedial Works - Wildlife Biologist BG

Montreal, QC, Canada Req #138
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Core Functions:

The Wildlife Biologist will provide the necessary methodological, scientific and technical support and advice required for the implementation of the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Regime as per section 24 of the JBNQA and address various wildlife matters in the James Bay Territory, with the ultimate objective of ensuring the health of wildlife populations and the respect of Cree rights and interest. More specifically the Wildlife Biologist will primarily work on the management of Big Game such as moose and caribou but will also be required to assist in projects relating to other wildlife. 


Functional Responsibilities:

  • Work on the planning, and implementation of wildlife projects as they relate to Big Game management and conservation.
  • Provide advice and support to other Cree Nation Government (CNG) / Grand Council of the Crees (GCC) staff involved in wildlife issues.
  • Provide advice to the members of the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee (HFTCC) on wildlife matters.
  • Provide assistance to local Cree governments and agencies in conducting wildlife projects, in particular the Cree Trappers Association (CTA).
  • Identify research needs for the implementation of the wildlife regime on the territory and to address various wildlife issues.
  • Participate in the review and make recommendations on wildlife status reports, management plans, monitoring activities, environmental impact assessments, conservations strategies, regulations and directives affecting the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping regime. 
  • Conduct scientific reviews on various wildlife subjects as required and assess wildlife population levels based on the best information available.
  • Perform other related tasks as requested by the department Director.

Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

  • Participate and collaborate in various internal and external committees addressing wildlife.
  • Provide regular reports and presentations to the council board, the CTA, and other Cree local or regional entities as requested on matters related to Wildlife. 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Manage wildlife projects to ensure their successful completion.
  • Ensure project compliance in accordance with agreement requirements.
  • Report to funding entities within requirement of project agreements.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, or related field.


  • Three to five years of relevant work experience.


  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.
  • Speaks Cree is an asset as well

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge of project management logistics.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Good Knowledge of computer software (Word, Access, excel), and analytical tools in Arc GIS.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willingness to work both in an office setting and outside.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $54,375.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $72,591.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Montreal, QC, Canada