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Wildlife Biologist (Multiple Locations)

Division: Davey Resource Group
Status: Full Time

Position Information:

Company Overview

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited has been performing tree care and vegetation management services across Canada since 1930. With over 850 employees, we continuously pride ourselves on unmatched quality and safety. Davey Tree is the leading full-service tree care provider for residential, commercial, utility line clearing and forestry consulting throughout Canada.  All crews are professionally trained to ensure the scope of our work is completed safely, and well before any deadlines.

Divisional Overview

Since 1930, Davey has been protecting and enhancing trees and urban forests in communities across Canada. Davey Resource Group (DRG), the consulting division of the Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited, provides a comprehensive range of natural resource and utility consulting services to the commercial, residential, municipal and governmental markets. In Canada, our expertise and services encompass arboriculture and forestry, right-of-way vegetation management, ecology and wildlife, and asset management.

Position Overview – Wildlife Biologist

The Wildlife Biologist is responsible for a comprehensive range of biological, wildlife and ecosystem consulting services with an immediate and specific emphasis on migratory bird surveys throughout Canadian Right of Ways. The Wildlife Biologist will work directly with operational employees to develop mitigation and protection measures aligned to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, Species at Risk Act, migratory bird best practices, provincial wildlife and ecosystem conservation policies, procedures and practices that prove to be both efficient yet effective. This position provides the opportunity to travel throughout Canada to experience various remote and diverse habitats. These positions will report directly to the Environmental Manager and offer a unique and rewarding opportunity to lead a pivotal role in the growth of a service line alongside expanding your career.

This is a seasonal temporary position expected to begin in April 2021 until August 31, 2021. We have 2 vacancies and travel is expected from Ontario to British Columbia.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the planning and conduct of wildlife inventory programs on a project related basis.
  • Complete migratory bird sweeps and recommended proper buffer zones for endangered species and well as migratory birds.
  • Ability to identify bird species in addition to protected and endangered species and implement bird protection and mitigation plans.
  • Environmental and wildlife field assessments.
  • Instituting bird protection and mitigation plans, in field documentation and final report writing, research habitat and ecological relationships and monitoring
  • Advise on Provincial and Federal legislation pertaining to Species at Risk (SAR).
  • Assist in the acquisition of wildlife related permits based on project requirements.
  • Assist in the inventory environmental conditions to determine their suitability for wildlife presence/potential with particular emphasis on SAR.
  • liaise with the client and external regulatory governmental agencies to ensure visibility and adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Research ecological relationships, life history habits, and requirements of wildlife on a project related basis.
  • Contribute to the development of and support implementation of endangered species plans to include risk assessment, compensation, monitoring and interaction with external regulatory agency staff.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of existing and emerging regulatory requirements, wildlife assessment methodologies and best practices.
  • Assist with the development of proposals, qualification documents and other business development related activities.
  • 100 % Travel-based positions throughout Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
  • Living out of hotels, extended shift base work required, frequency will be dependent on location of the assignment.


  • Degree or Diploma in biology, ornithology, ecology, environmental science and management, natural resources, forestry, or related field.
  • Provincial designations mandatory as applicable such as Registered Professional Biologist R.P.Bio., Professional Biologist P.Biol. Qualified Environmental Professional QEP etc.
  • 2-5 year’s direct working experience in wildlife biology, avian surveys, migratory bird sweeps, wildlife and environmental reports, government liaison and provincial/federal law and best practice adherence.
  • Familiarity with Provincial and Federal legislation pertaining to Species at Risk (SAR).
  • Ability to inventory environmental conditions to determine their suitability for wildlife presence/potential with particular emphasis on SAR an asset.
  • Knowledge of methods of producing and maintaining suitable habitat for various wildlife species and asset.
  • Experience in field identification with one or more of the avian, herpetological, mammal, or botanical taxa a definite asset.
  • Proven technical writing skills with the ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Strong understanding of various hardware, software and equipment including but not limited to Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), various digital devices such as tablets, computers, GPS etc. Working knowledge of ArcGIS, Esri, AutoCAD considered strong assets.
  • Ability to analyze tabular data and interpret the content of data sets.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills are required as well as an aptitude for client liaison.
  • Valid First Aid, driver’s license, clean driving record and ability to travel throughout Canada.
  • Willingness to travel (short-term duration).

Additional Information:

  • Shift Rotations based on project but can include: 5 on 2 off, 10 on 4 off, 15 on 6 off.
  • 10-hour days – opportunity for overtime
  • Daily Per Diem
  • Accommodations Fully Covered
  • Travel required.
  • Travel Time Covered
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Excellent career advancement opportunities.
  • Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Davey provides ongoing training.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, provincial law. 

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