Job Posting: Forest Habitat Specialist


Forest Habitat Specialist with the PEI Watershed Alliance


The successful candidate will work with the PEI Watershed Alliance, watershed groups, stakeholders including municipalities, government, students and other environmental non-government organizations on an island-wide project to gather information on forest and species-at-risk work being completed by PEI municipalities and assist in planning future forest habitat improvement activities.  This position will support activities being carried out by the PEI Watershed Alliance through the Forested Landscape Priority Place Initiative (A Canada Nature Fund project through PEI Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division and Environment and Climate Change Canada – Canadian Wildlife Service)


Job activities include:

–        Develop survey questions and interview municipal partners and other stakeholders including watershed groups on forest work and species-at-risk initiatives (past, planned and current) being implemented within municipalities

–        Complete reviews of literature and compile information on municipal forest initiatives and riparian forest definition, assessments and ecological services

–        Provide guidance and technical advice to watershed groups and PEI Watershed Alliance on forest habitat improvement activities and identification of future projects

–        Work with project partners in the development and delivery of a workshop* for environmental groups on PEI land protection options

–        Provide education and outreach opportunities to watershed groups and other environmental groups related to forest ecology

*Format will depend on COVID restrictions – workshop could either be in-person or online platform


Candidate requirements:

– Ability to work collaboratively and effectively communicate with stakeholders and partners through telephone, online platforms, in-person and written documents

– Have a good understanding of PEI forests, watershed management initiatives, and environmental issues facing our island ecosystems

– Excellent organization skills, the ability to work as a team player to ensure project completion

– Ability to synthesize information from various sources (e.g., published papers, grey literature, survey information, stakeholder conversations) into written reports

– Self-motivated individual who is able to work remotely with minimal supervision

– A reliable vehicle and cell phone required (mileage covered by PEIWA)



– Undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary educational institution within a related field of study or a significant combination of training, experience and education;

– Be comfortable speaking in public and using ZOOM and Google Meet platforms

– Have excellent writing skills and familiarity working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and online survey platforms (e.g., Google)

–  Previous experience working with watershed groups would be an asset


This is a full time 13-week position starting in January 2021.

Salary to commensurate with relevant education and experience.


Closing date for applications is January 5th, 2021

Please email your resume and cover letter to Mary Finch at: