Jobs at Ducks Unlimited

The following jobs are now available with Ducks Unlimited. Scroll down the page for details about each job. The ability to apply online for the position will be available soon.

GIS Intern
Dexter, MI

Regional Director 
Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin

Regional Director
Nevada

Digital Advertising Specialist
Memphis, Tennessee

Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians
Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa

Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians
Wood River, Nebraska

Manager of Agriculture Policy
Washington, DC or Bismarck, ND

Conservation Public Policy Intern
Ann Arbor, MI

Regional Biologist - Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist
Rancho Cordova, CA

Engineering Technician
Charleston, SC

Regional Engineer
Sacramento Valley & San Joaquin Valley, CA

Project Engineer
Rancho Cordova, CA


GIS INTERN
Dexter, Michigan

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. -- the leader in wetlands conservation -- has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resources expertise.  DU has been using advanced GIS and remote sensing technologies since 1984 to manage the complex issues in wetland and waterfowl management, land-use planning, and environmental conservation.  The GIS Intern position will be based in our Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office in Dexter, Michigan, and requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources/wildlife/wetlands.  

DU has an immediate need for someone to work with a team of GIS professionals to update the National Wetlands Inventory within the Great Lakes.   The successful GIS Intern should have experience with GIS data development, photo interpretation and preferably some experience with wetland classification.  Other responsibilities may include: assisting with a variety of GIS projects using datasets throughout the Great Lakes and Eastern Coastal region, assembling metadata; supporting project biologists with mapping needs; and setup and maintenance of GIS systems.

The qualified applicant will be a self-motivated, conscientious individual who can work independently with minimal supervision, as well as communicate closely with Ducks Unlimited biologists and engineers.  We are looking for a person with a background in natural resources and experience in GIS.  Some experience with databases, wildlife management, ecology, and wetlands is preferred.

REQUISITE SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated ability with ESRI products
  • Good organizational skills
  • Very good inter-personal skills
  • Background in wetlands/wildlife
  • Photo interpretation skills

DESIRABLE TRAITS:

  • Computer troubleshooting skills
  • Cartographic Design
  • Wetland classification and identification skills

TERM: Position has a term of up to 12 months.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  Interns receive a $1,950 monthly stipend.

TO APPLY:  Please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=177353&lang=en_US&source=CC3 by January 5, 2018.  For questions regarding the position or to request application materials, please contact:
Robb Macleod
National GIS Coordinator
7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. 1
Dexter, MI 48130
rmacleod@ducks.org


Regional Director of Event Fundraising
Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin

POSITION:  Ducks Unlimited Regional Director of Event Fundraising for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. The chosen candidate will start as soon as mutually agreed.  
POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Regional Directors duties and responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of event fundraising within the region including: 

  • Recruitment and training of volunteers 
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of Ducks Unlimited fundraising events 
  • Fostering growth within the region with emphasis on new chapter development; internal growth within existing committees; identification and development of non-traditional fundraising opportunities and major donor identification and management
  • Coordination and collaboration with the Minnesota and Wisconsin fundraising teams and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:  At minimum a BA or BS from an accredited institution is required. Volunteer experience with non-profit organizations will benefit candidates and volunteer experience with Ducks Unlimited is desired. Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to accept challenging goals. This position requires an aptitude for building and managing relationships with a diverse group of volunteers with an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet. The successful candidate will be required to develop computer skills specific to Ducks Unlimited, Inc.’s standardized information systems. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend well outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel throughout the region. 

To apply fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=176240&lang=en_US&source=CC3, and attach a cover letter and resume with references by the close of business Monday, December 11, 2017.  For further information regarding this position, please contact:
Bret Plasters
Director of Event Fundraising & Volunteer Relations, Region 3
1025 Crystal Wood Dr.
Davison MI 48423


Regional Director of Event Fundraising
Nevada 

POSITION:  Ducks Unlimited Regional Director of Event Fundraising for Nevada. The chosen candidate will start as soon as mutually agreed. 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Regional Directors duties and responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of event fundraising within the region including:

  • Recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of Ducks Unlimited fundraising events
  • Fostering growth within the region with emphasis on new chapter development; internal growth within existing committees; identification and development of non-traditional fundraising opportunities and major donor identification and management
  • Coordination and collaboration with the Nevada fundraising team and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:  At minimum a BA or BS from an accredited institution is required. Volunteer experience with non-profit organizations will benefit candidates and volunteer experience with Ducks Unlimited is desired. Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to accept challenging goals. This position requires an aptitude for building and managing relationships with a diverse group of volunteers with an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet. The successful candidate will be required to develop computer skills specific to Ducks Unlimited, Inc.’s standardized information systems. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend well outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel throughout the region. The chosen candidate will be required to live in the Reno area.

To Apply: Please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=176214&lang=en_US&source=CC3, and attach a cover letter and resume by the close of business Monday, December 11, 2017.  For further information regarding this position, or to request application materials, please contact: 
Jason Rounsaville
Director of Event Fundraising & Volunteer Relations, Region 1
7415 Lofty Loop SE
Salem OR 97317
jrounsaville@ducks.org


Digital Advertising Specialist
National Headquarters - Memphis, Tennessee

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Digital Advertising Specialist with the following primary responsibilities:

  • Work closely with ad sales team and their clients to ensure accurate and complete
    delivery of online advertising campaigns
  • Assess customers/prospects needs and recommend most suitable application of products to satisfy stated needs
  • Assist the sales team with pre-and post-sales support and assisting in the development of proposals and recommendations
  • Collect, traffic and schedule advertising creatives
  • Ensure advertising materials meet technical guidelines and quality standards
  • Create production timelines based on deployment calendar
  • Proactively monitor, analyze and optimize all online advertising performance from creating insertion order to post completion which would also include billing, reporting, and collections if needed.
  • Effectively communicate with internal teams and external clients on performance and delivery of commitments
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance for creative and operations-related issues for all campaigns
  • Provide general support for the advertising program and other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience in advertising or a related field with the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.  Must have the ability to handle operations or project management with little supervision. 

Additional Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, integrated marketing communications or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience working with digital media campaigns.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics, DFP, HTML5, and Java Script.
  • Experience with third-party ad tag implementation and reporting (Double Click, Sizmek, etc.)
  • Online advertising trafficking, sales coordinator/planner or related experience.
  • Strong and proven customer service experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong follow-up skills.
  • Accurate; with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and work well under deadlines.
  • Strong focus on teamwork and self-starter.
  • Experience with FatTail and Publish 2 Profit a plus.

The successful candidate must be able to work independently but collaboratively in a team setting, have a passion for excellent customer service, be dedicated to exceptional quality and be committed to the mission of Ducks Unlimited.  This is a great opportunity in a growing segment of our organization. 

The Digital Advertising Specialist reports to the Director of Advertising and is based at the National Headquarters in Memphis, TN. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year; occasional overnight travel is required. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=173294&lang=en_US&source=CC3‚Äč, submit a cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in the position. For additional information or to request application materials, contact Beth Bryan, Director of Advertising, at bbryan@ducks.org.  Position open until it's filled.


Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians - NE, MN, IA

Ducks Unlimited seeks 2 highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterfowl surveys from February 12, 2018 to August 17, 2018. A successful applicant should expect to participate in two separate research studies: 1) a waterfowl spring migration study in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska (NE); and 2) a waterfowl productivity study assessing wetlands in cropland-dominated landscapes in western Minnesota and north central Iowa. Field operations will be based out of Wood River, NE from February 12– April 13, based out of the Great Plains Regional Office in Bismarck, North Dakota from April 16 – June 15, and then stationed out of Minnesota or Iowa until August 17, 2018. 

Waterfowl spring migration study
Major responsibilities will include properly identifying waterfowl and shorebirds to species and social groups. Successful applicants will be expected to work at least five days each week (i.e., 40 hours per week). Some weekend work may be required. Research technicians for this position will conduct a spring migration survey from approximately 12 February ~ 13 April and will be paid $11.25/hr.

Waterfowl productivity study 
Major responsibilities will include properly identifying duck broods to species and age class, collecting aquatic invertebrates via activity traps, and collecting wetland metrics to characterize wetland conditions. Successful applicants will be expected to work at least five days each week (i.e., 60-80 hours per week). Some weekend work will be required. Field work is physically and mentally demanding and takes place under challenging conditions; therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated individuals should apply. Research technicians for this position will conduct ground-truthing and study preparation from 16 April ~ 15 June and brood and aquatic invertebrate surveys from 18 June ~ 17 August. They will be paid $11.25/hour + overtime.

A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands ecology, desire to spend long days and early mornings in the field, and determination to get the job done well is required. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated applicants are preferred. Experience identifying waterfowl and navigating using hard-copy maps are also preferred skills. Successful applicants will be expected to work safely and effectively in a rural setting without direct supervision. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required.

Housing and work vehicles will be provided for this position at all locations.

To apply for this position, complete application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=175876&lang=en_US&source=CC3, and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for 3 professional references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials please contact:

Ryann Cressey
Research Scientist
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
2525 River Road
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Office: (701) 355-3580
rcressey@ducks.org


Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians 
Wood River, Nebraska

Ducks Unlimited seeks 2 highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterfowl surveys from February 12, 2018 to April 13, 2018. A successful applicant should expect to participate in a waterfowl spring migration study in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska. Field operations will be based out of Wood River, Nebraska.

Major responsibilities will include properly identifying waterfowl and shorebirds to species and social groups. Successful applicants will be expected to work at least five days each week (i.e., 40 hours per week). Some weekend work may be required. Field work is physically and mentally demanding and takes place under challenging conditions. Therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated individuals should apply.

A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands ecology and determination to get the job done well is required. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated applicants are preferred. Experience identifying waterfowl and navigating using hard-copy maps are also preferred skills. Successful applicants will be expected to work safely and effectively in a rural setting without direct supervision. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required.

Research technicians for this position will be paid $11.25/hour with housing and work vehicles provided.

To Apply: Please complete the application materials at this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=175871&lang=en_US&source=CC3, and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for 3 professional references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:  Ryann Cressey, Research Scientist, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 2525 River Road, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58503, Office: (701) 355-3580, rcressey@ducks.org

Applications will be considered as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled.


Manager of Agriculture Policy
Office of Public Policy

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Manager of Agriculture Policy to support agriculture policy efforts throughout the country. Priority agriculture landscapes of focus will include Prairie Pothole regional concerns in the Great Plains; rice and irrigated agriculture in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, Gulf Coast and Central Valley of California; and conservation and sustainability issues in the Great Lakes region and the Atlantic Flyway. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Build support of priority conservation issues for the 2018 Farm Bill
  • Work closely with and continue to build upon agriculture community partnerships
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with key legislative and executive branch leaders
  • Collaborate with staff, volunteers and coalition partners to further DU’s policy agenda
  • Provide technical advice on agriculture policy to fellow staff
  • Coordinate fly-ins/site visits with volunteers to better communicate DU’s ag conservation goals
  • Advise staff and volunteer committees on agriculture policy initiatives

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of public policy, government relations, natural resource or related experience with an emphasis on agriculture policy and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and a master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • History of drafting legislation and coordinating advocacy efforts
  • A working knowledge of agriculture and conservation policy issues
  • Experience in strategic messaging and coalition building

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity with volunteer driven, nonprofit organizations and an interest in outdoor conservation activities is also desired.  

To apply please fill out the application materials at this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=175700&lang=en_US&source=CC3. This position reports to Director of Public Policy, Kellis Moss, who may be contacted for additional information at kmoss@ducks.org. Position located in Washington, D.C. or Bismarck, ND, determined by the best candidate.


CONSERVATION PUBLIC POLICY INTERNSHIP

Position Overview:
Ducks Unlimited’s Great Lakes/Atlantic Office in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking a highly-qualified individual to fill a conservation public policy internship for our 21-state region. This is a one-year intern position that will assist DU’s professional staff in researching and promoting public policy priorities affecting wetlands, waterfowl, water and other  conservation issues. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience and knowledge working with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, biologists, engineers and government affairs personnel on state, regional and national policy issues. Applicants should be highly-motivated individuals that possess excellent communication skills, strong analytical abilities, computer knowledge, and be able to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision. Knowledge of wildlife and habitat conservation, wetlands, agriculture and water policies and the legislative process is highly desired. The Conservation Public Policy intern will work with the Director of Public Policy, Government Affairs Representative, and DU’s Policy Staff team, Directors/Manager of Conservation Programs, and Regional Communications Manager to support DU’s public policy efforts throughout the region, including local, state and federal issues.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Support policy and other staff on public policy issues, including research, database management, analytical support, educational/advocacy events, correspondence, and outreach; 
  • Develop and maintain spreadsheets and databases on Congressional members, DU policy teams, and DU members, as well as the interaction and analysis among the groups;
  • Develop support materials, write papers, position statements and letters on policy issues;
  • Support state and federal conservation campaign initiatives;
  • Coordinate field tours and meetings with local, state and federal partners and elected leaders;
  • Assist in reporting and grant writing;
  • Assist in public presentations and outreach;
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge or experience in public policy as related to the environment
  • Basic knowledge of waterfowl and wetland ecology, habitat management and conservation activities;
  • Knowledge of federal Farm Bill legislation, wetlands legislation and policy, conservation policy and history;
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and other web-based software;
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work activities and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to prepare and present information on conservation programs and policies to peers, partners, lay audiences and elected officials;
  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills with a wide variety of audiences including the general public, partners, staff, policy leaders, wildlife agency staff and other professionals;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must possess or be pursuing a 4-year degree in wildlife management, environmental policy, political science or other closely related natural resource fields;
  • Any combination of education, experience and training that enables the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job. 
     

Salary & Employment Location:  This is a full-time position (40 hrs/week), typically 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with a stipend of $1,950 per month. The position is located in Ann Arbor, MI, but some daily and overnight travel will be required; expenses paid. The successful candidate may be able to receive additional internship credit through their university, if available.

To Apply: Fill out the application forms provided at this link, https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=174934&lang=en_US&source=CC3; attach a cover letter, resume, and three references with daytime telephone numbers; and submit by December 1, 2017. For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact: Gildo Tori, Director of Public Policy, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office, 1220 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 (Telephone:  734-623-2000; fax:  734-623-2035, e-mail gtori@ducks.org).     


Regional Biologist – Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist

The Western Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is soliciting resumes for an experienced Regional Biologist - Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Western Region Environmental Compliance Specialist and will become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and other professionals responsible for conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats primarily in California, and may also include Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona.  The preferred position workstation is at Ducks Unlimited’s Bay Area Field Station in Vallejo, CA, but may also be negotiated to be in the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, California.  

Qualifications:
Candidates must have, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree preferably in an environmental planning or natural resources related field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have demonstrated competency in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Sections 401, 402, and 404 of the Clean Water Act; Sections 10 and 408 of the Rivers and Harbors Act; the National Historic Preservation Act; the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts; the Coastal Zone Management Act, California Coastal Act, and McAteer-Petris Act; and California Fish and Game Code 1600.  Experience with wetland mitigation banking considered a plus.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Project management experience is desired. Familiarity with wetland ecology, restoration, and enhancement; waterfowl, shorebird, and water bird biology; and the ability to conduct wetland delineations or special-status species assessments/surveys are beneficial.  Pertinent experience in California is strongly preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include identifying environmental compliance and permitting needs for habitat restoration and enhancement projects; preparing and/or overseeing preparation of supporting studies (e.g., wetland delineations, biological assessments, cultural resource assessments); preparing and/or overseeing preparation of appropriate state and federal environmental review documents (e.g., CEQA Categorical Exemption, Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, or Environmental Impact Report, and/or NEPA Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, or Environmental Impact Statement); and securing the required permits for project implementation (e.g., Water Quality Certification, Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 Permit). When necessary, the position will be responsible for managing consultants that are preparing supporting studies, environmental compliance documents and/or assisting with the permit process in support of DU projects.  This position will coordinate compliance and permitting work closely with DU's biologists and engineers, project partners and the appropriate regulatory agency personnel to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects.

The position may also manage projects that have a significant environmental compliance component; assist with identifying potential sources of funds for project work; and write and submit proposals to secure project funds.  Other duties include negotiating project agreements, tracking budgets, writing reports, coordinating with project partners and stakeholders, and entering project tracking data in DU's business information system.

Duties may require extensive overnight travel.  Duties may require field work in adverse weather conditions.

Position will remain open until filled.

To apply, Please fill out the application materials at, https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=173612&lang=en_US&source=CC3, attach cover letter, resume and references and submit.  For additional information or to request application materials, contact
Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
Email: mcamacho@ducks.org


Engineering Technician – South Atlantic Region
Charleston, South Carolina

Description:
The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) mission.  Applicant will assist a regional team delivering wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects within the South Atlantic Region, primarily along the Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Florida.  The position will work out of our Charleston Field Office.

This is an entry level position and the successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for the operation of GPS and traditional various surveying equipment for topographic and construction surveys; (2) serve as DU’s representative on construction projects, while performing a variety of inspections to verify contractor’s compliance with plans, specifications and standards; (3) prepare inspection reports and maintain project records; (4) assist Regional Engineer(s) and other Technician(s) with a variety of administrative duties.  

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying techniques.
  • Knowledge of heavy construction work methods, practices, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of project administration, construction inspection and materials testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with public and private conservation partners.
  • Demonstrated oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate ATV and outboard boats.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight, ability to work in inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments.

To apply, Please follow this link, https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=172670&lang=en_US&source=CC3 to apply online and attach cover letter and resume.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:  Malcolm Baldwin, Regional Engineer, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 3294 Ashley Phosphate Road, Suite 2-A, North Charleston, SC 29418, Email: mbaldwin@ducks.org.


Regional Engineer

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking self-motivated, experienced civil engineers headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The successful applicants will join a highly-motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland restoration and water delivery infrastructure projects. Positions are open in the Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in an engineering curriculum and be a registered civil engineer in the state of California. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying, Civil3D, construction inspection and management, erosion control, soil science, hydraulics, agricultural engineering, and levee, canal, and/or pump station design. Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work with and solve problems in close team based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all terrain vehicle operation will be required.  

Responsibilities:
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, topographic surveying, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management. A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout California.
Specific duties include: 
Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets.
Develop topographic surveys and collect field data for design.
Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.
Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.

DU’s mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl.  These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

To Apply:  Please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=173738&lang=en_US&source=CC3, and attach a cover letter, resume and three references with daytime telephone numbers. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Western Regional Office, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Email: mcamacho@ducks.org.  


Project Engineer

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a civil engineer to be located in the Western Regional Office, Rancho Cordova, CA. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects in California and Nevada.

Qualifications
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in an engineering curriculum and have passed the EIT/FE exam. Experience in GPS surveying, Civil3D, construction inspection and management, and/or engineering design is desirable. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all terrain vehicle operation will be required.  

Responsibilities
Engineers perform a full range of survey, design, and construction inspection functions under the supervision of licensed Regional Engineers. Project delivery responsibilities include assistance with topographic surveying, production of plans and specifications, earthwork calculations, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management. A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout California and Nevada.

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume and three references with daytime telephone numbers to Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Western Regional Office, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Email: mcamacho@ducks.org. Additional application forms will be provided upon receipt of cover letter and resume.  


 

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


 

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information