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 
Memphis, TN

National Events Coordinator
Memphis, TN 

Director of Development - de Mexico
Mutually agreed upon city in the region

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley, California

Director of Foundation Relations
Western Region

CEO
Memphis, TN

Digital Fundraising Specialist
Memphis, TN

Regional Engineer - San Francisco Bay Area
California


GIS INTERN
Memphis, TN


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 National Headquarter in Memphis, Tennessee, 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. 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 United States, assembling metadata; supporting fundraising and conservation staff 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:
(1) Demonstrated ability with ESRI products
(2) Good organizational skills
(3) Very good inter-personal skills
(4) Background in wetlands/wildlife
(5) Photo interpretation skills

DESIRABLE TRAITS:
(1) Computer troubleshooting skills
(2) Cartographic Design
(3) Wetland classification and identification skills

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

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Interns are paid $13.25 per hour.

APPLICATION: To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&jobId=197751&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and information for 3 professional references, by January 7, 2019. For further information regarding the position, or to request application materials, please contact:
Nick Smith
GIS Analyst
One Waterfowl Way
Memphis, TN 38120
nrsmith@ducks.org


National Events Coordinator
National Headquarter, Memphis, TN


The National Events Coordinator’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities: 

• Provide operational support to the Director of National Events and Ducks Unlimited’s Annual National Sports Show (DUX)

• Provide operational support to the Director of National Events for the biennial National Leadership Conference

• Provide operational support to the Director of National Events for the annual Third Term collegiate volunteer summit

• Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of National Events

REPORTING STRUCTURE: The National Events Coordinator is a position within the Fundraising Division and reports to the Director of National Events. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Employee should have outstanding communication, writing and organizational skills; ability to work effectively in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented, and rapidly changing environment; have experience in traditional and non-traditional DU fundraising efforts (desired); ability to commit to non-standard working hours and conditions, ability to handle details and work independently; ability to interact with a variety of volunteers, DU staff and partners for the DUX and other National Events; persuasively convey the needs of DU; and be proficient in standard computer programs and have experience creating spreadsheets, programs and event specific reports. A four-year accredited degree is preferred. 

To apply: Please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&jobId=197691&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and provide a cover letter, resume and information for 3 references to submit. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Dana Barton at dbarton@ducks.org.


Director of Development
Ducks Unlimited de Mexico

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), and Ducks Unlimited de Mexico (DUMAC), the continent’s leaders in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seek a Director of Development focused on DUMAC fundraising and stewardship activities.  The position will have the following primary responsibilities:

• Work with DUI development staff, DUMAC CEO and DUMAC Board of Directors, to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit new major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio.  This list will include supporters in the US, Canada and Mexico, with increased emphasis on new supporters from Mexico.
• Coordinate with DU development staff and DUMAC CEO and DUMAC Board of Directors, to develop proposals and secure funding for DUMAC’s priorities as defined in the DUMAC Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes and educational programs.
• Collaborate with other fundraising staff to assist in achieving all annual fundraising team goals.
• Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with DUMAC major gift fundraising.
• Work with DUMAC staff liaison and/or other appropriate DUI staff to:
• Compile the International Transfer Report for all DUMAC payments (from both DUI and DUC members)
• Compile reports or data related to DUMAC Major Sponsors (ie. how many at each level, current members of the Walker Society, donor lists, etc.)
• Order and ship DUMAC Major Sponsor pins
• Order and ship DUMAC Major Sponsor plaques
• Order and ship all Grand Slam pins
• Order and ship Grand Slam plaques
• Ensure pledge summary statements are issued on a bi-annual basis for open DUMAC pledges
• Prepare DUMAC donor profiles in the Ducks Unlimited Magazine
• Prepare DUMAC donor profiles in the Ducks Unlimited Annual Report
• Assist with preparation of formal materials describing Major DUMAC Initiatives
• To reach Spanish Groups formally established in the USA, interested on supporting projects at their birth place cities in Mexico.
• Manage the annual mailing of the DUMAC report to all DUMAC members, along with the creation of a cover letter from the DUMAC President
• Manage annual solicitation of DUMAC donors and Major Sponsors
• Recruit DUMAC event & experience attendees (Mangrove Experience, anniversary, and dinner events)
• Ensure the ordering all DUI Sponsor pins for DUMAC use
• Annual mailing of the DUMAC report to all Triple-Play members
• Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
• Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
• Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management programs
• Fluency in Spanish preferred

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 planned giving, experience with comprehensive campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon city. 

This position reports to Ducks Unlimited’s National Director of Development who may be contacted for additional information about the position at RBSmith@ducks.org.

TO APPLY: Please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&jobId=194133&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references.  Applications will be considered as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled. For further questions regarding these positions or to request application materials, please contact:
Laura Simpson
Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
One Waterfowl Way
Memphis, TN  38120
Office (901) 758-3986
lsimpson@ducks.org

Resume review will begin on December 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


Regional Engineer - San Joaquin Valley, California


Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The position location negotiable. 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 the San Joaquin Valley, Tulare Basin, and southern California.

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.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&jobId=193276&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references. 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.


Director of Foundation Relations
Western Region

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Foundation Relations with the following primary responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the development efforts in the eight-state Western Region.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from private and corporate foundations to support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited.
  • Coordinate with conservation and development colleagues to develop proposals and secure funding for Ducks Unlimited’s priority initiatives.
  • Provide the expertise to advance Ducks Unlimited’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking new opportunities based on corporate/foundation guidelines and interests, and maintaining strong communication ties with foundation donors and prospects.
  • Partner with the event fundraising staff to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase major gift revenue in the region.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on foundation and corporate major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team-building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on the skills needed to write a compelling solicitation proposal
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly corporate and foundation fundraising techniques
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision
  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management programs

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 major gift fundraising, experience with comprehensive campaigns, relationships and a working knowledge of the philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate must be willing to work hours that extend beyond the typical workday and workweek throughout the year; occasional overnight travel is required.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  This position reports to the Senior Director of Foundation Relations and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon city in the region.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&jobId=192072&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and submit a cover letter, a writing sample (proposal, LOI or related fundraising piece) and resume indicating your qualifications and outlining why you are interested in the position.  For further information regarding this position, or to request application materials, please contact Tona Simpson at tsimpson@ducks.org.  Position is open until filled.


Chief Executive Officer
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer to lead our nation’s premier science-based wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization.

About Ducks Unlimited: Vision and Values

Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited’ s (DU) mission statement is the following: 

“To conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.”

DU’s fundamental values and beliefs not only help shape the organization’s identity but also strongly influence how it responds to challenges and opportunities. Woven into the fabric of DU’s culture, these guiding principles represent key attributes of its brand and serve to unite and inspire volunteers, staff and supporters around DU’s mission.

  • We believe it is our responsibility to be a strong and effective leader in conserving wetlands and other habitat for waterfowl. As a leader, we strive to inspire support for our mission and to collaborate with conservation partners who share common goals and values.
  • We place a high value on credibility and believe that science-based research and analysis should guide program development, delivery, and evaluation.
  • We hold ourselves and our organization to high ethical standards. We value excellence,
  • transparency, and accountability, and we commit to treating people, wildlife, and the DU brand with the utmost respect.
  • We believe DU’s strongest asset resides in the power of dedicated volunteers and professional staff working together to achieve our objectives. The strength of this volunteer-staff partnership, and the history and traditions surrounding it, constitute a key competitive advantage for our organization.
  • We embrace and celebrate our waterfowl hunting heritage and strive to share the many benefits of an outdoor lifestyle with new generations. A personal connection between people and wildlife helps strengthen the conservation foundation of our nation.
  • We believe in using supporters’ contributions efficiently and effectively, and we commit at least 80 percent of our resources to our conservation mission through good economic times and bad.

DU is guided by strategic goals, which serve to anchor the conservation, policy, and revenue objectives of the organization. DU’s strategic goals serve as a “blueprint” for the organization’s work to protect, restore, and manage waterfowl habitats in DU’s landscape conservation priority areas. Since its founding DU has embraced a “singleness of purpose,” a goal-oriented devotion to its mission of conserving habitat for North America’s waterfowl. Rooted in the bold vision of DU’s founding fathers, this tradition has resulted in the conservation of more than 14 million acres of waterfowl habitat across the continent. Ducks Unlimited, whose vision and mission have been clear since 1937, is built on the passion of its volunteers, members, and staff who collectively demonstrate a powerful commitment to the vision of “wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever.”

For more information on Ducks Unlimited, please visit their website: www.ducks.org.

About the Position: Chief Executive Officer
In the long and distinguished history of DU, there have been only five previous CEOs.  The new CEO will be the staff leader of Ducks Unlimited and must possess the skills, knowledge and ability to motivate staff and volunteers to advance DU’s mission and increase focus on mission delivery and organizational growth, while remaining committed to the financial strength of Ducks Unlimited.  

Moreover, the new CEO will provide the vision and energy to continue DU’s science-based conservation leadership role into the future. The CEO must provide leadership that instills trust, honesty and integrity in all aspects of DU mission. The staff, volunteers and public must be able to have faith that the communications they receive from the CEO can be taken at face value. In the not-for-profit business where no product is received in return for revenue, TRUST is the most valuable commodity. The CEO must be held to the highest standards of truthfulness and integrity. In addition, the CEO must possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to convey vital information to both the staff and volunteers regarding DU activities.  Only through clear and unambiguous communication can a large, geographically dispersed team know the game plan, their roles and the information necessary to achieve success. In the role as staff leader, the CEO must demonstrate with energy and excitement an innovative and creative outlook on advancing DU’s conservation mission. The CEO must embrace opportunities that come from change and that drive results. The ability to remain focused on the long-standing DU mission, while being energized and excited by creativity from the entire enterprise, is essential.

The CEO also serves a significant role in advancing DU’s public policy goals. Understanding the roles of Congress, legislatures, federal and state agencies, and the opportunities they provide is an essential attribute the CEO must possess. The CEO of DU must recognize the immense talent within DU staff and volunteers that provides the ability to solve any problem that might emerge. By doing so, the CEO will rightfully show respect and deference to those skill sets and provide his/her support in any way possible, always giving the TEAM credit. The CEO will serve in an organization that has a rich diversity of people. The CEO reports to the President and serves the Board of Directors. The CEO is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

The broad goals and responsibilities for the CEO are the following:

  • To create a seamless executive transition and continue to build a dynamic, effective, senior leadership team in support of DU’s volunteers, members and supporters. 
  • To complete development of a National Business Plan to guide the day-to-day activities of DU in meeting its programs, policy and revenue objectives.
  • To work closely with the President of Wetlands America Trust regarding all activities of Wetlands America Trust, particularly on major donor fundraising. Serves as a voting member of the Wetlands America Trust Board.
  • To support the development and a vibrant future by continuing to cultivate, expand and make best use of DU’s shared leadership structure of board and committee volunteer leaders, staff and members alike. 
  • To identify and seize opportunities to build dynamic partnerships with corporate enterprises that overlap with the conservation/education/science mission objectives of Ducks Unlimited.
  • To expand the reach and public recognition of DU by developing innovative marketing and strategic communication activities that continue to position DU as the nation’s premier grassroots waterfowl habitat conservation organization.
  • To manage a team of professional staff who possess the capacity to fulfill the organization’s mission.

DU could achieve nothing without the passionate commitment of its members, volunteers, and many other supporters. With more than one million supporters and a staff of approximately 580, in FY2017 DU’s total revenues exceeded $225 million; total assets are approximately $274 million, and the combined endowments are $72 million. In FY2017, this support allowed the organization to deliver more than 245,000 acres of waterfowl habitat conservation in the United States alone. These accomplishments were achieved only through the dedication of DU’s volunteers. Each year, the organization’s conservation success stems from the passion, commitment and dedication of Ducks Unlimited supporters, volunteers, partners and professional staff. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Ducks Unlimited has offices in Mississippi, California, North Dakota, Michigan, and Washington, D.C.  As a continental conservation organization, DU partners with two highly aligned organizations – Duck Unlimited Canada and Ducks Unlimited de Mexico. The shared strategic assets of board, staff, and financial support create a powerful alignment to achieve mission delivery for waterfowl habitat, forest and watershed, and outdoor recreation.  
Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes:

The CEO should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

  • A commitment to DU’s mission and a demonstrated passion for waterfowl hunting, wildlife and habitat conservation.
  • A capacity to engage, motivate and mobilize people, particularly leaders, volunteers, and supporters in joint and shared enterprises.
  • Demonstrated understanding in supporting a comprehensive fundraising program.
  • Successful experience in developing and managing a complex budget and working with a board that has governing oversight for the business enterprise.
  • A management style that is goal oriented, but flexible; that respects the capabilities and independence of volunteers and staff alike and provides them with a clear sense of direction.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to travel extensively, often for weekend and evening meetings.
  • Ability to think strategically, tactically and creatively.
  • Visionary, articulate, and diplomatic.
  • Trustworthy and possessing the highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
  • High energy level and an optimistic outlook on life. 

Compensation
Compensation for the Chief Executive Officer includes a competitive base salary, performance bonus and an excellent package of health and other employee benefits.

How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume responding specifically to the experience and qualifications being sought to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at resumes@explorecompany.com. Refer to DU/CEO in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

All correspondence will remain confidential.


Digital Fundraising Specialist
DU National Headquarters – Memphis, TN

Overview:
The Digital Fundraising Specialist is responsible for growing the DU online audience and revenue through the development and implementation of digital fundraising strategies. In particular, this person will focus on creating, executing and analyzing campaigns on DU’s various digital platforms to drive fundraising revenue and membership. 

Reporting to the Director of Digital Media & Marketing, this position will work closely with Digital Media and Direct Response teams to effectively manage hundreds of digital campaigns each year.

Background:
Since Ducks Unlimited began online fundraising in 2007, the Digital Media & Marketing team has worked closely with the Direct Response team to execute digital campaigns. During this time, more than $24 million has been raised through website and email solicitations. However, as DU’s social media footprint has expanded in recent years, fundraising efforts on Facebook alone have generated nearly $2 million and more than 50,000 members. 

Looking ahead, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and other channels will continue to offer unique opportunities that will impact bottom line financials. As these efforts increase, the Digital Fundraising Specialist will be responsible for developing, executing and measuring social media and other online campaigns, with specific emphasis on Direct Response digital fundraising.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Generate unique ideas for fundraising campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. with a keen understanding of the differences between each platform and how people engage with each
  • Set up dedicated landing pages for membership and fundraising offers using CMS 
  • Create and measure membership and fundraising campaigns using Facebook Ads
  • Working closely with the Direct Response team, develop and manage targeted email fundraising campaigns
  • Enhance the donor/member customer experience through the development of specific acknowledgement and on-boarding strategies
  • Develop new custom and lookalike audiences
  • Create retargeting campaigns based on user behavior and activities on the DU website, mobile app, email, etc.
  • Provide in-depth reports and analysis to direct response staff
  • Manage overall digital marketing calendar 
  • Execute conversion testing using split and multivariate models within Facebook ads
  • Access digital assets (photos, video, etc.) for social media and email campaigns
  • Provide support for annual year-end fundraising campaign
  • Analyze Google Analytics and other software to measure results and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Collaborate with vendors to manage Google/Bing PPC campaigns
  • Provide recommendations for new campaigns based on other digital marketing programs
  • Collaborate with Digital Media Editorial staff to schedule campaigns in a busy editorial calendar
  • Create new ideas for digital campaigns based on the latest trends in social media
  • Work closely with Digital Media Specialist to optimize and analyze direct response email campaigns
  • Assist in other digital communication and marketing projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Marketing, MIS, Communications or related major
  • Outstanding communication abilities: Written, oral and presentation skills
  • Proficient in the use of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.
  • 1 or more years of experience using Facebook Ad Manager
  • 1 or more years of experience creating, deploying and measuring email marketing campaigns
  • 1-2 years of experience using website content management tools (proprietary or commercial software)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong understanding of the role mobile apps and devices play  
  • Proficient with Photoshop or similar graphic editing software
  • Working knowledge and general understanding of HTML, CSS
  • Experience using Google Analytics to measure website 
  • Previous experience working in the non-profit sector considered a plus
  • Familiarity with conservation and waterfowl hunting considered a plus
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud CRM considered a plus

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&jobId=189571&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001, and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Anthony Jones at ajones@ducks.org.


Regional Engineer - San Francisco Bay Area
California

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer 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 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position will be based out of an office in Vallejo, CA.

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:
1. Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets.
2. Develop topographic surveys and collect field data for design.
3. Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.
4. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
5. Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
6. Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets. 

To apply please complete the materials by going to the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&jobId=185592&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
Email: mcamacho@ducks.org


 

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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