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.

Regional Biologist
Western Region

Manager of Firearms Programs
Memphis, Tennessee

Digital Advertising Specialist
Memphis, Tennessee

Manager of Agriculture Policy
Washington, DC or Bismarck, ND

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

Regional Engineer
Sacramento Valley & San Joaquin Valley, CA

Project Engineer
Rancho Cordova, CA


Regional Biologist
Western Region

The Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has an immediate opening for an experienced Regional Biologist to help deliver DU’s on-the-ground conservation programs in the Southern Oregon / Northeast California (SONEC) waterfowl priority area.  The specific work station is to be determined, but will ultimately be situated within the northeastern California portion of the SONEC priority area.  The incumbent will become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and support staff responsible for implementing DU’s mission by conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have a working knowledge of wetland ecology; waterfowl, shorebird, and waterbird biology; and state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Demonstrated experience with various state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities, and wetland restoration and enhancement experience are desired. Familiarity with the program area’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Incumbent’s duties and responsibilities will include initiating and managing/delivering wetland protection, enhancement, and restoration projects; representing DU at wetland conservation venues; and other conservation activities. Project initiation duties include identifying potential projects; developing/maintaining relationships with public and private landowners and agencies that may partner with DU to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands; and identifying and securing funding for project work. 
Project management/delivery duties include coordinating with landowners and other stakeholders, DU engineering staff, consultants, and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects.  Negotiation of project agreements, report writing, budget management, biological technical assistance, and entering project tracking data in DU’s business information system would also be required.
The Regional Biologist will write and submit funding proposals to various agencies, foundations, and other sources to secure project funds. Incumbent will also establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and development staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work and issues in the area.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=179154&lang=en_US&source=CC3 and attach cover letter and resume with three references.  Position open until filled.  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


Manager of Firearms Programs

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, has an opening in our Fundraising – Event Merchandise Department for Manager of Firearms Programs at our National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.  This opportunity became available as a result of the pending retirement of an employee with over 30 years of dedicated service.  DU has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent.  DU has approximately 500 employees nation-wide and an annual operating budget of approximately $200 million.  This position will report to the National Director of Fundraising Operations.

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Procure quality firearms for use at Ducks Unlimited fundraising events
  • Coordinate the selection of event firearms with the volunteers/staff, typically occurring during the annual SHOT show
  • Negotiate pricing for firearms selected by the volunteer/staff Gun Committee
  • Initiate firearm purchase orders, re-orders and Master Purchase Agreements for products selected by committee
  • Coordinate selection meeting for SHOT Show with senior volunteers
  • Serve as Liaison to the Gun Committee
  • Primary responsibility for BATF compliance
  • Chair Firearm Compliance Committee
  • Regular contact with BATF regarding new laws, and develop and maintain special internal forms/tool for firearm transactions.
  • Oversee TICS (Tennessee Instant Background Check System) for firearm transfers and maintain files
  • Oversee field staff yearly gun allocations
  • Provide leadership for inventory systems conversion
  • Primary responsibility for firearm inventory management
  • Manage firearm inventory levels via projection/forecasting processes
  • Negotiate firearm re-orders to ensure product available for fundraising purposes
  • Provide excellent customer service to field staff, volunteers, and members
  • Reply to inquiries regarding past products for history and value information
  • Oversee all special gun transactions
  • Approval of annual Preferred Vendor (PV) product and flyer design
  • Developing relationships with new vendors for PV program
  • Expedite the Preferred Vendor Agreements
  • Work with the PV Task Force Team regarding new vendor programs
  • Oversee the Preferred Vendor royalty payments
  • Manage Product Coordinator - Firearms

Requirements:

  • A four-year degree required from an accredited university
  • Five years of marketing/merchandising/retail/inventory management experience required
  • Experience within the firearm industry a plus
  • Understanding of and experience with DU fundraising events a plus
  • Experience in the handling and functionality of firearms
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with computerized systems a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills


To apply please fill out the application materials at this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=179141&lang=en_US&source=CC3, submit a cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Adam Webster at awebster@ducks.org.  Position is open until filled.


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.


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.


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


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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