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
Rancho Cordova, CA

Biologist
Mississippi

Conservation Specialist
Iowa

Mitigation Regional Biologist
New York / Vermont

Director of Conservation Programs - South Atlantic
South Carolina

Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture U.S. Coordinator
Oregon/Washington

Regional Engineer 
Northeast California

Land Protection Manager
South Atlantic

Agronomist
South Dakota

Construction Manager
Minnesota

Regional Engineer
Louisiana

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley, CA

Engineering Technician
Mississippi-Louisiana

Regional Engineers
San Francisco Bay Area, California


GIS INTERN (Paid) – Western Region
Rancho Cordova, CA 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resource 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.  This GIS Intern position will be based in our Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA (Sacramento Area), and requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources, wildlife and wetlands.   

Responsibilities:
The intern will work with a team of GIS professionals to update the National Wetlands Inventory in the western US.  Other responsibilities may include GIS analysis to support Ducks Unlimited’s conservation efforts, supporting project biologists and engineers with mapping needs, and setting up and maintaining GIS systems.  Applicants should have experience with GIS data development, on-screen digitizing, photo interpretation and preferably some experience with wetland identification and classification.  The intern will gain experience in wetlands mapping, photo/image interpretation, GIS data development, field data collection, image processing and segmentation, ArcGIS Online, information technology and hardware/software support. 

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S. in a natural resources field of study and experience using ESRI software products. Experience in wildlife management, ecology, and wetlands is preferred. 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.   

Requisite Skills:

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

Desirable Traits:

  • Wetland classification and identification skills
  • Field work experience
  • Computer troubleshooting skills
  • Cartographic Design
  • ArcGIS Online 

Term and time commitment:  Position has a term of 12 months.  40 Hours/week, Full-time 

Financial Assistance:  Intern will be paid an hourly wage. No benefits or relocation costs are offered. 

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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=396125&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and information (email and phone numbers) for 3 professional references.  For further questions regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Dan Fehringer, GIS / Remote Sensing Manager, Ducks Unlimited – Western Region, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, dfehringer@ducks.org.


Biologist  – Delta National Forest (Mississippi) 

This biologist will be responsible for management, restoration, and enhancement of forested wetlands through coordination with U.S. Forest Service staff on Delta National Forest (DNF).   Technical and personal skills are needed to monitor environmental conditions and execute habitat improvements. The successful candidate will also identify and advocate for longer-term habitat improvements for wildlife, public users, and other partners and cooperators. 

Delta National Forest contains over 60,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods and associated wetlands, critical to the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture and North American Waterfowl Management Plan, and provides important habitat to wintering, migrating, and resident birds.  On an annual basis, DNF staff manage water on 10,000 acres of forested wetland habitat primarily for wintering waterfowl.  Forest management plans execute timber harvests over 3 million board feet of timber a year.  The region has been experienced record backwater flooding over the last 5 years.  This partnership effort seeks to return DNF to its greatest habitat potential for the future. 

Responsibilities & Results: 

  • Works cooperatively with U.S. Forest Service and State wildlife resource agencies.
  • Provides technical advice and leadership for wildlife management program; gathering, compiling, and analyzing data, determine habitat requirements, prescribe and execute management.  
  • Prepares field data; digitizes and processes data for geographic information systems (GIS). 
  • Plans and executes education and outreach activities.
  • Executes field work safely, under variable weather conditions, remote locations, across difficult terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must have a B.S. degree in natural resources and 1-year experience in conservation, forest land management, wetland management and restoration, or equivalent.  
  • Must complete tasks independently, on time, with minimal direct supervision.
  • Must have experience operating and maintaining 4WD trucks, ATVs, and tractors.
  • Must have a working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers, and Geographic Information Systems).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 

  • M.S. degree in natural resources.
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in conservation or forestry management or equivalent.
  • Experience with bottomland hardwood forest management and restoration projects.
  • Experience monitoring plant or animal species to inform management activities.
  • Experience supervising field staff, volunteers, and/or contractors to complete projects.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills via written, verbal, and graphical means to stakeholders including government officials, private landowners, partners, and general public. 

Position reports to Delta National Forest Headquarters in Rolling Fork, MS.  Position opened until filled. 

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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=395936&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, and resume with 3 professional references, indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  For additional information, please contact Nick Biasini, Regional Biologist, (601) 956-1936, or email nbiasini@ducks.org.  To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


Conservation Specialist - Iowa  

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., (DU) is seeking a Conservation Specialist to help deliver on the ground wetland habitat programs in agricultural landscapes in central Iowa. The Conservation Specialist will become part of a highly motivated team of biologists, engineers, GIS Technicians and other professionals working with state and local agencies, private landowners and agricultural partners to identify and develop opportunities to restore wetlands in agricultural landscapes of the Prairie Pothole Region in northcentral Iowa.  The position will be stationed in the Des Moines or Ames area.   

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary duties and responsibilities include working as part of a team to identify, coordinate and help design wetland restoration projects on private agricultural lands in northcentral Iowa.  The position will be responsible for identifying potential wetland restoration sites and developing relationships with private landowners, public agencies and other conservation groups to facilitate future restoration of these sites.  Project delivery includes coordinating with landowners, agency partners, NGO’s, DU engineering staff and permitting agencies to ensure timely delivery of projects.  

The position will work closely with participating landowners to provide programmatic and technical assistance for state and federal wetland conservation programs including USDA Farm Bill programs to enhance water quality and wildlife benefits. The position requires strong communication and coordination skills with DU staff, private landowners, and conservation partners and good public speaking and presentation skills.  The position may also assist with volunteer events, major donor fundraising and stewardship, public policy efforts, and the development of outreach, education and communication materials.  Frequent travel including overnight travel will be required as needed.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal conservation programs and policies (especially USDA Farm Bill) used to protect and restore wetlands and grasslands in agriculturally dominated landscapes;   
  • Working knowledge of prairie pothole wetland systems, including identification skills of wetland associated flora and fauna; 
  • Knowledge of principles used in the management of migrating waterfowl; 
  • Specific knowledge in writing and delivering wetland habitat management conservation plans; 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and ArcGIS software; 
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team; 
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work activities and complete tasks to meet deadlines; 
  • Ability to prepare and present information on conservation programs to peers and the public; 
  • Possess strong personal skills in order to effectively communicate with private landowners, USDA staff, other wildlife professionals and the general public; 
  • Possess good writing skills for preparation of grants, reports, management plans, etc.; 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive fleet vehicles or personal vehicle for federal mileage reimbursement rate.  

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have a Bachelor of Science in a wildlife or related field from an accredited university.  A Master of Science degree in a natural resource field is preferred, ideally focused on waterfowl, wildlife, wetlands, and/or prairie.  At least two years of professional work experience is preferred, with knowledge of prairie and wetland habitat restoration planning and delivery highly preferred. Knowledge of row crop farming operations and experience interacting with agricultural landowners a plus. This position requires frequent work out-of-doors, possibly in inclement weather, and may require physical exertion or lifting as needed.  

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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=396012&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach your cover letter, resume, and information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references.  Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Mike Shannon, Regional Biologist, at 541-891-5047 or mshannon@ducks.org. To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.   Applications will be accepted through October 19, 2020 or until a qualified candidate is identified.


Mitigation Regional Biologist 

The Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has an opening for a Regional Biologist position in Wetland Mitigation. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated, interdisciplinary conservation team responsible for delivering and managing a growing regional wetland mitigation program that is primarily based in New York State and Vermont. This full-time salaried position will report to the DU North Atlantic Field Office in Syracuse, NY. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources, Business, Ecology, Conservation, Wildlife Management, Engineering or an applicable related field from an accredited college or university
  • Strong working knowledge wetland ecology and wetland restoration project delivery. 
  • Knowledge of wetland mitigation rules and regulations.
  • Excellent project management skills, written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills.
  • Identifying and seeking out wetland restoration opportunities.
  • Wetland delineations including soils, hydrology and plant identification.
  • Proficiency with GPS data collection and GIS: ability to develop site-specific project maps integrating field and other data sources.
  • Ability to track deliverable requirements, budget position, and meet deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Self-motivated, goal oriented, and self-starter.
  • Ability to work both in a collaborative team environment and independently.

 Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Experience delivering/managing voluntary wetland restoration projects will be viewed favorably.
  • Vegetative sampling protocol, hydrological monitoring, wetland permitting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state level permitting agencies, state historic preservation office permits, threatened and endangered species permittees, soil and erosion control permits, project budget management, program management. 
  • Storm water compliance and construction oversight.
  • Experience conserving land with a non-profit or governmental organization.
  • Proficiency reviewing/requisitioning legal boundary surveys.
  • Licensed drone operator. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state agencies, large corporations, businesses and consulting firms on wetland mitigation projects. Workload will primarily be focused on advancing new mitigation projects through all phases of mitigation project delivery from site identification, vetting for restoration potential, acquisition, permitting, construction oversight, monitoring, adaptive management, and assistance executing long-term site protection mechanisms.

  • Identifying and working collaboratively to secure wetland restoration projects
  • Performing annual monitoring and reporting
  • Managing projects to meet final performance criteria
  • Developing mitigation plans for wetland restoration projects
  • Developing requests for quotes for land management activities (e.g., invasive plant management, site prep, disking)
  • Develop and steward collaborative relationships with the Interagency Review Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, partnering organizations, and land trusts
  • Attend project meetings, conduction field inspections and perform construction management oversight as needed
  • Field work may require strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Must be able to operate an ATV when necessary
  • Position will travel between states of responsibility and occasionally outside of the region for conferences and meetings
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, travel overnight, work in inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments
  • Represent DU in a professional manner at all times 

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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=395443&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach your cover letter, resume, and contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references.   Deadline to apply is November 2, 2020 or until a qualified applicant is identified.  To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position please contact Patrick Raney, Ph.D., Mitigation Program Manager, at (315) 453-8025 or praney@ducks.org.


Director of Conservation Programs
South Atlantic

Ducks Unlimited’s Southern Region is seeking an accomplished and driven individual to lead our exciting South Atlantic conservation program.  This program involves a diverse set of conservation strategies that contribute to mission-oriented objectives of the Southern Region and are the centerpiece of our Southeast Wetlands fundraising Initiative.  This position provides the opportunity for leadership to the specific areas of responsibility, and the larger waterfowl conservation enterprise.  The director will serve as a member of the regional management team to provide strategic thinking and lead targeted implementation to help achieve conservation objectives.  The director will also advise the national conservation leadership team on national conservation issues and priority policy efforts.  The director will provide leadership to help guide the collective conservation and fundraising work of various stakeholders (e.g., DU volunteers, state and federal agencies, Joint Ventures and other conservation organizations) across the Southern Region.

Specific Duties:
•  Oversee the work of staff, in the Charleston Field Office and Florida, to deliver a broad suite of conservation programs, including conservation easements, land acquisitions, wetland restoration and enhancements, extension programs for landowners, and conservation business opportunities.  Candidate will aid in the development, advancement and implementation of funding opportunities and programs that demonstrate ecosystem benefits beyond waterfowl.  
•  Work closely with Director of Development and other fundraising staff in the region and across the country to support regional and national fundraising efforts.
•  Work closely with Director of Public Policy in the region and in Washington D.C. to support priority state and federal policy efforts.
•  Work closely with the Director of Conservation Planning to ensure science support and evaluation for conservation programs and the development of the next generation of planning tools.
•  Work closely with the Director of Conservation Services to enhance business planning and improve program efficiencies.  
•  Serve as a member of the Southern Region management team to help provide overall direction for the region, assist in key decisions, and help develop staff technical and leadership skills.
•  Collaborate with board members, volunteers and staff in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to help develop key policy objectives, major communications themes and support grassroots fundraising efforts.
•  Work with staff to develop landowner spokespersons and advocates for conservation programs.
•  Secure and grow public funding to support priority conservation programs.
•  Coordinate conservation program development and implementation with other conservation organizations, agency partners and interested stakeholders to maximize efficiency of the partners’ collective efforts.
•  Incorporate biological, social, and economic information into conservation program development and implementation.

Qualifications:
•  A minimum of a BS in wildlife ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, or other natural resource field.  Advanced degree is highly desirable.
•  At least 10 years of experience in conservation program evaluation, development and/or implementation.
•  At least 5 years of experience in supervising staff.
•  Strong personal commitment to conservation. 
•  Excellent written and oral communications skills.
•  Experience and proven success in strategic program development.
•  Experience and proven success in developing partnerships and leading broad stakeholder groups to achieve common goals.
•  Demonstrate a diverse and creative approach to conservation program development and implementation.
•  Understanding of not-for-profit fundraising efforts.
This position will remain open until filled by suitable candidate.  

Location:
This position will work out of the Charleston Field Office and reports to the Director of Operations for the Southern Region.  

To apply, please complete the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=384260&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume, and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Maribeth Lane
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Southern Regional Office
193 Business Park Dr., Suite E
Ridgeland, MS 39157
mlane@ducks.org
Office:  601-956-1936 


Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture U.S. Coordinator

The Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture is seeking qualified candidates for the U.S. Coordinator position.

Migratory Bird Joint Ventures are cooperative, regional partnerships that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of North America’s birds, other wildlife, and people.  Joint Ventures are partnerships governed by a management board comprised of volunteer representatives from public agencies, environmental organizations, business groups, and landowners.  The Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture (Pacific Birds) is one of twenty-two habitat-based Migratory Bird Joint Ventures, each addressing bird habitat conservation issues within their geographic area. Pacific Birds is an international partnership with a Management Board consisting of the U.S. Steering Committee and the Canada Steering Committee, each with its own Coordinator. Pacific Birds coordinates strategic habitat conservation for the benefit of migratory birds, fish, other wildlife, and people in accordance with the its mission and strategic plan. For more information on Pacific Birds, please visit our website at https://pacificbirds.org/

The U.S. Coordinator forges working partnerships with conservation professionals and advocates, provides leadership to develop and implement Pacific Birds’ priorities and policies, supervises other Pacific Birds’ U.S. based staff, and implements the business of Pacific Birds.  The Coordinator reports to and provides support for the U.S. Steering Committee, which provides strategic guidance and oversight on operations, programs, and policy issues. 

Pacific Birds is primarily funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with some support from other partners. The Coordinator will be an employee or contractor of Ducks Unlimited. The Coordinator reports to the U.S. Steering Committee who provides strategic guidance and oversight.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Partner & Project Support
•  Builds and coordinates partnerships with other organizations to deliver programs that address Pacific Birds’ priorities.
•  Works to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through strategic planning, program delivery, partner outreach and coordination, measuring success, and reporting.
•  Coordinates with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National and Regional Migratory Bird Programs and other Joint Venture Coordinators in Mexico, U.S. and Canada.
•  Directs activities in support of planning processes, including updates and revisions of Pacific Bird’s plans  
•  Coordinates implementation actions approved by the U.S. Steering Committee.
•  Oversees ongoing science and conservation programs that informs habitat conservation, management decisions, and adaptive management actions.
•  Facilitates cooperation and communications among Pacific Birds partners and stakeholders, as well as among citizens and landowners dealing with a variety of perspectives and potentially conflicting interests.
•  Directs activities to support the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Partners In Flight, the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, the North American Colonial Waterbird Conservation Plan, and other regional and local conservation plans.
•  Directs activities in support of outreach and communication actions to support Pacific Birds’ goals.
•  Communicates with stakeholders, including legislators, agency and organization directors, managers and staff, county and local decision-makers, private foundations and the media to keep them informed of Pacific Birds’ work and benefits to the community.
•  Provides strategic guidance to Pacific Birds partners to plan and implement habitat conservation projects.
•  Advises partners on legislative, agency and private funding programs, highlights grant opportunities, and coordinates development of collaborative grant applications.
•  Provides guidance to partners applying for funding under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and other federal, and state, and private grants programs. Coordinates with the USFWS Regional Office to ensure compliance with National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act for all North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants.
•  Prepares and oversees the timely development of correspondence, technical reports, administrative records, and scientific materials in a professional manner consistent with Pacific Birds’ communication practices and style.

U.S. Steering Committee Coordination
•  With input from the U.S. Steering Committee Chair, plans and facilitates quarterly Steering Committee meetings, and Executive Committee meetings as needed. Conducts, facilitates, or oversees follow-up actions identified at meetings and ensures that timely meeting notes are distributed.
•  Consults with U.S. Steering Committee Chair, Executive Committee, and/or full U.S. Steering Committee on all complex, complicated, or controversial issues.
•  Oversees planning for and provides input into Pacific Birds working committee meetings and follow-up actions.
•  In addition to the U.S. Steering Committee Chair, acts as a spokesperson for the partnership and as a liaison to other Joint Ventures, agencies, and regional planning efforts.
•  Facilitates the recruitment, orientation, and training for new U.S. Steering Committee members and committee chairs.
•  Coordinates with Canadian Steering Committee Coordinator to plan for and facilitate Pacific Birds’ annual Management Board meetings and ensures that timely meeting notes are distributed.

Staff Supervision
•  Supervises Pacific Birds staff and manages work responsibilities and priorities.
•  Determines staffing needs, develops job descriptions, and conducts staff recruitment and selection in accordance with Pacific Birds policies and guidance.
•  Implements a performance management process that includes annual work plans, performance monitoring, and annual performance reviews for all staff. Coaches and mentors staff to improve performance as appropriate.
•  Ensures all staff receive an orientation to Pacific Birds and on-going training and support.
•  Establishes a positive, healthy and safe work environment for approximately 3-4 direct reports plus project contractors.

Business & Management
•  Manages daily operations of Pacific Birds to implement an annual work plan.
•  Seeks new state, federal, local and private funding sources for Pacific Birds’ operating expenses, programs, and partner projects; oversees the development/implementation of fundraising plans; and writes funding proposals.
•  Develops, administers, and reports on an annual operating budget authorized by the U.S. Steering Committee.
•  Ensures that files are securely stored, and privacy/confidentiality is maintained.

Other Duties as Assigned:
•  Perform special projects and research as assigned by the U.S. Steering Committee.
•  Perform other duties as assigned by the U.S. Steering Committee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•  Self-directed, and highly motived team player.
•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•  Knowledge of, and passion for migratory bird habitat conservation.
•  Experience managing excellent partner and customer support.
•  Excellent organizational skills. 
•  Demonstrated commitment to excellence and integrity in all aspects of work.
•  Knowledge of conservation policy and relevant legislation.
•  Experience and working knowledge of programs that fund habitat conservation, including the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, Land and Water Conservation Fund, Farm Bill programs, and relevant state programs.
•  Ability to listen and navigate multiple viewpoints and perspectives, as well as recommend solutions to challenges.
•  Ability to track and manage budgets.
•  Proven ability to plan work including strategic planning, annual work planning, etc.

Preferred Education and Experience:
•  This position requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in conservation biology, ecology, quantitative ecology, environmental sciences, environmental policy and planning, or other related field, or at least 10 years conservation experience. Demonstrated ability to manage programmatic operations, and experience with management or governing Boards is highly desirable.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:
•  This is a professional position.
•  Familiarity with MS Office 365.
•  Work environment is indoors with time in meetings and periodic field time.
•  Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, walk, twist and turn.
•  Ability to lift to 25 pounds occasionally.
•  Ability to use a computer keyboard and calculator.

Position Type, Expected Hours of Work, and Travel:
•  This is a full-time position. Ducks Unlimited, which serves as Pacific Birds’ primary fiscal agent, will administrate the position as negotiated, as an employee or as a contractor to DU.  Position is subject to annual renewal per the U.S. Steering Committee.
•  Position location negotiable, but strong preference to be near a regional airport in Oregon or Washington.
•  Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
•  Extensive travel is expected for this position in the absence of pandemic-related restrictions, including overnight travel to Alaska, Hawaii, coastal portions of northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia Canada (must have a valid passport). Occasional attendance at national meetings and periodic conferences.
•  Competitive compensation is based on experience and qualifications, but commensurate with that of other U.S. Joint Venture Coordinators.

To apply, complete the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=384259&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume, and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references.   To request application materials please contact:
Maria Camacho
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95663
mcamacho@ducks.org

For more information on the position details contact:
Jeff McCreary, Pacific Birds U.S. Steering Committee Chair
(916) 847-9955
jmccreary@ducks.org


Regional Engineer - Northeast 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 is Susanville, CA and negotiable in Northeast California. 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 Northeast California, the Klamath Basin, and Western Nevada.

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 Northern California and Nevada.

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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367940&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (email & phone number) for 3 professional 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. The position will be open until filled. 


Land Protection Manager – South Atlantic 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the world’s leading waterfowl and wetland conservation organization, is seeking qualified candidates for a Conservation Lands/Land Protection Manager to join a great team of professionals and deliver our land conservation program in the five-state region of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  Much of the work is focused in the Low-country of South Carolina, where we have an easement portfolio in excess of 126,000 acres. We are seeking an experienced individual to work with landowners and conservation partners on donated / bargain sale conservation easements and fee-title acquisitions throughout the South Atlantic region, and to develop and implement additional land protection strategies and opportunities, such as revolving lands, mitigation, eco-assets and land donations.  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.

The successful candidate will serve as the primary contact for state, federal and non-profit conservation partners on matters relating to land conservation. The Manager will be responsible for training and providing day to day guidance to lands program staff relative to land protection procedures and project delivery within the five state South Atlantic region.  This position requires active communication and close coordination of activities with other DU staff and partners and will play an active role in a diverse field office team that develops and manages a comprehensive conservation program to maximize benefits for wetlands, wildlife and people. The position will be expected to cooperate and work closely with a diverse group of partners as well as Ducks Unlimited conservation delivery and planning staff, fundraising and other regional and national lands program staff on a routine basis. This position provides a great opportunity to work with many private and public partners on diverse and complex land protection issues at a regional landscape scale and affords growth and success in leadership and career development. This position will be located at the South Atlantic Field Office in North Charleston, South Carolina and will report to the Director of Conservation Programs.  

Responsibilities include:
•    Functioning as the primary contact for land protection activities including title searches, Baseline Documentation Reports, appraisals, and easement negotiation and recording activities. Helping landowners and conservation partners make informed            decisions relative to land protection opportunities.
•    Working with Development (fundraising) staff to obtain easement endowment contributions. Assisting Development staff, as needed, in identifying and stewarding potential major donors from existing and new easement landowners. As well as coordinating and assisting with development of funding proposals.
•    Serving as the primary contact with legal and environmental consultants, foresters and appraisers and others to assure compliance with DU procedures.
•    Engaging with other conservation interests including participating with and providing strong leadership on conservation committees/partnership meetings.
•    Coordinating and/or conducting preliminary property inspections, due diligence and annual monitoring of conservation easements. Maintaining all files and records relative to land protection activities.
•    Working and stewarding landowners with whom we hold conservation easements to ensure compliance with easement terms and that the wetlands and waterfowl conservation values of the properties are maintained.
•    Providing forward thinking and vision toward growing a diverse lands program to fulfill DU's conservation mission.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (MS preferred, but not required) in applicable field and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience related to land use planning, and/or conservation lands transactions (both conservation easements and fee acquisitions); more experience strongly preferred.   Must have the ability to work with diverse public and private interests.  Background or competent knowledge in land use planning, real estate and conservation easement transactions, natural science, land management and forestry desired. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a diverse conservation team. 

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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367918&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter and resume and contact information (email & phone number) for 3 professional references indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position. The position will be open until filled. For additional information regarding this position, or to request application materials, please contact Dale James, PhD, Acting Director of Conservation Programs, at djames@ducks.org or (601) 206-5449.


Agronomist - South Dakota

The Great Plains Region of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is soliciting resumes for an Agronomist for South Dakota.  The incumbent will work under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Programs for South Dakota and become part of a team of biologists, agronomists and other professionals. The incumbent will focus primarily on landscapes throughout the Prairie Pothole Region of South Dakota. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of a Soil Health Program being implemented by Ducks Unlimited. The position location is negotiable, with a preference towards Brookings, SD.

Qualifications
Candidates should have 3-5 years of field experience with minimum of a B.S. in agronomy or a related field. Candidates should have knowledge of agricultural principles and practices and an understanding of associated biological principles. Candidates should have experience with regenerative agriculture, with a focus on cover crops, no-till practices, crop rotations, grazing and other techniques that promote soil health and sustainable agriculture, improve water quality and provide benefits to wildlife and wildlife habitat. Applicants should have a working knowledge of wetland ecology, water management, and waterfowl breeding ecology, and familiarity with state and federal conservation programs, policies and laws. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven ability to work with producers and research and land management professionals is desired. Experience with field research is desired, particularly knowledge and experience in various soil-testing methods. Familiarity with the region’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues and private and public stakeholders is beneficial. Must possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent’s duties and responsibilities will include promoting and implementing DU’s Soil Health Program in the Prairie Pothole Region of South Dakota. The incumbent shall be responsible for a variety of activities in this position, including: outreach to landowners, developing cover crop plans and other types of soil health and conservation projects and agreements, project implementation, monitoring of established projects, coordinating with DU biological staff and partnering organizations, including the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, local conservation districts, universities and NGOs. Incumbent shall also represent DU at wetland conservation venues, soil health field days and seminars and other types of outreach events. Project implementation duties include identifying, designing, implementing and monitoring a variety of soil health projects on privately owned agricultural lands. Incumbent will also assist with a variety of fundraising activities, including working with major donors and other conservation activities. The incumbent shall also be responsible for writing and submitting various grant proposals and grant reports to seek funds to assist with program implementation, research and monitoring. Ability to work outside in unfavorable weather conditions is a requirement. Incumbent may also be asked at times to travel outside of South Dakota to attend various events and workshops to represent DU.

To apply:  Please complete the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367744&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, current resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. For further information regarding this position, or to request application materials, please contact:
Bruce Toay, Manager of Conservation Programs
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
P.O. Box 427
Ipswich, SD 57451
Email: btoay@ducks.org
Phone: (605) 380-0684


Construction Manager – Minnesota

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced construction manager or civil engineering technician to be located in the Southwest Minnesota area.  The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists, engineers, and construction managers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland restoration and enhancement projects.  Primary responsibilities will be in Minnesota.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a two-year technical degree in a related field and have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the construction industry. Desirable qualifications include experience with Civil3D, survey, construction management and erosion control.  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 should have experience with heavy construction including standard construction methods, material testing, record keeping, etc.

Specific duties include:

  1. Perform topographic surveys using total station and GPS survey equipment
  2. AutoCAD Civil 3D drafting support.  Applicants should be familiar with:
    1. Preparation of topographic survey drawings
    2. Land development plans
    3. Preparation of detailed design drawings from engineering notes, sketches and/or other drawings
    4. Construction/staking plans
    5. Cross-sections, alignments, corridors, feature lines, profiles, earthwork and grading tools, and quantity calculation methods.
    6. Preparation of as-built drawings.
  3. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.
  4. Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  5. Field work includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions.  Must be able to operate ATV and outboard boat when necessary. Occasional overnight travel will be required.

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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367643&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact, Michael Baker, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. #1, Dexter, MI 48130.  Email: mbaker@ducks.org    Office:  #734-623-2000. 


Engineer In Training - Louisiana

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization has an opening for an E.I.T. for DU’s Southwest Region that includes Coastal Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The position will be stationed in the Lafayette, LA office. Primary responsibilities will be along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast. 

The successful applicant will join a highly motivated team of biologist and engineers to deliver wetland, riparian and associated habitat restoration and enhancement projects. The successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for the operation of GPS and traditional surveying equipment for topographic and construction projects, (2) assist Regional Engineers with project designs and plan production utilizing AUTOCAD Civil 3D, (3) serve as DU’s representative on construction projects, while performing a variety of inspections to verify contractor’s compliance with plans, specifications and standards; (4) prepare inspection reports and maintain project records and (5) represent DU with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil or Agricultural Engineering from an ABET accredited college is required. 
  • EIT or EI certification with a minimum of 2 years’ experience is required. Passing score on the PE exam is a plus.
  • Proficiency with AUTOCAD Civil 3D for engineering designs and plan production is required.
  • Experience with hydraulic modeling and related engineering software.
  • Experience with topographic and construction surveying techniques, including GPS.
  • Knowledge of heavy construction work methods, practices, materials and equipment in marine environments.
  • 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 with some extended travel, ability to work in inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments.

To apply, please fill out the applications on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367373&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (email and phone numbers) for 3 professional references. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2020.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Michelle Dunbar
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Lafayette Field Office
125 Southpark Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
Office 337-408-3288
mdunbar@ducks.org


 

Regional Engineer - San Joaquin Valley
Rancho Cordova, CA

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 is negotiable with a desire being the Regional Engineer based in the San Joaquin Valley area. 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 and Tulare Basin. 

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 and 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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367035&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional 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
Tel: (916) 851-5331


Engineering Technician – Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Ridgeland, MS or Monroe, LA

The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing Ducks Unlimited’s (DU’s) mission wetlands and waterfowl conservation.  Applicant will assist a regional team in delivering wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV), primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, North Louisiana and Tennessee. This position will be stationed in DU’s Ridgeland, Mississippi, or Monroe, Louisiana office, depending on the individual hired.

The successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for the operation of GPS and traditional 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. 

Bachelor of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in the construction sciences constitutes professional training and adds or supports qualifications above.

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&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=366935&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Amy Breithaupt
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. - SRO
193 Business Park Drive, Suite E
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office 601-206-5455
abreithaupt@ducks.org


Regional Engineer - San Francisco Bay Area - California

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking self-motivated, experienced civil and geotechnical 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 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The positions 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 fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=291790&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and 3 professional 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


 

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.


 

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION
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