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.

Waterfowl Breeding Ecology Techinicians (2)
North Dakota

Project Coordinator
Texas

Regional Director
Northern California

Seasonal Field Technician
Minnesota

Visitor Services Representative
Memphis, TN

Chief Brand Officer
Memphis, TN

Research Scientist
Bismarck, ND

Controller
Memphis, TN

Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians
Nebraska

Regional Engineer
Michigan

GIS Remote Sensing Analyst
Iowa

Biologist
Mississippi

Regional Engineer 
Northeast California

Land Protection Manager
South Atlantic

Construction Manager
Minnesota

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley, CA


Waterfowl Breeding Ecology Technicians (2)
North Dakota

Ducks Unlimited’s Great Plains Regional Office in Bismarck seeks two waterfowl ecology technicians to assist with nest searching at the Ducks Unlimited Coteau Ranch and the Nature Conservancy’s Davis Ranch in Sheridan County, North Dakota during May – July of 2021.

Major responsibilities will include: waterfowl nest searching using an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) chain drag technique, nest monitoring using miniature surveillance cameras, and assisting in behavioral analysis using the collected video data. The successful applicants will also play a large role in guiding students who are working at the Coteau Ranch on field research projects related to the nest cameras. Consequently, previous experience with nest cameras, nest dragging, and behavioral analysis will be strongly preferred. Technicians will also play a role in guiding less-experienced peers who are working on field projects for school credit. Field work is physically and mentally demanding and takes place under challenging conditions. Therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated individuals should apply. A strong interest in ecology, desire to spend long days in the field and determination to get the job done well is required. Inquisitive, detail-oriented and self-motivated applicants will be preferred. Successful applicants will be expected to work effectively with and without direct supervision. Preference will be given to applicants who possess or are working toward a degree in wildlife ecology or similar area of study. Applicants with ATV experience are also strongly preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Ducks Unlimited requires drug testing for new employees.

These technician positions will provide opportunities to gain field experience and continue developing a competitive skill set. The positions run from mid-May through the end of July. The technicians will work closely in the field with Ducks Unlimited scientists and University of North Dakota faculty and students. The successful applicants will be paid $11.25/hour, and shared housing will be provided in Wing, ND. 

To apply for this position, 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=399767&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered as they are received, and position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding these positions may be directed to:  Kyle Kuechle, Research Scientist, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 2525 River Road, Bismarck, ND 58503, Office: (701) 355-3580, kkuechle@ducks.org.


PROJECT COORDINATOR / ACCOUNTANT
Richmond, Texas

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, is seeking a Project Coordinator / Accountant to join our team working in our Texas Field Office located in Richmond, Texas. Do you have a head for numbers and a gift for details? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join a team providing wetland conservation and sustainable agriculture programs across the Southern United States. You’ll have an opportunity to make the world a better, more sustainable place for future generations.

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is an exciting, collaborative and people-centric workplace.  We focus on finding the very best people who want to contribute to a better tomorrow for all people and wildlife.  Our Texas team is a tremendous example of DU excellence in action with a bright future and experienced, dedicated and passionate staff.  The opportunity to join the DU team is not an everyday occurrence, so don’t miss out!  

The SW Houston area is a great place to live and work with many amenities and a vibrant multi-cultural atmosphere. The area has several world class school districts, post-secondary educational opportunities, intense population growth, and a strong business climate.  

Duties/Responsibilities:
Work with a distributed team of conservation professionals to manage public and private grant funding for DU’s wetland conservation efforts across a thirteen-state region but focusing on our efforts in Texas.  We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starting, collaborative, individual with strong business financial skills:

  • Monitor, analyze and reconcile project budgets and expenditures.
  • Maintaining contract, grant and project documentation in a standardized and organized manner
  • Invoice funding sources on a cost reimbursement basis and process receipts
  • Process accounts payables from vendors and contractors for our conservation projects, as well as staff expense reports, tracking these costs against the project budgets
  • Perform other business analyses
  • Assist with administrative duties

Key Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related field preferred
  • Knowledge of federal and/or state grants, direct experience desired
  • Proficient in MS Excel, experience with Dynamics365 desired
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Well-organized and detail oriented

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=399766&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references by January 31, 2020.  To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org. For more information regarding this position, please contact: Maribeth Lane, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Southern Regional Office, 193 Business Park Dr., Ste E, Ridgeland, MS 39157, mlane@ducks.org


Regional Director of Event Fundraising
Northern California 

POSITION:  Ducks Unlimited Regional Director of Event Fundraising for Northern California. The chosen candidate will start as soon as mutually agreed.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Regional Directors duties and responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of event fundraising within the region including: 

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

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

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=399365&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter and resume by the close of business Friday, January 22, 2021. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For questions regarding this position, please contact: 
Tim Fehringer
Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations - Region 1
774 Mays Blvd., #10-504
Inclline Village, NV 89451
tfehringer@ducks.org


SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN (May-November)
Wetland Restoration & Enhancement - Minnesota - Great Lakes Atlantic Region 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, has an exciting Seasonal (May – November, approximately) Field Technician opportunity in western Minnesota based in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Fergus Falls Wetland Management District Office in Fergus Falls, MN. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work with DU’s Minnesota Regional Biologist and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists to identify prairie pothole wetlands in need of restoration and enhancement on federal Waterfowl Production Areas in west-central Minnesota from approximately May to November (flexible);  
  • Use GIS, aerial photos, and other office resources to plan field investigations with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists to identify drained wetlands and previously restored wetlands in need of enhancement and improvement (such as tree removal and dike/structure repair);
  • Conduct field investigations (solo and with DU or USFWS biologists) to locate drained and degraded wetlands in need of restoration or enhancement improvement;
  • Use soil/sediment core sampler, tile probe, laser level, and other field tools to gather data to inform restoration/enhancement plans;
  • Work with DU and USFWS biologists and engineers to develop wetland restoration and enhancement plans, including sediment, tile, and tree removal, ditch plugs, and small berms;
  • Work with DU and USFWS biologists to develop contractor bid requests for wetland restoration/enhancement work;
  • Assist DU and USFWS biologists with management of wetland restoration contracts, including field oversight of contractor activities for quality control and to ensure adequate performance;
  • On larger projects, assist engineers and other DU staff with bidding projects, writing contracts, tracking subcontracts, change orders, insurance/bonding requirements, and lien releases;
  • Track activities and report findings and accomplishments to DU Regional Biologist and Conservation Program Director for internal DU tracking and public grant reporting;
  • Help DU biologists and engineers review, verify, and submit invoices for payment from vendors and contractors;
  • Use camera and video equipment to visually document field findings and before/after wetland restoration and enhancement project accomplishments, make GIS maps of completed project locations, and write brief informative project summaries to communicate accomplishments;
  • Communicate project plans, activities, and accomplishments with DU and USFWS staff, other conservation agency and local government unit colleagues, private landowners, and the media.

Key Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management or related natural resource field preferred;
  • Basic knowledge of earth moving and tree removal techniques and public works requirements;
  • Ability to use GIS and other land use resources to remotely assess sites for wetland attributes;
  • Proficient with MS Office software programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • Basic understanding of prairie wetland ecology, management, restoration, and enhancement;
  • Basic understanding of prairie farming and drainage history and techniques;
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of wetland restoration and enhancement techniques;
  • Working knowledge of laser levels, soil core sampler, tile probe, and other basic field equipment;
  • Able to walk long distances in difficult prairie and wetland conditions;
  • Ability to work in the field in inclement weather, including hot, cold, and wet conditions;
  • Ability to work in remote field locations for extended periods of time and difficult situations alone;
  • Willingness to work long days in the field to accomplish objectives and minimize travel;
  • Willingness to travel up to 3 hours from Fergus Falls for field work on a frequent basis;
  • Willingness to travel overnight for up to 3 nights in a week if required to work remote field sites;
  • Willingness to use a personal vehicle for travel with reimbursement at federal gov’t. mileage rate;
  • Well-organized and detail oriented, and ability to take good field notes for later use in office;
  • Self-motivated, lots of initiative and conservation concern, eager to learn, able to work with minimal supervision, willing to ask questions and seek direction, and work as part of a team; 
  • Professional demeanor while working in both office and field situations, and ability to work with a variety of people and personalities.  

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=399232&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter with resume and references by February 8, 2021.  For more information regarding this position, please contact:   Jon Schneider, Director of Conservation Programs Minnesota, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 311 East Lake Geneva Road NE, Alexandria, MN 56308; Phone: 320-815-0327 or email jschneider@ducks.org.


Visitor Services Representative
Part-Time

Job Description
The Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center (WHC) is seeking a part-time candidate for the position of Visitor Service Representative. This position is in the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and is part of a team that works together to provide the best possible experience to museum visitors. Applicants should be reliable, flexible, and personable; possess strong communication skills; can think on their feet; exhibit a professional manner and attire at all times; and positively portray the mission of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation.

Primary Duties 

  • Provide an exceptional experience to all who visit the WHC
  • Greet all groups visiting WHC
  • Assist in opening and closing the museum
  • Represent DU and the museum positively 
  • Ensure the galleries are clean and presentable 
  • Provide guided tours of the WHC
  • Assist with educational programs and events 

Desired Qualities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a willingness to learn
  • Must be able to work well in an unpredictable environment
  • Experience working with visitors of all ages desired
  • Ability to speak in front of large groups of people
  • An interest in and knowledge of waterfowl, waterfowl hunting and conservation a plus 

*Candidates must work weekends and holidays. 

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=399202&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with daytime information for 3 professional references included.  For further information regarding this position, or to request application materials please contact: Katie Burke ~ Manager, Waterfowling Heritage Center, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN. 38120, Phone: 901-758-3765, kburke@ducks.org.  


Chief Brand Officer - Ducks Unlimited
Memphis, TN

Ducks Unlimited seeks to recruit an innovative individual to serve as Chief Brand Officer, based in Memphis Tennessee.

Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has conserved more than 14 million acres, thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, DU has offices in Mississippi, California, North Dakota, Michigan, and Washington, D.C., with sister organizations in Canada and Mexico. Ducks Unlimited 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.”

Over 80 years, DU’s mission of waterfowl habitat conservation has resulted in its working across the continent to serve the habitats that make possible the abundance of wildlife. Waterfowl, upland birds, and other species of wildlife are not the only beneficiaries of DU’s habitat work. Wetlands also provide vital ecological benefits for people. Wetlands improve the overall health of our environment by recharging and purifying groundwater, moderating floods, and reducing soil erosion. Wetlands are North America’s most productive ecosystems, providing critical habitat to more than 900 wildlife species, clean water for our communities, and invaluable recreational opportunities for all people to enjoy, but just in the last 50 years, our nation has lost more than 17 million acres of wetlands.  

In addition to a robust and dynamic national grassroots membership, Ducks Unlimited has a subsidiary board called Wetlands American Trust (WAT). The goal of WAT is to provide specialized financial and philanthropic support to Ducks Unlimited. It has been that way since WAT was created more than 25 years ago. WAT is comprised of Fortune 50 business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and volunteer leaders from DU’s national Board, DU Canada’s Board and DU de Mexico.  WAT’s primary role is the fiduciary responsibility for DU's endowment and land holdings. WAT is also one of the nation's largest accredited land trusts, holding conservation easements on more than 400,000 acres.

Ducks Unlimited is anchored by its volunteer-led grassroots fundraising system. DU’s fundraising events are an integral part of its culture and play a large role in positioning DU as a lifestyle brand. Each year, more than 55,000 volunteers host nearly 4,000 fundraising events for DU. These events raise vital dollars for conservation and are a key tool for engaging a majority of DU’s members, volunteers, and major donors. DU has approximately 500 employees across the country and an annual operating budget of more than $220 million. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Ducks Unlimited has offices in Mississippi, California, North Dakota, Michigan, and Washington, D.C., with sister organizations in Canada and Mexico.  Last year, DU conserved approximately 275,000 acres of land in the United States. 

The CBO is a strategic member of DU’s senior leadership team and will lead a dedicated team who develop and execute DU’s comprehensive communications and marketing activities. This role is based in DU’s National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.

The CBO will work across all DU departments, engage key Board members and partners,  and maintain relationships with a broad spectrum of external stakeholders. The CBO will continue to develop the capacity of the communications and marketing team to employ strategies and tactics to maintain and enhance DU’s brand and reputational value. As a critical member of DU’s senior team, the CBO will partner with DU senior leadership team to identify and address external communications opportunities.

The CBO is responsible for the timely and thoughtful execution of DU’s internal and external branding and communications activities. The CBO is a person who proactively anticipates trends and movements in the market and who will create new tools and tactics to continue to enhance DU’s conservation leadership.  The CBO oversees a professional staff of 25 and a communications and marketing budget of approximately $10.2 million. 
The strategic goals for the CBO, include:
•  Continue to develop messages and information resources to motivate and engage DU’s volunteer and members and support communication and marketing plans that support and grow the base and reaches out to a new constituency of support. 
•  Develop brand, and communication strategies to anticipate new trends in the market and to support the implementation of DU’s priority strategic pillars, including expansion of work on ecosystem services, water, and leveraging the Wetlands America Trust brand. 
•  Collaborate with DU’s Senior Leadership Team and volunteers to develop a comprehensive professional development program that will focus on and enhance the leadership capabilities of the communications and marketing team
•  In collaboration with DU’s Development, Corporate Relations and Membership Program, increase DU’s new membership, contributed support, and public/private partnerships.
•  Oversee the execution of the brand, communications, and marketing programs in a creative and forward reaching manner. Oversee planning, management, and coordination for all DU communications platforms including magazines, media relations, social media, and creative services. 
•  Develop and utilize branding, communications and marketing strategies that capture productive and revenue enhancing opportunities necessary for achieving DU’s mission. 
•  Develop internal communications strategies, programs and processes that will provide a high level of employee communication and education, foster employee engagement and drive a positive corporate culture. 
•  Develop and utilize market segmentation tools, benchmark research on brand penetration, strategic data acquisition, and information resources to enhance and expand DU messaging and outreach efforts; to capture private sector investment and partnerships; and to support sustainable communications and marketing programs.

In less than a decade, social media has developed into a powerful communications platform for DU with more than 2 million fans across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media channels have allowed DU to increase brand awareness and brand affinity, especially among younger supporters. Forty percent (40%) of DU’s Facebook fans are under age 25. Ducks Unlimited TV public service announcement program has helped increase awareness of DU’s brand and mission.  DU PSAs have aired more than 37,000 times on 96 stations and networks, generating 500 million audience impressions and more than $16 million in donated media value. These PSAs are produced by DU’s video department and distribution nationally to 800 stations and networks by Connect360 Multimedia.  DU TV is America’s longest running waterfowling and conservation show. DU TV enjoys sponsorship support from Drake, Ram, Purina Pro Plan, Mossy Oak, First National Bank, and others. The show is produced by MOOSE Media in conjunction with Ducks Unlimited.  DU Films is an online short film series that explores the lives and stories of waterfowl hunters and conservationists across the country. Produced in partnership with Rock Road Creative and airing exclusively on the Ducks Unlimited website, DU Films is available in high-quality video format to anyone with internet access. Ducks Unlimited magazine has been DU’s flagship publication since 1963 and details DU’s efforts to restore wildlife habitat across North America as well as the recreational value of these environments. 

The ideal professional qualifications and personal attributes the CBO ought to possess are the following:
Professional Experience:
•  Demonstrated business leadership of 15 or more years, with a proven record of success and experience managing a dedicated team of professional within a complex business structure.  
•  Demonstrated integrity and leadership in working with and managing budgets, financial forecasting, performance measurement metrics. 
•  Demonstrated experience building and mentoring a team of professional staff and creating opportunities for professional growth and leadership within an enterprise. 
•  Proven leadership skills in financial analysis and an ability to translate data into strategic tools to enhance the brand value of the enterprise.
•  Experience and knowledge of marketing and business development strategies.
•  Experience working to maintain the brand value of a company, including crisis communication or other tactics required to mitigate reputational risks.
•  Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Marketing, Communications or Business.

Personal Attributes:
•  A commitment to DU’s mission and a demonstrated passion for wildlife and habitat conservation. In addition, the ideal candidate should have an appreciation for or be a participant in the waterfowling heritage.
•  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.
•  Commitment to results; 'can-do" mindset; outstanding problem-solving ability.
•  Collegial, trustworthy, and possessing the highest level of personal and professional integrity.
•  Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including effective presentation and negotiation skills.
•  Engaging and inspiring interpersonal presence necessary to gain credibility and respect from a broad audience.
•  Strong work ethic and willingness to travel extensively, often for weekend and evening meetings.

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

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/CBO in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.


Research Scientist - Bismarck, ND

Ducks Unlimited is seeking an accomplished and motivated scientist with a strong background in wildlife ecology to help provide science support for its conservation efforts in the seven-state, Great Plains Region starting no later than April 1, 2020.  The position will be stationed in the Great Plains Regional Office in Bismarck, North Dakota.  

Duties for this position will focus on but not be limited to: 

  • Providing support for an ongoing undergraduate research internship program in North Dakota and expanding the program into other areas of the seven-state region. 
  • Conducting and using multidisciplinary research to support development of conservation management approaches accounting for socioeconomic, ecological, and biophysical interaction. 
  • Improving knowledge of fundamental biological, social, and economic processes and their interactions with wetlands and waterfowl.
  • Assisting in ongoing research projects in the region. 
  • Developing grant proposals to fund science efforts. 
  • Publishing and presenting research results in diverse forums including peer-reviewed journals and professional meetings. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Waterfowl Ecology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Environmental Science or a related field.
  • Five+ years of combined graduate education and research experience in fisheries and wildlife, biology, ecology, wildlife human dimensions or a closely related area.    
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and productively with stakeholders and outside partners. 
  • Ability to successfully mentor students in applied science. 
  • Agreeable to occasional flexible daytime hours and occasional day/overnight travel.
  • A background check and drug screen are required. Must have clean driving record, and a valid driver's license.

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=398123&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references; and submit. Application deadline is January 8, 2020.  For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Kaylan Kemink at (701) 355-3500 or kkemink@ducks.org.


 

Controller
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking a Controller to plan and direct the accounting functions of the organization. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller is responsible for all aspects of accounting operations of the organization and its affiliates including financial reporting, maintenance of accounting records, ensuring effective compliance and internal controls, and the supervision and development of accounting employees working in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense reimbursements, fixed assets, taxes, general ledger, and financial statements. This position is located in DU’s National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
  • Directs daily accounting processes including journal entries, account reconciliations and general ledger transactions.
  • Oversees the production of periodic ļ¬nancial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Partner with DU’s information technology department on the integration of financial and compliance systems. 
  • Recommends financial benchmarks that will be used to measure the organization’s performance.
  • Support annual budget and forecasts and provide financial analysis with emphasis on investments, cash, pricing decisions and contract negotiations.
  • Participate and lead the annual year-end audit process with external auditors.
  • Files quarterly and annual reports with all relevant government agencies.
  • Coordinates financial relationships with DU’s international partner organizations:  Ducks Unlimited-Canada and Ducks Unlimited de Mexico.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Oversees the operations of the accountancy staff, which include financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and purchasing.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in accounting and tax preparation software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Excel and database/data warehousing.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation required. 
  • Ten years or more of related experience required. Previous supervisory experience preferred.  
  • Experience working in a nonprofit preferred. 
  • Experience in a Microsoft Dynamics accounting system environment beneficial. 
  • Up to 10% travel 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=397958&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume.  For further information regarding this position, please contact:  Cici Ebersole, Chief Talent Officer, at cebersole@ducks.org.   To request application materials please contact hr@ducks.org.


Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians (4)
Spring 2021 

Ducks Unlimited seeks four highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterbird surveys from February 15, 2021 to April 16, 2021 – start and end dates may vary by a day or two. A successful applicant should expect to participate in a waterfowl and shorebird spring migration study in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska (NE). Field operations will be based out of Wood River, NE.  

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

A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands ecology and determination to get the job done is required. Experience identifying waterfowl and shorebirds, navigating using hard-copy maps, and operating 4WD vehicles are preferred skills. Successful applicants will be expected to work safely and effectively in a rural setting without direct supervision. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required. 

Research technicians for this position will be paid $11.25/hour with housing and work vehicles provided. If selected, applicants will be required to pass background and drug test screenings prior to the start date.  

To apply for this position, 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=397642&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach (in a single document) a cover letter, resume, and daytime contact information for 3 professional references. 

Applications will be considered as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled.  
Questions regarding these positions can be directed to:
Kyle Kuechle
Research Scientist
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
2525 River Road
Bismarck, ND 58503
Office: (701) 355-3580
kkuechle@ducks.org


Regional Engineer – Michigan

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer to be located in Dexter, Michigan.   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 restoration and enhancement projects.  Primary responsibilities will be in Michigan and Ohio.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in Civil Engineering or an equivalent degree from an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program, be a registered professional engineer and a minimum of 6 years of experience in civil engineering design. Applicant will need to obtain registration in assigned states. Desirable qualifications include experience with Civil3D, hydrology, hydraulics, civil design including structures and pump stations, erosion control, construction inspection and project management.  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.

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, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and occasional 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 occasional travel.

Specific duties include:

  • Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets in close coordination with biological staff.
  • Interpret, select, adapt, and apply engineering, surveying, and construction management principles and practices across a range of engineering services within a diverse conservation program.
  • Complete engineering designs and reports as required.
  • Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.  Attend project meetings.
  • Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.
  • Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  • Act as contracting officer and ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.
  • Assist with occasional field work as required which could include strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions.  Must be able to operate ATV and outboard boat when necessary.

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=396384&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and three professional references.  For further information regarding this position, please contact, Michael Baker, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. #1, Dexter, MI 48130.  Email: mbaker@ducks.org  Office:  #734-623-2000. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst
Great Lakes/Atlantic Region (GLAR)

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst to join our highly motivated GLAR team.  The GIS Analyst will be tasked to collaboratively work with and support DU’s Iowa Conservation Team in Central Iowa with methodologically derived spatial analysis.  The main purpose of this position will be to evaluate, identify, and prioritize agricultural areas at the landscape level that will be suitable for targeted wetland restoration with an emphasis on water quality.  The desired Analyst should be comfortable with ArcGIS modeling and advanced suitability analysis using available data such as: DEM’s and indices (Digital Elevation Models), LiDAR, Soils, Topography, Tile Drainages, National Land Cover Dataset and Parcel/Land Ownership information. 

In addition to the focus on agricultural programs throughout the region, part of the Analyst’s duties will be to work with a team of GIS professionals within GLAR and its cooperators to update the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) as needed. The successful GIS Analyst regarding these responsibilities should have experience with GIS data development, database administration, manual digitizing and editing of GIS features in ESRI software, aerial photo interpretation techniques, wetland and vegetation cover classification, excellent time management skills, and a broad understanding of natural resources and spatial analysis.  Other job duties could include, but not limited to working with DU’s Land Protection team and Ecological Services team.  The land protection team is responsible for easement and acquisition work throughout the region.  The Analyst would work with the regional land protection specialist and our National land protection team to prepare maps, generate boundaries from survey descriptions and perform analysis of priority land protection areas.  The Ecological Services team is responsible for calculating outcomes from DU’s project deliveries.  The Analyst would work with the Ecological Services team to perform analysis on DU projects to generate various outcomes that would include charts, graphs and maps to be used in marketing our restoration efforts.

Primary Responsibilities / Duties 

  • Data management including quality assurance and control
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to design and conduct landscape analysis projects
  • Summarize analysis results in tables and maps to clearly communicate to diverse audiences
  • Compile, organize, analyze, and disseminate spatial data
  • Create maps that clearly display analytical results and conservation messages
  • Clearly write the methods of GIS analyses for publications, science briefs, reports, and other forms of communication
  • Generate maps for publications, posters, reports, PowerPoint presentations and other internal and external communication needs

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in GIS, Geography, Landscape Ecology, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management or related degree or a B.S. in similar fields and 3+ years of experience is desired.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • Spatial data, relational database management systems, and metadata 
  • ESRI software suite including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online/Portal, Survey 123, and Collector
  • Cartographic principles, geographic projections, and data sources and formats
  • Latest data processing techniques, analysis, and modeling
  • Remote sensing and image analysis
  • Python, R, JavaScript and version control is preferable but not required

Skills in:

  • Preparing maps and drawings based on field data, aerial photography analysis, land surveys, etc.
  • Analyzing and problem solving
  • Data modeling and maintenance
  • Customer service

Ability to:

  • Provide excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks
  • Work collaboratively in teams and across organizations
  • Synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly
  • Develop and write technical documentation
  • Develop geospatial models based on the best scientific knowledge available

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=396382&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach your cover letter, resume, and three professional references by close of business November 8, 2020.  For further questions regarding this position please contact Mike Shannon, Regional Biologist, at 541-891-5047 or mshannon@ducks.org.  To request application materials please contact human resources at hr@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.


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.


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. 


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


 

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