Jobs at Ducks Unlimited

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

Regional Engineer
Louisiana

Office Manager
Great Lakes Atlantic Region – Dexter, MI 

Chief Financial Officer 
Memphis, TN

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley, CA

Engineering Technician
Mississippi-Louisiana

Regional Engineer
Kansas & Nebraska

Regional Engineer
Iowa

Regional Engineers
San Francisco Bay Area, California


Regional Engineer - Louisiana

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer for DU’s Southwest Region that includes Coastal Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The position will be stationed either in the Lafayette or Houma, LA area offices. 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 survey coordination, designs, plan production, project bidding and construction oversight of various wetland projects; (2) serve as DU’s representative on construction projects; (3) coordinate restoration activities with federal, state, and private partners; and (4) represent DU with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college. 
  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer with minimum 4 years professional experience with the ability to obtain PE license by reciprocity in LA, OK, NM & TX.
  • Proficiency with AUTOCAD Civil 3D software for project designs and construction plan production.
  • Experience with coastal project designs and project permitting is desirable.
  • 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, to work independently, to travel overnight with some extended travel, ability to work in inclement weather, and to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments.

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=367373&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (emails & phone numbers) for 3 professional references.  Deadline for applications is August 31, 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


Office Manager
Great Lakes Atlantic Region – Dexter, MI 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., (DU) the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-starting and experienced office manager for the Great Lakes Atlantic Regional office (GLARO) in Dexter, Michigan.  The successful applicant will join a highly motivated team of conservation professionals responsible for the delivery of wetlands conservation across the 21-state region. He/she will be responsible for managing administrative operations within the regional office, including the support of satellite offices throughout the region as well as remote staff. 

QUALIFICATIONS
• Possesses a high level of discretion and ability to maintain utmost trust and confidentiality.
• Ability to work independently and take lead on assignments with minimal direction.
• Detail oriented; possesses strong management and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to prioritize multiple assignments for multiple managers from different divisions of DU.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Highly organized.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Technology proficient; has strong experience and proficiency with Microsoft suites and other relevant software programs.
• High school diploma required; Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Management of administrative operations for the Regional Leadership Team and staff from Conservation, Policy, Development and Event-based Fundraising divisions of DU.
• Manage bill payments, expense reports, credit card statements, etc.
• Grant copying and submissions, including file creation and upkeep.
• Landowner outreach, including periodic mailings and communications.
• Organization of meetings and conventions, as well as special events such as tributes, dedications and partner celebrations.
• Processing of pledges to ensure correct coding to specific projects or tributes.  
• Management of mailings for each department.
• Maintain and update rosters, distribution lists, monthly calendars, and scheduling appointments, especially for event-based fundraising.   
• Correspondence with donors, volunteers and members. 
• Management of the DU membership system.
• Preparation of presentations and other documents for engineering and biological projects, conventions and events.
• Management of the regional office front desk, mail distribution and shipping.
• Responsible for vendor relationships, including office supplies, maintenance repairs and equipment inventory.
• Management of regional fleet vehicles, including mileage logs, maintenance and service. 
• Other duties as assigned.

This position will report to the Director of Operations in the DU GLARO Field Office in Dexter, MI.  Deadline for receipt of application is August 15, 2020.

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=367148&source=CC2&lang=en_US and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information (phone number and email) for three professional references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact: James A. Rader, Director of Operations at jrader@ducks.org. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office 7322 NEWMAN BLVD, BUILDING 1, DEXTER, MICHIGAN 48130. 


Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is looking for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to direct and oversee the financial operations of the organization, risk management programs, and financial strategies to maintain financial strength, integrity, and growth. It is particularly important for DU’s CFO to have strong strategic leadership skills and experience that translate to the nonprofit conservation sector and be positioned to help lead DU through innovative approaches to significantly elevate our financial position at the highest levels nationally. This person will serve as a member of DU’s senior executive team while being primarily responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary operations of the organization. He/she reports directly to the COO, works closely with the CEO and collaborates actively with DU’s senior executive team, providing advice and counsel on fiscal, financial and audit matters.

Primary Responsibilities
The CFO has direct responsibility for accounting, budget, audit, investment, and purchasing functions. His/her responsibilities include planning, directing, and evaluating the fiscal operations and activities of DU ensuring financial strength and long-term financial growth aligned and balanced with delivery of DU’s mission. He/she leads the annual preparation and administration of the annual budget and directs the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and governmental agency reports.  

The CFO reviews a wide range of other aspects of DU strategic and operational planning and execution at the request of the COO and CEO. This position is the primary liaison with the DU Treasurer and the finance, audit and investment committees of the board. In addition, this position is responsible for coordination with leadership on cooperative fiscal matters associated with Ducks Unlimited Canada and Ducks Unlimited de Mexico. 

Staff Responsibilities
Direct Reports – Accounting, Audit and Purchasing
Indirect Responsibilities – 10 full-time staff   

Qualifications
Substantial experience (15+ years in a senior financial or operations leadership role) and advanced training (MBA/CPA/JD equivalent or greater). Candidates should have demonstrated organizational and leadership skills, be excellent at oral and written communication, able to empower and motivate staff and volunteers and have demonstrated collaborative, decision-making capabilities. Experience working with a nonprofit organization is preferred. Travel is 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=367124&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (phone numbers and email) for 3 professional references.  For further information regarding this position, candidates should contact Cici Ebersole, Director of Human Resources, at cebersole@ducks.org directly. We will not engage any candidate placement firms at this time.


Regional Engineer 

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 – Kansas / Nebraska 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer to be located in the Grand Island, Nebraska office or Central Kansas 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 restoration and enhancement projects.  Primary responsibilities will be in Kansas. 

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 embankments, structures, 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, surveying, design, drafting, 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 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.

Specific duties include:

  1. Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets in close coordination with biological staff.
  2. Interpret, select, adapt, and apply engineering, surveying, and construction management principles and practices across a range of engineering services within a diverse conservation program.
  3. Complete engineering designs and reports as required.
  4. Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.  Attend project meetings.
  5. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.
  6. Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  7. Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.
  8. Field work as required which could include strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions.  Must be able to operate an ATV when necessary.
  9. Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, to work independently, and to travel overnight with some extended travel. 

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=366789&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. For more information regarding this position, please contact Mitch Messmer at mmessmer@ducks.org or 308-383-3086. To request application materials, contact Candace Miller at 701.355.3511 or cmiller@ducks.org. Deadline for applications is August 17, 2020.


 

Regional Engineer – Iowa

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

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:
1. Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets in close coordination with biological staff.
2. Interpret, select, adapt, and apply engineering, surveying, and construction management principles and practices across a range of engineering services within a
diverse conservation program.
3. Complete engineering designs and reports as required.
4. Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates. Attend project meetings.
5. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.
6. Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
7. Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.
8. 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=365460&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime information for 3 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 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.


 

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