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
Michigan

GIS Remote Sensing Analyst
Iowa

GIS Intern
Rancho Cordova, CA

Biologist
Mississippi

Mitigation Regional Biologist
New York / Vermont

Regional Engineer 
Northeast California

Land Protection Manager
South Atlantic

Construction Manager
Minnesota

Regional Engineer
Louisiana

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley, CA

Engineering Technician
Mississippi-Louisiana

Regional Engineers
San Francisco Bay Area, California


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


 

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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