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.

Environmental Compliance / Permitting Specialist
Rancho Cordova, CA

Engineer in Training
Southwest Region - TX, OK, NM, LA

GIS Intern
Dexter, MI

Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians
Rainwater Basin - Nebraska

Engineer in Training
Mississippi Alluvial Valley - Ridgeland, MS

Agronomist
South Dakota

Conservation Communications Specialist
Southern Region

Project Coordinator 
Dexter, MI

Environmental Compliance / Permitting Specialist
Rancho Cordova, CA

Private Lands Technician
Devil's Lake, ND

Private Lands Technician
Kulm, ND

Regional Engineer
St. Cloud, MN

Programmer Analyst
Memphis, TN

Regional Engineers
San Francisco Bay Area, California


Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist
Rancho Cordova, CA


The Western Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is soliciting resumes for an experienced Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. The incumbent will be part of DU’s Western Regional environmental compliance team, and work under the supervision of the Director of Conservation Programs. The incumbent will become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and other professionals responsible for conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats primarily in California, and may also include Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Hawaii. The position workstation is at Ducks Unlimited’s Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree preferably in an environmental planning or natural resources related field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have demonstrated competency in compliance with Sections 401, 402, and 404 of the Clean Water Act; Sections 10 and 408 of the Rivers and Harbors Act; the National Historic Preservation Act; the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts; State land use laws administered by the State Lands Commission; California Coastal Laws, including the Coastal Zone Management Act, California Coastal Act, McAteer-Petris Act, and Suisun Marsh Preservation Act; California Fish and Game Code Section 1602 et. seq.; the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Experience with wetland mitigation is considered a plus.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Project management experience is desired. Familiarity and experience permitting multi-disciplinary restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta strongly preferred. Familiarity with wetland ecology, restoration, and enhancement and waterfowl, shorebird, and water bird biology are beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include identifying environmental compliance and permitting needs for habitat restoration and enhancement projects; preparing and/or overseeing preparation of supporting studies (e.g., wetland delineations, biological assessments, cultural resource assessments); preparing and/or overseeing preparation of appropriate state and federal environmental review documents (e.g., CEQA Categorical Exemption, Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, or Environmental Impact Report, and/or NEPA Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, or Environmental Impact Statement); and securing the required permits for project implementation (e.g., Water Quality Certification, Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 Permit). Additional responsibilities include accurate tracking of time and budgets. When necessary, the position will be responsible for managing consultants that are preparing supporting studies, environmental compliance documents and/or assisting with the permit process in support of DU projects. This position will coordinate compliance and permitting work closely with DU's biologists and engineers, project partners and the appropriate regulatory agency personnel to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills are essential.

The position may also manage projects that have a significant environmental compliance component; assist with identifying potential sources of funds for project work; and write and submit proposals to secure project funds. Other duties include negotiating project agreements, tracking budgets, writing reports, coordinating with project partners and stakeholders, and entering project tracking data in DU's business information system.

Duties may require extensive overnight travel. Duties may require field work in adverse weather and landscape conditions. Familiarity with all-terrain vehicles and GPS equipment is beneficial. Training will be provided as necessary. Position will remain open until filled.

To apply, 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=308624&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For more 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  


Engineer In Training (E.I.T.) – Southwest Region
Richmond, Texas

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation has an opening for an Engineer In Training. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing Ducks Unlimited’s (DU’s) mission. Applicant will assist a regional team in delivering wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects within the Southwest Region, primarily in Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico and potentially in south Louisiana, on an as needed basis. This position will be stationed in DU’s Richmond Field Office.

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 with designs and a variety of administrative duties; and (5) 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. EIT Certification is required.
• Working knowledge of topographic and construction surveying techniques, including GPS and traditional surveying equipment.
• 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.
• Working knowledge of AUTOCAD Civil 3D and engineering related software.
• Self-motivated and goal oriented.
• Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight and 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 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=308172&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information for 3 professional references. For further information regarding this position, or to request application materials, please contact:
Karen Parker
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Richmond Field Office
915 Front Street
Richmond, TX 77469
Office #832-595-0063
kparker@ducks.org


GIS Intern - Dexter, MI

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. -- the leader in wetlands conservation -- has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resources 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.  The GIS Intern position will be based in our Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office in Dexter, Michigan, and requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources/wildlife/wetlands. 

DU has an immediate need for someone to work with a team of GIS professionals to update the National Wetlands Inventory within the Great Lakes.   The successful GIS Intern should have experience with GIS data development, photo interpretation and preferably some experience with wetland classification.  Other responsibilities may include: assisting with a variety of GIS projects using datasets throughout the Great Lakes and Eastern Coastal region, assembling metadata; supporting project biologists with mapping needs; and setup and maintenance of GIS systems.

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.  We are looking for a person with a background in natural resources and experience in GIS.  Some experience with databases, wildlife management, ecology, and wetlands is preferred. Position has a term of up to 12 months with pay of $13.25 per hour.

REQUISITE SKILLS:
1. Demonstrated ability with ESRI products
2. Good organizational skills
3. Very good inter-personal skills
4. Background in wetlands/wildlife
5. Photo interpretation skills

DESIRABLE TRAITS:
1. Computer troubleshooting skills
2. Cartographic Design
3. Wetland classification and identification skills

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=308045&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter and resume by November 22, 2019.  For questions regarding the position, please contact:
Mathew Halliday
GIS Analyst
7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. 1
Dexter, MI 48130
mhalliday@ducks.org


Seasonal Waterfowl Research Technicians- Rainwater Basin - Nebraska
Spring 2020

Ducks Unlimited seeks four highly-motivated research technicians to assist with waterbird surveys from February 11, 2020 to April 13, 2020 (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. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated applicants are preferred. Experience identifying waterfowl and shorebirds, navigating using hard-copy maps, and operating 4WD vehicles are also 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 a background check and drug test 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=307783&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume, and daytime contact information (email & daytime phone numbers) for 3 professional references.  To request application materials, please contact Candace Miller at cmiller@ducks.org.  Applications will be considered as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding these positions should be directed to: 
Mason Sieges
Research Scientist
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
2525 River Road 
Bismarck, ND 58503
Office: (701) 355-3513
msieges@ducks.org  


Engineer In Training (EIT) – Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Ridgeland, Mississippi

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 office, where the EIT will work towards their professional engineering license.

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 wetland habitat construction projects, performing inspections to verify contractor’s compliance with plans, specifications and standards; (3) prepare inspection reports and maintain project records; (4) assist Regional Engineer(s) with designs and a variety of administrative duties; and (5) 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. Certification as an Engineering Intern is required.
• Working knowledge of topographic and construction surveying techniques, including GPS and traditional surveying equipment.
• 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.
• Working knowledge of AUTOCAD Civil 3D and engineering related software.
• Self-motivated and goal oriented.
• Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight and 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 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=307728&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and 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


Agronomist – South Dakota

The Great Plains Regional of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is soliciting resumes for an Agronomist for South Dakota. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Programs for South Dakota and become part of a team of biologists, agronomists and other professionals. The incumbent will focus primarily in the Bitter Lake Watershed in northeast South Dakota but will also work to a lesser extent in surrounding landscapes throughout the Prairie Pothole Region of South Dakota. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of a Soil Health Initiative program being developed by Ducks Unlimited. The position location will be focused around Webster, SD, but location is negotiable. This is a term position with funding secured through September 30, 2021. This position is being created through a Cooperative Agreement between Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Qualifications
Candidates should have 2-5 years of field experience with minimum of a B.S. in agronomy or a related field. Candidates should have knowledge of agricultural principles and practices and an understanding of associated biological principles. Candidates should have experience with a variety of soil health practices, with a focus on cover crops, no-till practices, crop rotations, grazing and other techniques that promote soil health and sustainable agriculture, improve water quality and provide benefits to wildlife and wildlife habitat. Applicants should have a working knowledge of wetland ecology, waterfowl, shorebird and water bird biology, particularly waterfowl breeding ecology; and state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies and laws. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven ability to work with producers and research and land management professionals is desired. Experience with field research is desired, particularly knowledge and experience in various soil-testing methods. Familiarity with the region’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent’s duties and responsibilities will include promoting and implementing DU’s new Soil Health Initiative in the Bitter Lake Watershed and surrounding landscapes. The incumbent shall be responsible for a variety of activities in this position, including: outreach to landowners, developing cover crop and other types of soil health and conservation projects including assistance with developing landowner applications to USDA programs, project implementation, monitoring of established projects, coordinating with other DU staff and partnering organizations, including the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service and local conservation districts. Incumbent shall also represent DU at wetland conservation venues, soil health field days and seminars and other types of outreach events. Project implementation duties include identifying, designing, implementing and monitoring a variety of soil health projects on privately owned agricultural lands. The incumbent shall also be responsible for writing and submitting various grant proposals and grant reports seeking funds to assist with program implementation. Ability to work outside in unfavorable weather conditions is a requirement. Incumbent may also be asked at times to travel throughout eastern South Dakota to assist with project implementation and attend various events and workshops.

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=307595&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, current resume and daytime contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references. Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to:
Bruce Toay, Manager of Conservation Programs
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
P.O. Box 427
Ipswich, SD 57451
Email: btoay@ducks.orgOpens in New Window
Phone: (605) 380-0684  


Conservation Communications Specialist
Southern Region

Ducks Unlimited seeks an experienced and motivated communications professional to lead our Southern Region’s communications and public outreach efforts. The selected individual will lead internal and external communication efforts for the 13-state Southern Region; create and implement a national media plan to achieve Southern Region objectives; establish media relationships and place stories in national and regional print and broadcast media; serve as the point of contact for information requests and interviews; and coordinate communications projects with regional colleagues.

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing wetland habitat. The position is responsible for educating the media, DU volunteers, members and key stakeholders on the impact of wetlands conservation, including benefits to wildlife and the importance of wetlands to water quality and other ecological services across North America.
Position reports to DU’s Director of Communications but will work in DU’s Southern Regional Office in Ridgeland, Miss.

Required Qualifications:
• 2 or more years hands-on experience in communications
• Degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field.
• Very strong writing and speaking skills.
• Direct experience managing production and distribution of communications materials to the highest professional standard.
• Ability to travel and work some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong natural resources understanding and/or background. Understanding of and experience with waterfowl conservation and waterfowling a plus.
• Understanding of and experience using social media platforms.
• Experience managing a website through a content management system.
• Ability to use a video camera and/or edit short videos.
• Proficiency in graphic design, photo editing (Adobe software) and media software (Cision).

Responsibilities:
• Preparation and distribution of press releases in a timely manner as needed;
• Preparation of 2-3 articles/issue for the Ducks Unlimited magazine as well as the production and distribution of additional op-eds, position papers and articles as needed;
• Manage and meet all scheduled deadlines in a timely manner.
• Preparation, review and submission of material for the corporate annual report.
• Scheduling, preparation, review and update of website content.
• Maintain and cultivate contacts with local, regional and national media outlets and prepare and submit articles and ideas on a regular basis to keep DU’s conservation efforts in the public eye.
• Facilitate or coordinate media camps or other events.
• Preparation of major gift fundraising brochures and other marketing materials.
• Develop, prepare and manage quarterly electronic newsletter.
• Prepare and coordinate submission of state annual conservation reports.
• Coordinate and arrange for staff to make occasional appearances on local or statewide radio/TV shows or podcasts.
• Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations, or serve as a spokesperson, related to conservation programs.
• Coordinate and assist with project dedications.
• Preferred knowledge of/experience with Constant Contact and/or Cision platforms.

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=307447&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime information for 3 references. For further information regarding this position please contact Matt Coffey at mcoffey@ducks.org. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


PROJECT COORDINATOR
Grants Management / Accounting

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, has an exciting opportunity for an entry-level Project Coordinator familiar with Grants Management based in our Great Lakes Atlantic Regional Office located in Dexter, Michigan.

Duties/Responsibilities:  
· Work with teams of biologists and engineers to deliver wetlands projects
· Review of government contracts and grants, specifically for accounting, financial reporting requirements, and compliance provisions
· Track funding source budgets/balances, invoice funding sources on a cost reimbursement basis, keep the teams informed of project cost and income status
· Perform business analyses
· Assist engineers with bidding out projects, writing contracts to subcontractors, tracking subcontracts, change orders, and insurance/bonding requirements, completing lien releases
· Process payables from vendors and contractors, as well as staff expense reports, tracking these costs against the project budgets
· Document scanning and control, maintaining project documentation in a standardized and organized manner
· Procurement and project close out
· Perform various administrative tasks as needed

Key Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge: 
· Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related field preferred
· Strong written and oral communication skills
· Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and accounting systems
· Basic knowledge of project management concepts
· Basic knowledge of construction documentation and public works requirements
· Well-organized and detail oriented
· Self-motivated, lots of initiative, eager to learn, able to work with minimal supervision, but willing to ask questions and seek direction if needed
· Able to maintain professional demeanor while working within tight deadlines, 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=307077&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references by close of business Friday, November 15, 2019.
For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact: Michelle Burdick, Director of Conservation Services, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 7322 Newman Blvd., Bldg. 1, Dexter, MI 48130; Phone: 734-623-2000 or email mburdick@ducks.org.  


Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist

The Western Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is soliciting resumes for an experienced Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. The incumbent will serve as the lead for DU’s Western Regional environmental compliance team, and work under the supervision of the Director of Conservation Programs. The incumbent will become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and other professionals responsible for conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats primarily in California, and may also include Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Hawaii. The position workstation is at Ducks Unlimited’s Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Qualifications: 
Candidates must have, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree preferably in an environmental planning or natural resources related field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have demonstrated competency in compliance with and preparing permits for Sections 401, 402, and 404 of the Clean Water Act; Sections 10 and 408 of the Rivers and Harbors Act; the National Historic Preservation Act; the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts; State Lands Commission; Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the Coastal Zone Management Act, California Coastal Act, and McAteer-Petris Act; California Fish and Game Code 1600; the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Experience with wetland mitigation is considered a plus.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Project management experience is desired. Familiarity with wetland ecology, restoration, and enhancement; waterfowl, shorebird, and water bird biology; and the ability to conduct wetland delineations or special-status species assessments/surveys are beneficial. Pertinent experience in California and the San Francisco Bay Area is strongly preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:  
The successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include supervision of the Western Region environmental compliance team, identifying environmental compliance and permitting needs for habitat restoration and enhancement projects; preparing and/or overseeing preparation of supporting studies (e.g., wetland delineations, biological assessments, cultural resource assessments); preparing and/or overseeing preparation of appropriate state and federal environmental review documents (e.g., CEQA Categorical Exemption, Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, or Environmental Impact Report, and/or NEPA Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, or Environmental Impact Statement); and securing the required permits for project implementation (e.g., Water Quality Certification, Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 Permit). Additional responsibilities including accurate tracking of time and budgets. When necessary, the position will be responsible for managing consultants that are preparing supporting studies, environmental compliance documents and/or assisting with the permit process in support of DU projects. This position will coordinate compliance and permitting work closely with DU's biologists and engineers, project partners and the appropriate regulatory agency personnel to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills are essential.

The position may also manage projects that have a significant environmental compliance component; assist with identifying potential sources of funds for project work; and write and submit proposals to secure project funds. Other duties include negotiating project agreements, tracking budgets, writing reports, coordinating with project partners and stakeholders, and entering project tracking data in DU's business information system.  Duties may require extensive overnight travel. Duties may require field work in adverse weather and landscape conditions. Familiarity with all-terrain vehicles and GPS equipment is beneficial. Training will be provided as necessary.  Position will remain open 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=302075&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For more 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


DU (NAWCA) Private Lands Technician

Devils Lake Wetland Management District; Devils Lake, North Dakota

Duties:  Assist USFWS and Ducks Unlimited in identifying and successfully acquiring perpetual conservation easements on valuable wetland and grassland habitat for waterfowl and migratory birds. Assist other U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Private Lands biologists in conserving wildlife habitat throughout the Devils Lake Wetland Management District. Officially, this position is a Ducks Unlimited employee, but daily operations are supervised by the USFWS. Coordination with USFWS Private Land staff is essential to ensure proper permits, documentation, and technical guidance is followed on private lands projects.

Primary Responsibilities:
-To ensure that the goals of the North Dakota Drift Prairie Project are met through habitat management, restoration, development, and preservation projects.
-Projects include acquisition of grassland and wetland easements, wetland restorations, wetland creations, grass seeding, grazing systems, etc.
-The vast majority of these projects occur on private lands. It is essential the candidate for this position has the skills and abilities to work with private landowners to
conserve valuable migratory bird habitat.
-Coordination with local, state, and federal government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, farmers, ranchers, and private landowners to complete projects.

Education and experience needed:
-Wetland/grassland ecology of the North Dakota Prairie Pothole Region, habitat management techniques and knowledge of migratory and local wildlife.
-Knowledge of the Farm Bill, North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA), and general farming/ranching practices.
-Knowledge of conservation programs of other agencies and nongovernmental organizations is also beneficial.

Skills needed:
-Must be self-motivated and have persuasive communication abilities to effectively initiate contacts with local landowners via phone, mail, and/or in-person visits.
-Must have excellent organizational skills to follow up on contacts.
-Must have ability to focus on long-term goals and manage projects that can take over a year to complete.
-Must have ability to work independently with limited oversight and also work well as part of the overall team.
-Must have excellent technology and computer skills to prepare maps, data bases, and operate GPS/GIS hardware and software.

This position offers much personal satisfaction to those who value the importance of protecting migratory bird habitat in the Drift Prairie portion of North Dakota. The Devils Lake Wetland Management District is located in a top waterfowl producing area in North America. The Devils Lake region contains excellent wetland resources and offers outstanding hunting, fishing, and outdoor opportunities.

To apply, please complete the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=302018&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and list of three professional references (with email and daytime phone numbers). Successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug screen. Application deadline is October 20th, 2019.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Jonas Davis at jdavis@ducks.org or Matt Sprenger, Devils Lake WMD, 221 Second Street NW, Devils Lake, ND 58301-0908, Matt_spenger@fws.gov, (701) 662-8611 Ext. 328


DU (NAWCA) Private Lands Technician

Kulm Wetland Management District; Kulm, North Dakota

Duties: Assist USFWS and Ducks Unlimited in identifying and successfully acquiring perpetual conservation easements on valuable wetland and grassland habitat for waterfowl and migratory birds. Assist other U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Private Lands biologists in conserving wildlife habitat throughout the Kulm Wetland Management District. Officially, this position is a Ducks Unlimited employee, but daily operations are supervised by the USFWS. Coordination with USFWS Private Land staff is essential to ensure proper permits, documentation, and technical guidance is followed on private lands projects.

Primary Responsibilities:
-To ensure that the goals of the North Dakota Prairie Pothole Project are met through habitat management, restoration, development, and preservation projects.
-Projects include acquisition of grassland and wetland easements, wetland restorations, wetland creations, grass seeding, grazing systems, etc.
-The vast majority of these projects occur on private lands. It is essential the candidate for this position has the skills and abilities to work with private landowners to conserve valuable breeding and migratory bird habitat.
-Coordination with local, state, and federal government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, farmers, ranchers, and private landowners to complete projects.

Education and experience needed:
-Wetland/grassland ecology of the North Dakota Prairie Pothole Region, habitat management techniques and knowledge of migratory and local wildlife.
-Knowledge of the Farm Bill, North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA), and general farming/ranching practices.
-Knowledge of conservation programs of other agencies and nongovernmental organizations is also beneficial.

Skills needed:
-Must be self-motivated and have persuasive communication abilities to effectively initiate contacts with local landowners via phone, mail, and/or in-person visits.
-Must have excellent organizational skills to follow up on contacts.
-Must have ability to focus on long-term goals and manage projects that can take over a year to complete.
-Must have ability to work independently with limited oversight and also work well as part of the overall team.
-Must have excellent technology and computer skills to prepare maps, data bases, and operate GPS/GIS hardware and software.

This position offers much personal satisfaction to those who value the importance of protecting migratory bird habitat in the Prairie Pothole portion of North Dakota. The Kulm Wetland Management District is located in a top waterfowl producing area in North America. The region contains excellent wetland resources and offers outstanding hunting, fishing, and outdoor opportunities.

To apply, please complete the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=302016&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach resume, letter of interest, and three professional references (with email and daytime phone numbers). Successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug screen. Application deadline is October 20th, 2019.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Jonas Davis at jdavis@ducks.org or Mick Erickson, Kulm Wetland Management District, 1 First Street, Kulm, ND 58456, (701) 647-2866, http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kulm_WMD.


Regional Engineer – Minnesota

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 St. Cloud, Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

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 4 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, 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=301972&source=CC3&lang=en_US and submit a cover letter and resume indicating your qualifications and outlining why you are interested in the position. Resume review will begin on October 14, 2019. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact, Jocelyn Bautista, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg #1, Dexter, MI 48130. Email: jbautista@ducks.orgOpens a New Window. . Office: #734-623-2000.


GIS INTERN
Rancho Cordova, CA
 

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. -- the leader in wetlands conservation -- has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resources 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/wetlands.

DU has an immediate need for an intern to work with a team of GIS professionals to update the National Wetlands Inventory in the western US. The successful GIS Intern should have experience with GIS data development, photo interpretation and preferably some experience with wetland classification. Other responsibilities may include: assisting with GIS projects to support Ducks Unlimited’s conservation work throughout its Western Region; supporting project biologists with mapping needs; assembling metadata; and setting up and maintaining GIS systems. They 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.

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. We are looking for a person with a background in natural resources and experience in GIS. Some experience with databases, wildlife management, ecology, and wetlands is preferred.

REQUISITE SKILLS:
(1) Demonstrated ability with ESRI products
(2) Good organizational skills
(3) Very good inter-personal skills
(4) Background in wetlands/wildlife
(5) Photo interpretation skills

DESIRABLE TRAITS:
(1) Wetland classification and identification skills
(2) Computer troubleshooting skills
(3) Cartographic Design
(4) ArcGIS Online

TERM: Position has a term of 12 months.
COMMITMENT: 40 Hours/week, Full-time
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Intern will be paid $15.00 per hour. 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=301612&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references by October 20, 2019. To request application materials, please contact human resources at hr@ducks.org. For questions regarding this position, please contact: Dan Fehringer, GIS / Remote Sensing Manager, Ducks Unlimited – Western Region, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, dfehringer@ducks.org


Programmer Analyst
National Headquarters – Memphis, TN

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation is seeking a qualified candidate for a Programmer Analyst.  This is a hands-on position working to create system solutions for current and new business functionality. This position will engage in current project initiatives, daily business support and upcoming integration projects.  The position will work in a collaborative team environment to recommend and deliver solutions to enable business processes that will enhance the productivity and fundraising capabilities of the organization.

Expectations:
• Work with internal and external partners to gather requirements and understand constraints
• Ensure technical solutions maintain design integrity, adhere to functional designs, and meet business needs
• Create test scripts and drive integration and regression testing
• Make recommendations on functional and technical improvements
• Work closely with other team members, locally and nationally, with proactive sharing of expertise, to improve and ensure team success
• Document the work performed for future reference

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or software certification from accredited school
• Developed applications in HTML, CSS, Java Script
• Developed server side components in C# and .NET
• Strong problem-solving, trouble-shooting and analytical skills
• Ability to handle multiple conflicting priorities in a professional manner, good planning and organizing skills
• Ability to effectively articulate and present complex concepts and ideas
• Ability to interact with business users and business stakeholders
• Working in distributed team environments, self-motivated, and self-directed

Desired Qualifications:
• Understanding of Business process re-design
• Applications development and interfacing third party systems
• Experience with Office 365, SharePoint and PowerApps

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=301513&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For further information regarding this position, please contact:  Arnie Matson, Senior Director of Information Technology at amatson@ducks.org.  To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@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