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.

Project Coordinator 
Dexter, MI

Executive Assistant
Memphis, TN

Environmental Compliance / Permitting Specialist
Rancho Cordova, CA

Private Lands Technician
Devil's Lake, ND

Private Lands Technician
Kulm, ND

Regional Engineer
St. Cloud, MN

Project Coordinator
Vancouver, WA

GIS Intern
Rancho Cordova, CA

Programmer Analyst
Memphis, TN

Regional Director
Western New York

GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst
Ridgeland, MS

Governmental Communications Manager
Washington, DC

Regional Engineer
Rancho Cordova, CA

Regional Engineers
San Francisco Bay Area, California


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.  


Executive Assistant – Communications and Marketing Department 
NHQ, Memphis, TN
 

Ducks Unlimited Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a full-time executive assistant to support its Communications and Marketing department. This position will provide direct administrative assistance and clerical support to the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (CCMO), Communications Director, Editorial Director, Creative Director and Digital Director. Daily duties will include department phones, daily correspondence, travel and meeting planning and scheduling, management of department invoicing and credit card statements, and other project support as needed. Additionally, the position occasionally provides assistance to other staff with travel, event and project and program support.

Primary responsibilities include:  
· Process payments to photographers and writers for Ducks Unlimited magazine and Puddler; maintain payment records including inventory; maintain photographer and editorial contributor directories; distribute magazine review copy; manage files and      magazine archives for Communications and Editorial.  
· Compile production reports for the magazine printer; organize the editorial and advertising pages in the magazine review notebook; update magazine comp lists (FTP single copy) and (standing order list – bulk shipments).  
· Handle correspondence and e-mails from DU members and the public; fulfill customer service requests for members, volunteers and field staff.   
· Compile data to update all state fact sheets annually and maintain current contact information on ducks.org and internal company website; compile data from departments and field staff to annually update the national fact sheet.  
· Maintain monthly departmental calendar; maintain invoice and budget book; process invoices for departments and maintain files; maintain department phone list; provide phone coverage at reception area; order supplies for departments; maintain magazine subscriptions and files.  
· Work with Communications on media events; provide assistance for National Convention; coordinate/support Editorial Planning and Marketing and Communications (M&C) Committee meetings, and provide pre-event support for Leadership Conference, SHOT Show and other events.
· Work with Communications to transcribe and generate M&C Committee minutes.
· Coordinate and maintain departmental displays and banners for use at events; manage two Federal Duck Stamp displays (in-house and traveling).
· Organize and maintain Communications equipment and promotional material storage and inventory; maintain Communications/Magazine area in mezzanine.
· Coordinate Starducks events and maintain balance sheet, assist with luncheons, decorating, gifts and showers.

Qualifications Include:  
· Minimum of five years of current/contemporary executive assistance experience.  
· Excellent computer skills – proficiency with standard Microsoft programs, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
· Exceptional telephone, email and customer service skills.
· Detail-oriented – must be able to multi-task with minimal supervision, be self-motivated, have exceptional organizational skills, and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
· Strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Strong interpersonal skills to effectively relate to donors, volunteers and staff. A friendly and cooperative demeanor is essential.

The Executive Assistant reports to the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer.

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=302400&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resumé and references. For additional information about this position, please contact James Powell, Interim Communications and Marketing Chief, at jpowell@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.


PROJECT COORDINATOR
Contracting/Grants Management
Vancouver, WA Office

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, has an exciting opportunity for an entry-level Project Coordinator familiar with Contracts/Grants Management based in our Western Region Satellite Office located in Vancouver, Washington.

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Review of government contracts and grants, specifically for accounting, financial reporting requirements, and compliance provisions
• Assist staff with the development and compliance of agreements
• Assist engineers with bidding out projects, writing contracts to subcontractors, tracking subcontracts, change orders, and insurance/bonding requirements, completing lien releases
• Work with teams of biologists and engineers to deliver wetlands projects
• Document scanning and control, maintaining project documentation in a standardized and organized manner
• Adhere to government and internal Procurement regulations
• Provide project tracking using internal databases from inception to close out
• Perform various administrative tasks as needed, and serve as back-up to the Administrative Assistant

Key Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge:
• Bachelor’s or associate degree in Business Administration or Accounting, preferred
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a comparable position
• 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

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=299692&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter and resume with references.  For more information regarding this position, please contact: Beate Sterrenberg, Director of Conservation Services, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; Phone: 916-852-2000 or email bsterrenberg@ducks.org.


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 Director of Event Fundraising
Western New York

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Regional Directors duties and responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of event fundraising within the region including:
*Recruitment and training of volunteers
*Managing the volunteer efforts in support of Ducks Unlimited fundraising events
*Fostering growth within the region with emphasis on new chapter development; internal growth within existing committees; identification and development of non-
traditional fundraising opportunities and major donor identification and management
*Coordination and collaboration with the New York fundraising team and volunteers

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

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=301199&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:
Dan DeLawyer
Senior Regional Director
312 Schuyler Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
ddelawyer@ducks.org


GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst
Southern Region- Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst to join our highly motivated Southern Region team.

The Analyst will be an integral addition to the regional conservation science and planning unit and will work collaboratively with staff across all departments. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and maintaining Ducks Unlimited’s Southern Region geographic information systems (GIS) data, geoprocessing scripts, and related applications. The position’s duties include overseeing data management to include quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), technical consulting, training, data analysis, cross-departmental and cross-regional collaboration. The position will also support geospatial analysis to identify and deepen our understanding of conservation priorities by 1) conducting spatial analysis and modeling, 2) acquiring, organizing, and developing spatial and tabular databases, 3) disseminating results as maps and tabular data, and 4) conveying an understanding of spatial analyses and results through oral communication, written reports, scientific publications, and other products. Analyses include, but are not limited to, quantifying relationships between diverse ecological or social data, conducting analyses of ecosystem representation and landscape connectivity, and assisting conservation planning staff in the development and application of geospatial models.

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=300576&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references. For more information regarding this position, please contact Dale James, Ph.D. at 601-206-5449 or djames@ducks.org. To request application materials, contact Donna Walters at 601-956-1936 or dwalters@ducks.org.


Governmental Communications Manager
Washington, D.C.

Ducks Unlimited seeks an experienced and motivated communications professional to lead our public policy office’s advocacy communications and public outreach efforts. The selected individual will create and implement a national media plan to achieve policy 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 on other 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 legislators, DU volunteers, members and key stakeholders to the impact of wetland conservation, including benefits to wildlife and the importance of wetlands to water quality and other ecological services across North America.

Candidates must be highly motivated self-starters and have 3-5 years hands-on experience in communications. Must be able to conceive plans and possess very strong writing and speaking skills and manage distribution of communications materials to the highest professional standard. Position reports to DU’s Director of Communications but will work in DU’s Governmental Affairs Office in Washington.

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.
  • Knowledge of congressional process and congressional press corps, and/or familiarity with wildlife- and sportsmen-related conservation issues.  
  • Ability to travel.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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:

  • Work closely with individual policy staff (D.C. and regionally based) to create, implement and expand strategic communications plans to support and reach national and regional policy goals.
  • Promote engagement from a strong volunteer membership on policy priorities.
  • Author and manage nationally distributed monthly conservation policy newsletter, as well as a weekly policy priority update to an internal audience.
  • Coordinate with national and regional communications staff to further public policy objectives.
  • Act as a point of contact for other conservation organizations to coordinate multi-group communication activities and events.
  • Develop media relations with reporters in both outdoor and national outlets; responsible for placement of stories in national, regional and local print and broadcast.
  • Coordinate communication efforts between congressional and federal executive branch offices and Ducks Unlimited.
  • Pitch and respond to requests for media and interviews.
  • Monitor and report to an internal audience on relevant media activity.
  • Write and coordinate distribution of press releases, letters to the editor, talking points and other information and advocacy materials.
  • Assist in coordination of the annual DU Capitol Hill Dinner & Auction and other GAO events, including preparation of invitations, programs, banners, handouts, etc.
  • Identify new communications opportunities to keep DU members and staff, congressional offices and media informed of our policy positions.


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=298093&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references along with three relevant writing samples. For further information regarding this position, please contact James Powell at jpowell@ducks.org.  To request application materials, please contact: 
Human Resources
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
One Waterfowl Way
Memphis, TN 38120
hr@ducks.org


Regional Engineer

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer to be headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. 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 water delivery infrastructure projects in the Sacramento Valley. This position may be full or part-time. 

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=296071&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional 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


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