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.

Engineering Technician
Ridgeland, MS or Monroe, LA

Waterfowl Breeding Ecology Techinicians (2)
North Dakota

Project Coordinator
Texas

Seasonal Field Technician
Minnesota

Visitor Services Representative
Memphis, TN

Chief Brand Officer
Memphis, TN

Research Scientist
Bismarck, ND

Controller
Memphis, TN

Regional Engineer
Michigan

GIS Remote Sensing Analyst
Iowa

Regional Engineer 
Northeast California

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley, CA


Engineering Technician – Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Ridgeland, MS or Monroe, LA

Description:  The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing Ducks Unlimited’s (DU’s) mission wetlands and waterfowl conservation.  Applicant will assist a regional team in delivering wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV), primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, North Louisiana and Tennessee. This position will be stationed in DU’s Ridgeland, Mississippi, or Monroe, Louisiana office, depending on the individual hired.

The successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for the operation of GPS and traditional surveying equipment for topographic and construction surveys; (2) serve as DU’s representative on construction projects, while performing a variety of inspections to verify contractor’s compliance with plans, specifications and standards; (3) prepare inspection reports and maintain project records; (4) assist Regional Engineer(s) and other Technician(s) with a variety of administrative duties.  

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying techniques.
  • Knowledge of heavy construction work methods, practices, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of project administration, construction inspection and materials testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with public and private conservation partners.
  • Demonstrated oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate ATV and outboard boats.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight, ability to work in inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments. 

Bachelor of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in the construction sciences constitutes professional training and adds or supports qualifications above.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=366935&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  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


Waterfowl Breeding Ecology Technicians (2)
North Dakota

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

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

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

To apply for this position, complete the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=399767&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered as they are received, and position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding these positions may be directed to:  Kyle Kuechle, Research Scientist, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 2525 River Road, Bismarck, ND 58503, Office: (701) 355-3580, kkuechle@ducks.org.


PROJECT COORDINATOR / ACCOUNTANT
Richmond, Texas

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

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

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

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

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

Key Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge:

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

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=399766&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references by January 31, 2020.  To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org. For more information regarding this position, please contact: Maribeth Lane, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Southern Regional Office, 193 Business Park Dr., Ste E, Ridgeland, MS 39157, mlane@ducks.org


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

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

Duties/Responsibilities:

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

Key Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge:

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

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=399232&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter with resume and references by February 8, 2021.  For more information regarding this position, please contact:   Jon Schneider, Director of Conservation Programs Minnesota, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 311 East Lake Geneva Road NE, Alexandria, MN 56308; Phone: 320-815-0327 or email jschneider@ducks.org.


Visitor Services Representative
Part-Time

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

Primary Duties 

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

Desired Qualities

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

*Candidates must work weekends and holidays. 

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=399202&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with daytime information for 3 professional references included.  For further information regarding this position, or to request application materials please contact: Katie Burke ~ Manager, Waterfowling Heritage Center, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN. 38120, Phone: 901-758-3765, kburke@ducks.org.  


Chief Brand Officer - Ducks Unlimited
Memphis, TN

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

Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has conserved more than 14 million acres, thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, DU has offices in Mississippi, California, North Dakota, Michigan, and Washington, D.C., with sister organizations in Canada and Mexico. Ducks Unlimited is built on the passion of its volunteers, members, and staff who collectively demonstrate a powerful commitment to the vision of “wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume responding specifically to the experience and qualifications being sought to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at resumes@explorecompany.com. Refer to DU/CBO in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.


Research Scientist - Bismarck, ND

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=398123&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references; and submit. Application deadline is January 8, 2020.  For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Kaylan Kemink at (701) 355-3500 or kkemink@ducks.org.


Controller
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

Required Skills/Abilities:

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

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation required. 
  • Ten years or more of related experience required. Previous supervisory experience preferred.  
  • Experience working in a nonprofit preferred. 
  • Experience in a Microsoft Dynamics accounting system environment beneficial. 
  • Up to 10% travel required.  

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=397958&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume.  For further information regarding this position, please contact:  Cici Ebersole, Chief Talent Officer, at cebersole@ducks.org.   To request application materials please contact hr@ducks.org.


Regional Engineer – Michigan

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer to be located in Dexter, Michigan.   The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland restoration and enhancement projects.  Primary responsibilities will be in Michigan and Ohio.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in Civil Engineering or an equivalent degree from an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program, be a registered professional engineer and a minimum of 6 years of experience in civil engineering design. Applicant will need to obtain registration in assigned states. Desirable qualifications include experience with Civil3D, hydrology, hydraulics, civil design including structures and pump stations, erosion control, construction inspection and project management.  Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships.

Responsibilities:
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects.  Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and occasional construction management.   A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include occasional travel.

Specific duties include:

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

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=396384&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and three professional references.  For further information regarding this position, please contact, Michael Baker, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. #1, Dexter, MI 48130.  Email: mbaker@ducks.org  Office:  #734-623-2000. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


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

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

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

Primary Responsibilities / Duties 

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:

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

Skills in:

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

Ability to:

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

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=396382&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach your cover letter, resume, and three professional references by close of business November 8, 2020.  For further questions regarding this position please contact Mike Shannon, Regional Biologist, at 541-891-5047 or mshannon@ducks.org.  To request application materials please contact human resources at hr@ducks.org.


Regional Engineer - Northeast California

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The position location is Susanville, CA and negotiable in Northeast California. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects in Northeast California, the Klamath Basin, and Western Nevada.

Qualifications
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in an engineering curriculum and be a registered civil engineer in the state of California. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying, Civil3D, construction inspection and management, erosion control, soil science, hydraulics, agricultural engineering, and levee, canal, and/or pump station design. Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all-terrain vehicle operation will be required.

Responsibilities
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, topographic surveying, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management. A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout Northern California and Nevada.

Specific duties include:

  • Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets.
  • Develop topographic surveys and collect field data for design.
  • Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.
  • Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
  • Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  • Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.

To apply:  Please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367940&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (email & phone number) for 3 professional references. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact: Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Western Regional Office, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Email: mcamacho@ducks.org. The position will be open until filled. 


Regional Engineer - San Joaquin Valley
Rancho Cordova, CA

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The position location is negotiable with a desire being the Regional Engineer based in the San Joaquin Valley area. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects in the San Joaquin Valley and Tulare Basin. 

Qualifications
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in an engineering curriculum and be a registered civil engineer in the state of California. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying, Civil3D, construction inspection and management, erosion control, soil science, hydraulics, agricultural engineering, and levee, canal, and/or pump station design. Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all terrain vehicle operation will be required.

Responsibilities
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, topographic surveying, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management. A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout California.

Specific duties include: 

  1. Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets.
  2. Develop topographic surveys and collect field data for design.
  3. Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.
  4. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
  5. Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  6. Act as contracting officer and ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367035&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Tel: (916) 851-5331


 

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