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.

Manager of Land Protection
Bismarck, ND

CAD Operator
Bismarck, ND

Managing Director of Direct Response
Memphis, TN

Systems Architect
Memphis, TN

Private Lands Technician
Kulm, ND

Regional Biologist - Part-Time
TX, OK, NM

Rice Technician
Arkansas

Regional Biologist
Hanahan, South Carolina

Programmer/Analyst
Memphis, TN

Visitor Services Representative
Memphis, TN

Environmental Compliance / Permitting Specialist
Rancho Cordova, CA

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

GIS Intern
Dexter, MI

Engineer in Training
Mississippi Alluvial Valley - Ridgeland, MS

Environmental Compliance / Permitting Specialist
Rancho Cordova, CA

Regional Engineers
San Francisco Bay Area, California


Manager of Land Protection
Great Plains Region

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking qualified candidates for a Manager of Land Protection for its Great Plains Region. The mission of Ducks Unlimited is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

Because of its importance to North America’s duck populations, the Great Plains region is a top priority in Ducks Unlimited’s international conservation plan. Land protection efforts in the Great Plains are focused on working with willing landowners to establish conservation easements, purchase property-in-fee title and secure sites for habitat restoration through various land instruments. The Manager of Land Protection will partner with regional biological staff in preparing, negotiating and closing conservation easements, fee-title acquisitions and other lands documents. This position will coordinate with National Headquarters lands staff on document standards and quality as well as information flow between the regional and national offices.

This position is a full-time salaried position that reports to the Director of Conservation Services for the Great Plains Region. Primary location is within the Great Plains Region with some travel required.

Primary Duties:
• Coordinate with regional biologists and conservation managers in preparing PPIs, GIS maps and other documents to present lands projects for approvals.
• Work with regional biologists to draft, negotiate and close conservation easements across the Great Plains Region of North
Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.
• Work with regional biologists to draft, negotiate and close fee-title land acquisitions.
• Work with mitigation specialists to secure sites and legal instruments for wetlands mitigation work.
• Coordinate with National Headquarters lands staff on document standards and quality, information flow and internal approvals.
• Work as a member of the regional Conservation Services team.
• Participate in regional strategy and planning efforts related to lands conservation.
• Work with regional communications staff to tell success stories and publicize needs and milestones.
• Work with regional public policy staff to promote state and federal public policy that facilitates conservation of wetlands and waterfowl habitat.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in business, agricultural economics, conservation policy or equivalent required. Juris Doctor is preferred. At least 10 years of related experience required. An advanced degree will substitute for 3 (M.S.) or 5 (J.D.) years of the required experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of land and wildlife conservation practices and principles.
• Working knowledge of land protection instruments (easements, fee-title, site-specific agreements).
• Some knowledge of federal and state conservation programs (WRE, FWS easements) and funding mechanisms (NAWCA, etc.).
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
• Self-motivated and strongly driven to make a conservation impact in the Great Plains landscape.
• Ability to work effectively—both independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work activities and complete tasks to meet deadlines.
• Ability to prepare and present technical information on conservation programs to peers and the public.
• Strong communication skills across diverse audiences including peers, partners, private landowners and other professionals.
• Strong writing skills for preparation of legal documents, memos, supporting documents, etc.

To apply: Complete the online 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=312946&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. For more information regarding this position, contact Candace Miller at 701.355.3511 or cmiller@ducks.org. Deadline for accepting applications is February 7, 2020.


CAD Operator (Part-time)

The Great Plains Region of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is seeking a part-time, hourly Engineering Technician or Engineer to aid in the completion of construction plan sets. The engineering staff person will work under the direction of the Director of Engineering for the Great Plains Regional office, Bismarck ND. The position may be remote.  Internet connection is required.

Qualifications:  Experience in operating computer-assisted drafting, including Civil 3D and the preparation of construction plan sets.  Civil water resource design experience is preferred.
  
Duties and Responsibilities:  
•  Work with the Director of Engineering to complete a conceptual design and construction plans for a contract that runs through June 30, 2020.  
•  Other project-specific duties as assigned.

Salary: Commensurate with experience (hourly).

To Apply:  Please complete the online 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=312943&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. For more information regarding this position, contact Roger Smith at 701-355-3553 or rsmith@ducks.org. 
Hire will be contingent on a clean background check and driving record and passing a drug test. Deadline for applications is January 23, 2020.


Managing Director of Direct Response
Memphis, TN

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, has an opening within our Fundraising department for a Managing Director of Director Response at our National Headquarters in Memphis, TN. DU has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from supporters across the continent. DU has approximately 500 employees nation-wide, an annual operating budget of over $200 million and over 735,000 members. This position will report to the National Director of Fundraising Operations.

The Managing Director of Direct Response will lead a Direct Response program with a $12 million budget that is responsible for acquiring, renewing and marketing to one-third of DU’s membership via traditional mail and digital channels. This person will be responsible for providing strategic direction for the Direct Response program, along with leading business planning and budgeting efforts related to the department. However, the individual is expected to be actively engaged in the daily revenue producing activities of the group. In addition, this person will be responsible for and work closely with DU’s Communications department to drive digital fundraising, actively engage with senior DU volunteers as a member of the national Membership Committee, manage key vendor relationships (such as premium fulfillment, consulting, data segmentation and analysis), and lead the Direct Response team through the final phase of a Blackbaud CRM conversion. Some travel is required, and this position will manage a staff of four.

A successful candidate will exhibit the following:

 Confident, assertive leader who can represent Direct Response programs within a complex fundraising mix
 Successful track record planning, deploying and evaluating direct marketing fundraising campaigns, preferably in a large, not-for-profit context
 Experience identifying and implementing new initiatives
 Five plus years’ experience managing a team of marketing/fundraising professionals
 A four-year degree from an accredited university
 Experience with Blackbaud CRM a plus
 Excellent organizational skills
 Strong oral and written communication skills
 Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
 Passion for Ducks Unlimited’s mission

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=310332&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume, and daytime contact information for 3 professional references. For further information regarding this position please contact Adam Webster at awebster@ducks.org. To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


SYSTEMS ARCHITECT – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
National Headquarters – Memphis, TN

The Systems Architect position within Information Technology provides functional and technical guidance and implementation support on all aspects of the DU IT Modernization effort. The position will require at least 5 years of working knowledge with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, familiarity with the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) platforms, and knowledge of report writing technologies. Additionally, the position is responsible for working closely with business users to solicit business requirements, facilitate application training, assist in legacy system integrations and troubleshoot the new platforms offered by DU. This position reports to the Senior Director IT.

MANAGES:
• Implementation of Business Requirements
• Change Management Requests
• Technical Support

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support the definition, configuration, and setup of the DU Modernization platform, including ERP and CRM platforms.
• Identifies and evaluates business opportunities for Information Technology and drafts recommendations on courses of action.
• Work with business users across the organization to understand and translate business requirements into system designs.
• Identify and recommend courses of action on the cross-functional links between all Information Technology departments, business units and vendor partners.
• Implement measurements for application architecture success to ensure effectiveness, usage and awareness.
• Facilitate effective partnerships with any Information Technology external partner, internal constituent and other departments.
• Oversees proper controls to ensure that all computer functions operate effectively.
• Ensures architecture standards & methodology work globally within many cultures and markets.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Some travel is required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:
• A minimum of 7 years’ experience implementing medium to large IT projects targeting multiple user areas.
• Broad technology experience and application of off-the-shelf products to solve business problems required.
• Technical Architecture experience desired including use of standard tools
• Bachelor’s degree is preferred

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=312832&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime information for 3 professional references. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


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) by February 14, 2020. Successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug screen.  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 Biologist – Part Time
Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma

The Southern Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking an experienced biologist for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  The biologist will work under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Programs (MCP) for Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico and become part of a team of biologists, engineers and other professionals. The focus of this position will be to assist the MCP in many facets of the ongoing, planned and future enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to migrating waterfowl and other wetland dependent species within this broad landscape of three states on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field—an advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must also have at least five years of relevant experience and have a working knowledge of wetland ecology, waterfowl, shorebird, and waterbird biology; and state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Demonstrated experience with various state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g., Section 404 permitting, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, experience in presentations to large groups, project management capabilities and wetland restoration and enhancement experience are desired. Familiarity with the regions’ biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter adept at assisting with initiating, managing, and delivering wetland enhancement, restoration, acquisition, and protection projects with a focus on DU priority landscapes. Job duties will also include representing DU at wetland conservation venues; assisting with a variety of outreach activities, including working with major donors; and other conservation activities. Project duties include identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public agencies that may partner with DU to enhance and restore wetlands, and identifying and securing funding from a wide variety of sources for project work.  Project management and delivery duties include coordinating with agency partners and other stakeholder groups, DU engineering staff, consultants, and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. The regional biologist will provide biological technical assistance to various partners, agencies, foundations and other entities as needed. Incumbent will also establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and development staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work and issues in the three-state area and assist communications staff with articles to promote and describe the work.

This position will report to Texas Field Office in Richmond, Texas and be supervised by Manager of Conservation Programs – Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.  Richmond is immediately SW of Houston. 

To Apply:  Complete the online 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=312585&source=CC2&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, contact Karen Parker, kparker@ducks.org.


Rice Technician - Arkansas

The USA Rice Federation (USARF) and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) established the Rice Stewardship Partnership in February 2013 to conserve 3 critical natural resources; working ricelands, water, and waterfowl. This long-term conservation effort will be delivered using a three-pronged approach of on-the-ground conservation efforts, communicating and promoting benefits of rice agriculture, and state/regional policy efforts. The Rice Technician will assist Stewardship Partnership staff with on-the-ground projects, record keeping, and data entry and tracking.

Primary duties will include field work associated with programs funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Projects typically are a combination of irrigation, nutrient, and waterfowl management demonstrating a systems approach to conservation. Typical field work includes, but is not limited to, determining irrigation flow rates using portable meters, installing water-depth measuring devices, basic soil sampling, and data collection including photo documentation. Additionally, a multitude of ongoing projects is creating a heavy data management workload that the Technician will assist with. This includes creating and updating project tracking databases, mapping in GIS software, and generating facts and figures for reporting to partners.

This is a regular part-time position, 20 to 36 hours per week, with schedule determined by field-work load. Heavy work load times are estimated to be during the irrigation season (May through August) and at the beginning and end of winter-water management season (November and then February) where as much as 40 hours a week are estimated to be needed. Technician must be willing to work outdoors under extreme weather conditions.

The position is co-funded by USARF, DU, NRCS, and other private foundations and corporations. The Technician will be employed through Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Southern Regional Office, as staff of the Rice Stewardship Partnership. Job location is in the northeast Arkansas region. Technician will report to and receive direction from Rice Stewardship staff in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Background in natural resources conservation.
• Ability to conduct field work under extreme weather conditions;
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team;
• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work activities and complete tasks on time;
• Familiarity with rice agriculture in the Mid-South;
• Familiarity with USDA conservation programs;

Minimum Education Requirements:
Currently enrolled in or previously graduated from college or university; degree track in agriculture, natural resource management, wildlife conservation, or related field preferred. Experience in rice agriculture, USDA conservation programs, and natural resource management desired.

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=312364&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. The position will be open until filled. For additional information, please contact Nick Biasini, Regional Biologist - MAV, 601-956-1936, or nbiasini@ducks.org


Regional Biologist – South Carolina

The Southern Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking an experienced biologist to join our South Atlantic Conservation Team. We seek a highly-motivated, self-starting, collaborative individual to work as a key member of a team of biologists, engineers and land protection professionals that are based out of Hanahan, South Carolina. The successful applicant will assist with implementing conservation projects on private and public lands throughout the five-state region (FL, GA, SC, NC, VA). The responsibility of the position will primarily be the enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife species.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field; an advanced degree is desired, but not required. The desired applicant will also have at least five years of relevant experience and have a strong knowledge of biological principles and practices. Field experience with waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds, as well as wetland ecology and management (moist-soil, coastal marsh, forested wetlands) is a primary consideration for this position. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills and project management capabilities are necessary. Familiarity with the region’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial. Applicants should be willing to learn and/or knowledgeable about state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies and laws/regulations. Examples include (but are not limited to) the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, National Coastal Wetlands Grants, Restore Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and Clean Water Act.

Duties and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will be a strong self-starter adept at identifying opportunities focused on enhancement, restoration, acquisition and protection of wetlands and associated habitats to fulfill DU’s conservation objectives within the South Atlantic. The incumbent biologist will be responsible for project development and management. Project development duties include identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private partners, and obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources for project work. This includes writing and submitting proposals to various agencies, foundations and other funding sources to secure project funds. Project management responsibilities include development of agreements, project accounting, planning, permitting, implementation and reporting in collaboration and coordination with agency partners and other stakeholder groups, DU biological and engineering staff, consultants and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. He/she must also assist with fundraising and outreach events, represent DU at wetland conservation venues, and help with other conservation activities. He/she would be required to establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and fundraising staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work/issues. Finally, he/she would assist communication staff with developing information to educate and promote DU’s wetland conservation efforts. Working hours for this position is a balance of office and field work and the approximate allocation of time is dependent on scheduling, seasonal priorities and other factors.

This position will report to the Director of Conservation Programs in the DU South Atlantic Field Office in Hanahan, South Carolina.

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=311723&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime information for 3 professional references. Questions regarding the position can be directed to James Rader. Deadline for receipt of application is January 17, 2020.
James A. Rader
Director of Conservation Programs
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Southern Regional Office; South Atlantic
1010 Bankton Circle; Suite 200
Hanahan, SC 29410
jrader@ducks.org
Office 843.261.5751  


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 @hr@ducks.org.


Visitor Services Representative
Part-Time / Weekend Position

The Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center (WHC) is seeking a part-time candidate to work weekends 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 be willing to 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=309763&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information for 3 references. 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.  


Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist
Rancho Cordova, CA


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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=308624&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Email: mcamacho@ducks.org  


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

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

The successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for the operation of GPS and traditional surveying equipment for topographic and construction surveys; (2) serve as DU’s representative on construction projects, while performing a variety of inspections to verify contractor’s compliance with plans, specifications and standards; (3) prepare inspection reports and maintain project records; (4) assist Regional Engineer with designs and a variety of administrative duties; and (5) represent DU with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college. EIT Certification is required.
• Working knowledge of topographic and construction surveying techniques, including GPS and traditional surveying equipment.
• Knowledge of heavy construction work methods, practices, materials and equipment.
• Knowledge of methods and techniques of project administration, construction inspection and materials testing.
• Demonstrated ability to work with public and private conservation partners.
• Demonstrated oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to operate ATV and outboard boats.
• Working knowledge of AUTOCAD Civil 3D and engineering related software.
• Self-motivated and goal oriented.
• Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight and some extended travel, ability to work in
inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=308172&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information for 3 professional references. For further information regarding this position, or to request application materials, please contact:
Karen Parker
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Richmond Field Office
915 Front Street
Richmond, TX 77469
Office #832-595-0063
kparker@ducks.org


GIS Intern - Dexter, MI

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. -- the leader in wetlands conservation -- has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resources expertise.  DU has been using advanced GIS and remote sensing technologies since 1984 to manage the complex issues in wetland and waterfowl management, land-use planning, and environmental conservation.  The GIS Intern position will be based in our Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office in Dexter, Michigan, and requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources/wildlife/wetlands. 

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

The qualified applicant will be a self-motivated, conscientious individual who can work independently with minimal supervision, as well as communicate closely with Ducks Unlimited biologists and engineers.  We are looking for a person with a background in natural resources and experience in GIS.  Some experience with databases, wildlife management, ecology, and wetlands is preferred. Position has a term of up to 12 months with pay of $13.25 per hour.

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

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

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=308045&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter and resume.  For questions regarding the position, please contact:
Mathew Halliday
GIS Analyst
7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. 1
Dexter, MI 48130
mhalliday@ducks.org


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

The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing Ducks Unlimited’s (DU’s) mission wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Applicant will assist a regional team in delivering wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV), primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, North Louisiana and Tennessee. This position will be stationed in DU’s Ridgeland, Mississippi office, where the EIT will work towards their professional engineering license.

The successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for the operation of GPS and traditional surveying equipment for topographic and construction surveys; (2) serve as DU’s representative on wetland habitat construction projects, performing inspections to verify contractor’s compliance with plans, specifications and standards; (3) prepare inspection reports and maintain project records; (4) assist Regional Engineer(s) with designs and a variety of administrative duties; and (5) represent DU with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college. Certification as an Engineering Intern is required.
• Working knowledge of topographic and construction surveying techniques, including GPS and traditional surveying equipment.
• Knowledge of heavy construction work methods, practices, materials and equipment.
• Knowledge of methods and techniques of project administration, construction inspection and materials testing.
• Demonstrated ability to work with public and private conservation partners.
• Demonstrated oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to operate ATV and outboard boats.
• Working knowledge of AUTOCAD Civil 3D and engineering related software.
• Self-motivated and goal oriented.
• Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight and some extended travel, ability to work in inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=307728&source=CC3&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Amy Breithaupt
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. - SRO
193 Business Park Drive, Suite E
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office 601-206-5455
abreithaupt@ducks.org


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


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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