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Conservation Program Specialist - Wetland Biologist

Company: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Location : The Pas,MB
Company Profile

Imagine going to work each morning feeling proud about the difference you’re making, both in your own community and across the country. At DUC, we connect people to nature and a healthier world through wetland conservation.

DUC was founded in 1938 by a small group of passionate waterfowlers who pioneered the way habitat conservation is achieved in North America. With offices across the country and national headquarters at Oak Hammock Marsh in Manitoba, we have become one of the largest and most effective not-for-profit conservation organizations in Canada.

A career with DUC is an opportunity to be part of one of Canada’s most recognizable brands. You will contribute to a conservation effort that benefits all Canadians and help write the next chapter in a 79-year legacy of groundbreaking science, rich culture and positive change.

We respect the thoughts and ideas of our employees. Every person on our team plays an important role in conserving wetlands and waterfowl to better the quality of our country’s water, wildlife and environment. We employ a wide array of talented people with diverse interests and skills, from science and engineering to fundraising and education.

Job Description

The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), a leader in Canadian habitat conservation, is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated individual to join our team as a Conservation Program Specialist - Wetland Biologist.

As a Conservation Program Specialist and member of the Manitoba Habitat Asset Management Team (HAM), you will be responsible for assisting the HAM team to manage water control structures on DUC Wetland Projects within the Saskatchewan River Delta. You will provide biological input into annual water level planning and implementation. You will support Regional Engineering staff to perform maintenance or replacement of water control works. You will work towards becoming the DUC liaison with public, stakeholders and external partners. You will be required to work in a remote location in a variety of weather.

You need to be an enthusiastic team player – a self-starter who can work with anyone, is capable of seeing the bigger picture and enjoys thinking out of the box. You are an effective communicator who is able to build positive working relationships with various staff of local governments, landowners, industry and agricultural producers.

You possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. You have expertise in project planning and execution, financial and contract management and contractor/construction supervision. You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.

Your minimum three years’ experience, related knowledge and academic achievements make you the ideal candidate for this very diverse and challenging opportunity.

• An environmental or biological science diploma is preferred but other diplomas in related disciplines will be considered
• Strong planning, reporting and project management skills
• An understanding of local agricultural, industry and conservation practices
• Knowledge of sustainable and integrated resource management
• Experience with GPS, ArcView, MS Office, AutoCAD and airphoto interpretation
• Awareness of MB Occupational Health and Safety practices
• Knowledge of the MB Water Protection Act, Dam Safety Regulations and the approvals process
• Excellent organization, interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
• A valid class 5 driver’s license
• Pleasure Craft Operators Card, ATV, Chainsaw, MED A3 and Dunkar egress would be assets
• Experience operating various equipment such as: ATVs, Snowmobiles, boats, chainsaws, brush saws and hand tools
• Practical experience with engineered water control structures, wetland and upland conservation projects, agriculture and biology would all be considered assets.
• Ability to work long/flexible hours , with possible travel
• Construction and heavy equipment supervision experience an asset

How to Apply
If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:

Carly Bjornsson, HR Generalist
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Email: resumes@ducks.ca

Closing deadline: Friday May 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm (CDT)

Please quote “CPS - The Pas” in the subject line of your application.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.