Regional Biologist (North Pacific Coast) Vancouver
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. - Vancouver, WA

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Regional Biologist – Vancouver Field Office

The Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is soliciting resumes for an experienced Regional Biologist for the North Pacific Coast Conservation Area encompassing western Washington and Oregon. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Programs and become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and other professionals. The incumbent will focus primarily in Puget Sound and be responsible for the conservation, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to waterfowl and other wetland dependent species . Position location is negotiable.

Qualifications
Candidates must have at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have a working knowledge of wetland ecology, including estuarine systems; waterfowl, shorebird, and water bird biology; salmonid biology; and state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Demonstrated experience with various state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g. WA State Hydraulic Code and Shoreline Management Act, OR removal-fill law, National Historic Preservation Act, and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities, and wetland restoration and enhancement experience are desired. Familiarity with the region’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent’s duties and responsibilities will include initiating, managing and delivering wetland enhancement and restoration projects with the Conservation Area team; representing DU at wetland conservation venues; providing technical support to DU’s land protection program; and other conservation activities. Project initiation duties include identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private landowners and agencies that may partner with DU to enhance and restore wetlands, and identifying and securing funding for project work. Project management and delivery duties include coordinating with landowners and other stakeholders, DU engineering staff, consultants, and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. Negotiation of project agreements, report writing, budget management, biological technical assistance, and entering project tracking data in DU’s business information system would also be required. The Regional Biologist will write and submit proposals to various agencies, foundations, and other funding sources to secure project funds. 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 area. Position will remain open until filled.

To apply: Please fill out the application and pre-employment forms online at www.ducks.org/jobs , attach cover letter and resume and click "submit". To request application materials or for more information regarding this position please contact:

Debby Jones, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Email:
djones@ducks.org

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