Regional Biologist - Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. - Ridgeland, MS

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Regional Biologist
Southern Regional Office
Ridgeland, Mississippi Description:
This position will report to the Manager of Conservation Programs for the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley and will be responsible for the development, administration and delivery of conservation programs in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. The successful applicant will review and recommend conservation projects, ensure implementation of projects, work closely with state and federal partners, provide technical assistance on wetland and waterfowl management issues, prepare agreements and funding proposals for conservation projects, assist Manager of Land Protection for MAV with conservation easement program, work with DU volunteers and fund-raising staff and disseminate information on DU conservation programs to supporters and partners.

Knowledge:
Strong working knowledge of wetland values and functions, restoration techniques and management is required. Knowledge of regional conservation issues including land protection is important. Experience in managing multi-agency conservation programs is advantageous.

Skills and Abilities:
Previous field experience with waterfowl and wetland ecology/management will be an important consideration. Applicant must have demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written. The ability to communicate with private landowners, and state and federal resource managers will be critical. The ability to prepare reports, funding proposals and project budgets is necessary. Use of GIS applications is also an important skill.

Education:
B.S. in wildlife or wetland ecology, agriculture, forestry, or related field required plus 5 years experience; M.S. preferred.

To Apply:
To apply, please fill out the application materials online at www.ducks.org/jobs , attach cover letter and resume and “submit” by January 15, 2014. For more information regarding this position please contact:
Craig Hilburn
Manager of Conservation Programs – AL, AR, MS, TN
1660 Amelia Drive
C onway, AR 72034
Phone: (501) 837-1524
chilburn@ducks.org

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