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Posted: 07/17/2012

Employer
Ducks Unlimited
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Regional Biologist - Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent's leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, is seeking a Regional Biologist to oversee habitat conservation programs in Wisconsin. The incumbent will become part of a highly-motivated team of biologists, engineers, public policy experts, scientific researchers and other resource professionals responsible for the protection, restoration and enhancement of wetland and associated habitats in Wisconsin. This position will be stationed in Madison, Wisconsin, or in another mutually agreed upon location in Wisconsin. Specific Duties and Responsibilities The primary duties and responsibilities include the initiation, coordination, and delivery of public and private wetland conservation projects and other conservation activities in Wisconsin. Project initiation includes developing relationships with public agencies, private landowners, and other conservation groups to establish and maintain successful partnerships with DU to restore and enhance wetlands and associated habitats. Project delivery includes coordinating with agency partners, landowners, non-governmental organizations, DU engineering staff, contractors and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget completion of projects. Management of the Wisconsin program budget, negotiation of project agreements, field monitoring and data entry related to project tracking through DU’s business information system is also required. The Regional Biologist will be responsible for writing funding proposals to various public agencies, foundations, corporations and others to support conservation activities in Wisconsin, and will also be responsible for the administration of grant awards. In addition, the incumbent will promote DU’s mission and accomplishments to DU members, volunteers, major donors, partners, elected leaders and media contacts. Establishing and maintaining long-term successful relationships with conservation partners and funding entities are essential. Additional responsibilities include the recruitment and retention of waterfowl hunters and DU members. Overnight travel will be required. Minimum Qualifications • Knowledge of wetland and waterfowl ecology, natural resource conservation, and the management of wetland & native grassland habitats. • Knowledge of local, state and federal conservation programs and policies (especially NAWCA and Farm Bill) used to protect and restore wetlands and grasslands. • Demonstrated skills in written communication, public speaking and establishing good working relationships with landowners, partners and other professional colleagues. • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (M.S. preferred) in Wildlife Biology, Ecology or related natural resources field. • Proven ability to secure grant funding, prepare funding reports, and manage detailed budgets. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Jason Hill, Manager of Conservation Programs, at 734-623-2000 or at jhill@ducks.org. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three references, by July 31, 2012 to: Tracie Chapin Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Great Lakes/Atlantic Region 1220 Eisenhower Place Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Email: tchapin@ducks.org


Position
Regional Biologist - Wisconsin
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Madison area, WI
Details
 

Regional Biologist - Wisconsin

 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent's leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, is seeking a Regional Biologist to oversee habitat conservation programs in Wisconsin.  The incumbent will become part of a highly-motivated team of biologists, engineers, public policy experts, scientific researchers and other resource professionals responsible for the protection, restoration and enhancement of wetland and associated habitats in Wisconsin.  This position will be stationed in Madison, Wisconsin, or in another mutually agreed upon location in Wisconsin. 

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities include the initiation, coordination, and delivery of public and private wetland conservation projects and other conservation activities in Wisconsin.  Project initiation includes developing relationships with public agencies, private landowners, and other conservation groups to establish and maintain successful partnerships with DU to restore and enhance wetlands and associated habitats.  Project delivery includes coordinating with agency partners, landowners, non-governmental organizations, DU engineering staff, contractors and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget completion of projects.  Management of the Wisconsin program budget, negotiation of project agreements, field monitoring and data entry related to project tracking through DUs business information system is also required. 

 

The Regional Biologist will be responsible for writing funding proposals to various public agencies, foundations, corporations and others to support conservation activities in Wisconsin, and will also be responsible for the administration of grant awards.  In addition, the incumbent will promote DUs mission and accomplishments to DU members, volunteers, major donors, partners, elected leaders and media contacts.  Establishing and maintaining long-term successful relationships with conservation partners and funding entities are essential.  Additional responsibilities include the recruitment and retention of waterfowl hunters and DU members.  Overnight travel will be required. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

·         Knowledge of wetland and waterfowl ecology, natural resource conservation, and the management of wetland & native grassland habitats.      

·         Knowledge of local, state and federal conservation programs and policies (especially NAWCA and Farm Bill) used to protect and restore wetlands and grasslands.

·         Demonstrated skills in written communication, public speaking and establishing good working relationships with landowners, partners and other professional colleagues. 

·         Minimum of a Bachelors degree (M.S. preferred) in Wildlife Biology, Ecology or related natural resources field.   

·         Proven ability to secure grant funding, prepare funding reports, and manage detailed budgets. 

 

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Jason Hill, Manager of Conservation Programs, at 734-623-2000 or at jhill@ducks.org.

 

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How to apply
Apply on-online at www.ducks.org/jobs
Tracie Chapin
Phone: 734-623-2000
ADDRESS
1220 Eisenhower Pl
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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