Wetland Conservation Specialist

Ducks Unlimited
WY, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The Great Plains Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking an experienced conservation specialist for Wyoming. The conservation specialist will work under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Programs for Colorado & Wyoming and become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and other professionals. The selected candidate will collaborate closely with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Environmental Protection Agency as part of cooperative position to develop a Wetland Program Plan and then deliver conservation objectives identified under the plan. The successful applicant will collaborate with private landowners, conservation partners, and promote conservation programs in Wyoming. The position is funded through September 30, 2018 and may be extended, subject to available funding. The position will be located at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's regional office in Casper, Wyoming.


Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field with 2 years of related experience. Applicants must have a working knowledge of wetland ecology, waterfowl, shorebird, and water bird biology, state/federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Understanding of various wetland conservation programs (e.g., NAWCA, etc.) as well as state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g. National Historic Preservation Act and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to manage multiple projects, wetland restoration and enhancement experience are required. Familiarity with Wyoming's biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Lead the development of Wetland Program Plan which includes establishing restoration goals and objectives for Wyoming.
  • Implement strategies and objectives identified in the Wetland Program Plan.
  • Collaborate with agency personnel, NGOs, and private landowners to disseminate technical assistance and programmatic information.
  • Coordinate restoration and land protection activities with other organizations and partners. 
  • Write grants and assist the conservation team in delivering projects by requesting public funds to help secure resources necessary to achieve the DU and WGFD goals and objectives.
  • Represent DU and WGFD at wetland conservation venues and assist with a variety of fundraising activities, including working with Development staff, Grassroots staff, and Volunteers.
  • Assist with negotiation of project agreements, report writing, permitting, and biological technical issues affecting project delivery.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and three references with daytime telephone numbers to Christy Nelson, 1825 Sharp Point Drive, #118, Fort Collins, CO 80525, (email is preferred method of application). Additional application forms will be provided upon receipt of cover letter and resume. For more information regarding this position, contact Martin Grenier at 970.775.4416 or .

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through October 14, 2016.