DUCK PRODUCTION COORDINATOR – Canada
This is a remote position based in Eastern/Central Saskatchewan
Delta Waterfowl Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Duck Production Coordinator to assist in the delivery and expansion of Delta’s current Hen House and Predator Management programs in prairie Canada. Click to view the full job description.
Tracing our roots back to 1911, The Duck Hunters Organization continues to be a leading innovator in continental conservation, working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowling in North America. Science remains a key pillar of Delta’s approach to advocating the right solutions as it relates to waterfowl production, habitat conservation and management, and local, regional, or continental policy issues. Delta is the voice for waterfowl hunters, a leading advocate for waterfowl, and home to the largest waterfowl hunter recruitment program in North America.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
As a member of the duck production program team, the Canada Duck Production Coordinator is an organized and self-motivated individual with a strong science and waterfowl management background. This position has a variety of responsibilities and opportunities, but this person will primarily focus on the delivery and oversight of Delta Waterfowl’s Hen House and Predator Management projects in the Canadian prairies.
- Manage operations of the Delta Waterfowl Hen House program and Predator Management program within Canadian target areas.
- Assist with developing an annual budget for Hen House and Predator Management programming.
- Recruit and train Hen House Delivery Contractors responsible for installation, maintenance, and monitoring of nest structures.
- Identify contractors or other entities to construct Hen House components as needed. Distribute nest structure and associated materials to Hen House Delivery Specialists on necessary timelines.
- Locate sites to be used as Hen House distribution centers in Canada. Maintain centers and inventory of materials for annual projects.
- Assist Delta chapters in developing productive, well-managed, and long-lasting nest structure programs.
- Respond to Hen House and wood duck box questions from Delta members and others via email, social media, and phone conversations.
- Work with provincial and federal agencies, along with other non-profit organizations, to obtain permission and permits to deliver Delta programs.
- Generate any necessary annual proposals and close-out reports for provincial and federal permitting agencies for required permits.
- Use available technology (GIS) and field reconnaissance to select, map, and evaluate Hen House and Predator Management programs.
- Conduct annual site selection/verification flights to evaluate new and existing Predator Management sites for biological and logistical requirement compliance.
- Represent Delta at annual meetings with permitting agencies to discuss Predator Management research and delivery permit needs.
- Plan and execute annual Delta trapper meetings, specific to assigned jurisdiction.
- Assist duck production team in recruiting new trappers and distributing trapping equipment as needed.
- Assist Delta science team with the determination of research needs and development of high-quality research projects.
- Provide on-the-ground assistance to the science team, including equipment purchase/preparation, study site determination, and landowner permission.
- Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
- Master’s degree in a science-related natural resources field or a Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of related experience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with multiple stakeholder groups.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet, and computer applications.
- Must be familiar with geographic information systems (GIS) software and applications.
- Must be able to carry 50 pounds unassisted
- Should be able to operate a truck and trailer and small equipment (bobcat)
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance.
- Must have demonstrated leadership skills, possess excellent organizational skills, and work well as a team member.
- Trustworthy and possessing the highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
- Must be willing to incur overnight travel.
For more information about the position, please contact Mike Buxton at 701-222-8857 ext. 5204 or email@example.com.
Please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter
Delta Waterfowl Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.