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Position: Conservation Programs Specialist – Alberta Habitat Asset Management (HAM) Program
Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Location: Red Deer, Alberta

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated professional to join our team in Alberta.

As a member of the Alberta Operations Team, you will be responsible for managing all DUC assets in Central/West Alberta, including partner relations.

Practical experience with engineered water control structures, land management and administration, conservation projects and programs, agriculture, engineering and/or biology, would all be considered assets to this very diverse and challenging opportunity.

You need to be an enthusiastic team player and an effective communicator who is able to build positive working relationships with various staff of local governments, landowners, industry, agricultural producers, volunteers and other conservation agencies.

You possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills. You have demonstrated expertise in program planning and implementation and contract management and tendering. You are self- motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.

Your minimum 3 -5 years experience in conservation program delivery, natural resource management techniques and waterfowl habitat requirements, will make you the ideal candidate for this position.


  • A post-secondary degree or technologist diploma in a related discipline; equivalent practical field experience will also be considered
  • Strong planning, reporting and project management skills
  • Knowledge of sustainable and integrated resource management
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with GPS, ArcView, MS Office and airphoto interpretation
  • Awareness of AB Occupational Health and Safety practices
  • Knowledge of the AB Water Act, Dam Safety Regulations and the approvals process would be considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work long/flexible hours in summer, with travel
  • Experience managing contracts and contractors, supervising construction, strong administrative and budgeting skills
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license
  • An understanding of who Ducks Unlimited Canada is and what we do; an understanding of local agricultural, industry and conservation practices would be considered an asset

How to Apply

Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.

Closing deadline: January 27, 2019

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered foran interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 9 2019    ID: 50202