Conservation Technician Summer Position

Ducks Unlimited Canada Posted: January 14th, 2020
Expires: January 25th, 2020


Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the leader in wetland conservation, is seeking a highly motivated student to fill the summer Conservation Technician position in Brandon, Manitoba.

Duties may include:

Day-to-day operation and maintenance of DUC’s grassland projects which may include seeding operations, chemical and mechanical weed control and conducting controlled burns. You will also be responsible for shop, equipment and yard maintenance. All field activities are planned and conducted within the team environment.

This position, which will be based from our office in Brandon, Manitoba, involves physical work, heavy lifting and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Our ideal candidate will be able to take direction and execute tasks in a safe and efficient manner without direct supervision.

Additional Details:

  • Available for work between mid-May and lateAugust (approximately 15 -17 weeks)
  • Full-time student between the ages of 17 and 30
  • The position is based on funding where the successful candidate must be a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year


  • Experience towing trailers, operating ATVs and farm equipment including tractors, sprayers and mowers
  • Navigating with landowner maps (legal descriptions)
  • GIS capabilities, familiar with GPS units
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Valid driver’s license; some travel within Southern MB
  • Ability to work flexible hours, overnight, and with a strong work ethic
  • Comfortable working as part of a team or independently
  • Must have a passion for conservation, the environment and the outdoors.

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 24, 2020

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 for an interview will be contacted.