Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Rancho Cordova , CA

Engineering AutoCAD Drafter

Ducks Unlimited, Inc
Rancho Cordova, CA Full-time
Posted on July 31, 2018

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced AutoCAD drafter to be located in either the Sacramento, CA or Vancouver, WA office.  The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland restoration projects. 

Candidates must have a minimum of three years experience utilizing Civil3D for the preparation of improvement plans and topographic survey maps, and demonstrated knowledge of working with LiDAR data and maps. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying and experience with earthwork and utility-related construction. Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team based relationships. 

Project delivery responsibilities will be focused on the preparation of topographic survey maps, conceptual design plans, and construction plans. Project delivery in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah will be the primary focus. The position may include travel to those states.

Specific duties include:

  1. Utilize Civil3D to:
  • Create topographic maps from ground-based surveys as well as from LiDAR data/maps.
  • Manipulate LiDAR data with GIS applications.
  • Create construction/engineering drawings for our restoration projects.
  • Create permit drawings for submittal to regulatory agencies.
  • Generate earthwork (cut/fill) quantities associated with the projects. 

DU’s mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl.  These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:,

and attach a cover letter, resume and references.

For further information regarding this position please contact:
Linda McMahon, Administrative Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
17700 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
or email application materials from the website, attach a cover letter, resume and references by clicking the "Apply Now" button

Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America's drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent's waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Its mission: Habitat Conservation

Thanks to decades of abiding by that single mission, Ducks Unlimited is now the world's largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. DU is able to multilaterally deliver its work through a series of partnerships with private individuals, landowners, agencies, scientific communities and other entities.

It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.