Tierra accepts resumes on an ongoing basis from motivated professionals with experience in the right of way, cultural resources, environmental, planning, and mapping fields. We are a growing and dynamic company that has provided right of way, environmental, and cultural resources services throughout the western United States for over 25 years. We offer excellent opportunities for career growth and provide a positive work environment. Tierra offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance; optional life insurance; dental and Aflac supplemental insurance (at employee cost); 401k retirement plans; and paid time off.

Tierra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

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Principal Investigator/Project Manager—New Mexico

At Tierra, the Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for the implementation of the research aspects of cultural resources management (CRM), while Project Managers (PM) handle the business aspects of CRM projects. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced person who can successfully handle the duties of both positions. 

The primary job responsibility is to design and oversee the research aspects of cultural resources projects in New Mexico. Additional job responsibilities include marketing to existing and new clients, responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), preparing scopes of work, cost proposals, and research designs, implementing all aspects of fieldwork and overseeing the work of employees assigned to projects, producing technical reports, and providing effective coordination with clients, agencies, Tribes, and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

The PI/PM works closely with the other PIs and PMs, Field Directors, GIS Specialists, and the Environmental Planning and Cultural Resources Division Director. The successful candidate must work well in a team environment and have the ability to multitask, including managing multiple small Class I, Class III, and monitoring projects simultaneously. The successful candidate must be currently permitted in New Mexico (General Archaeological Investigation Permit) and hold permits with the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service; permits in surrounding states is also desirable. A small to moderate amount of travel may be required as needed; a current valid driver’s license is required. The successful candidate must be a United States citizen or hold a Federally approved work visa.

Duties Include:

  • Managing projects for our Albuquerque and Santa Fe branches.
  • Working closely with existing and new clients.
  • Preparing the cultural resources components of proposals.
  • Writing research designs and overseeing research aspects of excavations and large-scale survey projects.
  • Directing large excavation projects.
  • Preparing scopes of work and budgets.
  • Working with the PIs and PMs in developing research goals for the Division.
  • Coordinating with the Field Directors to ensure that research goals are met.
  • Writing synthetic and interpretive chapters in cultural resources reports.
  • Working with government agencies to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and protocols.
  • Training personnel in field methods, analytical techniques, database management, report writing, research techniques, and archaeological theory and methods.
  • Content editing of all drafts and final reports.
  • Attending conferences and professional meetings; encouraging personnel to present papers at these conferences.
  • Analytic skills are a plus, including historic era artifacts, shell, and ceramics.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the cultural, heritage, and/or environmental compliance industry, at least 5 years of which has been in New Mexico, is required. Experience should include directing large-scale data recovery excavations.
  • Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and associated Federal and New Mexico State laws and regulations is essential. 
  • Experience working with the various municipal, county, state, and federal agencies, tribes, and SHPO in New Mexico, or similar experience in the greater Southwest.
  • Candidates should also have established relationships in the archaeological and environmental communities in New Mexico and surrounding states. 
  • Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Management, or related field required.

This is a full-time, permanent position with benefits, including medical, 401k, and holidays. Salary is competitive and based on education and experience. The successful candidate can be based out of our Albuquerque or Santa Fe branch offices, though occasional travel between the two offices to meet clients and/or agency personnel is required. Tierra is an equal opportunity employer.

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Biologist/Environmental Compliance Lead—Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tierra’s Environmental Planning and Cultural Resources Division is seeking a mid-level Biologist/Environmental Compliance Lead for our Albuquerque, New Mexico, office. This position is a regular, full-time, salaried or hourly position (depending on experience).

Job Responsibilities

    • Assisting with the preparation, coordination, review, and management of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance documents, particularly Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and Categorical Exclusions.
    • Planning and coordinating field studies, archival research, and report preparation pertaining to wildlife, native plants, and habitats found in the American Southwest.
    • Preparing Biological Assessments and Evaluations.
    • Evaluating the potential for occurrence of Threatened and Endangered species and other special status species and their habitats.
    • Conducting fieldwork as necessary.
    • Conducting and preparing reports for Waters of the U.S. jurisdictional delineations and determinations under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
    • Preparing CWA Section 404 permit documentation and compensatory mitigation plans.
    • Preparing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and managing their implementation.
    • Working directly with interdisciplinary regulatory agency project teams, clients, and subcontractors.
    • Assist with business development, marketing, and proposal efforts.

Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Planning, or related field required. Master’s/graduate degree is preferred.
    • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in environmental planning and consulting in the state of New Mexico.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of the ecology of the Southwest.
    • Strong project management skills and excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Ability to self-start and the flexibility to perform out-of-town fieldwork.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and competence in the application of biological facts, principles, methods, techniques, and procedures necessary for the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their respective habitats.
    • A solid background in performing Environmental and Biological Assessments, natural resources field studies, and NEPA analyses.
    • Strong working knowledge of Federal, State, and local government environmental regulations.
    • Demonstrated ability in field data collection and survey design methodologies, data analysis, and technical writing.

Pay level will be based upon experience. To apply, send a resume and a brief cover letter, including salary requirements, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please. 

Senior Relocation Agents

Tierra's Right of Way Division is seeking qualified, experienced Senior Relocation Agents to fill immediate openings. Candidates must possess and demonstrate extensive knowledge, proficiency, and professionalism in:

    • State and Federal rules, regulations, and codes related to the Uniform Act.
    • Relocation planning.
    • Preparing move bid specifications.
    • Coordinating multiple and/or complex commercial moves.
    • Calculating replacement housing payments.
    • Performing Decent, Safe, and Sanitary (DSS) inspections.
    • The application of local laws to relocation assignments.
    • The use of carve-outs.
    • Professional relationship building.

Applicants must also possess and demonstrate critical thinking skills; the ability to assimilate data and information quickly and accurately, manage multiple tasks and assignments, and be an independent worker with initiative and accountability; and a commitment to the production of a quality product.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years of relocation experience on transportation and/or U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) projects. Candidates must be willing to mentor, guide, and supervise others while also handling acquisition/negotiation assignments. Bilingual candidates are preferred but not required.

We are looking for permanent, full-time team players with the drive and commitment to lead others and handle multiple projects. Benefits, including a 401k plan, are available. Must be able to obtain an Arizona Real Estate License. Positions are available in both Tierra's Tucson and Phoenix offices.

Tierra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter, including salary requirements, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also mail your resume and cover letter to:

Tierra Right of Way Services
Attn: Human Resources Department
1575 E. River Road, Suite 201
Tucson, AZ 85718-5831

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