Careers

Tierra accepts resumes on an ongoing basis from motivated professionals in the right of way, cultural resources, environmental, planning, and GIS/mapping fields. A growing and dynamic company, Tierra has provided right of way, environmental, and cultural resources services throughout the western United States for over 30 years. We offer excellent opportunities for career growth and a positive work environment.

Tierra provides 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.

Please email your complete professional resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Relocation Agents—Seattle, Phoenix, and Tucson

Tierra is seeking professionals with a minimum of five years of experience providing and performing relocation assistance services under the Uniform Act. Positions are available in Seattle, Washington, and in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. This is not a position for agents with only acquisition experience. Candidates must demonstrate experience providing relocation assistance for a minimum of five years. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have excellent writing skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office core software.
  • Possess excellent people skills and the ability to work in a team environment, occasionally as the team leader.
  • Be extremely well organized in all work responsibilities.
  • Be able to accept constructive criticism to promote self-learning and career advancement.
  • Have either the Senior Right of Way Professional (SR/WA) or Relocation Assistance Certification (R/W-RAC) from the International Right of Way Association (or both).
  • Have experience providing relocation assistance in HUD-, FTA-, and FHWA- funded projects.
  • Have some college education or a college degree.
  • Be familiar with WSDOT LTAP forms.
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check.

This is a senior-level position. Tierra offers a competitive salary, benefits, paid time off/sick leave, and a 401k plan. Some financial assistance will be provided to the hired candidate who must relocate to one of the desired locations to commence work. To be considered, please send the following three items to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  1. Your updated resume, including project descriptions, relocation types, and how many relocations you handled on each project.

  2. A cover letter that includes the location you would like to work in (Washington or Arizona), the salary/wage you are currently earning or earned on your last project, when you are available for employment and the best way to contact you.

  3. A one-page description of your favorite relocation challenge, including the type of relocation (residential or non-residential), the challenges presented and how you resolved them, and why this is your favorite relocation challenge.

Project Archaeologist—Washington

Tierra is seeking a Project Archaeologist for our growing Washington cultural resources team. The Project Archaeologist assists with cultural resources management (CRM) projects under the supervision of the cultural resources Project Manager and Principal Investigator. Responsibilities include research; supervising field crew; conducting survey, testing, monitoring, and data recovery projects; and report writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A./M.S. in Anthropology or Archaeology.
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for professional archaeologist.
  • 3+ years of CRM experience in the Pacific Northwest, preferably in Washington.
  • Ability to use GPS units in the field.
  • Master’s-level writing skills.
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork in physically demanding conditions.
  • Ability to travel for fieldwork.
  • Current Washington State driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass Federal and State security background checks.
  • Ability to cooperate and function as part of a team.

The Project Archaeologist will work out of our Seattle office, with partial telecommuting options available. Tierra maintains dedicated GIS, Editing, and IT departments which support this position. To apply, please email your cover letter with your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Title Examiner—Tucson

Tierra is seeking a qualified individual with a strong background in title examination to join our Tucson office. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience. Responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and locating conveyance documents.
  • Preparing title chains.
  • Reviewing and interpreting real estate documents.
  • Identifying clouds on title.
  • Reviewing, checking and writing legal descriptions.

Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. This is a contract employee position that will require you to work offsite at a client's office. If you have five or more years of experience, please send your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This is not an entry-level position. You must have the required experience, or your application will be rejected. Benefits are available.


Administrative Assistants (Part-Time)—Olympia and Tucson

Tierra's Right of Way Division is looking for Administrative Assistants in Olympia, Washington and Tucson, Arizona. Tierra is a woman and minority owned small business and a growing and dynamic company that has been providing right of way, environmental, and cultural resource services throughout the greater Western States for over 29 years. 

This career is geared toward those who have strong organizational skills, can maintain confidentiality and can communicate effectively. Desired skills and experience include:

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively with clients, visitors, staff and the public and able to demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and effectiveness in documentation of activities and in those services provided.
  • Desired computer skills include proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook; Deltek for Professional Services; Egnyte or Cloud Storage systems and basic databases and the ability to research a variety of websites.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate written and manual files, logos and records in a detailed and professional manner is required.
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload.
  • May frequently be expected to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • May work under time and deadline pressures and may encounter changes to workload priorities and deadlines.
  • Works closely with others as part of a team and reports directly to the Division Manager. Some travel required.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • 1+ years of hands on administrative support experience.

Tierra offers a competitive salary based upon experience. The growth of the company may convert this into a full-time position at which time company benefits will be made available. Candidates that meet the requirements above, please submit your resume, salary requirements, three references, and other relevant information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please.

Tierra does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Biologist/Environmental Compliance Lead—Albuquerque

Tierra’s Environmental team is seeking to hire a mid-level Biologist/Environmental Compliance Lead with at least 7 years of experience in environmental planning and consulting. Tierra is a woman- and minority-owned small business and a growing and dynamic company that has provided environmental, cultural resource, and right of way services throughout the greater Southwest for over 25 years.

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, biology, or related field required. Masters/graduate degree is preferred.
  • Strong project management skills and excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Self-starter with the flexibility to do out-of-town fieldwork.
  • Professional knowledge and competence in the application of biological facts, principles, methods, techniques, and procedures necessary for the conservation and management of fish and wildlife and plant resources and their respective habitats.
  • A solid background in environmental and biological assessments, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses, and ecological field studies.
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and New Mexico State environmental regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability in field data collection and survey design methodologies, statistics and data analysis, and technical writing.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with the preparation, coordination, and management of environmental analyses and NEPA documents. Write NEPA compliance documents, particularly Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), and Categorical Exclusions (CE). Contribute to proposal efforts for EIS and EA projects for various agencies, applicants, and proponents.
  • Plan, coordinate, survey, and report on wildlife, native plants, and habitats focused in the American Southwest.
  • Prepare biological assessments and evaluations.
  • Evaluate the potential of occurrence of Threatened and/or Endangered species and suitable habitat.
  • Assist with business development, marketing, and proposal efforts.
  • Conduct and prepare wetland and/or jurisdictional determinations under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Assist with CWA 404 jurisdictional delineations and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permitting.
  • Prepare Section 404 permits and habitat mitigation plans.
  • Prepare and manage Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).
  • Work directly with multi-disciplinary project teams, clients, subcontractors and regulatory agencies.
  • Plan and participate in fieldwork as necessary.

Tierra offers a competitive salary based upon experience. Benefits include: health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off, life and disability insurance, and 401k plan. Candidates that meet the requirements above, please submit your resume, salary requirements, three references, and other relevant information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Temporary Archaeological Field Technicians—Arizona and New Mexico

Tierra is hiring a significant number of Archaeological Field Technicians to assist in scheduled archaeological surveys beginning immediately and running through the summer. These surveys are located throughout Arizona and New Mexico. Field Technicians are also needed for archaeological monitoring projects in Tucson and Phoenix. Pay will be commensurate with applicant’s experience and education. All Field Technicians will work under the supervision of a Field Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology or a related field.
  • Survey and monitoring experience on cultural resources management (CRM) projects in the Southwest.
  • Ability to cooperate and function as part of a team.
  • Resourcefulness, motivation, and an organized approach to fieldwork.
  • Ability to use a GPS unit in the field. 
  • Artifact analysis skills are an advantage, but not required.

Tierra has been a leader in CRM in the Southwest since 1993. We are committed to meeting our customer’s land service needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards.

To Apply: Please email your curriculum vitae/resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Right of Way Agents—Arizona, Washington, Western U.S.

Tierra is seeking qualified candidates to fill current and future Right of Way Agent positions in Arizona, Washington, and the greater western United States. Ideal candidates will possess a minimum of five years’ experience in performing each of the following tasks:

  • Research: Researching property records (title, deeds, easements, public rights of way) through public records online and in public agency offices, reviewing conveyance documents and property records to determine current allowable uses, determinations of existing rights, researching historical records.
  • Legal Descriptions: Read, review, and plot simple and complex legal descriptions. Write simple and complex legal descriptions for review by others.
  • Document Preparation: Prepare deeds, easements, permits, licenses, and other forms of conveyance documents using standard MS Office software. 
  • Negotiations: Negotiate the acquisition of easements, permits, licenses and other real estate interests from private and public landowners.
  • File Maintenance: Maintain parcel and project related files with records of communication, deeds, easements, legal descriptions, etc.

Candidates must:

  • Be proficient in the use of MS Office and various online resources.
  • Possess excellent people skills and ability to work as part of a team, occasionally as a team leader.
  • Work in a professional manner and promote professionalism in the work environment.
  • Possess excellent writing skills (writing test required).
  • Be extremely well organized in all work responsibilities.
  • Be able to pass a criminal background and drug test.
  • Be able to pass a State real estate exam within 90 days.
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Have some college education.
  • Have 3 years project experience providing either acquisiton or relocation assistance services.

Additional Preferred Experience (not required):

  • Experience providing relocation assistance services under the Uniform Act.
  • Experience working for a public agency or utility company.
  • History of staying at a job for longer than 3 years.
  • Survey, title, or appraisal background.
  • Designation from the International Right of Way Association.

Candidates that can meet the requirements may submit their resumes, along with a cover letter and contact information, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m.