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.

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Field Director—New Mexico

Tierra is seeking a motivated and experienced archaeologist/cultural resources manager who can fulfill the duties of Field Director/Archaeologist in either our Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico, offices. The successful candidate must be a team player. They must have the ability to multi-task, including supervising multiple small surveys and/or monitoring projects concurrently. Experience directing large block surveys as well as in archaeological testing and data recovery investigation is also desired.

The successful candidate must meet qualifications to be listed in Tierra's cultural resource investigation permits for the State of New Mexico, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and other regulatory agencies. The candidate must also have knowledge of the literature and practice of prehistoric and historical archaeology in the American Southwest. The position may involve some travel, and 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:

  • Directing fieldwork
  • Staffing and scheduling input
  • Writing reports and preparing forms to pertinent agency standards
  • Delegating tasks to junior staff
  • Problem resolution in field and office settings
  • Training archaeological technicians in field methods, preparation of forms, and report writing
  • Maintaining current knowledge of literature and professional reports
  • Assisting in the preparation of scopes of work and budgets for proposals
  • Analyzing collections of cultural materials that fall within your particular analytic specialty

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Seven years of experience in cultural resource management at increasing levels of responsibility (such as Technician, Crew Chief, Assistant Field Director, Field Director)
  • At least three years of cultural resource management experience in New Mexico.
  • Thorough knowledge of the NHPA Section 106 process and associated Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
  • Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field preferred.
  • Focus in a particular analytic specialty in material culture or an aspect of environmental archaeology a plus.

Full-time or part-time employment will be considered. Compensation is competitive, and is based on experience and education. The successful candidate must be based out of either our Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico office, though occasional travel is required. Partial telecommuting options are also available.

Tierra has been conducting cultural resource projects in the American Southwest for nearly 25 years. We are committed to meeting our clients’ land services needs in the highest quality manner, delivered with the highest ethical and professional standards.

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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.

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 acquisition 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.