Natural Resources Associate

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Natural Resources Associate

  • Full Time
  • Denver or Carbondale, CO
  • $70,000 – $78,000 USD / Year
  • Submitter Email (not used publicly):
  • Submitter Name (not used publicly): Katie Marquette
  • Salary: $70,000 – $78,000

Website DHM Design


Join DHM Design, an innovative and respected landscape architecture, land planning, and ecological planning firm with offices in Denver, Carbondale, Durango, Missoula, and Bozeman. We are currently seeking a highly-qualified and motivated Natural Resources Associate to join our team in our Denver or Carbondale, Colorado office.

As a Natural Resources Associate at DHM Design, you will have the opportunity to be part of our expanding environmental and ecological programs and advance with our company. You will play a pivotal role in assisting with project management and coordination, technical report writing, GIS data organization and analysis, and field surveys and monitoring. Additionally, you will have the chance to work closely with our design team in communicating environmental and ecological objectives, performing on-site assistance with resource mapping, planning, and construction administration for various projects.

We see this role as an opportunity for someone at a mid-career level who is interested in moving into a more senior role within the next 1-5 years. You will be based in a collaborative office environment and have the opportunity to travel to various locations throughout Colorado, as well as occasional travel outside of the state.

At DHM Design, we value excellent communication skills, professional maturity, a strong desire to grow within the company, self-motivation, and a commitment to providing excellent service to our clients. Join us and be part of a dynamic team that prioritizes ecological and environmental perspectives in every aspect of our projects.


• Support and occasionally lead efforts to obtain compliance with a variety of environmental regulations, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Clean Water Act, and state and local environmental rules and regulations.

• Support and occasionally lead project management efforts for baseline ecological surveys and reporting, land restoration and enhancement, environmental compliance, and land stewardship projects.

• Conduct background research and field work to support the construction of a variety of technical documents that comply with federal and state laws, provide land management guidance to private and public landowners, or outline land restoration and enhancement plans.

•  Participate and lead meetings with internal staff and clients regarding project status and deliverables. Clearly communicate with staff and clients via email and phone conversations about projects.

• Plan and perform field surveys for a variety of natural resources using GPS and GIS technology, including ArcGIS Field Maps, GNSS receivers, tablets and smartphones. Process data and provide guidance to staff about goals of data collection and data deliverables.

• Perform construction administration and monitoring for a variety of restoration projects.

• Use ArcGIS for data organization and management and follow company-created data management standards. Create cartographic map products for reports that are aesthetically-pleasing and are aligned with the company’s graphic expectations and past deliverables.


• A minimum of 3-5 years of professional project experience, with a preference for those with consulting experience in the western United States.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Natural Resource Management, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Resource Management, or closely related field is required.

•  Familiarity with compliance regulations related to the National Environmental Policy Act; Endangered Species Act; Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Clean Water Act; and state and local environmental rules and regulations and related reporting requirements

• Technical writing skills and past experience writing documentation for compliance projects and management of natural resources. A writing sample will be requested.

• Experience using ArcMap or ArcPro. Ability to independently use the programs and set up field data collection projects, analyze data and run program tools and models, and create maps for project reports. A GIS test may be required during the interview.

•  Experience conducting natural resource surveys for noxious weeds, wetland delineations, vegetation, wildlife surveys in various locations throughout the state. Travel may be required for several days at a time. Out of state travel may be required on occasion.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team that involves a variety of professionals, including engineers, landscape architects, CAD technicians, and others.

• Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and a reliable source of transportation that may be required for site travel.

• Preferred that the candidate has worked in the state of Colorado and is familiar with natural resources present and state regulations.


Salary range for this position is $70-78k depending on experience. At DHM, our employee’s well-being matters to us, and our benefits package is designed to help people thrive. We offer an attractive benefits package that includes health insurance, a 401k plan/ESOP, life insurance, disability insurance, dental and vision insurance, a flexible spending plan (FSA), paid time off, and a shared expense program for public transportation. Our firm also provides a mentorship program, professional development support, and year-round staff events for connection and camaraderie.


Please submit the following: Single PDF under 10 MB with cover letter, resume & work samples to and note Carbondale Natural Resources Associate position in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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