COSA Now Hiring: Natural Resources Associate

Hello COSA listserv,

DHM Design is excited to announce that we are currently seeking a highly-qualified and motivated Natural Resources Associate to join our team in either our Denver or Carbondale, Colorado office.

Job Description:

As an innovative and respected landscape architecture, land planning, and ecological planning firm, DHM Design values 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.

As a Natural Resources Associate at DHM Design, 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. 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. You will also have the opportunity to travel to various locations throughout Colorado, as well as occasional travel outside of the state.

Experience Level:

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. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of professional project experience, with a preference for those with consulting experience in the western United States. A Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Natural Resource Management, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Resource Management, or closely related field is required.

In addition, 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 is preferred. Technical writing skills and past experience writing documentation for compliance projects and management of natural resources are also required. Experience using ArcMap or ArcPro and conducting natural resource surveys for noxious weeds, wetland delineations, vegetation, and wildlife surveys in various locations throughout the state are essential.

Salary and Benefits:

DHM Design offers a competitive salary range of $70-78k depending on experience, as well as 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.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to join our team, please submit a single PDF under 10 MB with cover letter, resume, and work samples to and note Carbondale Natural Resources Associate position in the subject line. A writing sample will be requested, and a GIS test may be required during the interview. No phone calls please.

Additional information can be found on our web site at

Karen Current

Principal | Marketing Director


Landscape Architecture | Land Planning | Ecological Planning | Urban Design

C: 720.341.2881


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