Finance/Accounting Spec II – The Nature Conservancy

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

Working within the New Mexico Field Office (NMFO) in Santa Fe, NM, the Finance Specialist II is responsible for the overall management, maintenance, analysis and reporting of all financial data for the New Mexico Chapter of TNC. They work with program staff toward the collective achievement of a complex set of land and water protection, conservation, restoration and stewardship goals.
The Finance/Accounting Specialist II in New Mexico is responsible for administering and maintaining NMFO’s finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial management. They provide financial data to staff and Board ensuring programmatic commitments are met, fiscal responsibility is measured, and assists with financial forecasting for the Chapter’s long-term sustainability planning.
  • Financial responsibility includes leading the development, submission, and oversight of the annual operating budget.
  • Responsible for monitoring public and private grant award transactions. Assists in the development of private proposal budgets, maintains private award records, and processes invoicing.
  • Generates and analyzes financial reports from accounting systems for the NM Board of Trustees, Sr. Management and Project Managers.
  • Prepares, monitors and maintains project budgets and records.
  • Performs annual accounting closing process and reporting.
  • Allocates and documents pledges, cash, and in-kind gifts received in NM and documents the allocation of stock gifts received by the Conservancy’s worldwide office, on behalf of and for the benefit of work in NM.
  • Approves timecards and invoices.
  • Prepares and submits journal entries.
  • Monitors compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures as well as financial compliance rules (FASB) that relate to gift acceptance, documentation, pledge fulfillment, and similar matters.
  • Coordinates multiple tasks with several variables, sometimes under tight deadlines.
  • Solves routine problems independently; consults with supervisor or accounting support team for unusual or complex problems.
  • Acts as a resource to others to identify and solve problems.
  • Communicates with internal and external contacts to seek or convey NM financial information as needed.
  • Ensures that programmatic commitment to TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are being met and managed for compliance.
  • Provides occasional office back-up to NM Director of Finance/Operations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field and 3 years’ related accounting experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with accounting/financial practices and analysis.
  • Solid knowledge, and proven experience using and maintaining records in automated accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and financial management tools.
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Accuracy and keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills (English) both oral and written required.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and understanding of accrual accounting principles, practices and regulations.


  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Non-profit accounting and/or U.S. government grants accounting experience.
  • Technical expert on moderately complex accounting/financial issues.
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting.
To apply to position number 45831, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 12, 2017.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

Vice President and Executive Director, Audubon New Mexico

Type Regular, Full-Time
Job Category Executive/Senior Management
ID 2017-3205
 Santa Fe

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For more than a century, Audubon has championed the protection of birds and their habitat. Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity. With nearly 700 staff, 22 state programs, 463 local chapters, 41 centers and sanctuaries, and close to half a million members throughout the United States, Audubon achieves its mission by engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education, and on-the-ground conservation action.

In the spring of 2016, Audubon adopted a new strategic plan to renew the organization’s focus on the biggest and most important opportunities for addressing critical threats to birds and their habitat throughout the Western Hemisphere. This plan reaffirms Audubon’s commitment to organizing our conservation work by migratory flyways: each year, more than 10 billion birds use four major flyways to travel up and down the continent and to points beyond. Underneath these flyways are migratory rest stops and the homes for non-migratory birds that are critical to birds’ survival. By mobilizing and aligning Audubon’s unparalleled network of chapters, centers, state programs, and Important Bird Area (IBA) programs to focus on the four major migratory flyways in the Americas (Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific), the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.

As part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in more than 100 countries working to protect a network of IBAs around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. Our 2016 strategic plan builds on the strong foundation established by our 2011 plan. It creates a roadmap for the next five years, guided by two ideas: by focusing on the needs of bird species, the scale and ambition of our conservation work can match the complexity of 21st century demands; and to do so, Audubon needs to become the most effective conservation network in America. We are setting our sights on large-scale conservation goals and taking the needed steps to ensure that Audubon has the authority and capacity to achieve them. We will focus on five cross-cutting conservation strategies including climate, coasts, working lands, water, and bird friendly communities. We will build durable public will for conservation by broadening and deepening our support base, with a clear-eyed focus on diversity. We will invest in the skills and capacity of our unparalleled distributed network. We will continue to refine our priorities and evolve our organizational structure in order to meet our ambitious goals.

Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary

Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on Audubon New Mexico’s rich history and expand its contributions to conservation in New Mexico and the Central Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success.  This is a high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a conservation professional to be an environmental entrepreneur in representing one of Audubon’s oldest state programs.


The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer for Audubon New Mexico and will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. Additionally, the Executive Director will oversee the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, a community nature center in Santa Fe that welcomes thousands of schoolchildren and visitors annually, and will supervise the staff responsible for planning, operating, and managing the day-to-day operations, as well as the implementation of the long-term natural, cultural, and historic reserves, habitat, and public outreach goals at the center.


With an annual budget just under $1 million and a staff of ten, Audubon New Mexico works with a network of four affiliated local Audubon Chapters, the New Mexico Audubon Council, and over 6,500 grassroots members, plus various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats.  The successful candidate will have the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies in the state, while working closely with the Audubon New Mexico Board of Directors and staff, and the Vice President of the Central Flyway to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities.  The Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization and will report directly to the Vice President of the Central Flyway.

Essential Functions

The Vice President/Executive Director – Audubon New Mexico will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

Strategy Development and Organizational Leadership

  • Aligned with Audubon’s overall conservation goals and strategies, develop strategic goals and initiatives that result in the organization’s increased statewide capacity to achieve the conservation of priority birds and their habitats.
  • Provide leadership, management, and mentoring to staff, including a team of dedicated program directors in the priority areas for New Mexico (freshwater conservation, bird conservation, and education) to reach the goals in Audubon New Mexico’s strategic plan, the Central Flyway and the National Strategic Plan.
  • Focus resources on the most critical, high-leverage priority projects, including policy development and public engagement around New Mexico’s rivers as part of the Western Rivers Initiative (and the New Mexico Freshwater Conservation Initiative), grasslands and Important Bird Areas conservation, and other state initiatives.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the state office, including setting financial and programmatic goals, analyzing results, and taking corrective actions, in close collaboration with New Mexico’s staff; ensure that all Audubon financial standards, operating policies, programmatic commitments, and legal requirements are met.
  • Direct and provide oversight to the staff at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary who are responsible for the day-to-day management and operations, programs, and facility-related activities, to include maintenance, new construction, and resource management; ensure the financial and administrative sustainability as well as the implementation of short and long-term goals, and the achievement of conservation results at the center.
  • Manage a small capital campaign underway at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary; oversee construction and ensure its successful completion.

Fundraising and External Relations

  • Represent Audubon New Mexico throughout the state and raise its profile and visibility to funders, partners, policymakers, and the public.
  • Lead Audubon New Mexico’s fundraising to cultivate and solicit major donors and foundations for Audubon New Mexico and to significantly increase contributions.
  • Work closely with the Audubon New Mexico Board of Directors to support the efforts of Audubon New Mexico in continuing the development of a strong statewide organization through fundraising, program development, and conservation advocacy.
  • Inspire and provide guidance to the Chapters and Council in New Mexico to help them realize their potential for on-the-ground conservation and education.  Work to strengthen the statewide presence of Audubon and support these organizations in their local efforts.
  • Further engage New Mexico’s diverse population in Audubon programs through strategic outreach efforts.
  • Work with government departments and non-governmental organizations to promote and prioritize bird science and habitat conservation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, conservation or related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • 7-10 years’ progressive professional experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management level with comparable staff and budget responsibilities.
  • Strong leadership skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and management skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors, and potential partners a must.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders.
  • Seasoned organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the state legislature and in working with members of Congress.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and organizations at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners.
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively represent Audubon New Mexico to its members, state and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and social media.  Candidates bilingual in English and Spanish strongly desired.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of, as well as connection to New Mexico and its environment, conservation and political history, and the role of science in developing conservation strategies.
  • Willingness and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as required.
  • A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of Audubon New Mexico and the National Audubon Society.

Water Quality Hydrologist

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
Albuquerque, NM 87102
$25.54 – $30.53 an hour

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is seeking a Water Quality Hydrologist whose primary role will be to manage the activities of the joint City, County and Water Authority Water Quality Advisory Board. They will coordinate assigned activities with internal staff and outside agencies and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, water resources, biology, geology or related environmental field, plus seven (7) years hydrology, water quality, remediation, environmental, engineering or related experience.

For complete requirements and to apply online, visit Resumes will accepted in lieu of an application.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25.54 to $30.53 /hour

Required education: Bachelor’s

Please review all application instructions before applying to Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.

Senior GIS Manager – Trust for Public Land

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Date Posted: 10-16-2017

The Senior GIS Manager is responsible for leading and directing complex GIS projects and programs that leverage sophisticated GIS analytical techniques in support of The Trust for Public Land’s (TPL) ”land for people” mission. The work involves thought leadership, deep understanding of spatial analysis concepts and application, project management, and the direction of staff. This person must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative, team-oriented, and innovative. Additionally, the Senior GIS Manager must be an effective presenter, facilitator, and translator of GIS concepts with the ability to engage and manage internal organization relationships as well as external partner relationships. This position will supervise 4-6 direct reports and consultants and collaborates with GIS and Planning leadership.

The GIS program supports projects ranging from the national to the neighborhood scale. Project types include Climate-Smart Cities, urban/parks plans, landscape or greenprint projects, database development and enrichment, online web development and mapping. This position will lead a team of GIS staff and consultants to implement cutting-edge, ESRI-based GIS solutions to implement projects. The position will also lead large, complex, multi-vendor, multi-stakeholder projects that includes contract management and budget oversight, as well as, project management and relationship building in support of analysis projects within the organization services. This position is responsible for maintaining a pipeline of projects for the GIS Program by working with state and national staff to identify opportunities and secure projects and grants.

This position will also work with key management teams to provide “thought leadership” to support organization services, programs and initiatives such as community conservation, large landscape assessments, social equity, health, gentrification/displacement, economic benefits, and Creative Placemaking. Providing GIS expertise to support these complex issues through research and development and maintaining strong professional relationships with the leads in each area is a key responsibility of the position. The TPL GIS team is known nationally for our technical expertise in GIS application development and deployment. The Senior GIS Manager will be responsible for leading and expanding this development in support of the mission of the organization.

Much of TPL’s work is related to park planning and equity analysis, trail connectivity studies, access to open space and recreation, land conservation, and related issues. Experience in park and recreation planning are highly desirable.

Essential Functions:
20% Staff Management: Collaborate with the GIS Director, Key PLAN management staff and the PLAN Director on strategic planning, project planning and day-to-day management of the GIS team and GIS projects – including troubleshooting issues. Collaborate with the GIS team through meetings and retreats and through daily problem-solving to advance the mission of the program and the organization. The Senior GIS Manager must be able to lead and navigate team dynamics gracefully and tactfully. This includes setting team morale, holding team members accountable for tasks, engaging peers and supervisors in problem solving, and providing constructive feedback on ideas.

50% Project Management: Manage focused projects like ParkScore®, foundation grants and sub-contracts. Lead scoping, project planning and implementation of GIS projects in coordination with key PLAN and TPL staff and external consultants. This includes:
Developing, tracking and implementing GIS work plans for large analysis projects, and organization GIS mission support
Project scoping, budget tracking, client management, technical management and stakeholder meeting facilitation. Acts as technical translator – communicating complex technical GIS topics to practitioners and stakeholders and translating client needs to GIS staff.
Establishing agreements and contracts; coordinating with staff and partners; tracking on progress and goals
Tracking work vis a vis specified budget and grant requirements using TPL systems. Lead efforts to revise scope or deliverables based on funding or time limitations

10% Client Management: Coordinate and collaborate with other TPL programs and staff on internal projects with significant application of GIS and applied research projects.

10% GIS Tool Development: Guide the development of “cutting-edge” analysis and tools in support of health, Creative Placemaking, Climate-Smart Cities, economic benefits, and other services and programs with an eye towards leveraging and replicating technologies across many projects.

10% Communications and Donor Relations: Promote and maintain effective partnerships among internal project managers, clients and other departments. Assist in the resolution of any client-related concerns on an as needed basis. Act as a stand in for the GIS Director as needed. Write white papers and articles for publications such as Esri ArcNews and ArcUser. Act as representative for GIS in meetings and conferences.


Master’s degree in geography, GIS, information technology or related field required
Demonstrated success with managing full lifecycles of complex, client-oriented GIS projects, from scoping to delivery and with balancing multiple projects simultaneously
Minimum of five years’ experience working in the GIS field, including advanced experience using ESRI tools (ArcGIS 10x, Pro, Model Builder, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, etc.), and advanced spatial/scenario analysis and modeling techniques. Expertise in image processing, vector and raster modeling techniques and a sound understanding of cartographic principles.
At least 3 years’ experience in project management and supervising staff.
Proven ability to manage “big databases” – including but not limited to designing databases (Geodatabases, ArcSDE, Access, Etc.), determining processing methods, automations and iterations, knowledge of hardware/software architecture, etc. Expertise in file documentation and system maintenance required. Experience customizing ArcGIS using VBA or Python a plus.
Expertise in project management with proven ability in scoping and managing and implementing multiple projects at a given time. Experience in strategic planning and management, including leading large-scale initiatives.
Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with demonstrated ability to develop strategic approaches to stakeholder involvement and meeting facilitation.
Proven ability to translate technical information for non-technical audiences.
Proven ability in developing and maintaining professional, long-term internal relationships and client relationships
Ability to design systems and models based on stakeholder objectives
Knowledge of public land conservation programs, urban planning and GIS issues, urban park and open space issues, growth management, or other related fields.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; public speaking experience.
Willingness to travel – sometimes frequently
Willingness to work flexible hours
An entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, energy, the capacity to lead, mentor and inspire others, the capacity to be both a high performer and a team player, ability to build strong professional relationships, common sense, and a sense of humor.
Experience using GIS to solve urban issues such as park access, gentrification, displacement, green infrastructure needs, sustainability and connectivity desirable. | Conserving Nature Near You

Conservation Planning Project Manager – Trust for the Public Land

Posted DateAugust 29, 2017
LocationSanta Fe, New Mexico
DepartmentConservation Strategies
The Conservation Planning Project Manager manages innovative planning projects related to open space, trails and parks for urban and rural communities throughout the United States. The Planning and GIS Group (comprised of regional/urban planners and GIS experts) provides an array of services for external partners and field staff in The Trust for Public Land’s 30+ offices. The planning services fit roughly into the following categories:

  • Greenprinting and conceptual trail planning: long-range, community-based planning, with award-winning Geographic Information Services (GIS)
  • City park system visioning and city park master planning
  • Research: developing case studies; surveying best practices; assessing current conditions; analyzing threats and opportunities; creative funding research; benchmarking or peer city assessments; and conservation tool evaluation
  • Park and park system evaluations
  • Strategic conservation land acquisition planning and program development within The Trust for Public Land
  • Community engagement, workshop and community meeting facilitation
  • Public communications and outreach

Essential Functions  

  • Manages Greenprints, development of conceptual trail plans, and other complex conservation/park planning projects.  This includes forming and managing steering committees and stakeholder groups; conducting targeted interviews; overseeing current conditions research; preparing for and facilitating community meetings, supervising development of outreach materials; and overseeing budgets and personnel. Note: Domestic travel is required (up to 20-30%), including overnight stays.
  • Develops surveys and other outreach tools. This includes developing online community surveys and working with outside firms on telephone and mail-based polls. Leads analysis of community input.
  • Coordinates and administers evaluations.  This will include designing park evaluations as well as designing and developing community survey tools for externally-facing planning projects (such as Greenprints, trail plans, and park master planning projects).
  • Supports local community-based teams in completing Greenprint and other project work plans, including scheduling calls, site visits, and internet-based meetings. Frequently facilitates conference calls with remote team members.
  • Conducts research and writing related to new projects and new project potentials.  This includes research and writing about places where The Trust for Public Land is starting projects and investigating places that may be suitable for new projects. May assist in developing materials for donor meetings.
  • Presents planning services to staff across The Trust for Public Land and our partners.
  • Works with marketing team on improving branding around our services and products.
  • Completes other tasks as needed.


  • Candidate must have superior project management, research, writing, and public speaking skills.
  • Must have strong abilities in problem-solving, organization, and analytical thinking.
  • Undergraduate degree required, and advanced degree preferred in a field related to land use, conservation, park and open space, and/or growth management.
  • Minimum two years’ experience leading complex planning projects (ideally in the land-use realm, and more specifically in park, recreation, conservation and/or open space planning).
  • Education or experience related to urban planning and/or recreation planning a plus
  • Experience designing and conducting evaluations (ranging from program evaluations to field surveys), preferably in the parks and recreation field.  Transferable experience with evaluations in other disciplines is also welcome.
  • Must be able to establish and coordinate partnerships as well as problem-solve for technical and political hurdles.
  • Comfortable facilitating conference calls and conducting telephone interviews.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with demonstrated ability to develop strategic approaches for stakeholder involvement and meeting facilitation.
  • Experience working with state and local governments, including upper-level agency staff and elected officials. In general, diplomacy and relationship-building are critical for project manager success.
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple projects, prioritize work effectively, and meet deadlines.
  • Available for regular travel, including some nights and weekends.

Associate Director, Freshwater Conservation: Audubon Society

Job Locations US-NM-Santa Fe
Type Regular, Full-Time
Job Category Government Relations/Public Policy
ID 2017-3365
City Santa Fe State/Province NM


Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary

Reporting to the Audubon New Mexico Director of Conservation and collaborating with senior conservation leaders on Audubon’s Western Water Team and in the Washington, D.C. policy office, the Associate Director of Freshwater Conservation will lead New Mexico’s efforts to develop and implement policy, market-based, restoration and strategic engagement strategies to protect and restore natural ecosystems for birds and other wildlife and their habitats on New Mexico’s major rivers and tributaries, with a focus on the Rio Grande and Colorado River Basins.

Audubon’s Western Water vision is to take actions to achieve a reliable water supply for birds and people throughout the West. With its partners, Audubon aims to stabilize and increase populations of priority birds in the West by advancing balanced water management policy solutions, implementing on-the-ground restoration projects, and involving our network of members, volunteers, and chapters in meaningful activities.

The Associate Director will play a critical role as an ambassador of Audubon, representing the organization with policy makers, Tribal Nations, community members, conservation leaders and other important stakeholders to advance freshwater conservation, inform stakeholder opinions and decisions, and harness the power of grassroots movements.

The initial focus of the Associate Director of Freshwater Conservation position (~ 12 months) will be on the most time-sensitive opportunities, which include:
Oversee the strategic planning, and implementation of a five-year campaign in support of an Audubon-led Rio Grande Program with conservation outcomes, activities, and key deliverables in integrated water management and policy, environmental flows and water transactions, habitat restoration, science & research, Audubon network and stakeholder engagement and education.
Develop a successful funding package to implement a water leasing pilot program in the Middle Rio Grande and lead implementation of the project activities.
Represent Audubon’s interests and develop productive relationships with basin stakeholders in a 3-year WaterSMART Rio Grande Basin Study with the goal of achieving integrated water management and optimization of a limited water supply benefiting people and nature.
Shape and lead critical water policy and engagement campaigns with New Mexico Pueblos and Tribal Nations that are critical to a comprehensive solution of Rio Grande water management benefiting tribal lands, people and birds.

Essential Functions

Aligned with Audubon’s overall Western Water conservation goals and strategies, oversee the strategic implementation of the Rio Grande Program and New Mexico water policy program that results in the organization’s increased capacity to achieve the conservation of priority birds and their habitats.
Work closely with the Audubon New Mexico Executive Director and the Director of Conservation to identify resources and help raise private and public funds to support freshwater conservation strategies and programs.
Provide real time content and work collaboratively with Audubon science, policy and communication teams in the state, region, and nationally and engage New Mexico’s four Audubon chapters, to both tap into and increase network capacity.
Develop productive relationships with key state-elected and agency officials/leaders, as well as the New Mexico Congressional delegation and state and federal agencies critical to Audubon goals.
Recruit and manage freshwater conservation staff, interns, consultants, volunteers and a freshwater advisory task force.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in water resources, environmental science or related field required. Master’s or Juris Doctorate Degree strongly preferred.
Minimum 5-7 years’ progressive experience in natural resource conservation and water resource management, strategic planning and project management working in the government or non-profit arena.
Demonstrated track record of success with conservation and policy strategy implementation required with a preference for knowledge and experience in water management and policy in the Rio Grande and Colorado River Basins, water transactions, agricultural production, river restoration and/or climate change impacts on water supply and demand.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop effective partnerships with funders, conservation organizations and agencies and build relationships with key leaders within these institutions.
Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment, and demonstrated experience in growing a sustainable and well-funded program at a national nonprofit or federal agency.
A self-starter who is able to prioritize multiple simultaneous projects and complete work with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines; experience leading teams and managing diverse stakeholder coalitions preferred.
Willingness and ability to travel regularly across the state and elsewhere as needed, some weekends and evenings required.
Proven management of a team. Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be diplomatic, and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization.
Proficiency in conversational Spanish preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and web-based applications required.
A commitment to Audubon’s mission of conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitat and the ability to communicate the mission, goals, and programs effectively to partners, government officials, donors, and the public.

Wildlife Rehabilitator: New Mexico Wildlife Center

New Mexico Wildlife Center – Espanola, NM 87532
$16 an hour
New Mexico Wildlife Center works to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation. We are located only 20 minutes from beautiful Santa Fe, NM.

Overview of Position:

We rehabilitate all New Mexico wildlife, working closely with NM Department of Game and Fish, veterinarians, and other local agencies. We are currently seeking to fill a full-time position in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital, 32-40 hours per week, varying with the season. We have an x-ray machine and surgery suite onsite, as well as large exercise enclosures and a well-equipped treatment area.

Wildlife Rehabilitators at New Mexico Wildlife Center oversee the care, rehabilitation, and release of approximately 750 animals annually, manages volunteers, and work to advance the Center’s mission.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience rehabilitating many native species of mammals and birds, and will hold a four-year degree in Biology or a related field (or have equivalent experience). We expect the Wildlife Rehabilitator to be able to draw blood, take x-rays, and perform euthanasia in consultation with our veterinarians; vet tech experience is valuable. The Wildlife Rehabilitator also will be expected to possess or obtain CWR certification (through the IWRC) within one year of hire date. We expect our Rehabilitators to keep accurate records through WRMD, provide the highest quality of animal care and safety, and maintain excellent relationships with governing agencies. We also would like to grow our volunteer and intern programs, so successful work and comfort with these groups is a must, as is a desire to be part of the larger wildlife rehabilitation community.

At New Mexico Wildlife Center we have a dedicated group of volunteers and a relatively small staff, including three education staff, an Executive Director, and an Office Manager. During the slower season, we ask our Wildlife Rehabilitators to assist in other areas of our mission, so experience and/or interest in grant-writing, wildlife research, facility maintenance, event planning, volunteer management, or education is desired. A keen interest in conservation is critical, as is a passion for our mission.

Schedule includes weekend and holiday work. Paid time off and other benefits available. Contact us for a detailed job description.

To apply, include cover letter, resume and three professional references. Preference given to applications received by November 10, 2017. Please include ” WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR position ” in the subject line of your email application.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00 /hour

Please review all application instructions before applying to New Mexico Wildlife Center.

Natural Resources Program Director

 US-NM-Albuquerque | US-CO-Durango
Requisition Number: 2017-10025
# of Openings: 1
Program: Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
Hire Type: Regular
Hourly/Salary: Salary

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Natural Resources Program Director for our Albuquerque and Carlsbad, NM and Durango, CO offices.  The Program Director is responsible for providing leadership and management to our staff of natural resources professionals. The successful candidate will be accountable for the strategic direction of the program, financial performance, and business and client development, and will possess a proven history of developing new business, managing large-scale projects, and mentoring others to do the same.

The Program Director will manage current opportunities while participating in the development of a forward-looking plan for the program.  This will include partnering with other Directors, Principals, and professional staff within and beyond New Mexico to further our goals. The successful candidate will have a depth of experience and familiarity with the natural resources and business environment of the greater Southwest Region.

Application Directions: Qualified candidates must submit a Letter of Interest along with a current resume in order to be considered for the position.

What you will accomplish

  • Directly provide and lead others in providing environmental services related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and other services.
  • Directly manage and mentor staff within the Natural Resources program in our Albuquerque, Durango, and Carlsbad office locations.
  • Through business and client development, aggressively diversify and expand SWCA’s client base and revenue in the areas of environmental planning, permitting, and broad-based natural resources services in one or more market sectors that have relevance to New Mexico and surrounding states – such as oil/gas exploration and pipelines; transmission, generation; transportation; habitat and watershed restoration; forestry; federal, state, and local governments.
  • Be accountable for business development, the financial success of the program as a whole, and attainment of program and personal sales and productivity goals.
  • Contribute to or manage natural resource consulting services and/or large environmental planning projects.
  • Work collaboratively with the New Mexico and regional staff to grow the operations throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and the greater Southwest.
  • Ensure professional and technical excellence and quality through project staffing and QA/QC assignments.
  • Promote a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and customer satisfaction.
  • Enhance SWCA’s professional reputation and demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative with these tasks while representing SWCA in a professional manner.
  • Work closely with other key individuals throughout SWCA to promote our business interests in adherence with the company’s mission, vision, and values.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Biology, Ecology, or a field related to SWCA’s services is required.
  • Experience coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies required.
  • Proven expertise in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of natural resources and/or environmental planning.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in project work related to natural resources services required, with increasing levels of responsibility in management and business development, including supervising and providing leadership for other professionals required.
  • Demonstrated business development success and consulting acumen, including substantial established credibility with federal and state reviewing agencies and clients, as well as success in proposal writing.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive experience in New Mexico and surrounding states related to natural resources services
  • A total commitment to customer service and client satisfaction is required.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA may be a great fit for you!

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

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Environmental Health Specialist II M15

Environmental Health Specialist II M15

Salary $42,868.80 – $51,168.00 Annually
Location Albuquerque, NM
Job Type Full Time
Department City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department
Closing 11/9/2017 11:59 PM Mountain
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Position Summary

Inspect, monitor and enforce established health codes, regulations and ordinances within assigned area of responsibility; conduct inspections of assigned facilities for code and regulatory conformance; operate technical equipment;  interpret data collected; identify and evaluate new and unusual situations based on professional knowledge and scientific background; interpret and disseminate environmental health information to industry, the general public and other agencies; reduce the risk and severity of public exposure to environmental health hazards through surveillance and intervention; perform a variety of professional and technical tasks in support of assigned division.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.  

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, mathematics, geology, ecology, biology, public health or a related field, plus four (4) years’ experience monitoring and enforcing ordinances, codes or regulations.  Experience in monitoring and enforcing environmental ordinances, codes or regulations is preferred.


Possession of a valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
May require Certified Professional – Food Safety (CPFS) Credential or National Swimming Pool Certified Pool Operator certification within six (6) months from date of hire depending on position.
Preferred Knowledge

  • Basic operations, services and activities of assigned environmental monitoring, permitting and/or compliance programs
  • Recent developments, current literature and information related to assigned compliance activities
  • Methods and techniques of environmental investigation
  • Environmental monitoring and compliance techniques and methods relative to assigned area of responsibility
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
  • Office equipment including computers
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and safety regulations
  • Advanced investigative techniques
  • Advanced environmental compliance techniques and methods relative to assigned area of responsibility
  • Advanced understanding of all aspects of work related to assigned area of responsibility
  • Applicable forms and applications relative to assigned area
  • Basic operations and service of ambient air monitoring equipment, calibrators, data acquisition systems and flow measurement devices.
  • Principles and practices of scientific instrumentation, data acquisition systems and system integration
  • Basics of food related microbiology and swimming pool chemistry

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Elicit community and organizational support for assigned pollution control programs
  • Interpret and explain City policies and procedures
  • Maintain certification and training as necessary or as required
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Coordinate and direct assigned environmental health pollution control programs
  • Recommend and implement goals and objectives for providing pollution control services
  • Gather data, research, analyze and recommend solutions to environmental compliance problems
  • Develop, prepare and conduct education and public relations programs
  • Conduct covert investigations on various facilities relative to assigned area
  • Review and analyze permit applications
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair environmental monitors and ancillary equipment


Bureau of Land Management Vegetation Monitoring Crew Leader

AIM Crew Leader– Albuquerque

Job Description
Bureau of Land Management Vegetation Monitoring Crew Leader

Position Title: Crew Leader
Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 52 weeks
Location: New Mexico: Albuquerque and Las Cruces
Salary: $680/week, DOE
Benefits: Paid training, $12/day camp rate per diem, generous health benefits package
Program Dates: April 2018 – April 2019

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.

Program Overview:
Interns will work in a crew of 3 people (one crew lead and two technicians) to monitor land health on National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas. Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLM’s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: Within all plots, vegetation will be identified to species; line-point intercept will be used to gather species cover and composition data; soil stability will be measured; and soil pit descriptions will be required. All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. Data are entered into the Database for Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment (DIMA) on site with ruggedized tablets and are further analyzed and synthesized into various reports for future land management planning. Subsequent, professional reports must be completed and will involve the presentation of scientific data and pre and post treatment analysis. Crew may be camping 1-6 nights/week, depending on location. The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range and forestry.

The crew lead is responsible for: supporting and managing the field crew’s safety and wellbeing, coordinating field logistics and scheduling, managing the crew’s equipment, and completing administrative paperwork. Before, during and after field data collection the lead is responsible for the organization and quality control of all AIM data collected using both Microsoft Access and ArcGIS. The crew lead will be required to analyze and report data to various BLM offices and stakeholders. Written reports must be completed and will involve the presentation of scientific data and pre/post treatment analysis.

General Qualifications:
Applicants should have a degree in ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, or a related field. The crew lead position must have previous vegetation monitoring experience and have experience in a leadership role. The lead should also have experience working as part of a team and be able to work well with others. This should include excellent communication, organizational and planning skills. Applicants with previous AIM or Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health training are highly preferred.

Identifying plants to species and experience with a taxonomic key is essential to the position. Familiarity with New Mexico flora is beneficial. The leader should also have experience with GPS units as well as experience creating maps, performing basic analysis and organizing data within GIS software (ArcMap). Background in statistics/Microsoft Access is useful. The successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping.

Applicant must be physically fit, able to stand and walk for long periods of time (at a minimum 6 miles/day) and lift items that weigh up to 40 pounds in upwards of 100 degree heat. The successful applicant will have experience and willingness to spend multiple days camping in remote areas and be familiar with best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles. A government vehicle will be used for work travel but a personal vehicle is highly recommended for travel to and from the duty station and for personal time. Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads is also necessary. There is potential for working in adverse conditions including extreme heat and monsoonal rains and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions), so field safety skills and risk management are important. The successful applicant will also attend CPR, First Aid training and Defensive Driving (or provide certification if still current). Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.

College Graduate
U.S. Citizenship
Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
Driver’s License

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To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.

Job Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Position Type
600.00 – 680.00 USD