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Environment and Natural Resources Associate (US-based Remote)

Remote - Based | Arlington | Burlington

  • Organization: Tetra Tech - Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests
  • Location: Remote | Remote - Based | Arlington | Burlington
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Tetra Tech International Development ( is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for an Environment & Natural Resources (ENR) Associate. Associates in Tetra Tech’s International Development practice support a portfolio of projects Tetra Tech implements around the world on behalf of its clients. They work with a diverse and dynamic set of team members to contribute through new business development, project management support, and technical expertise in a field relevant for Tetra Tech’s practice areas.

The Associate, ENR, will join Tetra Tech’s Environment & Natural Resources (ENR) Sector and will work on both program implementation and new business development, primarily on USAID-funded projects. This position is preferably based in Arlington, Virginia or Burlington, Vermont, with consideration of remote work from other US-based locations.


*Support project management and contract oversight and management (periodically in the field), and strong financial management oversight

*Identify, pursue, strategize, and lead the preparation of proposals for environment and natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and water resources management and governance;

* Assist in the identification of prospective clients and strategies to apply and share knowledge, including writing position papers and coordinating marketing efforts;

*Travel regularly to provide technical assistance to projects, provide management and training support to project field staff (including project startup and closeout), and support preparation for new business opportunities;

*Represent Tetra Tech International Development to clients in the US and developing countries;

*Provide technical advice and solutions to proposal development and projects in other sectors.


*Minimum of master’s degree in water resources management, natural resource management, environmental sciences, ecology, resource economics, sociology/anthropology, or another related field;

*Minimum of four years of professional experience required, with strong client, supervisor, and peer recommendations;

*Minimum of two years of experience in project management support and/or technical assistance programming in developing and transitioning countries. While experience backstopping projects with intermittent overseas travel is acceptable, experience living and working overseas in a cross-cultural context is preferred;

*Demonstrated excellence and qualifications in ecosystem management or climate change adaptation (e.g., watershed management, forestry, biodiversity conservation, geography, community based natural resources management, anthropology/sociology, property rights, human rights, resource economics, environmental compliance and management);

*Strong knowledge of international donor projects required; USAID donor project experience preferred;

*Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams - in the Home Office and the field - with strong written, oral, and presentation skills;

*Experience managing project work plans, reporting and budgeting in developing countries preferred;

*Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written deliverables, with prior successful experience writing complex technical proposals preferred;

*Fluency in English required, advanced French proficiency preferred;

*This position requires frequent international travel (20% - 30%);

*U.S. work authorization required.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

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Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.

Pay Transparency Statement:

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant, and equitable approach to employment compensation. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys. The anticipated pay range for this position is $63,000 to $90,000 USD annually.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page or contact our Global Talent Operations team. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer: Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

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