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Zia Meets with Key Government Acquisition and Program Managers (2018)
Over the past several months Zia managers have been very busy “on the road” attending a series of Southwest Region government and industry association sponsored conferences and events. These events provided an excellent opportunity to showcase Zia’s capabilities and provide “name recognition” to key decision makers. While attending Zia was able to meet with government acquisition and program managers and learn about their current priorities and upcoming support requirements as well as expand Zia’s network of potential teaming partners via discussion with other industry attendees. Among these events were the following: • Mission and Installation Contracting Command – Fort Hood and the 901st Contracting Battalion’s 2018 “Forecast Forum” • SAME Fort Worth Post 1st 2018 Annual Government Industry Day featuring USACE Fort Worth, Tulsa, Little Rock, and Galveston Districts • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 2018 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference (ETFC) in Austin, Texas • The 17th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Small Business Forum & EXPO in Houston, TX Follow up “one on one” visits to contacts made at these events and additional travel and attendance at other upcoming industry days and conferences is planned for the remainder of the year.


Victoria Brown certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) (2017)
Victoria T. Brown has received her Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, the industry’s most recognized achievement of Project Managers. This credential is globally recognized and demanded. The PMP recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.


Zia welcomes Wesley Hall to the Zia Team! (2017)
Wes brings over 17 years of experience in the Dona Ana County and City of Las Cruces area. This experience includes design management, organizational management, schedule monitoring, preparing and implementing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans; and providing the hiring, training, and oversight of CAD Technicians. He has extensive experience and knowledge of government design standards having worked exclusively on government projects for four years, including White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base. These projects included roadway design and repair, taxiway design and repair, erosion control, sewage lagoon design, and water line design where he was also the Project Manager. He has additional experience preparing preliminary and final plats, grading plans, plans and profiles, and utility plans for small and large residential subdivisions and commercial sites. Wes is experienced with ALTA surveys, GPS equipment, e4 Clicks (RSMeans Estimating), AutoCAD Civil 3D, scheduling field crews, processing field data, and producing reports.


Zia awarded eFAST contract with the FAA (2018 – 2019)
The FAA selected Zia under a Master Ordering Agreement (MOA) contracting vehicle for two key functional areas of consulting support: Air Transportation Support (ATS) to provide environmental remediation, environmental assessments, facilities support and hydrologic analysis; and Engineering Services (ES) to provide civil engineering, erosion control, and environmental assessment and remediation. Zia has supported the FAA directly and indirectly (projects funded by FAA) throughout New Mexico and west Texas performing cultural and natural resources surveys and civil engineering design and construction management. The eFAST (electronic FAA accelerated and simplified tasks) MOA provides the FAA with direct acquisition opportunities through small business.


Zia continues support to Spaceport America! (2006 – 2022)
Zia has been awarded one of the environmental policy and cultural resources services contracts with Spaceport America (2018-2022). The New Mexico Spaceport Authority contracted Zia to complete various on-call environmental tasks for the Spaceport America site in Doña Ana and Sierra Counties, New Mexico. The project site encompasses New Mexico State Trust, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, and private lands. Zia will be providing services that include NEPA compliance, ESA compliance as well as cultural and biological impact mitigation plans during construction activities. Zia has continued supporting Spaceport America since 2006 conducting various cultural resources surveys and cultural data recovery activities including curation of artifacts; Threatened, Endangered, and other Special Status Species surveys; and numerous biological surveys, including nest surveys and monitoring. Victoria Brown, PMP, and Victor Gibbs, RPA, manage the on-call environmental tasks.


Zia awarded multi-parcel cultural resources surveys with USDA NRCS (2018)
Zia is currently conducting an intensive pedestrian cultural resources inventory for sixteen (16) proposed brush management projects on private and New Mexico State Trust lands in Lincoln, Torrance, and Socorro Counties, New Mexico. The sixteen project areas range in size between 70.4 and 477.6 acres with a total combined acreage of 4,538 acres. Victor Gibbs, RPA, is managing and conducting these surveys with a phased mobilization approach and the 6-person team has covered quite a lot of ground on these sites. Field work is anticipated to be complete by June2018. The final project completion is scheduled by end of the year, but Victor is well ahead of schedule!


Zia adopted a Spot
Zia is giving back to Las Cruces through trash removal on our city streets. James Wood of the Keep Las Cruces Beautiful Program, has approved our proposal to adopt the median along Lohman Avenue, between Foothills Drive and Roadrunner Parkway. Once the downtown plaza has been completed, Zia will also be helping to keep that area clean. Look for our volunteers out there helping to keep Las Cruces free of trash!


Promotion Announcement for Victoria Brown!
We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Victoria T. Brown to the position of Office Supervisor of our Las Cruces, New Mexico Office. Ms. Brown has been with our company for more than 10 years. Her performances, years of hard work, and her commitment to the company have not gone unnoticed by Senior Management. During her employment tenure, Ms. Brown also held the position of Project Scientist and most recently Supervisor of the Las Cruces Environmental Team. Her promotion to the post of Office Supervisor is well deserved. Her presence is greatly appreciated by co-workers and senior managers. A few outstanding qualities that have led her to this promotion are her energy and enthusiasm, and her commitment to the company and clients. She is an extraordinary example of the Zia motto “Quality, Commitment, Service”. We deeply value all our team members working with us, and we are so pleased to watch them meeting such great challenges and reaching towards an array of newer and higher responsibilities. Please join me in congratulating Victoria on her new promotion.


ZIA Showcases Capabilities at Southeast Navy Facilities
Zia’s technical and subject matter expertise was on display the week of June 15th at two of the Navy’s premier southeast installations. The Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay in Georgia is homeport to some of the Navy’s most modern undersea weapons platforms and submarine training facilities. Situated in an historic and pristine marsh and wetlands environment Kings Bay hosts a variety of environmentally sensitive ecosystems and species immediately adjacent to the Cumberland Island National Seashore. Fifty miles further south from Kings Bay the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida is home to the Navy’s east coast fleet of maritime patrol aircraft including the brand new P8A “Poseidon.” Located on the banks of the scenic St. John’s River south of the Jacksonville city center “NAS Jax” covers many acres of environmentally sensitive tropical topography. Zia attended and exhibited at tradeshows at both installations sponsored by the General Services Administration (GSA). The exhibit provided the opportunity for both government civilian and military personnel at the bases to learn about Zia’s capabilities and availability to provide environmental and information technology support via our GSA Environmental and 8(a) STARSII contract vehicles.


Rose Leyva receives 2nd HR certification
Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC is pleased to announce that Rose Leyva, PHR SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources for Zia Engineering, has met the experience, education and demonstrated Competency and Knowledge requirement as establish by the Society for Human Resource Management and received the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation. Rose received a Bachelor’s degree in Management from New Mexico State University in 1999 and has also been certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 1999. Rose has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and has been with Zia Engineering since August 2014.


Zia awarded two 5-year contracts with USDA NRCS
Zia was recently awarded two 5-year contracts by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) for conducting annual National Resources Inventories in Colorado and New Mexico. The work includes collection of rangeland resources data on selected sample sites (points) for the National Resources Inventory (NRI), Rangeland Field Study in each state. The NRI program is based upon scientific and rigorous sample survey protocols. Each state has a combination of Range, Pasture and Bureau of Land Management inventory sites in the state. Each inventory site is called a Segment and is about 160 acres in size. Data are to be collected by data collection teams consisting of two or more members. This data collection will be conducted on private & public land. Collected data is entered into handheld Computer Assisted Survey Instruments using approved software provided by USDA NRCS. Data is transmitted to the USDA NRCS Iowa State University Center for Survey Statistics & Methodology located in Ames, Iowa. Zia completed a similar effort in 2014 for the USDA NRCS in New Mexico and received high marks for quality in completion of this work by the USDA NRCS. Said Edward Martinez – President of Zia, “The quality of the work completed by our field teams last year was instrumental in our success in winning this expanded 5-year contract for continuing this work in Colorado and New Mexico. We appreciate our staff’s efforts and look forward to continuing to serve the USDA NRCS for the coming years.” Zia has successfully worked with the USDA NRCS throughout New Mexico and the Midwest over the years through various USDA NRCS issued contracts for rangeland, wetlands and natural resources efforts.