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Land and Water Resource Analyst : Bayard, NM, US, 88023

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Earth Science Jobs, Geologist Jobs, Hydrogeologist Jobs, Hydrologist Jobs, Soil Science Jobs
United States of America
New Mexico
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Assist operations in resolving land and water right issues, in order to secure sufficient land and water resources to support operations and protect share holder value. 


  • Prepare land and water audits and other land and water right reports, and assist operations in resolving land and water rights issues
  • Lead specific land and water rights research projects; develop Scopes of Work and RFPs; procure and supervise consultants, administer projects, manage budgets, and edit reports
  • Conduct land and water right related regulatory and technical research
  • Provide assistance to operations with land and water right applications, land and well permitting, and regulatory water use reporting
  • Manage land and water issues tracking, land and water rights databases, and land and water asset valuation databases
  • Assist in evaluating of water supply issues and planning
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, Hydrology, Political Science, Environmental Resource Management or equivalent experience, and five (5) years experience related to water rights regulation and administration, including planning, project management and database administration
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable water right policies and water laws and regulations as they apply to the various mining operations
  • Excellent research skills; ability to conduct Internet research and analyze land water related policies, laws and regulations and to draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to take the initiative and manage issues proactively
  • Ability to use appropriate analytical and problem solving techniques and software, think creatively to conceive innovative solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Certification


  • Competent with GIS software
  • Knowledge of wildlife and land issues related to local community issues such as weed and trespass management
  • Experience with water rights and mine permitting including: land acquisition grazing leases and community related land issues


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Work is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/ alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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