As a key member of the Natural Resource Group and Land and Government Affairs team, the (Water) Natural Resource Analyst oversees water and other natural resource assets in their assigned region. The Analyst will work with LGA Manager (LGAM) and operations managers to evaluate and improve natural resource assets, plan and implement beneficial uses, help manage governmental agency compliance, as well as help to preserve and enhance the long-term value of the natural resource assets. This position is based at our South Valley Farm general office in Wasco, CA.
- Maintains/conducts inventories, reporting, water assessments, risk identification and mitigation, planning with LGAM and local operations leadership.
- Creates and executes systematic review of properties in the region (including updating of water and other natural resource management plans).
- Addresses unexpected natural resource issues that arise within assigned region.
- Works with LGAM to ensure environmental issues are spotted and addressed.
- Attends government and public agency meetings related to natural resource assets, as needed.
- Ensures permanent record keeping in appropriate information management systems.
- Prep and submission of filings to state agencies, including leasing/asset protection documents.
- Provides Natural Resource due diligence support for acquisitions and dispositions.
- Supports Natural Resource Group and LGA special projects, including presentations using GIS/mapping.
- Mentors/trains other NR Analysts in Arc GIS.
- Conducts drone pilot/imagery analyses and processing.
- Develops digital natural resource information repositories.
- Leads corporate team and initiative to develop Jarvis modules (including GIS layers, OnBase utilization, and accounting) and assist in designing workflows.
- Provides mineral expertise to assigned region which includes developing and maintaining a strategy/system for tracking royalty payments, development, ownership, and agreements.
- Assists LGAM and operations in addressing and managing projects, mineral leases, and surface agreements; coordinates with local consults and legal counsels, as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field, e.g.: Geography, GIS, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering.; Advanced degree in relevant field a plus.
- 4+ years relevant work experience. exa: Water engineering, ground water management, surface water, Ag water.
- UWRA and GRAC (or state-specific equivalent) certifications preferred.
- Strong comprehension of legal descriptions, real estate transactions, and related water asset documents.
- Familiarity with Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (or equivalent).
- Advanced computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in ArcGIS, and the use of GPS equipment and database software as well as MS Office suite.
- Advanced research, compilation, and reporting skills.
- Strong demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
- Self-motivated, accountable, and committed to accuracy and continual process improvement.
- Ability to effectively operate GPS equipment in field conditions which includes traversing rough and uneven terrain in motor vehicles or on foot.
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.