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Resource Analyst

Claypool, Arizona, US
Closing date
Oct 21, 2022

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Auxiliary & Support Staff
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world's largest publicly traded copper producers, the world's largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Provide professional and timely services in managing and maintaining water supply and water rights and in managing real estate properties and addressing related issues, in compliance with all laws, regulations, policies and contracts of the company. Procure and oversee consultants. Manage water rights, water supplies and real estate projects, including the company's water assessment program, water reporting obligations and the leasing, acquisition and disposal of real estate assets, as assigned and in conjunction with corporate Land & Water Department and legal counsel.

  • Collaborate with land and water resource project teams on assigned projects; prepare scope of work and request for proposals and evaluate consultant and contractor submittal
  • Recommend consultant/contractor selection; oversees consultant and contractor work and project budgets to accomplish project objectives. Serve as site representative in the purchase and sale of real property and water rights
  • Provide assistance and coordination with corporate department and legal counsel to effectively manage land and water assets, including the site water assessment program, water adjudications and land and water administrative proceedings and strategies to resolve land and water disputes. Assist due diligence teams in the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets and water rights
  • Work with site staff and consultants to develop and implement a GIS based land & water management system
  • Assist in the development and implementation of thoughtful, detailed strategic plans for water supply and property management. Manage administration of water rights and water supplies to assure that site water rights and water supplies are secure, protected and maintained
  • Conceptualize, develop, present, and implement clearly defined action plans, including detailed budgets and schedules, for the management of real estate properties and water rights and supplies, including complex land and water projects
  • Assist in the management and administration of water agreements, mining claims, real property leases, easements and other contract governing legal rights related to the company's land and water assets
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Geology, Water Resources Management, Real Estate, or related field and,
  • Five (5) years in the real estate industry, property management, water rights administration or legal field
  • GIS Skills
  • Familiarity with public land surveys and legal descriptions and water rights administration
  • Working knowledge of legal documents related to water rights and real estate transactions
  • Skilled in managing project and budgets
  • Ability to fulfill both leadership and team support roles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with technical mining, legal, water, and land related terms
  • Capable of organizing and managing multiple complex tasks
  • Capable of working under pressure with frequent priority changes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook
  • Ability to work with general office equipment such as a personal computer and keyboard, facsimile machines and photocopier
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions; Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards


  • Real Estate License


  • 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, and work on elevated platforms
  • 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

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

Nearest Major Market: Payson
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