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Water Rights Specialist HQ GS

Company: J.R. Simplot
Location: Boise
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.SummaryThe Water Rights Specialist will be responsible for creating and maintaining water right strategies and working with business units within the organization to obtain the rights necessary for the water supply requirements. In addition, the Water Rights Specialist will be assisting in real property transactions. This job will serve as the point of contact for all state and federal water right and water supply contract administrative authorities and water delivery entities (i.e. irrigation districts, canal companies, etc).Key ResponsibilitiesDeveloping, applying, and executing water right strategies to fulfill the water supply requirements for each business unit, or in support of new business ventures. This includes applying for, modifying, transferring, exchanging, leasing, buying and selling water rights, water supply contracts and storage contracts. Works directly with business leaders and business development teams to evaluate the water supply requirements and long-term reliability throughout property acquisition due diligence; and develop long term water strategies.Ensures the rights to the use of water for the water supply requirements of each business unit is fulfilled, providing technical expertise to all operating groups, legal department, and Simplot family in all matters involving the rights to use water. This includes applying for, modifying, transferring, leasing, buying and selling water rights. Responsible for filing, managing, and defending all water rights filed in pending and future stream and basin adjudications (surface water and groundwater). Assist with real property transactions including, but not limited to easements, mineral rights, leases, acquisitions, due diligence research and curing real property right defects.Typical EducationBachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or universityRelevant Experience8+ years related experience and/or trainingRequired CertificationsOther Information Experience with water rights law and administrative rules. Experience in applying administrative and judicial rules and procedures in managing, applying and transferring water rights; drafting legal documents used in water related issues; understanding of real property rights, title and county records.
Ability to covert flow, volume, distance and area measurements across a wide range of available units. Job Requisition ID:18184Travel Required:NoneLocation(s):Simplot Headquarters - BoiseCountry:United States**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **

Keywords: J.R. Simplot, Boise , Water Rights Specialist HQ GS, Other , Boise, Idaho

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