Executive Recruiting – Water and Environmental Positions
Careers in water resources and related fields offer great interest, challenges, opportunities, and personal satisfaction for professionals, particularly in planning and management. Recruiting is often necessary for employers to find qualified executive and senior level professionals. With the baby boomer generation rapidly entering retirement, the need to find qualified candidates to replace retiring employees has never been more challenging.
I have recruited and hired executives and senior level land and water professionals for a range of organizations during my career. These efforts have included creating position descriptions, creating and distributing job announcements, interviewing candidates, and recommending candidates to search committees. My experience with recruiting, combined with my over 30 years of experience as a water professional, and growing reservoir of almost 10,000 contacts in the water community are an unmatched resource to find your organization the right water professional to meet your needs.
Most recruiting services conduct any search for which they are paid. They may be searching for any professional in the vast universe of professions that make up our economy. Few recruiting services specialize in searches for water professionals. Fewer actually have recruiters with expertise in the water community. Fewer still have the amount of experience that I have (over 30 years) as a water professional. Almost no recruiting services have the combination of experience that I have as a water professional combined with the vast network of connections that I have in the water community.
For most searches I work with my clients to:
- Develop a position description;
- Develop a job announcement;
- Advertise the position via my extensive water social network or, conduct a targeted recruitment; and
- Evaluate and refer suitable candidates to the client.
My total recruiting fee is 25% of the candidates estimated first year salary paid by the company who is hiring (this fee cannot be taken out of the candidates first year salary). First, I receive the engagement fee of half of 25% candidates estimated first year salary (half of the total recruiting fee) up front, before the search begins. I receive the remaining half of my fee only if you hire one of the candidates that I refer to you. I only conduct searches for candidates for water positions that will pay at a minimum an annual salary of $150,000.
For more information about focused recruiting for water positions please contact me at Votteler@waterdisputes.org.
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