RCAC environmental rural development specialists provide technical, managerial, and financial (TMF) assistance to small disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems so that they can operate sustainably and deliver quality services to the communities served. The purpose/goal of this entry level position is to develop the skills and experience necessary to provide that assistance. The Rural Development Specialist (RDS) position will focus primarily on providing assistance to communities with wastewater infrastructure projects funded by California’s Proposition 1. Knowledge of or ability to learn water and wastewater principals is required. Preferred RDS location is Central Coast or Northern California, but other locations will be considered. Training and education will be provided by the Regional Manager or Senior RDS Environmental.
Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Qualifications
Preferred Education and Experience:
A combination of experience and education is required to qualify for the position.
A typical qualifying combination would be:
Three (3) years of any combination of applicable experience in environmental project management, water or wastewater facilities management or related environmental fields (if a higher level of related education is possessed than is required, this education may be substituted for the experience requirement up to a maximum of one year).
Bachelor’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).
Physical Job Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
This position also requires moderate (up to 2 days per month) to heavy (up to 10 days per month) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.
Possession of a valid drivers' license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.
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