Rural Development Specialist - Environmental

Company: Rural Community Assistance Corporation

Location: Washington

Date Posted: April 29, 2021

Application Deadline: May 10, 2021

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $56,424 - $65,604

Rural Development Specialist

About the Position

The Rural Development Specialist (RDS) provides 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 RDS works closely with rural residents and local leaders to assist them in the development and management of water, wastewater, or solid waste systems. The RDS also prepares and delivers classroom and individual trainings as needed to build the capacity of local partners.


Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation process. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assess the needs of our local partners and recommend solutions to the needs identified
Build technical, managerial, and/or financial capacity
Access financial resources to address local needs
Implement solutions
Promote and facilitate partnerships to maximize limited resources
Develop, prepare, and deliver group and one-on-one trainings
Provide excellent customer service
Prepare activity and outcome reports as required
Perform other duties as assigned


Ability to manage technical aspects of field work related to water and/or wastewater
Facilitation, mediation and meeting management skills
Familiarity with rural and tribal community dynamics
Ability to troubleshoot, innovate, and problem-solve
Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office
Ability to complete administrative and reporting requirements related to work responsibilities in a timely manner
Ability to listen effectively and communicate, verbally and in writing
Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Ability to work independently as well as in team environments

How to Apply

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