Rural Community Assistance Corporation
  • - New Mexico
  • NM, USA
  • 4425-5200
  • Salary
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time-off, Retirement Plan, FSA

Technical assistance, training, project and financial management

Looking for a career that ignites your passion? Bring your water, wastewater and managerial experience to work with small systems in federally designated colonias in New Mexico and Arizona.


The Rural Development Specialist (RDS) will provide technical assistance and training to federally designated colonia communities to improve or develop water, wastewater and solid waste systems  Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conduct needs assessments; provide technical, managerial and financial assistance with completing grant proposals; plan and/or deliver training for groups of operators, managers or board members; perform outreach and networking; develop new contract opportunities and oversee contract implementation; develop projects and oversee them.  Work performed will be in the technical, managerial and financial areas of: water, wastewater or solid waste operations, management and financing; community development and organization.


Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Essential duties include but are not limited to
the following:

  • Conduct assessments – work with community/utilities to assess needs and technical, managerial and financial deficiencies.
  • Provide technical assistance – work with utilities to resolve technical, managerial and financial challenges. Develop work plans to address needs, and coordinate RCAC work in communities. Ensure that the community's needs are met and the scope of work is completed
  • Project development/Project managementsupport community capital infrastructure projects, prepare funding applications, help define the scope of work, project budget, deliverables and timeline.
  • Networking – maintain links with local, state and federal agencies and/or other networks; maintain current information on environmental programs, policies and regulations; refer clients to other RCAC programs, such as housing and financing.
  • Support local boards – provide board training on regulations and project development issues, facilitate community meetings, and meetings with funding agencies; promote community partnerships to maximize limited resources and create economies of scale, where applicable.
  • Training – plan, prepare and deliver group and on-on-one technical training to adult learners (RCAC will provide training for this skill set for employees that do not have this experience when they are hired)
  • Research – learn and remain current on applicable government regulations and policies

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