Senior Rural Development Specialist
Company: Great Lakes Community Action Partnership
Posted on: January 16, 2022
As a condition of employment, full vaccination against COVID-19
is required.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the latest development in
federal and state regulations, funding source regulations, new
technologies relating to water and wastewater, and developing
- Provide technical assistance and training to community groups,
local government officials/agencies, and/or individual system
owners on community development concerns relating to program
planning, facility development, management and finance, operation
and maintenance, and capacity development.
- Conduct on-site visits with community officials, agencies or
individuals; conduct needs assessments; complete the enrollment
process; and prepare and provide progress reports and updates
regarding the status of projects.
- Maintain necessary communication with potential and existing
- Serve as the department contact in one or more priority
- Serve as trainer/mentor for new staff.
- Assist the State RCAP Director with program development which
may include participating in the development of funding strategies,
initiating contacts, identifying opportunities, coordinating,
writing, developing and submitting small proposals, and working as
a team member on large proposals.
- Research, analyze and publish comments on the impact of
proposed regulations and policies; participate on policy-setting or
advisory groups; analyze rural development issues and needs;
develop policy, technical papers, articles, and manuals for RCAP
and other publications; develop training curricula.
- Conduct outreach and networking for the RCAP program by
forming, coordinating, and/or participating in rural development
networks and associations, forming and maintaining links between
agencies and/or other networks, and marketing department programs.
- Other duties and responsibilities as directed by
Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required.Education:Required bachelor's degree
in an area of study related to environmental resources, planning,
finance/accounting, or business management; or certified as a water
or wastewater operator. Experience:Five to seven years' experience
in community development, water or waste water management, or
infrastructure development, to include five to seven years'
experience in one of the following areas: NEPA related
environmental reviews, CDBG administration, municipal finance,
utility certified operations and management, operation and
maintenance of private drinking water wells, geographic information
systems, land use and economic planning, finance and grant writing,
facilitation and negotiation, or training communities; and one to
three years' experience working with word processing, spreadsheet,
internet, and database software.Additional Requirements:
- Initial and periodic Motor Vehicle Records checks, maintain a
valid driver's license, and maintain a safe driving record.
- Must have insured, dependable transportation available for
- Must submit to state and/or federal criminal checks.
- Must submit to initial drug and alcohol testing.
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required.
- Ability to be reached by cellular phone during business
hours.Deadline for applying is January 23, 2022.As a condition of
employment, full vaccination against COVID-19 is required.Senior
Rural Development Specialist - GLCAP Dayton, OH - Home Office$930
to $1,300 weekly, Benefits available: Health/Dental/Vision, 403(B)
Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation,
Sick & Personal)Summary: Provide training and technical assistance
to communities and related organizations or individuals in order to
improve and expand community and economic development and/or
operation of drinking water or wastewater treatment systems. Serve
as Department contact in one or more priority competency areas
affecting rural communities. The following are considered priority
competency areas: training and facilitation, CDBG administration,
community planning, financial management, GIS, water and/or sewer
operator certification, utility rate-setting environmental
assessment, and private drinking water well maintenance.
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