Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is looking for enthusiastic applicants with water and wastewater experience to work with California communities. Safe drinking water and properly managed wastewater systems are critical to communities’ health, safety and economic stability. In 2014, California voters passed Proposition 1 to fund ecosystems and watershed protection and restoration, water supply infrastructure projects, including surface and groundwater storage, and drinking water protection.

RCAC expects to receive funding through Prop 1 to provide comprehensive assistance to Tribal and small systems including small, disadvantaged communities (DACs) and eligible Tribal DACs, to create sustainable capital project solutions that ensure safe, efficient and reliable drinking water and wastewater utilities. There are currently two positions available, one in San Marcos and one in South San Joaquin Valley. Up to four more positions may become available as Prop 1 projects move forward.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with dedicated individuals and groups facing extensive and intricate challenges. RCAC works in diverse rural communities and strives to reflect the diversity of those communities in its workforce.

Staff hired through this program will conduct needs assessments; provide technical, managerial and financial assistance to complete grant proposals and assist in all aspects of utility operations; project development/management, 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.

To find out more about these positions and upcoming RCAC job opportunities, visit our careers page.