Careers

Help make a difference in rural communities across the West. Apply today!

Our board and staff are committed to providing training, technical assistance, financial resources, and advocacy to help rural communities throughout the West achieve their goals and visions.  We work in diverse and low-income communities to increase access to affordable housing and safe drinking water, promote economic opportunity and job creation, and provide financing for community and economic development projects.

At RCAC, most program staff have the opportunity to travel, work in a flexible environment and define and develop their own work plans to achieve community-driven outcomes. Though our staff works in 13 western states, we celebrate teamwork with open-door access to peers and senior leadership. We offer competitive salaries, benefits including retirement and help with student loans, and offer growth and advancement opportunities within the organization. We have a keen interest and desire for our staff composition to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Our compensation philosophy:

We are looking for mission-driven changemakers who share our vision. Starting salaries are negotiable based on job responsibilities and your experience. We consider the need to attract and retain qualified, competent, and motivated employees when determining our compensation and benefits packages to ensure that they are competitive.

Check out our open positions below and contact Human Resources at hrmail@rcac.org or leave a message at (916) 447-9832 ext. 3000. Our application process is mobile-friendly!

COVID-19

RCAC employees are federally mandated to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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Community & Environmental Services

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Water/Wastewater (California)

Technical, managerial, financial support (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have water or wastewater expertise? Do you have a passion for rural communities and enjoy working with people? Do you want a career where no two days are exactly the same? Click here to read the full job description.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Water/Wastewater (Oregon/Washington)

Technical, managerial, financial support  (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have water or wastewater expertise? Do you have a passion for rural communities and enjoy working with people? Do you want a career where no two days are exactly the same? Check out the job description and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Financial (Oregon, Washington)

Financial management, assessments, training (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Your financial management skills can make a real difference in rural communities! Provide technical, managerial, and financial assistance to small, disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems. Check out the job description and apply today!

Contract Manager

Contract management, reporting, budgeting (Starting Salary: $70,356 – $73,629)

Do you have contract management and budgeting expertise? Are you detail oriented and enjoy working with teams? Join us and help Indigenous and rural communities thrive! Check out this opening for a Contract Manager in the Community and Environmental Services. Click here to read the full job description.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Central Coast/California)

Technical assistance, needs assessments,  financial management (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have water, wastewater or solid waste experience? Do you understand the management and financing aspects of utility operation? Do you want to work with an organization that is passionate about rural communities? Check out the job description and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (California/Statewide)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

RCAC has a great opportunity for an experienced water operator to share their knowledge and provide hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural communities. Are you tired of being on call midnights and weekends? This position allows for a flexible schedule, with no on-call responsibilities. Check out the job description  and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Northern California)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

RCAC has a great opportunity for an experienced water operator to share their knowledge and provide hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural communities. Are you tired of being on call midnights and weekends? This position allows for a flexible schedule, with no on-call responsibilities. Check out the job description  and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Water/Wastewater (Hawaii)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have water or wastewater expertise? Do you have a passion for rural communities and enjoy working with people? Do you want a career where no two days are exactly the same? Check out RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – Environmental job description and apply today.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Drinking Water/Wastewater (Eastern Nevada)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

RCAC has a great opportunity for an experienced water operator to share their knowledge and provide hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural communities. Are you tired of being on call midnights and weekends? This position allows for a flexible schedule, with no on-call responsibilities. Check out the job description  and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental SAFER – Drinking Water/Wastewater (Northern California)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have drinking water or wastewater utility experience? Do you understand the management and financing aspects of public utility operation? Do you like to travel? Do you want to work with an organization that is passionate about rural communities?  Check out this job description and apply today.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Drinking Water/Wastewater (Northern Nevada)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

RCAC has a great opportunity for an experienced water operator to share their knowledge and provide hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural communities. Are you tired of being on call midnights and weekends? This position allows for a flexible schedule, with no on-call responsibilities. Check out the job description and apply today!

Executive Services

Chief Financial Officer

Communication, leadership, management, analysis  (Starting salary: $137,155 – $151,508)

Want to know more about the position? Check out the job description and apply today! Please click the link here for more details. To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements here. No additional application materials will be reviewed at this time. For other inquiries, contact Suzanne Tan at Suzanne.Tan@marcumllp.com

Executive Assistant

Board reports, public relations, CEO support  (Starting salary: $30.74 – $33.95)

Are you organized, detail oriented and enjoy working with people? We’re looking for someone like you to work with our Chief Executive Officer. Want to know more about the position? Check out the job description and apply today!

Finance, Grants & Contracts

Program Specialist

Scheduling, reporting, budgeting, assisting (Starting salary: $21.02 – $22.24)

If you’ve got an eye for details and want to help rural communities thrive, check out this opening for a Grants and Contracts Program Specialist. Click here to read the full job description.

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Process, verify and maintain financial documents, records, and transactions (Starting salary: $21.02 – $22.24)

If you’re a detailed oriented numbers person with strong organizational skills, we want to meet you! If you’re going to work in an environment where collaboration and quality are the focus, then check us out! Click here to read the full job description.

Housing

Disaster Recovery Project Manager

Housing, Projects, Assessments, Planning (Starting Salary: $70,500 – $72,000)

Are you organized and independent? Do you want to help assist local communities in planning for recovery from large-scale natural disasters. Join our housing programs team and help ensure vibrant rural communities! Check out the job description and apply today!

Mortgage Loan Specialist – Single Family Housing Program

Technical assistance, loan processing, quality assurance (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have mortgage lending experience, strong organizational skills and enjoy working with people? Do you want a career that promotes homeownership in rural communities? Check out the job description and apply today!

Loan Fund

Accountant Analysis

Prepare financial statements, cash flows, perform analysis (Starting salary: $33.83 – $35.79)

If you love budgeting and financial analysis and want to work in an environment where collaboration and quality are the focus, then come check out RCAC! We have an immediate opening for an Accountant Analysis. Check out the job description and apply today!

Staff Operations

Culture Resource Coordinator

Manage, Coordinate, Scheduling, Assist (Starting salary: $62,400)

Are you energetic and creative? If you’re going to work in an environment where collaboration and quality are the focus, then check us out! Check out the job description and apply today!

 

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COVID-19

RCAC employees are federally mandated to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

EOE-AA

RCAC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all employees and job applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status, or any other status protected by the law. RCAC strives to reflect the diverse constituencies that the organization serves.

Mailing address

RCAC: Attn: Human Resources, 3120 Freeboard Dr., Ste. 201, West Sacramento, CA 95691