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

Our board and staff are committed to provide 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 or leave a message at (916) 447-9832 ext. 3000. Our application process is mobile friendly!

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Community & Environmental Services

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Arizona)

Needs assessments, technical assistance, training (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

RCAC has an opening for a Rural Development Specialist. We’re looking for a dynamic professional with water or wastewater experience to assist rural and Colonia communities to create sustainable, quality services. Learn more about the job and how to apply here. Click here here to view the full job description.

Rural Development Specialist – Tribal Circuit Rider ( Reno and Greater Sacramento Area )

Technical, managerial, and financial assistance, build capacity (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

If you have experience working with public water or wastewater utilities and want to work with Tribal communities, our Tribal circuit rider program could be the perfect fit! You’ll build relationships and work one-on-one with Tribal utility operators and staff. Here’s more information: Click here to view the full job description.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Washington)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

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 – Economic Development

Identify and develop economic strategies, funding proposals, feasibility studies (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

Are you an economic development professional with a passion to help other succeed? Are you a people person with great leadership skills? Check out this exciting opportunity and apply today! Click here for the full job description.

Rural Development Specialist III – Environmental (Washington)

Supervision, project management, relationship management (Starting salary: $71,160 – $80,444)

Are you a water or wastewater professional who enjoys building both internal and external relationships? Do you have project management skills? We have an opening for a regional manager that could be a great fit for you. Check out the full job description here.

Executive Services

Native Navigator

Build relationships, connect Tribal communities, assess needs (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

Bring your expertise and understanding of Tribal and Native communities to help RCAC build relationshipscheck out this opportunity to join our team. Click here  to view the full job description.

Communications Development & Events

Administrative Specialist

Customer service and support, general office support

Are you detail oriented and looking for a career where no two days are alike? Are you looking for a place where your administrative skills can shine? Join our passionate team and help rural communities thrive! Check out the Job description and apply today!

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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