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

Regional Field Manager (Job #116) (Hawaii and Nevada)

Supervision, project management, relationship management ($98,577 – $108,774)

Are you a water or wastewater professional who enjoys building 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.

Small Utility Consultant I (Job #115) (Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, and Nevada)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $67,332 – $74,297)

Do you have experience providing technical, managerial and financial assistance to water, wastewater and solid waste systems? Are you passionate about helping small, disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems so they can operate sustainably and deliver quality services to their communities? If so, view the full job description for the Small Utility Consultant position and apply today!

Small Utility Consultant I (Job #114) (Oregon)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $67,332 – $74,297)

 Do you have experience providing technical, managerial, and financial assistance to water, wastewater, and solid waste systems? Are you passionate about helping small, disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems so they can operate sustainably and deliver quality services to their communities? If so, view the full Job description for the Small Utility Consultant position and apply today!

Small Utility Project Manager I (Job #112) (West Sacramento, CA)

Technical, managerial, financial support for community water and wastewater systems, project management (Starting Salary: $67,332 – $74,297)

Are you an innovative problem-solver with water, wastewater or solid waste knowledge? Are you passionate about assisting small, disadvantaged communities to improve drinking water and wastewater access and affordability? If so, view the full job description for RCAC’s Small Utility Project Manager (PM) position and apply today!

Assistant Field Manager Environmental (Job #111) (West Sacramento, CA)

Supervising, program and contract management, technical support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $81,493 – $89, 923)

Are you interested in working within select water/wastewater program areas to provide technical assistance and training services directly to communities or small utilities? Are you confident in your ability to manage relationships with client communities, government agencies and subcontractors while supervising staff on the program’s implementation in the field? If so, view the full Job description and apply today

Small Utility Consultant I (Job #109) (Washington)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems. (Starting Salary: $67,332 – $74,297)

 Do you have experience providing technical, managerial, and financial assistance to water, wastewater, and solid waste systems? Are you passionate about helping small, disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems so they can operate sustainably and deliver quality services to their communities? If so, view the full Job description for the Small Utility Consultant position and apply today!

Small Utility Consultant I (Job #110) (Colorado)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems. (Starting Salary: $67,332 – $74,297)

 Do you have experience providing technical, managerial, and financial assistance to water, wastewater, and solid waste systems? Are you passionate about helping small, disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems so they can operate sustainably and deliver quality services to their communities? If so, view the full Job description for the Small Utility Consultant position and apply today!

Small Utility Project Manager I (California)

Technical, managerial, financial support for community water and wastewater systems, project management (Starting Salary: $67,332 – $74,297)

Are you an innovative problem-solver with water, wastewater or solid waste knowledge? Are you passionate about assisting small, disadvantaged communities to improve drinking water and wastewater access and affordability? If so, view the full job description for RCAC’s Small Utility Project Manager (PM) position and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist- Environmental Water/Wastewater (Utah)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $67,332 – $74,297)

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 (California)

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 RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – environmental Job description and apply today

Rural Development Specialist- Environmental (California Central Coast)

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 RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – environmental Job description and apply today

Rural Development Specialist- Environmental (Nevada)

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 RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – environmental Job description and apply today.

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 – Economic Development

Identify and develop economic strategies, funding proposals, feasibility studies (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Are you an economic development professional with a passion to help others succeed? Are you a people person with great leadership skills? Check out the job description and apply today!

Housing

Rural Development Specialist – Housing Counseling

Training, technical assistance, program development (Starting Salary: $67,332 – $74,297)

 Are you an effective multitasker with great collaboration skills and experience in housing counseling? Are you interested in providing training and direct technical assistance to nonprofit agencies to carry out housing counseling programs? If this sounds like you, view RCAC’s full job description for its Rural Development Specialist — Housing Counseling position and apply today!

Disaster Recovery Project Manager

Disaster recovery and planning, project management, budgets (Starting Salary: $70,356 – $72,811)

Are you an experienced disaster planning and recovery professional with organization, budgeting, and communication skills? Do you want your expertise to help build resilient rural communities? We are looking for you to fill our Disaster Recovery Project Manager position. Check out our Job description and apply online today!

Program Coordinator- Disaster Recovery Services

Disaster recovery and planning, grant writing, technical writing (Starting Salary: $52,832 – $54,061)

Are you interested in assisting local governments, Indigenous communities and other organizations prepare for disasters? Do you have technical writing and grant proposal experience? If so, then you might be a fit for RCAC’s Disaster Recovery Services Program Coordinator position! View the full Final Job description and apply today!

Operations

Training Services Specialist (Job #118) (West Sacramento, CA)

Event management, training, reviewing (Starting Salary $61,211 – $67,543)

Are you interested in a position where you can utilize your facilitation, mediation and meeting management skills? Would you like to develop event management plans to ensure that RCAC events run smoothly? If so, view the full job description for the Training Services Specialist and apply today!

Events Analyst

Data analysis, reporting, training management (Starting Salary: $55,638 -$61,394)

Are you a problem solver with experience in data collection and analysis? Are you interested in joining RCAC’s Events team and utilizing your skillset to increase the overall effectiveness and integrity of data reporting and documentation? If so, view the full job description for the Events Analyst position and apply today!

Events Manager

Management, event planning, reporting (Starting Salary: $80,556 – $89,923)

RCAC is seeking a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with strong facilitation, mediation and meeting management skills to support the Events team. If you are passionate about planning and coordinating large events, meetings and conferences, view the full job description for the Events Manager position and apply today!

Program Analyst Trainee

 Budget analysis, reporting, project management (Starting Salary $61,211 – $67,543)

The Grants, Contracts & Administration team is looking for a strong collaborator to give high-level administrative support. If you are interested in managing a diverse portfolio of grants and contracts; performing budget and contract analysis; and providing program support, then this position may be for you! View the full job description for the Program Analyst Trainee position 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