Rural Development Specialist – Financial (Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada)

Rural Community Assistance Corporation

Las Vegas, Nevada
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1st Shift
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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Your financial management and leadership skills can make a real difference in rural communities! Work with small water and wastewater systems to make them sustainable as a rural development specialist -  environmental.

The Rural Development Specialist – Financial (RDS) will provide technical, managerial, and financial (TMF) assistance to small disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems, and colonias, in order that they operate sustainably and deliver quality services to the communities served. This position will focus primarily on providing financial management assistance to develop infrastructure projects and sustainable utility practices.  The RDS may also facilitate discussions for utilities considering partnerships and consolidations with other systems. 

  • Conduct assessments of small water and wastewater utilities, nonprofit organizations and small government organizations;  document recommendations in written reports; develop strategies to build capacity; provide training and technical assistance to build capacity
  • Train and provide a wide range of utility financial management services (development of budgets, capital improvement plans, rate studies, financial reports to funders)
  • Develop work plans to address system needs and coordinate RCAC work in communities
  • Provide guidance and advice to rural utilities that are undertaking water or wastewater infrastructure improvement projects
  • Provide board training and guide local utility boards through the requirements or conditions associated with federal grants / loans
  • Promote community partnerships to maximize limited resources
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver group and one-on-one adult trainings and workshops
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.


The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


This position also requires moderate (up to 2 days per month) to heavy (up to 10 days per month) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.




Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals. For more than 35 years, our dedicated staff and active board, coupled with our key values: leadership, collaboration, commitment, quality and integrity, have helped effect positive change in rural communities across the West. 

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