Small Utility Project Manager I - California (Job #102) (Salary Starting $67,332 - $74,297)
Company: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: March 13, 2023
The Small Utility Project Manager (PM) provides technical, managerial, and financial (TMF) assistance to small, disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems so they can operate sustainably and deliver quality services to the communities served. The PM works closely with rural residents and local leaders to advance construction projects to improve drinking water and wastewater access and affordability. Additionally, the PM prepares and delivers classroom and individual trainings as needed to build the capacity of local partners.
Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation process. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assess the needs of our client communities
Build technical, managerial, and/or financial capacity at small utilities
Help client communities access financial resources to address local demands
Guide client communities through construction projects from planning to completion
Recommend and implement solutions
Promote and facilitate partnerships to maximize limited resources
Develop, prepare, and deliver group and one-on-one, online and in-person trainings
Provide excellent customer service
Prepare activity and outcome reports as required
Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
Ability to provide guidance to small utilities on water, wastewater, or solid waste topics
Facilitation, mediation and meeting management skills
Familiarity with rural and Indigenous community culture and social norms
Familiarity with (or ability to learn) public works construction projects requirements
Ability to troubleshoot, innovate and problem-solve
Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office
Ability to complete administrative and reporting requirements on time
Ability to listen effectively and communicate, verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently and in team environments, and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks
Ability to develop and conduct trainings for adult participants
Familiarity with virtual training platforms
Physical Job Requirements:
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 persons 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.
Preferred Education and Experience:
A combination of experience and education is required to qualify for the position. A typical qualifying combination would be:
One to three years of applicable experience in water, wastewater, environmental project management, or other closely related field (if a higher level of related education is possessed than is required, this education may be substituted for the experience requirement up to a maximum of one year). Experience in training, facilitating and mediating community programs/projects is highly desirable.
High school diploma or equivalent with qualifying experience. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
Possession of a valid drivers' license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.
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 law. RCAC strives to reflect the diverse constituencies that the organization serves.
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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