The basic function of the SRF Capacity Development Specialist is to provide training, Technical, Managerial, and Financial (TMF)assessments, funding application assistance and on-site technical assistance to rural water systems and small municipalities, while managing the program’s administrative affairs. This position will have a focus on assisting small water systems increase their TMF capacity. The SRF Capacity Development Specialist is a full-time employee. This position will coordinate funding application submittals and reporting with utility management, State Water Boards managing engineers and the SRF team management. This position will work closely with utility management and primacy agency staff to assist in the development and implementation of Best Management Practices (BMP’s). This position will make that assistance available to member and non-member systems as identified by the association management and contract deliverables.
Perform duties and meet responsibilities as outlined in CRWA and SWRCB guidelines
Travel extensively to offer on-site assistance to small water systems which are pursuing funding, have significant problems complying with requirements or have other significant problems as determined by SWRCB
Provide training assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, conservation, and compliance with regulations when requested
Maintain a working knowledge of all operations, management, regulations, and system-specific issues necessary to advance the performance of program requirements
Act as a liaison among state, federal, industry and trade organizations, and agencies relating to program activities and industry issues
Develop an informational article for each quarterly publication of the California Water Journal as needed
Plan, implement and conduct quality training when requested, including at CRWA’s annual events
Attend SWRCB training sessions and CRWA events
Perform other duties as may be necessary
Have frequent contact with water system personnel, government personnel, elected officials, industry representatives, and technical organizations
Assist water systems with preparing and submitting applications to a variety of State-sponsored Funding Programs
Produce detailed Operations Plans, Emergency Operations Plans, etc on a wide variety of Water systems.
Produce Technical, Managerial and Financial assessments
Location: Remote / Statewide, California
Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision. 401K benefits after one year of employment.
Applications: Submit the following application to Laura Newman at email@example.com.
All other inquiries may be directed to Laura Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (800) 833-0322.
Multi-year employment required (five years’ experience preferred) in working for, operating, and managing a rural/community water system
Technical knowledge of operating and managing a rural/community water system
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with operators and decision makers, regulatory agencies and other professionals
Ability to identify, locate and explain water problems to operators and decision makers
Knowledge and understanding of SWRCB regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements
Willingness to travel extensively to provide technical assistance and provide presentations at evening meetings
Working knowledge of SRF funding and TMF assessment procedures
A strong working knowledge of State funding requirements and procedures
State of California Water Treatment Operator Grade II (T-2), or higher, certification
Above average knowledge of computer skills (Access, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.), and GPS
Possession of a valid California Driver License (Class C) with a clean driving record
Incorporated in 1990, California Rural Water Association (CRWA) has emerged as the State’s leading association dedicated to providing on-site technical assistance and specialized training for rural water and wastewater systems. Tapping into the expertise of experienced water and wastewater professionals, CRWA’s governing Board of Directors, administrative staff, and technical field specialists work in concert to offer CRWA members an expansive range of essential programs and member services.
Whether a system needs help developing a new rate schedule, setting up proper testing methods, understanding those ever-changing and complex government regulations, preparing a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), or updating operator certification requirements, California Rural Water Association is ready with assistance.