RCAP Operator

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership
Lansing Michigan

  • General Information

    • Job Title:

      RCAP Operator

    • Location:

      • Home Office

      • Lansing, MI, 48917

    • Base Pay:

      $1130.00 - $1584.00 / Week

    • Employee Type:

      Yearly Full Time

    • Minimum Experience:

      5 Years

    • Required Degree:

      2 Year Degree

    • Manage Others:


  • Contact information

    • Name:

      Human Resources

    • Email:


  • Description

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the latest developments in federal and state regulations, new technologies and trends relating to water and wastewater.
    2. Develop, deliver training  and provide technical assistance to operators and other local government officials related to project planning, management, operation and maintenance, capacity development, and workforce development.
    3. Develop plans to help water/wastewater systems achieve and maintain compliance with regulations, optimize performance, adopt best management practices, and properly inspect and maintain the system.
    4. Conduct on-site visits with operators; conduct needs assessments; complete the enrollment process; and prepare and provide progress reports and updates regarding the status of projects.
    5. Maintain necessary communication with potential and existing program funders.
    6. Serve as a department contact for other staff and trainer/mentor for new staff in the area of water/wastewater operations.
    7. Serve as a contract operator for small systems if needed and as directed by supervisor.
    8. Assist the State and Regional RCAP Coordinators with program development, which may include participating in the development of funding strategies, initiating contacts, identifying opportunities, coordinating, writing, developing and submitting small proposals, and working as a team member on large proposals.
    9. Research, analyze and provide written comments on the impact of proposed regulations and policies; participate on policy-setting or advisory groups; analyze rural development issues and needs; develop policy, technical papers, articles, and manuals for RCAP and other publications; develop training curricula.
    10. Conduct outreach and networking for the RCAP program by forming, coordinating, and/or participating in rural development networks and associations, forming and maintaining links between agencies and/or other networks, and marketing department programs.
    11. Other duties and responsibilities as directed by supervisor.


  • Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    Required certification/licensing as a water and/or wastewater operator in relevant state, or ability to gain licensing in that state through reciprocity within one year; Prefer bachelor degree in water operations, chemistry, environmental engineering, or resource management.


    Five to seven years’ experience in water or wastewater operations.  System management experience preferred.  Three to five years’ experience working with word processing, spreadsheet, internet, and database software.

    Additional Requirements:

    1. Initial and periodic Motor Vehicle Records checks, maintain a valid driver’s license, and maintain a safe driving record.
    2. Must have insured, dependable transportation available for daily use.
    3. Must submit to initial and/or periodic state and/or federal criminal checks.
    4. Must submit to initial and periodic drug and alcohol testing.
    5. Ability to be reached by cellular phone during business hours and after hours.

  • Summary

    Deadline to apply is October 18, 2020.

    RCAP Operator - Home Office- Mid to Lower Michigan

    $1,130 to $1,584 weekly

    Summary: Provide technical assistance to operators of water and/or wastewater systems related to process improvement, compliance assistance, or optimization.