Rural Development Specialist

 Note: Deadline for applying November 4, 2018.

Rural Development Specialist - Northeast or North Central Ohio (Home Office)

Summary:  Provide training and technical assistance to communities and related organizations in order to improve and expand community and economic development.

                   Some evening meetings and overnight travel will be required.

General Information
Location  Home Ofice
Youngstwon, OH 44555
United States
Base Pay  $884.00-$1,236.00 / Week
Employee Type  Yearly Full Time
Minimum Experience  3 Years
Required Degree  4 Year Degree
Contact Information


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the latest development in federal and state regulations, funding source regulations, new technologies relating to water and wastewater, and developing trends.
  2. Provide technical assistance and training to community groups, and/or local government officials on community development concerns relating to program planning, facility development, management and finance, operation and maintenance, and capacity development.
  3. Conduct on-site visits with community officials; conduct needs assessment; complete the enrollment process; and prepare and provide progress reports and updates regarding the status of projects.
  4. Maintain necessary communication with potential and existing funding sources; participate in rural development networks and associations.
  5. Other duties and responsibilities as directed by supervisor.







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 Bachelor degree in an area of study related to planning, environmental resources, finance/accounting, or business management.


Three to five years experience in community development, water or waste water operations, or infrastructure development and one to three 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.