Program Trainer - in Roanoke, VA
About the Job
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP) is accepting applications for a full-time, Program Trainer (day, evening and weekend) grant funded position beginning July 1, 2013. This is a time-limited 12 month position with no guarantee of extension.
SERCAP is seeking applicants for a trainer to provide basic water and wastewater system instruction to individuals pursuing operator licensure. The Program Trainer will provide instruction in math, applied science and other disciplines and skills in order to prepare students to take and pass either the Virginia’s Class VI Water Operator’s license or the Class IV Wastewater Operator’s license within a six month period. Further instruction will be provided to assist eligible students to pass the Class V Water Operator’s license following the six month period. The Program Trainer will also work with SERCAP staff to secure the required field experience at public water and wastewater systems as either internships or paid positions, and to assist students to find employment following licensure.
Instruction will be provided at SERCAP’s Roanoke offices, and field experiences will be at systems near to the Roanoke Valley.
Applications will be received and considered on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled and/or the closing date of our announcement.
The successful candidate will possess expert skills, knowledge, experience and education in the subject area and a history of successful teaching or related occupational work experience.
High School diploma or equivalent and five years of current work experience in the field of water and wastewater system operation.
Possesses a current Virginia Class IV Water System Operator License and Virginia Class IV Wastewater System Operator License.
A valid Virginia Driver’s License.
Associate degree or higher preferred, significant work experience in the operation of both water and wastewater municipal systems.
Experience with operation and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems preferred.
Experience in small group classroom instruction preferred.
Applicants must apply by the deadline with each of the following: 1) resume, 2) cover letter, and 3) a photocopy of your current water/wastewater operator’s licenses. The resume should provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references, your education, skills, and professional experiences as they relate to the responsibilities of this position.
Incomplete on-line applications with other materials submitted via regular e-mail attachment, postal mail, fax, or in-person will not be considered.
For more specific information regarding application process at SERCAP, please contact Coy Renick at email@example.com
Criminal Background/Records Check required of the selected candidate.
SERCAP is committed to EO/AA and Diversity.
Rural Housing Specialist - in Cary, NC Office
About the Job
A statewide program to provide seed funds, training, and technical assistance to CAAs, CBOs, elected/appointed officials and the private sector in developing affordable safe drinking water/ sanitary waste facilities and other needed services to low-income rural residents.
Provides training and technical assistance to low-income rural communities and families with housing needs with particular emphasis on indoor plumbing/housing rehabilitation services. Assists with the promotion of Southeast RCAP training, technical assistance, housing rehabilitation, and facility development programs throughout the State of Virginia.
- Promotes Indoor Plumbing/Rehabilitation Loan Program and other programs of the agency to include training, technical assistance, and facility development Performs outreach to targeted communities.
- Receives IPR applications when necessary.
- Works with local Health Departments to assist residents with permits for water and waste disposal systems.
- Coordinates activities and monitor progress of general contractors and subcontractors.
- Makes final inspections and inform clients about the maintenance and operations of installed water/wastewater systems.
- Writes specifications and estimates costs for the rehabilitation of houses.
- Seeks matching funds or in-kind for materials and/or labor to support projects.
- Researches, analyzes, and identifies resources, programs and techniques for providing affordable housing for low income rural residents.
- Provides training and technical assistance to non-profits and community based agencies to help increase their capacity to address housing needs and issues.
- Formulates and disseminates written information regarding rural housing and related issues.
- Works with state agencies and officials on joint efforts for housing and related issues.
- Maintains client files and performs other duties as needed and directed by the Director of Loan Fund & Economic Development or President & CEO.
- Bachelors Degree preferred
- Lead safe certified or able to acquire within one year from date of hire
- Experience in Housing and Resource Management, Housing Planning and Design, Community & Resource Development or at least four years equivalent experience.
- Familiar with regulations and application procedures for various housing grants and loan programs.
- Knowledge of regulations and construction of water and wastewater systems.
- Knowledge of housing construction, rehabilitation of housing projects, and the building trade.
- Knowledge of the indoor plumbing/housing rehabilitation needs of rural communities and families.
- Able to write specifications and estimate costs for the rehabilitation of houses.
- Able to:
- Climb low and high ladders
- Walk the roof of homes and inspect the condition.
- Crawl in tight spots including but not limited to attics, crawl Spaces, Basements, and rooms
- Ability to visually review the work of contractors and notate noticeable faults or areas that need to be corrected
- Ability to drive in rural areas which may be a rough and unpaved area
- Ability to walk through brush, rough land, uneven land and various types of soil and through construction area cautiously.
- Willingness to participate in professional development activities.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to accurately prepare applications for assistance.
- Ability to monitor work of general contractors and subcontractors.
- Computer skills required.
- Must be able to travel extensively.
- Valid driver’s license required.
SERCAP is committed to EO/AA and Diversity.