Community Environmental Management Advisor
Company: Communities Unlimited, Inc.
Posted on: June 19, 2022
Communities Unlimited, Inc.
Position: Community Environmental Management Advisor Immediate
Supervisor: Mississippi State Coordinator of Environmental
ServicesMission Focus: EnvironmentalLocation: Central Mississippi
Summary of PositionThe Community Environmental Management Advisor
provides onsite technical assistance to rural community
environmental management systems with water or waste disposal
problems and needs in the areas of project planning, financing,
utility management and administration. Communities Unlimited is one
of six regional non-profit organizations that are partners in the
national Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) that
provides services to all states and U.S. territories.
Education/Certification RequirementsCurrent Water or Wastewater
Operator Certification with a minimum of 5 years of experience in
operating and/or managing community environmental management
systems or 5 years of rural community development agency experience
is required. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable
personal vehicle for travel to project communities. Must be
authorized to work in the USA. Experience/Skills RequirementsThe
following are the requirements for this position. A minimum of 5
years of experience of previous field experience in working with
rural community development programs, community environmental
systems, or in conducting training is required. Experience that
demonstrates a familiarity with engineering practices,
terminologies and procedures related to water and wastewater
systems design and operation is preferred. A successful Community
Environmental Management Advisor will be able to:
- Effectively communicate in both written and verbal
- Deliver results in an environment with high-degree of
self-directed time management and project management.
- Develop and maintain external agency work relationships.
- Understand basic financial statements, operational and capital
improvement project budgeting.
- Deliver high degree of accuracy with attention to detail in
work products.The position requires periodic travel to CU staff
meetings, RCAP national meetings, or other meetings in other states
which may be accomplished by the most cost effective means to CU
(Personal vehicle, air, or other public transportation). Summary of
Essential Job Duties
- Provide onsite technical assistance services to approximately
20-25 small communities and/or existing small water/wastewater
facilities serving rural areas, to address public water supply and
wastewater disposal problems throughout the state.
- Prepare and submit, clear and cogent, written project narrative
reports, accurately detailing technical assistance activities
provided to each project community. Project reporting must be in
accordance with formats and instructions provided for the CU
Environmental Program and the Rural Community Assistance
Partnership, and reports must be prepared and submitted in a timely
- Research, develop, and submit to local community or utility
decision-makers: written reports, recommendations, feasibility
studies, rate analyses etc., as necessary, in order to enable local
communities and/or utilities to make informed decisions necessary
to resolve local problems and alleviate local needs.
- Establish and maintain complete community project files,
including but not limited to a written log of all project related
activities, correspondence, reports, and working papers.
- The employee shall work well under pressure; meeting multiple
and sometimes competing deadlines. The employee shall at all times
demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
federal, state and local officials involved with the regulation and
financing of public water/waste disposal facilities and
- Establish and maintain regular communications and work
relationships, with appropriate agencies, institutions,
individuals, or offices within the state in order to: (a) maintain,
improve and/or expand services and scope of the Communities
Unlimited Environmental program; and/or (b): improve the ability of
all small, rural communities in the state to provide safe,
affordable, water and waste disposal services to their
- Maintain working knowledge of and comply with corporate
polices, procedure, supervisor direction and contractual compliance
- Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and security with
all information, understanding your obligations in regards to
client data, community environmental system data, borrower data,
payroll data, HR data, medical information, workman's compensation
data, IT data, computer passwords, email account passwords, phone
lock codes, etc.
- Accurate and timely submission of time and expenses in
compliance with CU policy and supervisor direction, understanding
this record in a critical part of CU's compliance with grants and
- Comply with corporate branding and communication requirements
and support corporate communication processes by submitting client
stories, securing releases for use of client quotes/images; media
capture (photos, videos, etc.) and collaborating with
communications staff to promote events, loan closings, community
projects and milestones and client businesses.
- Attend CU staff meetings.
- Represent CU at/facilitate other meetings and events as
- Special projects, and other duties as may be assigned by
supervisor or program director.Tools Used in JobProficient use of
computer, internet, smart phone, web-based databases for
data-entry, Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Word, Excel
and PowerPoint is required. Use of additional software for project
related activities may be required. Work EnvironmentThe work
environment characteristics described above are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job
functions. Communities Unlimited offers generous
Medical/Dental/Vision benefits with the organization paying the
significant majority of the cost. Company paid long-term
disability; automatic company 401K contribution once new hires are
eligible; 401K match; 11 paid holidays; two weeks paid vacation
awarded upon hire (Prorated based upon date of hire); new hires
begin accumulating sick leave immediately upon hire at a rate of 8
hours per month. Communities Unlimited reimburses all employees for
travel expenses. Communities Unlimited only accepts applications
through the link and does not retain application materials after
the position is filled. Applicants must be willing to relocate to
the area of the position as an agreement for employment.
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