Job Opening: Drinking Water Specialist; INRCAP; Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Rural Community Assistance Program (INRCAP) a program of the Indiana Community Action Association Inc. and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership Inc.




Title: Drinking Water Specialist

Location: Indianapolis, IN office with telecommuting (Indiana residents only)

Type: Full Time, Salaried


Indiana RCAP is part of a national network of non-profits helping rural communities and water/wastewater systems achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act.  Through a combination of hands-on training and technical assistance, RCAP helps operators and other utility decision-makers improve the managerial, financial, and technical capabilities of their rural systems. RCAP also assists communities in need of infrastructure improvements with navigating the project development process and securing government financing.


  • Work with personnel from government agencies and other service delivery organizations, and act as a liaison for the community.
  • Conduct utility capacity assessments to identify the scope and cause of the technical, managerial and financial issues, and develop strategies for targeted assistance.
  • Develop and deliver capacity-building training events and webinars for operators, boards, managers.
  • Provide compliance-based technical assistance for operators, board members, and managers of small community water and wastewater systems.
  • Provide training and project development support to communities in need of infrastructure.
  • Complete required reporting and project documentation in a timely manner.
  • Stay abreast of the latest in drinking water regulations, funding, treatment processes/technologies, and managerial and financial best practices for utility management.


Four-year degree from an accredited college in Engineering, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Public Health, Biology, Municipal Planning, Community Development, Municipal Finance, or related field OR Drinking Water Operator License required.




Minimum of three (3) years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Drinking Water or Wastewater Operations or Management
  • Project Management
  • Municipal Finance
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Public Health or Regulatory
  • Environmental Science/ Watershed Management

Helpful: experience with utility asset management, environmental assessments, utility inspections, water loss audits, or GIS mapping.


The position involves daily office work, attendance at day and/or evening community/utility meetings throughout the state (virtual attendance allowed as needed), and site visits to provide technical assistance and training to an average of twelve concurrent projects. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, ethical, highly organized, independent, and able to prioritize tasks.

To accommodate travel schedules and COVID precautions, Indiana RCAP staff primarily work from home offices, and report to the central office at the Indiana Community Action Association in Indianapolis as needed.

RCAP staff attend two out-of-state (or virtual) in-service training conferences annually for skill development. RCAP staff enjoy a wide range of networking and professional development opportunities, often attending and presenting at industry association events.


Our competitive benefits package includes health, life, vision, and dental insurance, generous paid time off, 5% of salary contributed by employer to retirement account, and mileage & cell phone reimbursement. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Flexible schedule, including ability to work from home office, facilitate a work/life balance.


Send resume, along with a writing sample and two references, to Position will remain open until filled. Please direct questions to Vicki Perry, State Director, at

The Indiana RCAP is a program of the Indiana Community Action Association, and a member of the RCAP Inc. network of not-for-profit technical assistance providers. Equal Opportunity Employer.