Job Listing Overview

The North Carolina Rural Water Association (NCRWA) currently has an opening for the position of Training Specialist to provide safety/emergency preparedness and response training to water and wastewater systems throughout North Carolina. This position will also coordinate with NCWATERWARN and work closely with its members. The preferred candidate should be a self-starter with good organizational and computer skills. A background in water and wastewater operations is a plus. The candidate must be comfortable speaking publicly in front of large and small groups and should have a passion for training and teaching industry professionals. Being goal-oriented and performance-driven are key qualities for this position as well as being budget-minded. The preferred candidate should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience Required:
• Minimum of a high school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in related fields preferred.

• Minimum of five (5) years of technical experience in utility operations.

• MESH certification in workplace safety and emergency preparedness and other related areas preferred

• Minimum of the highest level of water or wastewater certification in at least one area required

• Well-rounded knowledge of public water and wastewater system training needs and training methodologies to meet those needs.

• Knowledge of utility system operations, maintenance development, management, and state/federal regulatory requirements is also desired.

• Excellent computer skills including use of Internet, email, and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).

• Experience in platforms for delivery of virtual training is a plus.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to develop and deliver industry-related presentations in the classroom setting and to the public is required.

• Possession of a valid State of North Carolina Driver’s License and reliable transportation (required).

• Ability and willingness to travel extensively within the state and be away from home overnight.

• Ability to work independently and/or as part of a diverse team. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


About North Carolina Rural Water Association

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our members attain the highest standard in drinking water and wastewater service. Serving members statewide, NCRWA is governed by a volunteer ​Board of Directors from the association's membership. Members represent both community and non-community water and wastewater systems.