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DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
These positions assist and support Carroll County small towns (Sykesville, New Windsor, and Union Bridge) and direct efforts in rural municipal administration and related community/economic development services. Positions will interface directly with local elected & appointed officials, community volunteers, non-profit, state and federal agencies. Circuit Rider will perform duties under the supervision of the MRDC Rural Infrastructure Coordinator and in cooperation with MRDC Community Development personnel.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Municipal Administration – prepare draft public notices, municipal ordinances, charter amendments and budgets. Acts as liaison with other municipal staff, county, state, and federal government representatives. Supervises other town employees when authorized
Loan/Grant Preparation/Administration – prepares applications for federal and state loan/grant programs. Administers approved projects.
Communication and Information – analyzes specific problems and provide appropriate advice to town staff and to elected officials. Maintain familiarity with federal and state program laws and regulations as well as issues/problems endemic to rural municipal governments. Must be knowledgeable regarding trends and policies in municipal finance, human resources management, general management and public administration
Other Services – provides ad hoc assistance. Attends meetings regarding town affairs and as requested
Assist members in need of improved water/wastewater and other municipal services
Assist communities in operations/management and administrative services
Facilitate local short/long term planning efforts as required
Specific technical assistance may include any of the following:- Regulatory compliance- Problem identification- Project administration/Project development/Administrative training - Community surveys- Operator assistance/training- Initiate engineering reviews
Promote community volunteer activity to support local efforts.
Interface with local and regional technical assistance and funding entities
Project Development/Facilitation in cooperation with Rural Infrastructure Team
Submit reports as required to MRDC and/or funding agencies in a timely and concise manner
Attend meetings and/or training(s) as required to successfully perform duties
Four year degree in program development/planning, public administration or related field
Four years’ experience in rural based development and/or operations of rural municipal government, economic or community development projects
Proven ability to work with representatives of low income communities as well as federal, state and local governments
Proven written and verbal communication skills
Ability to travel within state and regionally as required (personal vehicle with reimbursement)
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year
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