Domestic Application Review Committee (DARC) Member

Published
March 29, 2016
Contact Email
lauren.butner@ewb-usa.org
Chapter/Committee/Program Name
Domestic Application Review Committee | Community Engineering Corps
Project Location
Virtual Opportunity
State
United States

Description

PROGRAM BACKGROUND
The Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) is a domestic program formed through an alliance between the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association, and Engineers Without Borders USA. CECorps brings underserved communities and volunteer engineer leaders together to advance local infrastructure solutions in the United States.

DOMESTIC APPLICATION REVIEW COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
All new CECorps projects originate from a request from a community for partnership. The Domestic Application Review Committee (DARC) members play a crucial role in reviewing every 541 Community Application to ensure its compatibility with the CECorps community-driven development model as well as the mission and vision of the organization. The committee reviews applications submitted by communities and ensure there is both need for the project and a lack of accessible engineering services. All DARC committees are comprised of two members along with a CECorps staff reviewer.

REQUIREMENTS
- possess at least two years’ experience in a field of engineering or other discipline relevant to a project (e.g. water treatment operations)
- be a current ASCE, AWWA, or EWB-USA member

EXPECTATIONS
- be committed to the mission of CECorps
- be accountable to fellow DARC members in ensuring timely reviews in accordance with established review criteria

TIME COMMITMENT
This varies greatly by project and month. Some months may require no work while others require multiple 541 Community Application reviews. This can range from 0-6 hours per month. We are happy to work with individuals to accommodate their availability.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT
Other than the financial commitment required to be a member of one of the three alliance organizations, no financial commitment is required.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested volunteers must apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to CECinfo@ewb-usa.org. In your cover letter, please address any experience you have with community development projects as well as assessment, design, management, operation, or review of small-scale infrastructure projects. You may also list any other volunteer experience you have had that would contribute to your effectiveness on this committee.