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Title:  AOT Technician VIII - Rail Program

Application Deadline Date:  11/19/2019
Req ID:  3189
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.25

The Agency of Transportation Rail Program is seeking an AOT Technician to act as a railroad bridge inspector. This position is expected to perform rail bridge inspections and operate the under-bridge inspection vehicle during the inspection season. Daily operations in addition to inspections include: writing and reviewing reports and photos, frequent use of GIS databases, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Pro. Off season work includes performing CADD technician duties, GIS work and other miscellaneous computer work. A class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is preferred and must be obtained within the first six months of employment. Significant in-state travel and field work will be required for this position. Non-standard hours may be necessary.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Technician VIII (Job Req #3189), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition.

  • AOT Technician VI (#3190)
  • AOT Technician VII (#3191)
  • AOT Technician VIII (#3189)


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Erin Charbonneau at or (802) 498-7423.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in both an office and field setting for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to hazardous materials, traffic hazards, and construction sites during all weather conditions and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. May be required to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, traverse rough, wooded, or steep terrain, travel in boats or work on structures above ground level. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis. Public speaking may be needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in civil engineering, environmental technology, engineering technology, surveying, construction technology, architecture or related field AND eight (8) years of experience performing engineering support tasks involved in one or more of the following: planning, surveying, design, inspection, construction, research and statistics, testing, materials investigation, maintenance, or construction of various types of civil engineering projects.


High school graduation or equivalent AND ten (10) years of experience as described above.


Eight (8) years of experience as an AOT Technician VII with the State of Vermont.

Preferred Qualifications

A class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is preferred and must be obtained within the first six months of employment.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier