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Title:  Civil Rights Program Coordinator

Application Deadline Date:  08/22/2022
Req ID:  38655
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


This position performs a mission critical role for the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT), serving as one of the Agency's Civil Rights Program Coordinators. 


The successful candidate will have the following demonstrated skills and experience:

  • Capacity to effectively provide monitoring, oversight, data collection and reporting, and enforcement of complex federal and state laws pertaining to mandatory civil rights and labor compliance requirements on federally funded projects.
  • Ability to effectively use all standard office applications (MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint), as well as web-based applications, virtual meeting & training platforms, internet and intranet/SharePoint, on laptops and mobile devices, to collect data, document, create reports and presentations, hold meetings, and maintain effective communications.
  • Ability to deal effectively with all levels of officials and employees, under adverse circumstances, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Capacity to conceive new outreach, recruitment, and training initiatives, and to successfully implement same.
  • Knowledge of federal contracting and grant administration requirements, and the capacity to timely and accurately document all oversight responsibilities.
  • Ability to conduct compliance monitoring inspections, surveys, and studies.
  • Ability to develop and market programs and initiatives, and to convey information via a variety of media, including print, electronically, on websites, social media, and through the creation, publication, and distribution of informational materials.  
  • Capacity to make effective presentations and to formulate and articulate Agency positions and policies on a wide range of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
  • Develop and maintain effective record keeping systems.


AOT is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to AOT's diversity and commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect, acceptance, and equal opportunity. We're seeking people of all genders and backgrounds who are passionate about dismantling structural inequities, dedicated to improving economic, social, workforce, and legal conditions for all Vermonters; and committed to a vision of Vermont that embraces all its citizens. Our work is best when a rich array of voices is included, and a shared mission and values exist.


Candidates are encouraged to explore detailed information on AOT's Civil Rights programs.

It is also recommended you provide a cover letter to explain how your experience and qualifications align with the information provided in this overview.

Who May Apply

This position, Civil Rights Program Coordinator (Job Requisition #38655), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized through 09/30/2026. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Colleen Montague at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Considerable travel to district offices, work sites, and other field locations will be required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years or more of experience involving small business development, Equal Employment Opportunity or Affirmative Action programs, administration of outreach programs, or in a human resources field.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, law, education, social work, human resources, or related field.

Effective management and coordination of complex civil rights programs to meet federally mandated requirements and the Agency's strategic goals.
Strong people skills and the ability to handle matters of great sensitivity with diplomacy, tact, and utmost respect for confidentiality.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with the use of online tools to transact business and perform all mandatory oversight and report functions.
Strong data collection, analysis, and reporting skills.
Developing and delivering a diverse range of tools and resources that encourage Agency employees and contractors to maintain inclusive, respectful work environments.
Strong marketing skills for effectively recruiting and promoting employment and training opportunities, in-person and in the virtual space, and a high level of proficiency using various applications and platforms, including spreadsheets and databases, meeting and collaboration platforms, social media, Constant Contact, etc.
Creative problem solving and collaboration skills: Finding ways to bring all stakeholders to the table to identify problems, brainstorm solutions and share responsibility for implementing action steps.

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

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.