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Title:  AOT Chemist I

Application Deadline Date:  12/11/2022
Req ID:  45078
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55


The Agency of Transportation is seeking a Chemist to join the Construction & Materials Bureau. This position will be responsible for performing physical and chemical testing of cementitious materials, structural fasteners, and concrete samples. The Chemist will be required to maintain AASHTO accreditation of related laboratories within the VTrans central laboratory and will be responsible for maintaining qualification and certification to perform various standard material test methods. The position will assist the unit supervisor and manager in performing administrative duties required to meet the needs of internal and external customers, including maintenance of the Approved Cementitious Materials Source List on the public-facing web page. Additionally, the Chemist will perform research related activities in support of approved Highway Development Work Program plan and will be expected to identify and participate in training opportunities to acquire and develop knowledge of advanced testing methods, including X-Ray Fluorescence and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Chemist I (Job Requisition #45078), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Timothy Davison at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Much work is performed in a laboratory environment. Work requires personal protective equipment. Work involves exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals, and radioactive materials. Possibility of exposure to strong acids and bases, extreme heat or cold. Pressure involved in testing a wide variety of samples and providing accurate results within time constraints. Manual dexterity and good vision are required for certain examinations and in order to use instrumentation and equipment. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in chemistry or closely related field.

Special Requirements

18 credit hours of chemistry related coursework.

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 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.