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Title:  Civil Engineer I - Construction & Materials Bureau

Application Deadline Date:  03/01/2021
Req ID:  12141
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.22


The Agency of Transportation has an exciting opportunity for an independent thinking civil engineer looking to work in the construction field as an Inspector or Chief Inspector providing oversight on highway construction projects. In this position, you will be provided the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to advance into the Resident Engineer role. If you love working in the field and want to put your engineering background to work in the beautiful rural settings of Vermont, this position could be right for you!


Construction Inspectors and Resident Engineers are exposed to a wide variety of construction projects ranging from paving, roadway, and bridge construction, to railroad work and even the occasional covered bridge restoration. While gaining valuable experience actively checking and documenting all aspects of transportation projects you will have an opportunity to collaborate with designers, contractors, state and local officials, and subject matter experts from all disciplines of engineering and construction. You will assist in the inspection of a specific project or multiple projects under the direction of a Chief Inspector or Resident Engineer. Or, based on experience, you may be assigned the Chief Inspector for the project(s). The official workstation is Construction Headquarters in Berlin and you may be assigned to work anywhere in the State. The work can be challenging and yet very rewarding with abundant opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.

Who May Apply

This position, Civil Engineer I (#12141), 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.

  • Civil Engineer I (#12141)
  • Civil Engineer II (#11962)
  • Civil Engineer III (#12142)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Seth Hisman at seth.hisman@vermont.gov.
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 largely performed in office and field settings. Incumbents should possess private means of transportation. 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. Some work outside of regular working hours may be required. Strong and conflicting opinions may be encountered.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering.


Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering AND EITHER one (1) year or more of professional civil engineering work OR one (1) year or more of technical experience performing engineering support tasks involved in the planning, surveying, design, inspection, construction, research and statistics, testing, investigation, and maintenance of various types of civil engineering projects or operations.


Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE).


College senior in the final semester majoring in civil engineering.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier