Title:  Civil Engineer II - Geotechnical Section

Application Deadline Date:  12/19/2023
Req ID:  48785
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.95


The Geotechnical Section at the Agency of Transportation (AOT) has an exciting opportunity to join our small squad of engineers and geologists working on a variety of projects from scoping through construction. We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and critical-thinking individual to work as a geotechnical engineer on transportation infrastructure throughout Vermont. As a Geotechnical Engineer, this position collaborates closely with personnel in the Structures, Roadway, Construction, and Maintenance teams at the Agency.


This position will be part of a team that designs and inspects subsurface investigations, performs engineering soils testing and analyses, and develops recommendations for bridge and pavement foundations, retaining walls, and landslide repair. Major job duties of this position will include sampling and logging of borings in the field, site reconnaissance activities, laboratory testing of soils, geotechnical design of foundations and landslides, and field inspection of geotechnical items on construction projects.   


The ideal candidate enjoys problem solving, working both independently and as part of a team, spending time in field and office environments, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position reports to the Construction and Materials Bureau Headquarters in Berlin, VT, and some remote work will be possible.

Who May Apply

This position, Civil Engineer II (Job Requisition #48785), 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 (#48784)
  • Civil Engineer II (#48785)
  • Civil Engineer III (#48769)


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Callie Ewald at callie.ewald@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in both office and field settings 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. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, architectural engineering, or related technical field AND two (2) year of engineering experience.
Associates degree in civil engineering, construction management, architectural engineering, or related technical field AND four (4) years of engineering experience INCLUDING licensure as an Engineer Intern.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.