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Title:  Civil Engineer V - Geotechnical Field Operations

Application Deadline Date:  05/12/2021
Req ID:  14861
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.09


The Geotechnical Engineering Section at the Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is seeking a dependable, detail-oriented, multi-tasker who enjoys working with people and splitting time between the office and the field, overseeing geotechnical field operations. This position will be supervisory, leading a team of specialists providing services in the areas of drilling, sampling, instrumentation installation, monitoring, hand probing, and laboratory soil testing. Specific duties include project layouts and logistics, on-site meetings,  project, and staff scheduling, quality assurance of field activities and data acquisition, establishing and overseeing safety operating procedures, tracking equipment inventory and ordering, and field logging of samples. Responsibilities also include monitoring project budgets, controlling costs, tracking production, and developing processes to assure schedule and cost targets are met. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and organizational skills, be willing to problem solve, and have enthusiasm for being a team leader.

Who May Apply

This position, Civil Engineer V (#14861), 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 IV (#14608)
  • Civil Engineer V (#14861)
  • Civil Engineer VI (#14862)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Callie Ewald at callie.ewald@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 an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary 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

Master's degree or higher in civil engineering OR registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) AND two (2) years or more of professional work experience in civil engineering.


Master's degree or higher in any field of engineering AND (3) years or more of professional work experience in civil engineering.


Bachelor's degree in civil engineering OR registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) AND four (4) years or more of professional work experience in civil engineering.


Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional work experience in civil engineering.


Three (3) years or more of experience as a Civil Engineer IV in the Agency of Transportation with the State of Vermont.

Special Requirements

NOTE: Some positions may require one year of supervisory experience. Participation in the State's Supervisor's Development Program may be substituted for supervisory experience.

NOTE: Some positions in this class may require registration as a professional engineer.

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.

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