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Title:  Engineering Technician II

Application Deadline Date:  02/08/2023
Req ID:  44181
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

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


The Agency of Transportation has an exciting opportunity for an independent-thinking Engineering Technician 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.


This position is classified as an AOT Technician II by the Department of Human Resources.

Who May Apply

This position, Engineering Technician II (#44181), 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. 

  • Engineering Technician I (#44321)
  • Engineering Technician II (#44181)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Seth Hisman at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Basic technical and administrative work for the Agency of Transportation. Duties involve technical activities such as construction inspection, field surveys, road and bridge design, hydraulic studies, materials testing, traffic and safety, environmental studies, planning, property administration, contract administration, and other related technical activities. Work at this level differs from the higher-level technicians in the level of independence and from lower-level technicians in the level of expertise and breadth of knowledge required. Work is reviewed by a higher-level technician, engineer, or administrative supervisor. There are no supervisory responsibilities.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in an office, laboratory, and field setting 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. Class incumbents may be required to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, traverse rough, wooded, and steep terrain, travel in boats or work on structures above ground level. Duties may also require exposure to extreme weather conditions. Out of state travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering technology, environmental technology, surveying, construction technology, architecture, construction management, or related technical field.


Associate degree in civil engineering, environmental technology, engineering technology, surveying, construction technology, architecture, construction management, or related field AND two (2) years’ experience performing engineering support tasks involved in one or more of the following: planning, surveying, design, inspection, construction, research and statistics, testing, investigation, maintenance or construction of various types of civil engineering projects.


High school graduation or equivalent AND four (4) years of experience as described above.


One (1) year as an AOT Technician I with the State of Vermont.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements


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.