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Title:  Continuity of Operations Coordinator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  08/24/2022
Req ID:  38441
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42


The Vermont Department of Health's Operations Unit has an opening for an organized, self-motivated COOP Coordinator to complement our professional and dynamic team.  This position coordinates the department's Continuity of Operations Plan, focusing on general preparedness for disruption to normal operations and the intersection of COOP preparedness with our response to public health emergencies.  The Health Department employs over 500 people in 14 locations across the state, and this position supports the Department mission - to protect and promote the best health for all Vermonters - by participating in building and maintaining business systems that serve the department.


The successful candidate will: 
•    Coordinate the department Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) in collaboration with representatives from each division in the department. 
•    Manage and support an ongoing maintenance plan so that the COOP remains current. This includes development and implementation of drills, tabletops, and exercises. 
•    Support divisions to ensure division plans are complete and maintained, and include the information needed to support an HOC activation.
•    Serve as department lead on VT Alert system, used to inform employees, partners, and others in 14 Health worksites in the event of a building emergency or other similar emergency event. 
•    Represent Department at the Agency of Human Services and the Department of Public Safety at standing and ad-hoc meetings regarding COOP and VT Alert. 
•    Participate in Health Operations Center as requested in the event the Department needs to respond to a public health emergency.  


The Vermont Department of Health is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the department's diversity and commitment to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance, and equal opportunity.

The Department of Health supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.


The Department of Health's mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters. Our vision is healthy Vermonters living in healthy communities. Our goals are: 
•    Effective and integrated public health programs.
•    Communities with the capacity to respond to public health needs.
•    Internal systems that provide consistent and responsive support.
•    A competent and valued workforce that is supported in promoting and protecting the public's health.
•    A public health system that is understood and valued by Vermonters.
•    Health equity for all Vermonters.

The Department of Health's culture is one in which our success and our workplace culture are interdependent. Our culture is driven by passion for the mission. We are committed to these values: 
•    Creativity, innovation, and calculated risk-taking. 
•    Open and transparent leadership.
•     Staff expertise, autonomy, and excellence.
•    Professional growth through individual development plans, special projects, and opportunities to stretch.
•    Wellness and work-life balance.

Who May Apply

This position, Continuity of Operations Coordinator - Limited Service (Job Requisition #38441), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact
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.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in a standard office setting. Incumbents will need to attend meetings and conducting workshops throughout the state. Meetings, workshops, and trainings may require performance outside of normal duty hours. On-call status and after-hours work may be required during certain periods. Travel requires private means of transportation or ability to utilize a state fleet vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, emergency management, human services, or a related field AND one (1) year or more of experience in Continuity of Operations Planning development, management and implementation, emergency preparedness or project management at a professional level.


Three (3) years or more of experience in Continuity of Operations Planning development, management and implementation, emergency preparedness or project management at a professional level.

Preferred Qualifications

Considerable experience with Microsoft Office products.

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 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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