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Title:  Emergency Planning Program Administrator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  07/12/2022
Req ID:  36021
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.65


Hourly rates within the Classified Bargaining Unit Pay Plan will change effective July 3, 2022.  At that time, the starting rate (Step 1) for this job opening will be $26.42 per hour.

This position will support emergency preparedness planning in a selected focused and back up support areas which may include exercising, planning, or training in the Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Injury Prevention or Health Operations Center. Position will be focused on operationalizing exercise, planning, or training events that support the advancement of preparedness capabilities for the Department. This will include working with partners to conduct or finalize exercise, planning, or training documentation and ensuring continuous improvement follow up. Position will take part in specialized trainings to support special planning projects related to public health emergency preparedness and response.


Job duties will encompass several areas of focus listed below: 

- Exercising and training: Supports the execution of department exercises, planned events, or trainings. Supports the documentation needs. May facilitate small groups involved with events or conduct surveys or follow up activities to support evaluation efforts. 

- Planning and Specialized Planning Projects: Provides support for executing high-level planning, training, and exercise objectives that contribute to divisional emergency preparedness/response plans or Incident Action Plan. May contribute to a planning team, section, branch or group for a specific focus area. Trains to support and participate in special projects as required. Projects could include contributing to a portion of the planning responsibilities of rolling out a new vaccine or medical therapeutic to the public, development of training curriculum for a new response capability, or planning for operationalizing new organizational or tracking systems. May also include providing administrative support for a section, branch, group or team. 

-Public Health Emergencies/Health Operation Centers (HOC): During times of a public health emergency, this position may take on additional duties and responsibilities as needed for the response. At times it may be an increased workload of normal responsibilities due to an increased need for procurements, taking on additional divisional responsibilities so others can participate in the HOC, or a completely new set of responsibilities and tasks.


Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Visio preferred.  Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.  


This is a Limited Service Position currently funded through June 30, 2023.

Who May Apply

This position, Emergency Planning Program Administrator - Limited Service (Job Requisition #36021), 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 performed primarily in a standard office setting, but require frequent travel to community sites, for which private means of transportation must be available. Public speaking and attendance at public meetings may be required. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND four (4) years or more of professional level experience in administration, planning, or supervision in a public health, health care or human services field. Including two (2) years of experience in public health.




Master's degree in public health, public administration or a health field AND two (2) years or more of professional level experience in administration, planning, or supervision in a public health, health care or human services field.

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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