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Title:  Environmental Health Engineer - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  09/18/2022
Req ID:  39017
Department:  Health
Location: 

Burlington, VT, US

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

Overview

The Drinking Water Program helps Vermonters understand and take action to reduce their exposure to contaminants impacting human health. We provide science-based knowledge to support policy decisions on water use and regulations to protect public health and the environment. We are looking for an Environmental Health Engineer who can complete technical research at a professional level involving assessments and mitigation of drinking water contaminants. We are looking for someone who is comfortable on the telephone responding to calls from Vermonters regarding their drinking water and connecting and collaborating with program partners as it relates to other work activities. You will be responsible for responding to questions from Vermonters regarding water quality and health, recommending appropriate laboratory testing to homeowners to ensure their water's safety, helping homeowners understand laboratory results, and recommending appropriate treatment options for contaminants occurring in drinking water. You will also identify and implement strategic outreach efforts for the Drinking Water Program, evaluate interventions, and prepare educational information on water contaminants and treatment.

 

This job might be for you if:
You enjoy solving problems. You love diving into the science to identify technical solutions. If you don't know the answer, you'll dig until you find it!
You like the role as a Jack-of-all-trades and you have general knowledge of chemistry, hydrology, geology, spatial analysis, plumbing and water treatment. You are comfortable learning new things and applying a diverse set of knowledge and skills to an everchanging set of problems and questions.
You like helping people. You are patient, level-headed, and cool under pressure. Increasing awareness and teaching someone something new, makes you happy.

 

TELEWORK:
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.

 

MISSION & VISION:
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.

 

CULTURE & VALUES: 
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, Environmental Health Engineer - Limited Service (Job Requisition #39017), 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 bridget.obrien@vermont.gov or halley.ross@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.

 

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. Some travel may be required to attend meetings and hearings. Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when working with frustrated callers. 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in a biological, environmental, or chemical science, or engineering, 

OR

Bachelor's degree in a biological, environmental, or chemical science, or engineering, including AND two (2) years or more of professional level work in water-related research, water treatment, hydrogeology or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting water quality data.

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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