Title:  Health Asbestos & Lead Inspector - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  06/12/2024
Req ID:  48448
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.43


The Division of Environmental Health at the Vermont Department of Health has an exciting opportunity for a professional interested in protecting public health. We are looking for a well-organized person skilled at communicating clearly who wants to ensure Vermonters live, work, learn, and play in healthy environments. 


This position will support the Division of Environmental Health’s Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program team in a variety of ways including communicating with the public about safe asbestos and lead work practices and performing worksite inspections. Lead and asbestos are highly toxic compounds both with serious but preventable health effects. This is a dynamic position that includes both desk and field work and collaboration with state and local officials and the building industry. This position will work under the general supervision of the Asbestos and Lead Program Manager. We will provide the training you need on the topics of asbestos and lead.  

•    Perform worksite inspections 
•    Assist contractors with understanding the lead and asbestos regulations and performing safe work practices safe
•    Respond to requests for information from the public about lead and asbestos hazards
•    Assist with the development of educational materials  


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.


VDH Relocation Statement: The VDH Central Office in Burlington will be relocating to the Waterbury State Office Complex. Although we do not know how long moving the central office will take, we want to be transparent in our recruitment efforts so applicants can plan accordingly. VDH is able to offer a hybrid work schedule to many of our employees. We encourage you to speak with the hiring manager regarding potential opportunities for telework in this position.

Who May Apply

This position, Health Asbestos and Lead Inspector - Limited Service (Job Requisition #48448), 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 amy.danielson@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 in office settings and in the field. Private means of transportation must be available for field work. Duties will not always conform to a normal workday or workweek. Incumbents may be required to use personal protective equipment to perform some job duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with coursework in a physical or biological science, engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental health, public health, air quality, or architecture.


Associate's degree and one (1) year or more of experience in engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental health, public health, air quality, or architecture.


High school diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of experience in engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental health, public health, air quality or architect

Special Requirements

Must be Vermont certified or able to be certified in asbestos and lead consultant and contractor categories. Must be physically able to wear a respirator.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont