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Title:  Workforce Development Program Administrator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  07/07/2022
Req ID:  31768
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $27.20


The Vermont Department of Health is currently seeking candidates for a Health Department Workforce Development Program Administrator.  This position is part of the Planning Unit of the Office of the Health Commissioner. The Planning Unit works with staff throughout the department to facilitate planning and integration of activities to improve population health outcomes and internal systems. The Unit leads the development of the state health improvement plan and department's strategic plan; public health accreditation; performance management and workforce development.

The Workforce Development Program Administrator will be responsible for leading workforce training and development initiatives in the Department of Health. This included assessment, planning, coordination, and evaluation of workforce training and development programs to ensure that the department remains effective and that programs are responsive to client needs and department priorities.  Work is performed with high degree of independence only receiving guidance from the Director of Planning, in the Office of the Health Commissioner, as needed. 

The work accomplished by this position is directly linked to the Health Department’s mission to protect and promote the best health for all Vermonters. All of the Health Department’s positions are directly aligned to achieve the goals of the Department’s strategic plan including: 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; and health equity for all Vermonters.

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.  We believe all Vermonters should have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy and live in healthy communities. 

We’re seeking people of all backgrounds who are dedicated to improving economic, social, health and environmental conditions for all Vermonters; and committed to a vision of Vermont that embraces all its citizens.


You will work closely with leadership and staff throughout the department. You will be located at our main office in downtown Burlington, VT, right around the corner from Church Street and easily accessible by public transit. Some remote work may be possible.

Examples of Work

•    Create and execute a strategic workforce development roadmap focused on strengthening our workforce, amplifying employee experience, further distinguishing our culture,
•    Support departmental practice to create developmental paths and learning activities to support internal growth of staff
•    Conduct regular functional needs assessments for staff training and organizational development 
•    Develop work plans, performance measures and evaluation strategies for workforce development and training programs and initiatives 
•    Develop recommendations and practices for recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse employees 
•    Convene Department Workforce Development Advisory Group to identify and support training needs of staff
•    Develop, implement, and manage sub-grant awards with workforce development and training organizations. Assures that grantees meet deliverables and comply with state and federal funding requirements.
•    Work with other departments within the Agency of Human Services and other state agencies to identify and offer training opportunities.

Who May Apply

This position, Workforce Development Program Administrator - Limited Service (Job Requisition #31768), 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

Four (4) years or more of professional level experience in a community, clinical, academic, state/federal or public health setting.


Master's degree or higher in public health, health care or human/social services field AND two (2) years or more of professional level experience in a community, clinical, academic, state/federal, or public health setting.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Knowledge of effective training strategies and modalities for a diverse group of adult learners.
•    Working knowledge of online and remote training tools.
•    Considerable knowledge of organizational development theories, methods, and practices.
•    Considerable knowledge of individual and group dynamics.
•    Ability to facilitate group planning efforts.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
•    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•    Ability to perform job duties within the framework of the four key practices of the Agency of Human Services: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships, and results orientation.

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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