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Title:  Organizational Development Coordinator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  08/25/2022
Req ID:  38461
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.93


The Vermont Department of Health's Operations Unit has an opening for an organized, self-motivated Onboarding & Organizational Development Coordinator to complement our professional and dynamic team.  This position coordinates the department's onboarding program and focuses on ongoing professional development opportunities for employees. 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 onboarding program, ensuring alignment with Agency of Human Services and Department of Human Resources practices. Support supervisors and hiring managers to onboard employees, gather and assess data regarding effectiveness of program, and develop and implement improvement strategies as approved by department leadership.
•    Engage with the Planning Director and Workforce Development lead in the development and enhancement of professional development opportunities for employees. Promote professional development opportunities for employees through a variety of sources, including the department intranet site, monthly newsletters, and presentations. 
•    Represent the Operations Unit when collaborating with others regarding implementation of the department's organizational development strategy and plan. 
•    Serve as a member of the department Workforce Development Committee and represent the Department at the Agency of Human Services and the Department of Human Resources regarding onboarding program. 
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, Organizational Development Coordinator - Limited Service (Job Requisition #38461), 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 within a standard office setting, but with considerable travel to outlying offices and training sites, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside normal office hours may be required. Pressure from deadlines should be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in education, organizational development, leadership development, or public administration; AND one (1) year or more experience that includes any combination of the following: training or staff development, teaching or facilitating programs, human resources, or conducting needs assessments to identify training needs and gaps.


Two (2) years or more experience that includes any combination of the following: training or staff development, teaching or facilitating programs, human resources, or conducting needs assessments to identify training needs and gaps.

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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