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Title:  Administrative Services Manager I - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  05/18/2021
Req ID:  15003
Department:  Health

Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60


The Vermont Department of Health is seeking an experienced individual to perform financial and operational management tasks for the Vermont Public Health Laboratory.  Duties include execution and management of agreements (contracts, MOU's), laboratory equipment procurement and tracking, management of equipment service agreements, assisting with laboratory grant submissions, space management, and financial monitoring for the Laboratory.  The position supervises the Laboratory's Administrative Services Coordinator, responsible for Laboratory-wide inventory management and supply order tracking and receiving. The ideal candidate will have experience and familiarity with State of Vermont directives, such as Bulletin 3.5, that pertain to the procurement of goods and services.


The Vermont Public Health Laboratory is a high complexity and biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory that is accredited by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CLIA) and the Food and Drug Administration (ISO), among others. The Laboratory performs testing to monitor Vermont's population and environment for threats to public health in a state-of-the-art facility. Our mission is to be the most innovative, quality-focused, customer-oriented Public Health Laboratory in the United States. When there is a threat, such as a novel strain of disease, a natural disaster, a chemical spill or a foodborne outbreak, the Laboratory is prepared to respond.

Who May Apply

This position, Administrative Services Manager I - Limited Service (Job Requisition #15003), 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 this position, please contact Todd.Perry@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


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

Work is performed in a standard office setting.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business or public administration, office administration or a related field and two years of experience providing professional administrative-level services to a business or organization which included an accounting or budgeting function and experience as a supervisor of clerical or administrative staff;


Bachelor's degree and four years of experience providing professional administrative-level services to a business or organization which included an accounting or budgeting function and experience as a supervisor of clerical or administrative staff; OR

One year as an Administrative Services Coordinator IV with the State of Vermont.


NOTE: Additional professional administrative-level experience or higher will substitute for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.


NOTE: Only administrative work experience is qualifying. Administrative services includes those functions which keep the organization running or provide the resources for others to provide the programmatic work (e.g., accounting, budget management, grant administration, finance, human resources, payroll, purchasing, or space management).

Special Requirements

For some positions experience working with the VISION system (VISION is the State of Vermont PeopleSoft financial management system) may be required.

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
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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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