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Title:  Environmental Engineer V AC: General - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  10/19/2021
Req ID:  21682
Department:  Environmental Conservation
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.65

Overview

The Department of Environmental Conservation, Water Investment Division, Dam Safety Program (DSP) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced engineer to join our small team. Candidates with approximately 8 to 12 years of experience who are Vermont Licensed Professional Engineers or have the capacity to become so within 1 year are preferred. Expertise in dam safety engineering and hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for dams is highly desired. Applicants with experience in geotechnical or structural engineering will also be considered.  

 

A successful applicant will have the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment where public safety is paramount, and the mission is to reduce risks to life, property, and the environment from dam incidents and failure through effective communication, education, regulation, and dam ownership. Candidates with experience in field, design, and construction engineering with strong technical skills, written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to identify and implement process improvements will be given preference. 

 

The DSP acts as both regulator and dam owner, regulating nearly 1,000 non-power, non-federal dams statewide and acts as the State's owner representative at 14 dams, including the three Winooski River Flood Control dams. Major duties include dam inspection, permit review, issuance, and oversight, assistance with dam emergencies and the unsafe dam process, assistance with dam safety rule writing and policy making, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling in support of hazard potential classification and emergency action planning, technical and financial oversight of funding applied to State-owned dams, dam operation and maintenance including flood control dam oversight and operations.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Engineer V AC: General - Limited Service (Job Requisition #21682), 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 Ben Green at Benjamin.Green@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.

 

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

Environmental Factors

Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering AND two (2) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

Bachelor's degree in environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or mechanical engineering AND four (4) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Engineer IV OR two years or more as an Environmental Engineer III.

OR

Vermont Registration as a Professional Engineer the fields of civil, civil/sanitary, environmental or sanitary engineering AND four (4) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

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.