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Title:  Licensing Board Chief Investigator

Application Deadline Date:  01/20/2021
Req ID:  11371
Department:  Secretary of State's Office

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $30.10


The Office of Professional Regulation (OPR), a division of the Secretary of State's Office, is recruiting for the Chief Investigator position to lead a team of criminal and civil investigators who investigate reports of unprofessional conduct. The Office investigates licensees of nearly 50 diverse professions. Unprofessional conduct investigations range from drug diversion by healthcare professionals to reports of abuse and neglect, theft, fraud and many other forms of professional misconduct. Investigators work closely with the Office's prosecuting attorneys on regulatory cases and they make arrests in criminal cases which are referred to the responsible State's Attorney's Office or the State Attorney General. This position oversees a unit of six investigators, including one supervisor. The Chief Investigator is responsible for training, oversight of the evidence room, administrative supervision of schedules and integration with the entire OPR team.

Who May Apply

This position, Licensing Board Chief Investigator (Job Requisition #11371), is listed as a STATE PROMOTIONAL ONLY posting.  Only current State of Vermont employees who have successfully completed an original probationary period OR non-State employees eligible for veteran's preference are eligible to apply for this position.  Your application will not be considered if you do not meet one of these requirements.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact brittany.elliott@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.

Environmental Factors

This is a home-based position with expected periodic office attendance and interaction.  Duties may require travel throughout the state for which private means of transportation is required. A fleet vehicle may be issued dependent upon state policy mileage. The nature of the work may create situations with licensees with strong adversary opinions and/or highly reticent individuals may be encountered during investigations.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and nine (9) years at or above a technical level in investigatory work, law enforcement, paralegal, criminal justice or civil litigation work.


Associates degree and seven (7) years at or above a technical level in investigatory work, law enforcement, paralegal, criminal justice or civil litigation work.


Bachelor's degree and five (5) years at or above a technical level in investigatory work, law enforcement, paralegal, criminal justice or civil litigation work.

Special Requirements

Current certification as a full time law enforcement officer by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.