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Title:  AOT Technician I - Highway Maintenance

Application Deadline Date:  12/11/2022
Req ID:  44425
Department:  Transportation Agency

Mendon, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.29


The Agency of Transportation is seeking a Technician for work within District 3. The District Technicians will be required to perform a variety of jobs throughout the year and a significant amount of driving to perform field work is required. Field work includes, but is not limited to: inspecting culverts/sink holes, shooting grades for culvert installations, surveying, occasional traffic control, construction site inspections, salt sampling, light brush cutting, monitoring paving projects, assisting towns and Agency personnel with technical advice, issuing permits and performing sight distance surveys, and obtaining environmental permits for stream/wetland work. In an emergency storm event, this position is required to assist in damage collection assessments (for State and Town infrastructure) and to coordinate the re-building of our State network. The work done within this position is very diverse and fast-paced.


The office is located in Mendon, VT. Office work is diverse and will consist of phone calls, e-mails, in-person interactions, paperwork, plan reviews, and rudimentary right-of-way research. Basic computer skills are necessary, experience with Excel spreadsheets and CADD programs are encouraged. 


Communication skills are vital, as is experience with public speaking, basic construction knowledge, adaptability, and a willingness to learn new things.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Technician I (#44425), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • AOT Technician I (#44425)
  • AOT Technician II (#45341)
  • AOT Technician III (#45342)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Brian Sanderson at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in office, laboratory, and field setting for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to hazardous materials, traffic hazards and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Class incumbents may be required to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, traverse rough, wooded, and steep terrain, travel in boats or work on structures above ground level. Duties may also require exposure to extreme weather conditions. Out of state travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in civil engineering, environmental technology, engineering technology, surveying, construction technology, architecture, construction management, or related technical field.


High school graduation or equivalent AND three (3) years of experience performing engineering support tasks involved in one or more of the following: planning, surveying, design, inspection, construction, research and statistics, testing, investigation, maintenance or construction of various types of civil engineering projects.

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.