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Title:  AOT Technician IV - Geotechnical Engineering

Application Deadline Date:  05/25/2022
Req ID:  34102
Department:  Transportation Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.64


The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Aggregate Unit within the Geotechnical Engineering Section of the Construction & Materials Bureau. In the Aggregate Unit, technicians are given the opportunity to combine office, lab, and fieldwork on a diverse range of construction projects. Specific duties include testing aggregates used on construction projects for gradation, moisture density, and compaction among others, as well as documenting the test results in our construction tracking system. Other duties include calibrating lab equipment, maintaining lab equipment in good working order, and gaining a thorough understanding of the test methods used.


A majority of work for this position is expected to take place in the Northeast Construction Region. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, have excellent time management skills to accommodate shifting priorities, able to work autonomously and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Technician IV (#34102), 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 IV (#34102)
  • AOT Technician V (#34103)
  • AOT Technician VI (#33784)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Callie Ewald at callie.ewald@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in both an office 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. Attendance at public meetings as an agency representative may be required. Some public speaking may be needed. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered with contractors, property owners, and the general public. Overtime needs are predictable.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in civil engineering, environmental technology, engineering technology, surveying, construction technology, architecture or related field 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, materials investigation, maintenance or construction of various types of civil engineering projects.


High school graduation or equivalent AND five (5) years of experience as described above.


Three years of experience as an AOT Technician III with the State of Vermont.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier