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Title:  Agrichemical Research and Policy Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  05/24/2021
Req ID:  15127
Department:  Agriculture, Food & Markets Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60


The Agency of Agriculture's Pesticide Program is looking to fill a technical research position. The ideal candidate will have excellent risk communication, data analysis, statistics and report writing skills and have a background in an agricultural-related field. The position will interact with pesticide applicators and the public on activities related to the Agency's statewide pesticide regulatory and monitoring programs. Independent and collaborative research projects will be expected to help guide the technical criteria and regulatory policies of the Agency. Some fieldwork should be anticipated. Work will be conducted under the supervision of the Agrichemical Program Section Chief.

Who May Apply

This position, Agrichemical Research & Policy Specialist (Job Requisition #15127), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Linda.Boccuzzo@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

Duties are performed both a standard office setting and in the field. Field visits and travel to public hearings and other meetings require private means of transportation. Strongly conflicting and emotional opinions may be encountered.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a biological, plant or soil science, chemistry, or closely related agricultural science AND five (5) years of professional level experience in a biological, plant or soil science, chemistry, or closely related agricultural science.


Master's degree in a biological, plant or social science, chemistry or closely related agricultural science AND three (3) years of professional level experience in a biological, plant or soil science, chemistry, or closely related agricultural science.

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