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Title:  Agricultural Water Quality Assistant Director

Application Deadline Date:  08/18/2022
Req ID:  38283
Department:  Agriculture, Food & Markets Agency
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $35.95

Overview

The Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Water Quality Division is looking to fill a new position of Assistant Director.  Qualified candidates must be strategic thinkers with strong leadership, project management and communication skills.  Experience working in program and policy development, accountability and management are necessary.  Proven skills in operations management are key to ensuring that staff and partners supporting the program areas are well aligned.  Candidates must have a strong understanding of the state and federal statutory and rule-making processes and experience working across jurisdictions to produce seamless programs and interpret, create or revise rules. The work associated with this position will be dynamic, fast paced and complex.  Accountability towards reductions in agricultural water quality non-point source pollution is a high priority for Vermont and is a primary responsibility of this position.  The Assistant Director will supervise several teams within the Division and must work with other teams in the Agency and the Division to ensure consistency in the delivery of services.

Who May Apply

This position, Agricultural Water Quality Assistant Director (Job Requisition #38283), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Laura DiPietro at Laura.DiPietro@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 mostly in an office setting. Travel statewide is required. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, is required. Work will often be performed in a dynamic and engaging committee-style forum where strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis. Presentations or testifying at the State House is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in agriculture, biological, plant or soil science, chemistry, public policy or other closely related science AND one (1) year or more of professional level experience in program development, analysis or budgeting INCLUDING one (1) year or more supervising (directly or indirectly) administrative functions for a moderate sized program, office, department or agency.

OR

Bachelor's degree in agriculture, biological, plant or soil science, chemistry, public policy or other closely related science AND three (3) years or more of professional level experience in program development, analysis or budgeting INCLUDING one (1) year or more supervising (directly or indirectly) administrative functions for a moderately sized program, office, department or agency.

OR

Seven (7) years or more of professional level experience in program development, analysis or budgeting INCLUDING one (1) year or more supervising (directly or indirectly) administrative functions for a moderate sized program, office, department or agency.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with agricultural water quality regulation or education in Vermont.

Experience in developing and implementing educational and outreach programs and regulatory programs in relation to water quality initiatives.

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