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Title:  Agriculture Resource Management Specialist II

Application Deadline Date:  08/17/2022
Req ID:  37461
Department:  Agriculture, Food & Markets Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.93


The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets has an opportunity for an individual interested in food and food processing residuals management on farms for farming in Vermont.  The Agricultural Resource Management Specialist II will assist in administering and enforcing the Agency's Residuals Management Program including registering farms importing residuals, evaluating facilities for conformance with siting and design standards, conducting inspections, and providing or connect farmers to technical assistance on practices to prevent public health threats. The individual will work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team, and with partner agencies and organizations to responsibly manage food waste that comes onto farms.

Who May Apply

This position, Agriculture Resource Management Specialist II (Job Requisition #37461), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Stephanie Smith at
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 mostly performed in the field, with some work such as writing reports done at home. Duties in the field may include hazardous situations such as climbing up on trucks or farm equipment, walking along stream banks and in agricultural fields where one might encounter livestock. Field work may require carrying of heavy equipment while traversing rough terrain and bodies of water, in all weather conditions. Travel statewide is required. Some work outside of regular working hours, including inspection of regulated activities at night or on weekends, may be 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in plant science, soil science, biological science, botany, animal science, environmental science, agriculture or agricultural production, entomology, plant pathology or an allied scientific discipline AND two (2) years at or above a technical level in agricultural production, horticultural greenhouse operations, nursery production, plant pest control, structural pest control, landscape management and pest control, agricultural pest control, crop consulting, or other plant disease or weed control activities, or in sales of agricultural feeds, seeds or fertilizers.

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