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Title:  Agriculture Water Quality Program Coordinator II - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  04/20/2021
Req ID:  13975
Department:  Agriculture, Food & Markets Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.67


The Agriculture Water Quality Program Coordinator will perform duties in the agricultural water quality division in support of technical and financial assistance programs. The primary goal of this position within the Water Quality Division is to support the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Market in providing conservation technical assistance and program coordination for a Conservation Innovation Grant research initiative and for the Vermont Pay-for-Phosphorus Program (VPFP).

Tasks include agricultural water quality data management within a variety of software programs, conducting on-farm and field site visits in all weather conditions, educating the public and the farming community on water quality, coordinating trainings, providing information on technical and financial assistance programs, and interfacing with grant and contract administration. This position must be knowledgeable about water quality and agriculture, mapping software and Microsoft office programs. Familiarity around environmental policymaking, conservation programs and nutrient management planning is a plus.

Who May Apply

This position, Agriculture Water Quality Program Coordinator II (Job Requisition #13975), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.

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:

Level II:  Job Requisition #13975
Level III:  Job Requisition #13970

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Nina.Gage@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 in both an office setting and in the field. Duties in the field may include 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. Incumbent must have private means of transportation for completion of field assignments on a timely basis. Travel statewide is required. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, 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

High school diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more of experience in agriculture, environmental conservation, or a related field.
Associate's degree in agriculture, environmental conservation, or a related field AND two (2) years or more of experience in agriculture, environmental conservation or a related field.
Bachelor's degree in agriculture, environmental conservation, or a related field.
Two (2) years as a Water Quality Program Coordinator I.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier