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Title:  BGS Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  06/01/2022
Req ID:  33862
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.86


The Department of Building and General Services - Office of State Safety & Security, is looking for an Emergency Preparedness Specialist who can assist state office Safety Committees to establish, update, and refine Emergency Procedure Plans (EPP) to identify, prevent, mitigate and respond to emergencies, risks, and hazards. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and have experience in emergency planning, making presentations, conducting training, and facilitating drills and exercises. Instructor certification in CPR and First Aid is highly desirable. Firefighting, EMT, law enforcement, or certain military experience is preferred but not required.


Applicants must complete a fingerprint supported criminal background check prior to employment.

Who May Apply

This position, BGS Emergency Preparedness Specialist (Job Requisition #33862), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact William McSalis at william.mcsalis@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 require travel throughout the State, for which requires a valid Vermont driver's license. Private means of transportation may be required.  Duties are generally performed in an office setting; however, exposure to dangerous situations is occasionally encountered.  Incumbent may be exposed to objectionable material and information as part of the investigative process.  Incumbent may occasionally be exposed to adverse weather conditions, hostile people, and people displaying mental health behaviors.  Expected to move and carry various equipment in the performance of their duties.  Response to emergencies may require the incumbent to run, walk or stand for long periods of time, lift/move obstacles or barriers and wear a uniform.  Duties may not always adhere to a standard daily or weekly schedule and there is potential for occasional no-notice overtime.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years of experience in instruction of law enforcement, security, or emergency response work.
Four (4) years of experience in instruction of law enforcement, security, or emergency response work.

Preferred Qualifications

Instructor level certifications in the areas of Active Shooter, Stop-the-Bleed, First Aid/CPR; or the ability to obtain such training within 6 months.
Experience with emergency management programs including participation in exercises and drills.

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

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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