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Title:  Civil Rights, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Environmental Justice Coordinator

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  13742
Department:  Natural Resources Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $30.10


This position will serve as the Civil Rights, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Environmental Justice Coordinator. The position will give the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) the essential capacity to begin writing, adopting, and implementing the required processes and procedures necessary to lead and support important work around diversity, equity and inclusion.

The main areas of focus for this position will include the Agency's federally-mandated civil rights compliance, the Agency's federally-mandated environmental justice and public participation process implementation work, and the Agency's internally-focused efforts to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

This is a part-time position with the flexibility of establishing a schedule upon hire.

Who May Apply

This position, Civil Rights, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Environmental Justice Coordinator (Job Requisition #13742), 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 open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Maggie.Gendron@vermont.gov
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Work is performed independently under the general direction of Agency of Natural Resources, Deputy Secretary. Work involves ensuring Agency compliance within the U.S. EPA Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 and other related civil rights laws, and to ensure that marginalized groups are provided access to the Agency’s work.

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 requires that recipients of federal funds comply with the civil rights laws across the institution including all programs and activities, not solely the program receiving federal funds. 

The position will support and advise the Agency Leadership Team on processes and procedures necessary to achieve compliance with these federal requirements, and assist in public engagement efforts. Additionally, the position will be responsible to develop and oversee Civil Rights training for Agency staff.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Some travel to district offices, work sites, and other field locations will be required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree and three (3) years or more of experience involving Civil Rights, Environmental Justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
Bachelor's degree and five (5) years or more of experience involving Civil Rights, Environmental Justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

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