Title:  Climate Planning Administrator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  04/28/2024
Req ID:  49731
Department:  Natural Resources Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.43


The Agency of Natural Resources' Climate Action Office (CAO) is recruiting for an Environmental Analyst IV to support the Agency's work administering federal funds and the processes needed to support the development of an update to the state's climate action plan. This is a limited-service position tied directly to the Climate Pollution Reduction (CPR) Grant planning grant and the deliverables required. 


The position's primary responsibility will be developing and administering grant agreements with the different state Agencies, such as the Public Service Department and the Agency of Transportation, to implement the climate action measures prioritized to deploy with these funds. This includes weatherization programs, climate-smart agricultural practices, and incentives for electric vehicles. As such, this position will coordinate and maintain relationships with divisions and programs across ANR eligible for the funding, as well as other state Agencies to develop specific scopes of work tied to the funding. Grant writing experience, and strong written communication skills are required along with the skills and expertise to develop and manage grant performance measures and monitoring activity to support grant and program objectives. Additional responsibilities will include direct support to the Climate Change Data and Progress Analyst in the CAO to track the co-benefits of the measures and the development of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. 


Another primary responsibility of this position will be to coordinate the update of Vermont's Climate Action Plan. This position will develop clear processes, deadlines, and systems to coordinate the drafting of these comprehensive planning documents to support drafting by the Vermont Climate Council and state staff. The position will serve as the administrative lead on development of the updated Climate Action Plan with the Vermont Climate Council. Additional administrative responsibilities will vary but will include drafting meeting minutes and summaries, public meeting support, and grants and contracts administration. The position's duty station is located in Montpelier.

Who May Apply

This position, Climate Planning Administrator - Limited Service (Job Requisition #49731), 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. 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact jane.lazorchak@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 largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Field work may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, construction sites during all weather conditions and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND one (1) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.


Master's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field.


Four (4) years or more of experience in an engineering, environmental, social science, data science, or natural resources field.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier