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Title:  Employer Services Specialist I - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  05/26/2022
Req ID:  34162
Department:  Labor

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.48


The Department of Labor is currently seeking an Employer Services Specialist.  This position supports the employer community setting up unemployment insurance accounts, processing wage reports, processing payments, preparing refunds, calculating annual rates, providing outstanding customer service, and other important duties.  The successful candidate will possess strong customer service skills, effective time management, and attention to detail.  We value employees who embrace change, work collaboratively with other staff, and embrace the importance of the Department’s mission.  It’s a great time to join our team and do rewarding work for the great State of Vermont employer community.

Who May Apply

This position, Employer Services Specialist I - Limited Service (Job Requisition #34162), 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 Donna Welch at Donna.Welch@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

Incumbents must be able to work with high volumes and under stressful federal performance expectations for quality and timeliness of all unemployment tax functions. Incumbents may encounter employers or their representatives who are uncooperative or angry during interactions involving their cost of unemployment tax, health care assessment, and/or misclassification penalty assessments. Workload volume will be extremely high at times.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree, including or supplemented by at least six credits in accounting.


Associate's degree, including or supplemented by at least six credits in accounting AND two (2) years or more of fiscal work experience.


High School diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more of fiscal work experience, INCLUDING two (2) or more at or above an Account Clerk level of responsibility.

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