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Title:  Employer Services Specialist I

Application Deadline Date:  07/13/2022
Req ID:  33501
Department:  Labor

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.48


The Department of Labor is currently seeking an Employer Services Specialist. This position involves technical and fiscal work for the involving the determination of employer liability, and maintenance of accounting and financial records. Work is performed under the supervision of the UC Employer Services Program Administrator.


Specific duties of this position include:


  • Processing reports and payments related to unemployment taxes and health care.
  • Prepare change reports, employer refunds, and prepare field audit findings for entry.
  • Review misclassification penalty determinations, make new employer unemployment tax liability determinations.
  • Answer questions on the Employee Leasing Licensure process.
  • Assist in the reconciliation of unemployment benefit account.
  • Process reviewed blocked unemployment benefit claims transactions and process employer wage request.
  • Process wage record data base of all Vermont employers' employee wages for use in benefit claims eligibility and process various claims forms.
  • Educate employers on their responsibilities and respond to both employer and IRS request for FUTA re-certification.
  • Assist in the preparation of unemployment tax appeals for administrative hearing.
  • Assist in calculating employer rates during annual rate run as well as preparing charge credit adjustment rate recalculations for review.
  • Answer questions on Vermont's New Hire submissions.
  • Provide assistance in claims overflow.

Who May Apply

This position, Employer Services Specialist I (Job Requisition #33501), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Donna Welch at
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