Title:  Environmental Analyst IV - Capacity Development and Operator Certification Program Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  03/11/2024
Req ID:  49442
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.43


The Public Drinking Water Program is seeking an enthusiastic candidate to join our Capacity Development Team. 


The Capacity Development Program supports the technical, managerial and financial (TMF) capacity of new and existing public Community and Non Transient Non Community (NTNC) water systems through capacity building initiatives and management of the Operator Certification Program. This position will work with a team of dedicated staff to provide direct assistance, outreach and education, as well as the management of grants and contracts that support capacity building initiatives and operator certification training courses for public water systems. 


This job could be for you if:

  • You can distill complex regulatory requirements into easy-to-understand terminology for water system personnel and the general public,
  • You enjoy learning new things and applying a diverse set of knowledge and skills to an everchanging set of problems and questions,
  • You appreciate teamwork and are good at coordinating project work with internal and external partners,
  • You are motivated and driven. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You take ownership of your projects and tasks and want to make a difference.


The Agency of Natural Resources and Drinking Water Program has an employee-friendly telework policy, requiring staff (once trained) to work from the office as little as a few days a month. The rest of the days, staff are welcome to work in the office as they wish or work from their productive home offices.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst IV - Capacity Development and Operator Certification Program Specialist (Job Requisition #49442), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

Level IV:  #49442

Level V:  #49425


If you would like more information about this position, please contact megan.young@vermont.gov.
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