Title:  Environmental Analyst IV - Solid Waste Program

Application Deadline Date:  03/07/2024
Req ID:  49348
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, US

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


Are you driven to help Vermont meet its goals to waste less, recycle more, and keep toxic materials out of the trash? The Solid Waste Program is seeking a colleague to manage two of our Special Recycling Programs for Electronics and Mercury-added-products. Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing components of the waste stream, underscoring the importance of this program which requires product manufacturers to provide free and convenient collection of TVs, computers and other electronics. The primary responsibility of this position is to work with and support businesses, solid waste districts, municipalities, residents, schools and others to ensure electronic waste and mercury-containing products are properly collected and recycled.


This position is part of the Materials Management section, a team that values collaboration and varying perspectives and works to implement the statewide Materials Management Plan, Universal Recycling Law, Extended Producer Responsibility Programs and other waste reduction initiatives. 


This job could be for you if you like to:

  • Help others reduce, reuse, and recycle by assisting municipalities, businesses and the general public,
  • Learn new things and apply knowledge and skills to an everchanging set of problems and questions,
  • Work effectively both alone, in teams, and when collaborating with external partners.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including attention to detail,
  • Experience conducting compliance reviews, inspections, and outreach, 
  • Experience managing RFPs, grants, and contracts, 
  • Interest in working with diverse audiences such as underserved communities, businesses, municipalities, and residents, and
  • Patience and motivation to tackle new challenges without waiting to be asked.
  • Knowledge of solid waste, waste reduction, and recycling is a plus.


The Agency of Natural Resources and Solid Waste Program have an employee-friendly telework policy, which currently allows staff, once trained and with supervisor approval, to work from the office as little as a few days a month. The rest of the days, staff can work in the office or from home. When considering salary, remember that benefits are worth ~30% of total compensation.


Applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst IV - Solid Waste Program (Job Requisition #49348), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact anne.bijur@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

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

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