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Title:  Environmental Analyst V - Public Drinking Water Program - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  05/30/2022
Req ID:  26061
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.65


The Vermont Public Drinking Water program is seeking an environmental analyst to join the team and work to implement the federal Lead and Copper Rule and Disinfectant and Disinfection Byproduct Rule.  


The position has a broad range of responsibilities, from receiving and reviewing water quality data pertaining to corrosion chemistry or disinfectant byproduct formation to performing compliance sweeps in the database. It is a varied position with every day being something different in a changing landscape with new related regulations on the horizon.


The ideal candidate needs to eventually understand and balance providing technical assistance to enforcing the regulations when appropriate.  A strong background in or understanding of chemistry will be utilized almost daily to help systems comply and remain in compliance with the regulations. This is a rule-heavy position, that requires the ability to read, understand, implement, train on, and eventually become the state expert of its respective rules. Experience with public drinking water systems is a plus.  Working with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and computer databases is required.  

Preference will be given to an applicant who writes well and has knowledge of the federal and state safe drinking water regulations or other environmental regulations, knowledge of water treatment processes, and public drinking water system operation. 


Limited Service positions are authorized for a specific period of time for specially funded projects or programs. As the Public Drinking Water program is largely funded by an EPA grant, this position is classified as a limited service position. This program has the expectation that this position will continue to remain authorized past the current end date.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst V - Public Drinking Water Program - Limited Service (Job Requisition #26061 ), 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 Ben Montross at Ben.Montross@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, and 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 in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.


Master's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.


One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Analyst IV or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Analyst III.

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
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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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier