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Title:  Environmental Analyst VII - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  05/17/2021
Req ID:  15125
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.28


The Air Quality and Climate Division (AQCD) of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is recruiting for an Environmental Analyst VII. This position is responsible for providing operational control over climate mitigation work related to GHG mitigation operations and air quality in the AQCD. The AQCD implements state and federal clean air laws and regulations and works with federal, regional, state and local agencies and organizations to address air pollution in order to protect the public and the environment from the adverse effects of air pollution. The Division is comprised of five sections: Planning, Ambient Monitoring, Mobile Sources, Permitting, and Compliance. This position will report directly to the AQCD Director.

The Environmental Analyst is responsible for managing the climate change mitigation operations in the AQCD and coordinating the AQCD's technical support on GHG mitigation to the ANR Secretary, or designee, on the Climate Council. Responsibilities also include providing and coordinating technical review and analysis of environmental programs, policies and activities related to GHG mitigation, climate forcing pollutants, and other air pollutants; assessing the technical and scientific information on the efficacy of climate mitigation strategies; serving as a technical expert in the AQCD on GHG mitigation and other climate forcing pollutants; coordinating with the AQCD, DEC, project manager for the Climate Council, other state agencies, the legislature, US Climate Alliance and stakeholders; and developing and providing outreach and communication materials and presentations on climate mitigation strategies. The Analyst also works closely with regional and national organizations on air quality and greenhouse gas mitigation programs.

This position will work mainly out of the central office in Montpelier, VT, with some public meetings and travel to out of state meetings and conferences as appropriate.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst VII (Job Requisition #15125), 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 this position, please contact Heidi.Hales@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 six (6) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.


Master's degree in an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.


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

Preferred Qualifications

•    Knowledge of air quality and air pollution principles, include climate mitigation strategies and policies
•    Knowledge of GHG mitigation and scenario modeling
•    Knowledge of air pollution emissions inventory methodology
•    Familiarity with data analysis, air quality modeling, rulemaking, and air pollutant reduction planning
•    Experience with drafting scientific reports, and presentations
•    Scientific expertise in air quality
•    Experience with program management, project planning
•    Experience participating in federal and regional air quality workgroups

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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier