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Title:  Environmental Engineer III - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  10/19/2021
Req ID:  21683
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.86


The Department of Environmental Conservation, Water Investment Division, Dam Safety Program (DSP) is seeking a highly motivated engineer to provide engineering support to our small team. Candidates with approximately 3 to 5 years of experience with an Engineer-in-Training Certification or capacity to obtain one within 1 year are preferred. Experience in dam safety engineering and hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for dams is highly desired. Applicants versed in geotechnical or structural engineering will also be considered. 

A successful applicant will have the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment where public safety is paramount, and the mission is to reduce risks to life, property, and the environment from dam incidents and failure through effective communication, education, regulation, and dam ownership. Candidates with field and construction experience, developing technical skills, good written and verbal communication skills as well as organizational skills will be given preference. 

The DSP acts as both regulator and dam owner, regulating nearly 1,000 non-power, non-federal dams statewide and is also the State's owner representative at 14 dams, including the three Winooski River Flood Control dams. Major job duties include dam inspection support, dam inventorying, permit review, assistance during dam emergencies, support in dam safety rule development, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for hazard potential classification and emergency action planning, technical assistance for dam safety projects at State-owned dams, and dam operation and maintenance including flood control dam operation assistance.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Engineer III - Limited Service (Job Requisition #21683), 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 Green at Benjamin.Green@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.


Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

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

Master's degree in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering AND one (1) year or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.


Bachelor's degree in environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or mechanical engineering AND three (3) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.


Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering AND four (4) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or air pollution engineering.


Two (2) years or more of experience as an Environmental Engineer II.

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.