Title:  Environmental Engineer III - Public Drinking Water Program - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  07/23/2024
Req ID:  50439
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.10


We are looking for an entry- or mid-level engineer excited to help secure safe drinking water to our most vulnerable population. The work is conducted as part of the Healthy Homes: Manufactured Housing Community effort and entails direct work with consultants and public drinking water systems. You will be part of the Agency of Natural Resources, Public Drinking Water Program, and will be working closely with a team of engineers and scientists to review and optimize drinking water design plans through research, analysis, and site visits.  


This job could be for you if:

  • You enjoy learning new things and applying a diverse set of knowledge and skills to an everchanging set of problems and questions.
  • You have an eye for details when reviewing construction projects spanning water sources, storage, transmission and distribution, pumping, and treatment systems.
  • You appreciate teamwork and are good at coordinating project work with internal and external partner.
  • You enjoy learning first-hand through on-site assessments of public drinking water systems.
  • You like helping others. You are patient and level-headed when providing technical and regulatory assistance to Vermont's public drinking water systems and their consultants.
  • 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 engineering team has two licensed engineers, and we will actively support you in your pursuit of a professional engineering license through collaboration, training and mentorship.


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. Frequent site visits will be expected as part of your training. 


The position is limited service for 2 years, with the potential to become long-term, and when considering salary, remember that benefits is worth ~30% of your total compensation.


As of July 14, 2024 the step 1 rate for pay grade 22 will be $25.10 per hour. Starting pay is negotiable based on experience. 

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Engineer III - Public Drinking Water Program - Limited Service (Job Requisition #50439), 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 Sille.Larsen@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, 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 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