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Title:  Environmental Engineer III

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  12761
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.36


Do you have an interest in engineering, science, and public health protection? This may be the position for you! The Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Public Drinking Water Program is seeking an Environmental Engineer III to work in the Engineering and Water Resources Section. This position works among a team of engineers, hydrogeologists, and analysts, including two experienced project engineers presenting an excellent growth opportunity and an opportunity to see how different engineers and water systems tackle similar problems throughout Vermont.

Responsibilities Include:

•    Reviews construction permit applications for the development of new or modifications of existing public drinking water system infrastructure including water sources, storage, transmission and distribution, pumping, and treatment systems.
•    Reviews preliminary engineering reports, asset management plans, and capital improvement plans,
•    Coordinates project implementation with DEC's Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund,
•    Conducts some on-site inspections of public drinking water systems,
•    Provides direct technical and regulatory assistance to Vermont's public drinking water systems.

The ideal candidate has knowledge in civil engineering, sanitary engineering or environmental engineering, experience with the Safe Drinking Water Act and/or Vermont Water Supply Rule, demonstrates excellent communication and technical writing skills, is comfortable communicating with consultants, water system representatives, other DEC staff, and our counterparts from other states, performs well in a team-based environment, and has a keen interest in learning.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Engineer III (Job Requisition #12761), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact 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

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
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier