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Title:  Environmental Scientist III, Aquatic Invasive Species Program - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  04/14/2021
Req ID:  13585
Department:  Environmental Conservation
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.57

Overview

The Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection Program (LPMPP) seeks a uniquely qualified individual to serve as program coordinator for the Vermont Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program. The mission of the LPMPP is to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore the health of Vermont lakes. The AIS program coordinator supports all phases of this mission: participating in statewide outreach and education, coordinating AIS spread prevention projects including oversight of the VT Public Access Greeter Program, assisting with AIS monitoring and management projects, and providing administrative support for state and federal grants.

Specific job duties include:

• Assist with implementing statewide legislative mandates for AIS Spread Prevention and Aquatic Nuisance Control (ANC) work with stakeholders, organizations, and government officials to promote ANC regulations and reduce the interstate spread of non-native nuisance aquatic species.
• Provide oversight for the state-wide Vermont Public Access Greeter Program and administered by municipalities and lake associations. Prepare and present Greeter Trainings, update the Greeter Manual, and develop public information for dissemination.
• Provide programmatic, technical, and administrative assistance for the ANC Grants-in-Aid program to expand the capacity of the AIS program.
• Conduct AIS surveys and assist with research to assess the effectiveness of various management techniques for new or persistent infestations, etc. Monitor high priority inland lakes to detect any new AIS infestation in its early stage.
• Develop supporting technological platforms to increase the efficiency for the program as a whole. This include developing, managing, and collecting data for GIS Maps of AIS Populations (Water chestnut and Zebra mussel), Greeter Program Data apps and modeling, etc.
• Prepare, present, and disseminate technical and public AIS publications through various marketing avenues to a wide variety of constituents.
• Provide support and overall maintenance for AIS equipment and watercraft including motorboats, decontamination units, scuba gear, sign supplies, etc.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Scientist III, Aquatic Invasive Species Program (Job Requisition #13585), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Oliver.Pierson@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 biology, microbiology, chemistry, soils science, geology or hydrogeology AND three (3) years or more of professional experience in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology or hydrogeology.

OR

Bachelor's degree in any biological-life or physical science AND four (4) years or more of professional experience in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology, or hydrogeology.

OR

Master's degree in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology or hydrogeology AND one (1) year or more of professional experience in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology or hydrogeology.

OR

Master's degree in any biological-life or physical science AND two (2) years or more of professional experience in environmental biology, microbiology or chemistry, or ecology, soils science, geology or hydrogeology

OR

Two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Scientist II

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