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Title:  Fiber Optic Project Manager

Application Deadline Date:  02/02/2023
Req ID:  46144
Department:  Public Service Department

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.70


The Vermont Community Broadband Board (VCBB) Fiber Optic Project Manager is responsible for reviewing, suggesting improvements, and performing an as-built review of grant funded middle and last mile fiber optic networks. It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to assist and support the Communication Union Districts and other grant recipients with existing and ongoing projects. As these projects progress, the professional needs to identify Outside Plant technical problems and assist with innovative solutions. The position will ensure engineering discipline to plans, and assist in design and redesign of networks, and facilities. Additionally, the position will provide support in construction budgets and assisting the CUDs with technology challenges and compliance to standards and specifications. They will work with drafting and GIS personnel to ensure as-built designs are documented properly. The Project Manager will ensure all network quality requirements are followed by grant recipients. The position will also advise on issues related to make-ready, assist in the development of Broadband Equity Access Deployment (BEAD) Five year plan, and complement the work of the VCBB Fiber Optics and Grant Program Consultants. Knowledge of outside plant construction techniques must be understood in depth to effectively handle issues related to fiber networking, routing, and network management.


This position offers the flexibility to work remotely, but field inspections of infrastructure across Vermont is required.

Who May Apply

This position, Fiber Optic Project Manager (Job Requisition #46144), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized through 06/30/2025. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Robert Fish at
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 required for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to hazardous materials, traffic hazards, 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

Five (5) years or more of experience in fiber optic construction, installation, maintenance, or project management.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.
Project management and supervisory experience.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier