Title:  HVAC Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  07/30/2024
Req ID:  50410
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.10 to $31.02


Buildings and General Services (BGS) at the State of Vermont has an exciting opportunity with room for growth as a HVAC Specialist with the Operations and Maintenance divison. 


In this role, you will work as part of a team and independently. This position will work primarily on heating and cooling equipment throughout the Capital District in Montpelier, which includes the State House and many historic buildings. Systems include steam heat from the district heat plant, forced hot water boiler systems, outdoor condenser units, and mini splits. This position may also be asked to assist with other duties as assigned including but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting and lock repair.


This is a full-time position that requires a valid driver's license and successful completion of a background check, and the hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm.


The Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS) is a diverse organization with over 340 employees serving state agencies and departments within state Government. BGS provides the facilities services required for all state agencies and departments to accomplish their missions. As part of the Operations and Maintenance Division you will be an essential team member and part of the largest division in BGS. Please watch this brief video to learn more about working for BGS.

Who May Apply

This position, HVAC Specialist (Job Requisition #50410), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact James Desisto at james.desisto@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 performed at state buildings including correctional and psychiatric care facilities Contact with inmates and patients may be anticipated. Incumbents may encounter harassment or hostile behavior and must be able to respond in a calm and professional manner. Must be able to climb ladders, lift weights up to 75 pounds, and work in cramped, wet, or poorly ventilated areas. Climbing, crawling, reaching, and standing, for extended periods of time are often required. This position may require emergency response to calls outside of regular work hours. Some potential for physical injury may be present.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a current Universal Refrigerant Recovery Certificate.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of an R-410 Safety Certificate.

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