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Title:  Human Resources Business Partner I

Application Deadline Date:  07/13/2022
Req ID:  36266
Department:  Human Resources

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.10


The Vermont Department of Human Resources seeks a strong Human Resources generalist to join our Montpelier team supporting multiple departments in the Agency of Administration, the Agency of Digital Services, and other small departments. The ideal candidate will have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees and management personnel, organize and prioritize work effectively, and adapt to changing demands in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include varying degrees of HR Administrator/Generalist work in hiring and onboarding, position and records management, performance management, supervisory coaching, labor relations, and medical leave and accommodation requests. 


Candidates interested in the HR Administrator I are expected to have well-developed interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills necessary to coordinate and proficiently process a large volume of work including transactional functions. Ability to work as part of a team and independently deliver accurate and timely work, and have an aptitude and interest to learn are all keys to success in this position. 

The Department of Human Resources is currently supporting a hybrid work model. Requests for some telework each week will be considered.

Who May Apply

This position, Human Resources Business Partner I (#36266), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • Human Resources Business Partner I (#36266)
  • Human Resources Business Partner II (#35651)
  • Human Resources Business Partner III (#35743)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Margaret Loftus at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed largely in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. Some work outside of regular work schedule may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in human resources, organization development, public administration, business or related field.
Associates degree AND one (1) year or more of experience that must include providing support services to internal or external customers and computer experience involving the use of spreadsheets, databases, and email communications.
High School diploma AND two (2) years or more of experience that must include providing support services to internal or external customers and computer experience involving the use of spreadsheets, databases, and email communications.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in public employment.

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 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