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Title:  Natural Resources Board Compliance & Enforcement Officer

Application Deadline Date:  07/6/2022
Req ID:  36275
Department:  Natural Resources Board
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.65

Overview

The NRB Compliance and Enforcement Officer promotes compliance with Act 250, Vermont's landmark land use law. The Compliance and Enforcement Officer investigates potential violations of Act 250 permits and works closely with the Board's legal team on enforcement actions and compliance directives. Work includes researching land use permit history and collaborating with partners at the Agency of Natural Resources, Agency of Transportation, and municipalities, as well as conducting site visits, individually or with partners. The enforcement officer writes investigative reports and provides regular updates to the Natural Resources Board and General Counsel on the status of enforcement actions and investigations. Strong writing skills, sound judgment, and the ability to think on your feet are essential. Knowledge of Vermont's natural resources and their management is desirable. The ideal candidate will also be adept at regularly and professionally communicating with members of the public, and have the interpersonal skills needed to engage with respondents and complainants in sensitive situations. They will also have the organizational skills to carefully maintain investigative records and track progress.

 

The Enforcement Officer is based out of the Board's Montpelier office, but for the time being, will primarily work remotely. Some travel is required to conduct site visits, and all positions based out of the Montpelier office are currently expected to be in the office approximately one day every other week for an in-person staff meeting. From time to time, other in-person/in-office meetings will be necessary.

Who May Apply

This position, Natural Resources Board Compliance & Enforcement Officer (Job Requisition #36275), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Sabina Haskell at Sabina.Haskell@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 a standard office setting with extensive field work, sometimes over rough terrain. Exposure to all Vermont climatic conditions occurs regularly. Exposure to dust, noise, and hazards on active construction sites and mineral extraction operations occurs with regularity. Confrontational situations can be anticipated. Good interpersonal negotiating skills are needed to deal with upset respondents and complainants. Surveillance and other duties might require evening, night or weekend work. Investigations require substantial travel, for which private means of transportation may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in environmental or natural resources management, land use planning, law enforcement or public administration, political science, pre-law, engineering or a related environmental conservation field AND four (4) years of experience at or above a technical level in the field of environmental permitting and administration, natural resources conservation, law, engineering, or law enforcement.

 

OR

 

Master's degree in environmental or natural resources management, land use planning, law enforcement or public administration, political science, law, engineering or a related environmental conservation field AND three (3) years of experience at or above a technical level in the field of environmental permitting and administration, natural resources conservation, law, engineering, or law enforcement.

Special Requirements

Vermont Driver's License.

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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier