Title:  UC Customer Service Rep I - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  45863
Department:  Labor

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.32


The Vermont Department of Labor is looking for an experienced customer service representatives to join the Unemployment Insurance team!

The Unemployment Insurance Customer Service Representatives I provide specialized, professional level work involving interviewing of claimants by telephone for unemployment benefits. Duties include conducting initial and subsequent assessment of individual needs; persuading claimants to accept referrals to Career Resource Centers for reemployment services; investigation and resolution of eligibility issues and applies adjustments to individual cases as needed. Employees in this class may train new staff and may be assigned independent projects in special program claims work including, but not limited to unemployment compensation for former service personnel, unemployment compensation for Federal employees, combined wage claims, short term compensation claims, Trade Readjustment Act and disaster unemployment assistance. Customer Service Representatives must be able to work in stressful and sometimes emotional situations and treat the public with sensitivity, fairness, and tact.


This is an in-office position. Remote and/or hybrid work schedules are not available at this time

Who May Apply

This position, UC Customer Service Rep I - Temporary  (Job Requisition # 45863), 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.


Please Note: This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact allyson.kilbride@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

Incumbents must be able to work in stressful and sometimes emotional situations and treat the public with sensitivity, fairness, and tact. Incumbents may encounter clients who are uncooperative or who may be hostile during interviews for which considerable human relations skills are required. Workload volume will be extremely high on occasion.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of experience providing direct customer service in human services, employment services, unemployment compensation programs or working in a Call Center.

NOTE: Minimum keyboarding (typing) accuracy of 75% at or above 20 words per minute is required.

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