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Title:  Wastewater Engineering Manager

Application Deadline Date:  01/26/2021
Req ID:  11367
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.90


The Department of Environmental Conservation seeks an experienced candidate to lead the wastewater programs in the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division. These programs are the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Program (a.k.a. WW Program), the Indirect Discharge Program, and the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program. The WW Program is comprised of 5 offices statewide and this position serves in the central office in Montpelier. This is a key position within the Department and plays a critical role in protecting public health and Vermont's environment.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages and oversees the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rule Permitting Program distributed across five offices statewide, the Indirect Discharge Permitting Program, and the UIC Permitting Program.
  • Supervises 7 highly trained and talented engineers and analysts
  • Oversees the adoption and implementation of rules governing wastewater systems and potable water supplies across the three programs and keeps technical standards current in coordination with the Technical Advisory Committee
  • Establishes program priorities and sets strategic direction for the programs in close consultation with the Division Director.
  • Collaborates with other sections in the division, other DEC divisions, and other state and federal government entities.
  • Assists Division Director with management of the Division.


The ideal candidate has advanced knowledge in soil science and hydrology, experience administering regulatory programs, excellent communication, planning, and management skills, and is expected to be or quickly become the State's technical expert for soil-based wastewater systems in Vermont.

Who May Apply

This position, Wastewater Engineering Manager (Job Requisition #11367), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Bryan Redmond at bryan.redmond@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 normally performed in an office setting but with need for significant travel to field locations for which private means of transportation must be available. Evening attendance at meetings and some public speaking is necessary. Pressure from applicants for rapid review of their projects and a favorable permit decision can be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in chemical, civil, environmental, or sanitary engineering or in a natural or physical science AND five (5) years at a professional level in chemical, civil, environmental, or sanitary engineering or in a natural or physical science INCLUDING at least two (2) years in hydrogeology, sanitary engineering, a water quality program, or a water pollution control program and including or supplemented by at least two years of supervisory experience.


Note: Graduate work in hydrogeology; soils science; civil, environmental, or sanitary engineering; or public administration may be substituted for up to two years of general experience on a semester for six months basis.

Special Note: Registration as a professional engineer in Vermont may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier