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Title:  Wellness Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  1/27/2020
Req ID:  4803
Department:  Human Resources

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.09

Join a dynamic Wellness team and help bring our wellness program to the next level. Apply your knowledge, skills, vision and creativity to facilitate positive health and lifestyle changes with employees of the State of Vermont. As the Wellness Specialist, you will develop and implement health and wellness initiatives for a diverse population. You must have excellent networking, coaching, communication and organizational skills. A bachelor's degree or higher in Health Education or a related field and two years or more of work experience in health education or a closely related area are required. Experience in using website, social media and conventional marketing tools as well as hands on management, development and implementation of health educational services is preferred.

Who May Apply

This position, Wellness Specialist (Job Requisition # 4803), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Maura OBrien at maura.obrien@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.

Class Definition

Incumbent is responsible to provide comprehensive wellness programming to VT state employees and retirees in collaboration with the Wellness Team. Duties include individual and group coaching, on-site biometric screenings, strategic planning, program development, marketing, implementation and evaluation of statewide wellness programs for diverse state employee population. Must have excellent marketing, networking, coaching, communication and organizational skills. Must work well as part of a team and be a self-starter as incumbent is expected to operate with a great deal of independence.

Environmental Factors

Incumbent must be able to communicate, interact and work with state employees from all positions and management levels, as well as personnel representing medical, community and private organizations. Normal office/classroom working conditions prevail. Some alternate hours may be required to accommodate off-shift employees. Some travel within state is expected for which an incumbent must have access to private means of transportation. At times of public health emergencies (floods, infectious disease outbreaks, etc.), incumbent may be called on to assist Vermont's public health efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in Health Education or a related field AND two (2) years or more of work experience in health education or a closely related area.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years or more of experience that includes hands on management, development and implementation of health educational services.

Marketing experience using online marketing software/tools, social media as well as conventional marketing tools.

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 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