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Title:  Health District Office Technician I

Application Deadline Date:  12/01/2022
Req ID:  44468
Department:  Health

Rutland, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.01


The Vermont Department of Health Rutland District Office is seeking a highly-organized and enthusiastic individual to serve as our full-time Health District Office Technician (HDOT).  The right candidate will join an inter-disciplinary team of public health professionals that is focused on making a positive impact on the health and well-being of communities in Rutland County, Vermont.  


The position primarily provides administrative support to the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and the ideal candidate will work closely with WIC staff to complete administrative activities that support WIC participants receiving program benefits. Accuracy, timeliness, and a team approach are critical. The HDOT position requires attention to detail and the ability to move seamlessly among various tasks with regular interruptions. 


This position is responsible for office management duties such as ordering supplies, sending mail, managing the district office shared email and fax, records management, photocopying, and supporting onboarding of district office staff.


The position also serves as the face of the Rutland District Office--via phone, email, and face-to-face encounters with the public, stores who offer WIC foods, community agencies, and staff. Stellar internal and external customer service skills are required, which includes providing culturally sensitive and inclusive services. Maintaining a calm demeanor in stressful situations is key to success in this position. The HDOT should also understand and recognize the importance of adhering to federal and state guidelines.

Who May Apply

This position, Health District Office Technician I (Job Requisition #44468), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in an office setting. Some travel to offsite clinics may be required. Significant interaction occurs with office staff, provider's, clients, and the public, some of whom may be upset, antagonistic, or in need of immediate assistance.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of program or office administrative experience INCLUDING one (1) year or more customer service experience involving significant public contact.


Completion of a vocational/technical training program in business, office administration, or related field AND (1) year or more of customer service experience involving significant public contact.


Associate's degree or higher.

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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