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Title:  Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  1548
Department:  Health

Springfield, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.35

The Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (PC) is a critical component of Vermont's state-wide system to prevent substance use disorders. Focused on the Agency of Human Service's Springfield District, the PC supports and fosters collaboration among community partners, facilitates strategic planning, and provides education, technical assistance, monitoring and guidance in implementing evidence-based prevention programs. The PC applies the Strategic Prevention Framework to help communities in program planning and implementation as well as administering community grants and providing referrals. They work with community coalitions, schools, faith-based organizations, local law enforcement and other community groups. The work requires a high level of autonomy and independence while maintaining a high level of accountability. Strong verbal and written communication skills are critical. The position also requires strong analytical skills and stellar people skills.

The PC works as part of a local team that promotes policy, community, and organizational level strategies to improve health outcomes. They collaborate with 11 other PCs across the state, and with the state-level Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. As part of the Department of Health, the Springfield Office of Local Health is one of 12 local health offices in Vermont. We strive to offer a supportive, professionally challenging, and healthy workplace to our employees.

Who May Apply

This position, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (Job Requisition #1548), is open to all State employees and external applicants. 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.

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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 throughout a defined regional area, focusing on a variety of settings, including schools, families, peers, individuals, and community organizations. Private means of transportation must be available for necessary travel. Attendance at a variety of opinion gathering and project planning meetings is required, involving a variety of interest, advocacy, and service groups, and may involve evening or weekend duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in public health, health care, education, or human services related field and one (1) year experience planning and performing community-based prevention or health improvement activities


Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years' experience planning and performing community-based prevention or health improvement activities.


Associate's Degree AND five (5) years' experience planning and performing community-based prevention or health improvement activities.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience planning and implementing community-based substance abuse prevention activities

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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AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

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.

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