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Title:  Environmental Analyst VI - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  02/05/2023
Req ID:  44186
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Various, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


Do you have an interest in engineering, science, water quality and public health protection?  Do you enjoy working outdoors directly with Vermonters to ensure land and building development is protective of human health and the environment?  If so, then this may be the position for you! The Department of Environmental Conservation seeks an Environmental Analyst to review projects in the Indirect Discharge and the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply programs. These positions work relatively independently but will be an integral part of an experienced team. The successful candidate will be able to work closely with engineering consultants, licensed designers, and the public to permit soil-based wastewater systems and potable water supplies. 
The Department of Environmental Conservation has made changes to the minimum qualifications to the Environmental Analyst job series in an effort to ensure equitable opportunities and broaden the base for qualified applicants within these jobs. . If you previously applied for one of these positions and did not qualify, please review these changes to see if you now qualify for one or more levels.
The ideal candidate: is self-motivated and possesses general or specific knowledge in soil science,  hydrogeology, engineering practices and principals relating to the design and construction of wastewater systems and water supplies; demonstrates excellent communication and technical writing skills; is comfortable communicating with consultants, land owners or their representatives, municipal officials, other DEC staff, and our counterparts from other states; and performs well at the individual level as well as in a team-based environment.
Responsibilities Include:
•    Implementing wastewater system and potable water supply permitting programs for building and land development projects throughout the state. 
•    Performing site visits.
•    Performing on-site review of soils.
•    Reviewing engineering plans.
•    Issuing jurisdictional decisions. 
•    Providing technical assistance. 
•    Monitoring compliance with Rules.
•    Issuing permits within specified time frame.
•    Providing documentation and support for enforcement actions.
•    Providing information and assists with educational trainings. 
•    Collaborating with other sections in the division, other DEC divisions, and other state and federal government entities.
Training on the regulatory aspects and procedures will be provided. These positions allow for a considerable amount of autonomy in organizing your time. Work is accomplished primarily in a remote (telework) setting but can require travel to various meetings, site visits, or related field work for which access to reliable transportation for in-state travel may occasionally be necessary. Candidates will need to either live in Vermont, or if living outside Vermont, be located in close proximity to be able to do field work and attend meetings in Vermont. Opportunities for working in a standard office setting are available. 

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst VI - Limited Service (Job Requisition #44186), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 

If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact Bruce Douglas at
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 largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Field work may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND three (3) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.


Master's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.


Six (6) years or more of experience in an engineering, environmental, social science, data science, or natural resources field.

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.