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Title:  Environmental Enforcement Officer

Application Deadline Date:  10/02/2022
Req ID:  39728
Department:  Environmental Conservation

Various, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55


How much does the protection of Vermont's natural resources matter to you? The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for a committed, passionate professional to join our team of dedicated environmental enforcement officers (EEOs) to aid in the investigation of alleged violations of Vermont's environmental rules, regulations, permits and statutes. EEOs are the front-line interface with the public in making sure that environmental rules and regulations are understood, ensuring that violations are corrected when they occur, and navigating complex compliance issues as they arise. EEOs are not only skilled investigators and communicators in the field but also skilled office professionals collecting and documenting evidence and reports to support the findings of their investigations. 


Work is accomplished both in the field, often times in adverse weather conditions, as well as in a home office setting. A successful individual for this position must possess a strong moral character, effective communication skills with diverse members of the public, an ability to operate with a high degree of independence, and a passion for protecting environmental and human health. This position is to cover the Northeast Kingdom environmental enforcement district, which covers Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia Counties, and requires living and working within the district in a home office. A home office allowance is provided for this position as well as a state vehicle for traveling in the field. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Environmental Enforcement Officer. 

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Enforcement Officer (Job Requisition #39728), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Sean McVeigh 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 performed largely in the field with some office time.

Investigations require substantial travel, for which private means of transportation may be required. Incumbents must traverse rough terrain and water and may be exposed to hazardous materials. Surveillance will require nighttime work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in a regulatory environmental field or in a law enforcement or investigatory role.


Two years or more of full-time college coursework OR an associate's degree AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in a regulatory environmental field or in a law enforcement or investigatory role.


High School diploma AND six (6) years or more at a professional level in a regulatory environmental field or in a law enforcement or investigatory role.

Preferred Qualifications

Training and experience in both environmental and law enforcement fields.

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.