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Title:  Benefits Programs Administrator

Application Deadline Date:  05/11/2021
Req ID:  14847
Department:  Children and Families
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.90

Overview

The Vermont Department for Children and Families' Economic Service Division (ESD) created this new position to support a multi-year highly complex set of initiatives collectively referred to as the Agency of Human Services Integrated Eligibility and Enrollment (IE&E) Program.  The successful incumbent will work closely with ESD Leadership with a primary focus of assuring compliance with the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) requirements as outlined in the FNS Handbook 901 - Advance Planning Documents. This position is the Handbook expert and will work closely with other departments and teams within the Agency of Human Services, the VT Agency of Digital Services, and relevant vendors as work evolves. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with project management of complex systems, particularly the State of Vermont's methodology.  This position will also remain current in all of the many evolving aspects of the IE&E Roadmap, with the initial responsibility to usher the Business Rules Engine work through implementation for all in-scope IE&E programs.

Who May Apply

This position, Benefits Programs Administrator (Job Requisition #14847), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Bob.Hammerl@vermont.gov.
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 largely in a standard office setting. Numerous group meetings are involved at which divergent opinions and program crises require positive action. Certain assignments may have short deadlines and involve work outside of normal duty schedules. Work related travel may be required for which private means of transportation must be available. An incumbent may be required to resolve troublesome employee problems and applicant cases, and be called upon to testify at fair hearing and court cases, or before legislative committees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in human services, education, employment and training programs, policy development, data processing, or program management INCLUDING two (2) years or more of managerial or supervisory duties.

OR

Master's degree AND two (2) years or more of managerial or supervisory duties in human services, education, employment and training programs, policy development, data processing, or program management.

OR

Two years of full-time college coursework OR associate's degree AND six (6) years or more at a professional level in human services, education, employment and training programs, policy development, data processing, or program management INCLUDING two (2) years or more of managerial or supervisory duties.

OR

Eight (8) years of more at a professional level in human services, education, employment and training programs, policy development, data processing, or program management INCLUDING two (2) years or more of managerial or supervisory duties.

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 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier