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Title:  Chief Financial Officer

Application Deadline Date:  02/02/2023
Req ID:  46135
Department:  Vermont Health Access

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $40.90 - $64.49


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) is recruiting for a Chief Financial Officer for our Business Office. This position serves as the senior Financial Officer for the Department and a key advisor for the Commissioner's office and our leadership team. This position reports directly to the Commissioner and is responsible for the oversight and leadership of all our Business Office operations and functions. Responsibilities for this position include, budget development for $1 billion dollar budget, financial reporting, cost allocation of all our funding streams and professional level accounting work for the department. This position directs all fiscal office process and procedures. This position plays a key role in ensuring the fiscal reliability and sustainability of the department and that drives the department's overall mission of caring for Vermonters. This position also must develop trust and maintain good working relationships with our Agency's central office, other Departments within the Agency of Human Services, and fiscal leaders in other parts of state government. This position will also be called upon to provide testimony at the legislature as well as respond to any inquiries or requests from the legislature related to our financial operations.

 *Starting rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Preferred candidates will demonstrate strong competencies in engaging and driving teams to success. They will be skilled at optimizing work processes and lean methodologies. They should be detail oriented, possess exceptional communication skills and have the ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)'s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters by providing access to quality healthcare cost effectively. We have three priorities that support us in moving our mission forward: Adoption of value-based payments, management of information technology projects, and operational performance improvement. Our department commits to executing our responsibilities and priorities while adhering to three core values: Transparency, Integrity and Service.


Our State:
Vermont is a "small but mighty" state. We are ranked as one of the top 10 states to raise a family in 2022. We are nationwide leaders for progressive social and educational policies.  We are in Northern New England, 1.5 hours from Montreal and 3.5 hours from Boston. We have beautiful Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, and year-round outdoor activities. 


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.

Who May Apply

This position, Chief Financial Officer (Job Requisition #46135), 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

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting but some travel will require private means of transportation. Duties may require extensive time outside of normal work hours. Incumbent will be expected to attend public meetings and hearings and to testify before the Legislature. A wide diversity of opinion and emotions can be anticipated for which diplomacy and tact will be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in accounting, business or public administration or a related field AND four (4) years of professional level accounting, budgeting, fiscal auditing, fiscal analysis, federal program fiscal administration or other professional level fiscal operations experience including managing a major fiscal program or operation.


Bachelor's degree in accounting or a bachelor's degree in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 20 credit hours in accounting and seven (7) years of professional level accounting, budgeting, fiscal auditing, fiscal analysis, federal program fiscal administration or other professional level fiscal operations experience which has included managing a major fiscal program or operation.


Three (3) years or more as a Financial Director III with the State of Vermont.

Special Requirements

1) For some positions experience working with VISION system (VISION is the State of Vermont PeopleSoft financial management system) may be required. 2) Preference may be given to applicants with experience managing large fiscal operations. 3) For some positions preference may be given to applicants with a master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or other specific degree program. 4) For some positions preference may be given to applicants with a CPA (or similar certification).

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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