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Title:  Child Care Benefits Program Administrator

Application Deadline Date:  07/20/2022
Req ID:  34006
Department:  Children and Families

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $30.78


The Child Care Financial Assistance Program Manager provides critical daily oversight and management of a multi million dollar budget supporting child care subsidy services for approximately 7000 Vermont children, including children in protective service. Funds derive from federal and state sources and are administered as direct payments to child care providers on behalf of eligible families as well as contracted services with 12 Community Child Care Support Agencies throughout the state. Diligent oversight of funds and eligibility is essential to provide effective stewardship of the Child Care Financial Assistance Program.


Supervisory, managerial, program development and coordinating work at a professional level involving child care and related programs for the Child Development Division of the  Department for Children and Families. These programs include subsidized child care for low income families, family support and protective service child care, training support to providers and the provision of consultation and technical assistance to providers, employers, groups of employers, community groups and state agencies. Supervision is exercised over professional and technical employees. Work is performed under the general direction of Director of Operations and includes oversight and management of a multi million dollar budget and multiple revenue sources in support of approximately 1200 service providers and 8000 subsidized children.

Who May Apply

This position, Child Care Benefits Program Administrator (Job Requisition #34006), 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

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Some travel to provider and contractor sites may be required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Duties include representing the division at department meetings and in public meetings with clients and providers. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in early childhood education, psychology, sociology or social work AND two (2) years or more of experience in the determination of eligibility for subsidized child care, in the regulation of licensed child care facilities, or in the administration of a centralized child care program.

Preferred Qualifications

Supervisory experience

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