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Title:  DOC Policy Manager

Application Deadline Date:  11/24/2019
Req ID:  3208
Department:  Corrections

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.48

The Department of Corrections seeks a highly skilled professional to lead the overall creation and implementation of Departmental policies. You must have experience overseeing and guiding complex projects with multiple partners and stakeholders; excellent organizational skills; the ability to balance many competing demands and urgent matters;  an ability to work with policymakers, providers, and other professionals; and, strong oral and written communication skills, including experience preparing technical documentation, reports, and presentations.

Who May Apply

This position, DOC Policy Manager (Job Requisition #3208), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Monica Weeber at 802-598-4112 or
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.

Class Definition

Provides policy direction for the Department of Corrections. Provides leadership and manages the unit and staff responsible for the Department of Correction's policy development. Interfaces with members of the legislature, leaders and program staff across the Department and the Agency of Human Services and external constituencies with respect to the public policy, regulatory and operational effectiveness of the Department of Corrections. Recommends and coordinates decisions when it requires the agreement of other senior managers, other stakeholders or legislative representatives both internally and externally. Lead and/or participate in Department and Agency wide initiatives or special projects, establish objectives, standards and control measures for programs, and development and leadership of community stakeholder groups. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative supervisor.

DOC PREA Requirements

Conviction History Requirements: Candidates who have any felony conviction record or who, within the past five (5) years, have been placed under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction must receive a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections in order to be considered for employment.  You may access the application and corresponding documents by clicking here.  Once you have completed the application, please send it directly to the hiring manager identified as the contact person in this job posting.
PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Requirements:  In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment in the Department of Corrections must provide relevant information.  Previous institutional employers will be contacted and required to provide information regarding substantiated incidences of sexual abuse or resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse.  By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete.  The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work history.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a standard office setting with some travel to other state offices or community locations for which private means of transportation must be available. Limited state travel may be involved for which private means of transportation may be required. Quick deadlines for important reports and need for sensitive communication under challenging and difficult situations may be required. Interacts and communicate directly with senior Department and Agency leaders, state government administrators, staff, and constituents. Must manage many complex administrative and policy related issues at once, including intense interactions with a variety of constituents and deadline pressures.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate or Master's degree AND three (3) years or more at a professional level in the field of public policy, governmental relations or public relations.


Bachelor's degree AND five (5) years or more at a professional level in the field of public policy, governmental relations or public relations.

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.
AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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