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Title:  Federal and State Agreement Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  05/12/2021
Req ID:  14923
Department:  Children and Families

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60


DCF/Family Services Division (FSD) (located in WSOC and currently working remotely) has an exciting opportunity to become part of the Revenue Enhancement Unit (REU) Grants & Contracts team as a Federal & State Agreement Specialist. This is a dynamic and interesting position that supports the work of the State's child protection system.   If you embrace change, have a knack for diplomacy, understand priorities while multitasking, have strong writing skills, enjoy solving puzzles, have excellent computer skills, and a background in social services, business, grant and/or contract management (or, ideally all three), consider this opportunity to join our team where we secure services though our community partners on behalf of the children, youth, and families of Vermont. Preferred background includes experience with the State's Request for Proposal (RFP) process, and the complexities of data sharing agreements.  The ideal candidate enjoys working with a diverse array of people, is deadline driven, and results-focused.

Who May Apply

This position, Federal and State Agreement Specialist (Job Requisition #14923), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact nancy.williams@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 in an office environment, as well as a variety of district offices and community settings. Considerable travel may be required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal office hours may be anticipated. Considerable tact and diplomacy will be required to achieve results in the absence of supervisory authority. Extensive interaction with a broad range of community groups and service providers may be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years of work experience that includes one or more of the following: (a) administration of grants/contracts as a funder or recipient; (b) collaboration with community partners in the delivery of social services; OR c) enforcement of provider agreements.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree

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