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Title:  Housing Program Officer - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  08/17/2022
Req ID:  35482
Department:  Children and Families

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42


Join our small, dynamic team – be a part of Vermont’s housing solution!  The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity is hiring for a full-time Housing Program Officer to support the Family Supportive Housing Program.  The Housing Program Officer will partner with community organizations across Vermont who are helping families experiencing homelessness to get and keep housing through the Family Supportive Housing Program.  The Program Officer is responsible for training, technical assistance, monitoring and reporting.  Candidates should have familiarity with housing or homeless programs, strong knowledge of social services casework principles and practices, experience training or teaching, and commitment to housing first and whole family approaches.  OEO values and welcomes candidates with a diversity of lived and professional experiences.  This position provides flexibility to telework.  Travel will occur.  For more about the position, please review the full job specifications.

Who May Apply

This position, Housing Program Officer - Limited Service (Job Requisition #35482), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.


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 require considerable travel to project sites for which a valid driver's license is required. Tact and diplomacy are required for effective performance. Considerable interaction will occur with human service providers, and other state and federal agencies. Some overtime, evening, and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree AND four (4) or more years in human services, housing, or community development.


High school graduation or equivalent AND seven (8) or more years in human services, housing, or community development.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with homeless assistance programs

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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