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Title:  Human Resources Administrator IV

Application Deadline Date:  10/05/2022
Req ID:  40583
Department:  Human Resources

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42


The Vermont Department of Human Resources seeks a strong Human Resources generalist to join a vibrant team supporting two departments within the Agency of Human Services: the Department for Children & Families and the Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living. Duties will include varying degrees of HR Administrator/Generalist work in performance management, supervisory coaching, labor relations, hiring and onboarding, position management, records management, and medical leave and accommodation requests. Well-developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required; familiarity with working in a union environment a plus. The ideal candidate will have experience in employee/ labor relations work including drafting corrective actions, grievances, and HR related investigations. Responsibilities include providing guidance and assistance to appointing authorities, managers and supervisors throughout the grievance and disciplinary processes, and conducting HR related investigations.


The Department of Human Resources is currently supporting a hybrid work model. Requests for some telework each week will be considered.

Who May Apply

This position, Human Resources Administrator IV (#40583), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • Human Resources Administrator III (#40681)
  • Human Resources Administrator IV (#40583)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kelly Knowlton at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed largely in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. Some work outside of regular work schedule may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered in dealing with employee grievances, union representatives or members of management.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in public or business administration, human resources or labor relations AND two (2) years or more at or above a technical level in human resources, employment services or labor relations work.
Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more at or above a technical level in human resources, employment services or labor relations work.
Two years or more of full-time college coursework OR an Associates degree AND four (4) years or more at or above a technical level in human resources, employment services or labor relations work.
High School diploma or equivalent AND five (5) years or more at or above a technical level in human resources, employment services or labor relations work.
One (1) year or more of experience as a Human Resources Administrator III for the Vermont Department of Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in public employment and/or supervision.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier