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Title:  Victim Services Specialist (Limited Service)

Application Deadline Date:  03/03/2021
Req ID:  12346
Department:  Public Safety

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60


This fulltime position is designed to provide support to crime victims, witnesses, survivors and co-victims who are experiencing acute trauma.  The Victim Services Specialist (VSS) will work alongside Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation detectives throughout the investigative process to ensure those harmed by crime have support, information and resources. This position is currently grant-funded through 9/30/2023.   

Who May Apply

This position, Victim Services Specialist (Limited Service) (Job Requisition # 12346), 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 kathryn.brayton@vermont.gov.
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.

PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include Motor Vehicle/Criminal Records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a standard office setting as well as field and courtroom settings. This position requires state-wide response with extensive travel to all VSP barracks. Travel is required for which private means of transportation must be available. Cases will include death investigations and there will be ongoing exposure to traumatic events and scenes.  Must be able to work under pressure and be skilled in supporting victims in traumatic circumstances. There will exposure to dangerous persons including violent offenders.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to human services AND at least 5 years of experience working with people experiencing acute trauma


Master’s degree in a field related to human services AND at least 3 years of experience working with people experiencing acute trauma.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a human service-related field and at least 5 years of experience with on scene trauma and crisis response. Education and training in trauma-informed care and related mental health certifications as well as lived experience considered. 

Special Requirements

Must be able to be able to respond to critical incidents after hours as needed. Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation will be required prior to starting. This position will have access to sensitive law enforcement information.  The applicant will be part of a team in which sworn law enforcement personnel will discuss investigation strategies and other confidential matters involving on-going criminal investigations. 

Applicant must perform all the above duties and responsibilities without bias or prejudice against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law, and the applicant must perform and accomplish other duties as directed by the Vermont State Police.

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

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier