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Application Deadline Date:  05/30/2022

Department:  Environmental Conservation

Location:  Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $20.49


Are you a problem solver and project manager that enjoys working with an interdisciplinary team? Come join the Solid Waste Management Programs Certification Section! You’ll be joining a well-established, cooperative team that values innovative and strategic thinking.


The field of solid waste covers a wide variety of topics and is multidisciplinary by nature. This position works as part of the Solid Waste Management Program team within VT DEC. Primary responsibilities include monitoring closed landfills, completing post closure certifications, and solid waste facility certification to protect public health and the environment.


As part of the Certifications Section, this position will have the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks including emerging contaminants, water hydrogeology, special waste management, and potentially waste reduction, reuse, and recycling efforts. Typical duties will include working with solid waste haulers and facility operators, working with municipalities and solid waste districts, businesses, and the public, to improve solid waste management in Vermont. Duties are typically performed in an office setting, but frequent field work is required. The Program office is based out of Montpelier, VT with the eventual opportunity to telework upon supervisor approval. 


Applicants should include a cover letter with their resume.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Experience reviewing technical studies, comparing testing results, and treatment systems.
  • Experience in technical writing.
  • Experience with data management and analysis.
  • Experience communicating to the public and diverse audiences about environmental issues.
  • Knowledge of solid waste, hydrogeology, government regulations a plus.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst II – Waste Specialist (Job Requisition #33741), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

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.

Environmental Factors

Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Field work may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, construction sites during all weather conditions and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours may be required. Strong and conflicting opinions may be encountered.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND one (1) year or more at or above a technical level in an environmental or natural resources field.


Associate’s degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND three (3) years or more at or above a technical level in an environmental or natural resources field.


Master’s degree or higher in an environmental or natural resources related field.


Three (3) years or more as an Environmental Technician III.


One (1) year or more as an Environmental Analyst I.

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

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.