Environmental Analyst V

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, USA 🇺🇸

Application Deadline Date:  01/26/2022

Req ID:  26993

Department:  Environmental Conservation


Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $25.65


The Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP) funds, tracks, and reports on projects to restore Vermont’s waters, and communicates progress toward meeting water quality restoration targets outlined in Total Maximum Daily Loads (or TMDLs). CWIP is seeking a highly motivated individual, who is passionate about clean water with strong technical, organizational, facilitation, and coordination skills. The successful candidate will work closely with the CWIP staff and professionals within and outside the Agency of Natural Resources in carrying out the State’s tracking, accounting, and reporting requirements under the Vermont Clean Water Act (Act 64 of 2015) and the Vermont Clean Water Service Delivery Act (Act 76 of 2019).

This position is part of a high-functioning team dedicated to protecting and restoring clean water in Vermont. The individual plays a critical role in providing the Legislature and public with accountability, as the State of Vermont implements transformational policies and investments to restore clean water. This position will work strategically and creatively to improve data management and visualization; implement process improvements; improve communications of outcomes to the public; and apply research to maintain scientifically defensible methods for tracking progress.
Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Oversee data management (e.g., data entry and quality assurance/quality control) and results-based accountability (e.g., performance measures and pollutant reductions) of CWIP-funded clean water projects, from project identification through operation, maintenance, using the Watershed Projects Database;
  • Lead the coordination, data collection, review, and preparation of the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Annual Performance Report with internal and external programs and related communication tools such as the Clean Water Projects Explorer, Clean Water Interactive Dashboard;
  • Coordinate development, documentation, implementation, and maintenance of tracking and accounting methods to estimate pollution reductions associated with clean water projects across all land use sectors (agriculture, stormwater, roads, natural resources, and wastewater), in coordination with experts from multiple state and federal agencies; 
  • Support efforts to streamline processes and procedures and gain efficiencies using Lean and Continuous Improvement tools; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in environmental science, biological-life science, physical science, engineering, environmental studies, natural resources, or related field;
  • Knowledge related to best management practices in agriculture, stormwater management, and/or natural resources restoration;
  • Experience with Lean and/or Continuous Improvement tools and principles, preferred; 
  • Experience in data analysis and visualization and reporting;
  • Experience applying scientific research when implementing projects and programs; 
  • Experience with database management and standard office software such as WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK, POWERPOINT, TEAMS, and POWER BI;
  • Desire to be a team player with the capacity to take initiative and work independently;
  • Strong written and verbal communications and coordination skills and strong attention to detail; and
  • Strong workload and project management, organizational, and prioritization skills.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst V (Job Requisition #26993), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Helen Carr at [email protected].
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.

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

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, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.


Master’s degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.


One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Analyst IV or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Analyst III.

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

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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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