Environmental Engineer VI (Limited Service)

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, USA 🇺🇸

Application Deadline Date:  12/08/2022

Req ID:  44681

Department:  Environmental Conservation

Location:  Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $28.02


We are looking for an Environmental Engineer to work with Agency of Natural Resources, Drinking Water Program. You will be working closely with a team of experienced drinking water engineers, hydrogeologists, and analysts, and your work will be focused on protecting public health and the environment through the permitting of construction work for Public Water Systems. 

This job could be for you if:
•    You enjoy learning new things and applying a diverse set of knowledge and skills to an everchanging set of problems and questions,
•    You like to use your technical knowledge in reviewing construction projects spanning water sources, storage, transmission and distribution, pumping, and treatment systems,
•    You appreciate teamwork and are good at coordinating project work with internal and external partners
•    You like the role as an engineering project manager, reviewing and providing insight about preliminary engineering design, asset management plans, engineering services agreements, and capital improvement plans, 
•    You have an eye for details when occasionally conducting on-site inspections of public drinking water systems,
•    You like helping others. You are patient and level-headed when providing technical and regulatory assistance to Vermont’s public drinking water systems and their consultants, and;
•    You are motivated and driven. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You take ownership of your projects and tasks, and want to make a difference

The Agency of Natural Resources and drinking water program has an employee-friendly telework policy, requiring staff (once trained) to work from the office as little as a few days a month. The rest of the days, staff are welcome to work in the office as they wish or work from their productive home offices. The position is limited service, with the potential to become long-term, and when considering salary, remember that benefits is worth ~30% of your total compensation.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Engineer VI – Limited Service (Job Requisition #44681), 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 Sille Larsen at [email protected].

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. 

Level IV: #44664

Level V: #44343

Level VI: #44681

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. Fieldwork 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 environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or mechanical engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.


Bachelor’s degree in any field of engineering AND six (6) years of more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.


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


Master’s degree or higher in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering AND three (3) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.


Registration as a Professional Engineer in Vermont, by written examination, in the fields of civil, civil/sanitary, environmental or sanitary engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

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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