Local recruitment: Environmental Analyst VI (Watershed Management Division)

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, USA 🇺🇸

Application Deadline Date:  01/09/2023

Req ID:  45942

Department:  Environmental Conservation


Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $28.02


The Wastewater Management Program is adding a technical compliance specialist to the team! In this job you will serve as the program’s enforcement analyst and coordinate with the program’s technical analysts as well as wastewater NPDES permittees and DEC’s Environmental Enforcement Officers to protect Vermont’s surface waters.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
– Sampling the wastewater discharges of at least 40 Industrial facilities around the state per year,
– Investigating wastewater noncompliance issues,
– Supporting the program to meet annual inspection targets, and
– Drafting inspection reports, notice of alleged violations, referral documents, and citations.

Because issues can occur any time, the person in this role will expected to mobilize quickly to
support noncompliance investigations, including occasional duties outside regular working hours.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of proper operation and maintenance of wastewater
treatment systems, knowledge of State and Federal Environmental Regulations applicable to
wastewater treatment facilities, experience using an automatic composite sampler, solid technical
writing skills, and ability to speak effectively in public fora, including formal hearings and court

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst VI – Watershed Management Division (Job Requisition #45942), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Amy.Polaczyk@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.

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, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND three (3) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.


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


Six (6) years or more of experience in an engineering, environmental, social science, data science, or natural resources field.

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.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development