Local recruitment: Environmental Engineer III - Drinking Water Program - Limited Service

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, USA 🇺🇸

Application Deadline Date:  04/05/2023

Req ID:  46652

Department:  Environmental Conservation

Location: Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $23.55


The Agency Facilities Engineering Section within the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking a project engineer to join our small technical team of dedicated engineers and technicians. This is a unique and exciting opportunity within State government as Agency Facilities provides in-house professional civil/environmental engineering and consulting services for the Agency of Natural Resources including the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the Fish & Wildlife Department and DEC. Our group is tasked with project development, design and construction oversight for a wide variety of Agency infrastructure projects from water/wastewater/stormwater upgrades for the State Park system; boat access/fish hatchery/wildlife management area improvements for the Fish & Wildlife Department, as well as technical assistance to DECs Dam Safety Section and other DEC programs. This position will be involved in all facets of project development including preliminary engineering analysis, assisting and/or directing topographic surveys, conceptual design, bid assistance, construction oversight and project management under the guidance of the Section’s lead design engineers. Duties may include performing engineering calculations and completing engineering studies in support of designs, coordinating with project stakeholders and regulatory programs to ensure positive outcomes, during project development, bidding and construction. The successful candidate will be expected to have a demonstrated background in an engineering or related science field with solid technical analysis and communication skills. Experience with Computer Aided Design tools, topographic surveys/equipment, HydroCAD or similar hydraulic/hydrology software, and GIS mapping tools are considered a plus. 

We work closely in a team environment with both our immediate group and our clients, who are also our coworkers. We place high value on collaboration and cross training, learning from each other, and seeing our projects through successfully. If you are interested in this rare opportunity, please consider applying online.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Engineer III – Drinking Water Program – Limited Service (Job Requisition #46652), 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.

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 III: #46652
Level IV: #46651
Level V: #46604

If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact William Nickerson at william.nickerson@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

Master’s degree in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering AND one (1) year or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.


Bachelor’s degree in environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or mechanical engineering AND three (3) 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 four (4) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or air pollution engineering.


Two (2) years or more of experience as an Environmental Engineer II.

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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