Environmental Analyst VI (Lake Champlain Basin Program Coordinator)

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Montpelier, VT, United States
Position Type: 
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Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The Water Investment Division's Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP) is seeking a highly motivated individual who is knowledgeable and passionate about clean water with technical, organizational, and communications skills. CWIP funds, manages, tracks, and reports on projects to restore Vermont's waters, and communicates progress toward meeting water quality restoration goals. CWIP is leading an innovative collaboration of state agencies, municipalities, local and regional partners to address pollution from agriculture, roads, developed lands, and wastewater and to restore and protect natural resources. Sustaining this collaborative effort is imperative to achieving Vermont's clean water goals. This position plays a central role in securing and managing federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP). The LCBP partnership is an important component of the state's ongoing efforts to reduce pollution, restore and protect ecosystem health, and prevent and manage aquatic invasive species in the Lake Champlain basin. The successful candidate will work closely with Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) professionals, the LCBP, and its partners to administer federal and state funds to restore and protect Lake Champlain and Vermont's surface waters in the Lake Champlain basin. 

Specific job responsibilities include:

•    Provide effective program coordination between the ANR and the LCBP, including support of LCBP budget process to inform and coordinate annual funding priorities and initiatives.
•    Oversee ANR coordination with and support ANR representation on LCBP committees, including the Steering Committee, Executive Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, Education and Outreach Committee, and the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee
(VTCAC) on Lake Champlain's Future.
•    Oversee application for and management of federal grants awarded to DEC by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the LCBP to ensure project deliverables, outputs, and outcomes are achieved, including coordination among all State of Vermont agencies, grantees, and contractors receiving LCBP funds through ANR.
•    Support CWIP Manager in development and implementation of annual clean water funding initiatives and priorities that support restoration and protection of Lake Champlain and Vermont's surface waters, including LCBP funds and other state and federal funds.
•    Supervise the Lake Champlain Grants Manager position that supports management and monitoring of federal grants awarded to DEC by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the LCBP, federal and state-funded grants-out, and clean water project tracking and communications.
•    Serve as clean water project "Technical Project Manager" on individual federal and state-funded grants and contracts.
•    Support CWIP clean water project tracking and communications.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst VI - Lake Champlain Basin Program Coordinator (Job Requisition #4361), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact 
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, or an environmental or natural resources field AND five (5) years or more of experience at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.


Master's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND three (3) years or more of experience at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.


One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Analyst V.


Two (2) years or more of experience as an Environmental Analyst IV.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Bachelor's and/or master's degree in biological-life science, physical science, engineering, environmental studies, or natural resources field;
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate work among many inter­departmental, inter-agency, and external partners;
•    Desire to be a team player with the capacity to take initiative and work independently;
•    Excellent organizational, time management, and workload prioritization skills, including ability to manage several projects in parallel;
•    Outstanding written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
•    Excellent meeting coordination and facilitation skills;
•    Supervisory skills and ability to support staff in workload management and prioritization;
•    Expertise in grant, budget, and project management, including ability to develop, track, and manage multimillion-dollar budgets;
•    Experience with standard office software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as data management; and
•    Technical knowledge in wide variety of surface water management strategies, policies, and implementation across land use sectors (e.g., stormwater from developed lands and roads, natural resources, agriculture, and wastewater)

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.