Local recruitment: Environmental Program Manager - Watershed Management Division

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Montpelier, VT, United States 🇺🇸

Application Deadline Date:  09/27/2023

Req ID:  48224

Department:  Environmental Conservation

Location:  Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $34.27


The Watershed Management Division in the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking an experienced candidate to lead the Lakes and Ponds Program. The Program Manager is responsible for the management, administrative, planning, and policy work of the program in collaboration with division leadership and is directly responsible for leading and coordinating the overall work of the program, which includes lake monitoring and assessment, aquatic invasive species management and permitting, and shoreland protection management and permitting. The ideal candidate will have supervisory and management experience, knowledge of lake and watershed science, knowledge of water quality regulations, excellent communication skills, and a proven ability to solve problems and make decisions. This work is performed under the general supervision of the Division Director. 

For more information about this position, contact Bethany Sargent, Watershed Management Division Deputy Director, at 802-490-6131 or [email protected].

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Program Manager – Watershed Management Division, #48224, is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact [email protected].
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting, but with frequent travel to project sites, day or evening meetings, for which private means of transportation may occasionally be necessary, and field inspection and investigations in such locations as along river corridors and development sites. Public speaking and attendance at meetings and hearings is necessary. An incumbent must be able to represent the agency at stressful public meetings where strongly divergent opinions may be expressed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, a physical or biological science or other field closely related to environmental conservation AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in an environmental management or regulatory program INCLUDING two (2) years or more in a supervisory or administrative capacity.


Master’s degree or higher in hydrogeology, chemistry, soil science, engineering, environmental studies, law, or public administration AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in an environmental management or regulatory program in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

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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Apply by 27 September, 2023





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