Environmental Analyst V (Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection)

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Montpelier, VT, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Application Deadline Date:  11/29/2020

Req ID:  10054

Department:  Environmental Conservation


Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $25.09


The State of Vermont's Drinking Water & Ground Water Protection Division is seeking an individual interested in public health and drinking water systems to become our next Non-Community Operations Specialist in the Non-Community Operations and Assistance Program. This program provides regulatory and technical assistance for all the public Transient Non-Community (TNC) drinking water systems and Non-Transient Non-Community (NTNC) drinking water systems in Vermont.

There are approximately 720 public TNC drinking water systems and 250 public NTNC drinking water systems that serve over 165,000 people in Vermont.  TNC drinking systems include the campgrounds, restaurants, hotel establishments, churches, delis, and recreation centers that Vermonters and tourists visit on a regular basis.  NTNC drinking water systems include the schools and businesses where Vermonters learn and work each day. 

The Non-Community Specialist will be part of collaborative and energetic team of three staff. This team works closely with the Non-Community Program Supervisor to provide regulatory oversight and technical assistance to ensure that non-community drinking water systems are consistently and reliably providing safe drinking water and protecting public health.

The primary responsibilities of the Non-Community Specialist include:
•    conducting routine sanitary survey inspections of drinking water systems
•    conducting emergency inspections of drinking water systems in response to bacteriological or chemical contamination
•    writing reports that document inspection findings and sanitary deficiencies
•    reviewing operating permit eligibility and issuing operating permits to water systems
•    tracking and evaluating compliance with state-approved directives and timelines
•    providing technical assistance and outreach
•    assisting with operator certification

This position involves extensive communication and coordination with water system owners, operators, engineers, and members of the public over the phone and through email about all aspects of public water system operations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and written), strong organizational skills, attention to technical detail, patience, and professionalism. This individual must be self-motivated, able to meet deadlines, capable of working outdoors in difficult environmental conditions, and a collaborative team player.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst V (Job Requisition #10054), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact meredith.maskell@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, or an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.


Master's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.


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

Preferred Qualifications

•    Demonstrated experience understanding and applying technical rules and regulations, especially the Safe Drinking Water Act
•    Demonstrated experience working at or with public drinking water systems
•    Demonstrated experience communicating technical information to a wide audience
•    Ability to communicate compliance requirements in difficult and contentious situations
•    Knowledge of sanitary engineering principles of drinking water systems, including sources, storage, pumping facilities, distribution system hydraulics, and water quality

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.