JOB: Position with VT DEC Solid Waste Program

Pardon cross postings.  The State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has a job opening in the Solid Waste Program. Their offices are located in Montpelier VT.

contact:  Bryn Oakleaf  Environmental Analyst IV   Waste Management & Prevention Division  802.522.5783//



You must apply on-line to be considered for any position.  Go to “Job seekers” on the Department of Human Resources website,, to view the job posting and to apply online.


Job Description

Posting Date: 04/08/2013

Position Number: 660245

Job Title: Env Analyst IV AC: General

Agency: Environmental Conservation

Location: Montpelier

Reference: 31897

Job Code: 145208

Job Type: Classified

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Shift: N/A

Hourly Rate: $20.61

Pay Grade: 23

Application Deadline: 05/03/2013

Who May Apply: This Environmental Analyst IV AC: General position, Ref #  31897 , is open to all State employee and external applicants.


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Cathy Jamieson via email:  Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Tax Compliance Verification

In accordance with 32 V.S.A. Section 3113(i), when an applicant for State employment is determined to be a finalist for a position, s/he will be provided an Affidavit to sign attesting that s/he is in good standing with respect to all Vermont taxes due as of the date.  The applicant’s tax compliance will be verified with the Vermont Tax Department prior to any offer of employment.  Please see Personnel Policy 12.12 – Tax Compliance for further information:


This position will be working in the Solid Waste Program of the Waste Management and Prevention Division of VT DEC.   Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a statewide solid waste management plan and the provisions of Act 148.   A focus of the work will be on waste reduction, recycling, and organics diversion.    Other duties include working with solid waste districts, municipalities, and others with respect to improving solid waste management in Vermont, developing and disseminating outreach materials, and other solid waste issues.


Preference will be given to those with:

Knowledge of solid waste management, solid waste programs, and solid waste planning.

Knowledge of organics diversion, including composting

Experience in developing environmental plans and policy and in the implementation of such plans.

Experience with developing and implementing education and outreach materials

Experience with data management and analysis.

Experience in writing, especially outreach to the public.

Excellent communication skills, especially with municipalities regarding compliance and planning issues.


General Job Description

Planning, analytical and administrative work at an advanced professional level for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Duties involve complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental policies, programs, activities and data in a variety of regulatory, non-regulatory, scientific, and engineering programs. Work involves considerable independence in completing work assignments and greater responsibility and accountability than lower level analyst work. May provide project or program oversight and/or supervise program staff or provide expertise in a specialized technology or program element which is not duplicated in the Department. Work is performed under the general direction of a higher-level technical or administrative superior.

Minimum Qualifications


Considerable knowledge of the laws, regulations, rules, policies and technologies of the programs and of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation applicable to area of assignment.

Considerable knowledge of the technology and/or administrative procedures associated with the area of expertise assigned the position.

Considerable knowledge of the scientific method of observation and analysis.

Considerable knowledge of planning principles and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of data gathering techniques and various systems for organizing and interpreting such data.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of environmental management and protection.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of ecology.

Working knowledge of computer uses and potential in data management and program planning.

Working knowledge of statistical concepts and procedures.

Working knowledge of the basic principles of ecology.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to read and understand technical writing.

Ability to understand and interpret complex and technical information.

Ability to plan, organize, implement, and administer data gathering systems.

Ability to present research findings in clear, objective, written report form.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to speak effectively in public fora, including formal hearings and court proceedings.

Ability to train other employees in areas of assigned expertise.

Ability to lead groups in specific work tasks and assignments.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field.

Experience: Four years at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.


Two years as an Environmental Analyst III.

NOTE: Graduate Degree in an environmental or natural resources field may be substituted for up to two years of experience on a semester for six months basis.



Working Conditions

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, 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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