Environmental Analyst V - Clean Water Initiative

Job description          

The Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP) funds, tracks, and reports on projects to restore Vermont's waters, and communicates progress toward meeting water quality restoration targets outlined in Total Maximum Daily Loads (or TMDLs). CWIP is seeking a highly motivated individual, who is passionate about clean water with technical, organizational, and communications skills. The successful candidate will work closely with the CWIP staff and other professionals within and outside the Agency of Natural Resources in carrying out the State's tracking, accounting, and reporting requirements under Act 64 of 2015 (Vermont Clean Water Act) and Act 76 of 2019 (Vermont Clean Water Service Delivery Act).

Specific job responsibilities include:
Oversee data management and results-based accountability of CWIP funding programs, including Ecosystem Restoration Grants, clean water block grants, and other grants and contracts;

Support administration of CWIP funding programs, including oversight of standard grant and contract deliverables to meet annual reporting requirements;

Coordinate development and implementation of clean water project tracking procedures and methods to estimate pollution reductions associated with clean water projects, with emphasis on the agricultural land use sector;

Assist CWIP staff in the preparation of clean water project communications, including annual reports, the Clean Water Projects Explorer, and other publications and communications tools;

Support development and implementation of a clean water project post-construction verification system;

Serve as technical project manager for CWIP-funded grants and contracts;

The ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor's and/or master's degree in environmental science, biological-life science, physical science, engineering, environmental studies, or natural resources field;

Desire to be a team player with the capacity to take initiative and work independently;

Experience with database management, standard office software such as WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK and POWERPOINT;

Strong written and verbal communications and presentation skills and strong attention to detail;

Prior experience in data management, data analysis, tracking, and reporting; and

Knowledge related to agricultural water quality, stormwater management, and/or natural resources restoration, preferred.

Candidates should submit cover letter and resume along with their application.
Who May Apply
This position, Environmental Analyst V - Clean Water Initiative (Job Requisition #2496), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact Helen Carr at (802) 490-6115 or

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.
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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