Environmental Program Manager - Lakes & Ponds Program
State of Vermont | Montpelier, VT
The Lakes Program Manager leads the Vermont Lakes and Ponds Program within the Watershed Management Division of the VTDEC, including supervising a staff of limnologists and monitoring staff, lake restoration and invasive control efforts, and staff that provide technical and regulatory assistance to administer several different permitting programs including the state Shoreland Protection Act, Lake Encroachment Permits, Aquatic Nuisance Control Permits and the Water Quality Standards (401 certification) of ACOE dredge and fill permits. The position represents the Lakes Program in legislative and intra- and inter-agency policy development, review, and implementation discussions and considerations. The Lakes Program Manager also provides leadership, oversight, and coordination for ongoing Program improvements, including rule and procedure updates, technical applications, professional training, public outreach, research, and administrative processes.
The Watershed Management Division is responsible for protecting, maintaining, enhancing and restoring the quality of Vermont's surface water resources. Inherent in this effort is the support of both healthy ecosystems and public uses in and on Vermont's 800 lakes and ponds, 23,000 miles of rivers and streams and 300,000 acres of wetlands.
Aside from expertise in lakes and ponds management, we're also seeking candidates with strong skills in supervising staff, budget management, and project management.
Who May Apply
This position, Environmental Program Manager (Job Requisition #2098), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Pete LaFlamme at 802-490-6190 or email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont