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VAEL Scientist II; Chemistry

State of Vermont | Burlington, VT

State of Vermont
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General Information

This position, VAEL Scientist II; Chemistry (Job Opening # 662439), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Guy Roberts at

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.


The Vermont Agriculture and Environment Laboratory (VAEL) is now hiring an early stage, or Level II, Chemist.  The position will be full-time with responsibility for conducting testing in several of VAEL’s chemistry sections, including Nutrients, Wet Lab and Organics.  Prior experience in certified methods will be an advantage for applicants, as will a knowledge of LIMS and instrumentation. The position will also be responsible for working in the lab’s sample receiving office where there is significant opportunity to interact with VAEL’s clients. 

The lab will be moving to a new lab facility adjacent to Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT in 2019.  Applicants should consider this workplace relocation when applying for this position. 

VAEL provides laboratory services to the Agency of Agriculture, the Agency of Natural Resources and clients throughout the state.  VAEL is a dynamic team-oriented work environment.  To provide a very high quality of service to VAEL’s clients is our priority.  A strong work ethic and attention to detail are expected of the lab’s staff. 


General Job Description

Professional laboratory work within the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory, involving the chemical analysis of samples for a wide range of chemical constituents and applied research.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher-level chemist or Laboratory Supervisor.  Work is distinguished from the VAEL Chemist I level by greater variety and complexity of analyses, assisting in the development of new analytical methods and greater variety and complexity of equipment used.  Promotion to a higher level professional laboratory position, which is not automatic, requires satisfaction of the qualifications of the higher level, and a current performance rating of at least satisfactory.

To read the entire job specification, please visit DHR Job Specifications.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in chemistry or closely related field, including 18 credit hours of chemistry-related coursework AND one (1) or more years of professional experience as a chemist in an environmental, agricultural or related laboratory setting.


One (1) year or more as a VAEL Scientist I; Chemistry.


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:  Flexible schedules, 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
* Low cost group life insurance
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Incentive-based Wellness Program
* Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics?  Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.


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.
Job Code: 622439
Posted On: 2017-12-06 07:55:36
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Science
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
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Additional Contact Info

Phone: 885-828-6700