Help Wanted: Environmental Analyst, Montpelier, VT - Part Time

April 6, 2023
Application Deadline Date:  05/02/2023
Department:  Environmental Conservation
Location:  Montpelier, VT, US
Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.93


Are you driven to help Vermont meet its goals to waste less, recycle more, and keep food scraps out of the trash? The Solid Waste Program is seeking a person to join the Materials Management section. This well-established team values collaboration and varying perspectives and works to implement the statewide Materials Management Plan, Universal Recycling Law, Single Use Products Law and other waste reduction initiatives. The primary responsibility of this position is to work with and support solid waste districts, municipalities, haulers, businesses, schools, and other stakeholders to meet Vermont's waste management goals. 

This job could be for you if you like to:
-    Help others reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost,
-    Learn new things and apply diverse knowledge and skills to an everchanging set of problems and questions,
-    Work both alone and in teams and are good at collaborating with internal and external partners,
-    Create engaging outreach campaigns,
-    Provide in-person and telephone assistance to businesses, schools, and the general public, and
-    Work with municipalities to improve recycling information and services.

We are looking for someone with:
-    Excellent written and oral communications skills, including attention to detail,
-    Interest in working with diverse audiences such as underserved communities, businesses, schools, haulers, municipalities, and residents,
-    Experience developing and implementing outreach and education programs that motivate action, including presentations to the public, and
-    Patience and motivation to tackle new challenges without waiting to be asked.
-    Knowledge of solid waste, waste reduction, recycling, and composting is a plus.

The Agency of Natural Resources and Solid Waste Program have an employee-friendly telework policy, which allows staff, once trained and with supervisor approval, to work from the office as little as a few days a month. The rest of the days, staff are welcome to work in the office as they wish or work from home. While this position is limited service, the funding source is historically consistent. When considering salary, remember that benefits are worth ~30% of total compensation. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst IV - Waste Management & Prevention Division (Limited Service) (Job Requisition #46828), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Anne Bijur at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

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, 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 or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND one (1) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.


Master's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field.


Four (4) years or more of experience in an engineering, environmental, social science, data science, or natural resources field.

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
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.