Careers

Who We Are

Respect. Protect. Enjoy. This is our Agency motto, and it guides the work of our team of more than 600 people at the Agency of Natural Resources who are charged with protecting and sustaining the health and beauty of Vermont’s forests, waters, and wildlife.  We all benefit from time in nature. Every person’s relationship with the outdoors and the natural world is unique. It is therefore essential we protect the health of our ecosystems so that that every person has opportunities to cultivate their personal connection to Vermont’s public lands, facilities, and natural resources.

Work With Us

Now is a great time to align your talent and values and join the incredible team at the Agency of Natural Resources. In 2021 and 2022 Congress signed into law legislation that provides unprecedented levels of federal funding to Vermont for our clean water initiatives, climate action, habitat protection and environmental justice practices. Our team is a source of inspiration in tackling some of the most significant environmental challenges of our time and committed to leading in best practices with our scientific communities, educational programs, permitting and regulatory practices in a more inclusive and participatory manner.  

What Our Employees Say

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Explore Our Benefits

Our total compensation package incdes benefits that are worth about 30% of your salary. We also offer a wide variety of career and growth opportunities, competitive pay, training programs, and more.

Health and Dental

VACATION

TUITION

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCT

CHILD CARE

EMPLOYEE SUPPORT

457 PLAN

RETIREMENT

WELLNESS PROGRAM

 

Open Positions

Environmental Analyst V - Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division – Apply Here

The Vermont Public Drinking water program is seeking an environmental analyst to join the team and work to implement the federal Chemical Contaminant Rules that include oversight of the Phase II/V Rule, Radionuclides Rule, and Arsenic Rule. This position is also responsible for ensuring compliance with state rules and regulations for per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and a number of other chemical drinking water contaminants. This position employs a broad range of responsibilities ranging from technical data review and setting water quality monitoring frequencies, to detailed database compliance work. This is an independent, fast-paced position with a focus on public health protection. The applicant should be prepared to respond immediately and appropriately to data indicating a public health risk. 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate clear and effective communication of highly technical information, be adaptable and highly motivated, and have a laboratory or scientific background with a basic understanding of chemistry. This is a regulation-heavy position, that requires the ability to read, understand, implement, train on, and eventually become the state expert. Experience with certified analytical methods, interpreting analytical laboratory reports, and public drinking water systems is encouraged. Working with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and computer databases is required. 

Preference will be given to an applicant who writes well and has knowledge of the federal and state safe drinking water regulations or other environmental regulations, knowledge of water treatment processes, sampling and laboratory protocols, and public drinking water system operation.

 

Game Warden Trainee

Overview

***RECRUITMENT PROCESS & TIMELINES - Please read carefully.***

Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be scheduled for a day of testing on August 15th 2022 at the Vermont Police Academy (VPA). This will consist of one exam administered by the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. The test is approximately 1.5 hours long. It is a multiple-choice exam. This exam covers materials relevant to basic wildlife biology, firearms, recreational activities, and identification and habitats of Vermont fish and wildlife species and will be administered by the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife.

 

Based on the results of the written exam, candidates who pass will advance to the physical fitness test. Please take a look at the VPA’s website for more details on the physical fitness test: https://vcjc.vermont.gov/training/three/physical-training-standards. Vermont Warden Services rower test is based on the 50th percentile. 

The written test and physical fitness test are scheduled for the same day.

Candidates who successfully complete the written test and the physical fitness tests will be scheduled for an oral panel interview. These interviews will be scheduled for later that week of August 16th – August 24th in person. 

Final candidates will undergo background investigation, a physical, polygraph exam, as well as a swim test. Once hired, incumbents will complete a twelve-month probationary training period which includes participation in the Vermont Police Academy's full-time law enforcement training program (currently 16 weeks). Upon successful completion of the Vermont Police Academy Training program and an eight-month on-the-job field training period, the employee will be assigned a district anywhere in the state. Failure to successfully complete this training will result in separation from the uniformed warden service.

The final list of eligible candidates will be good for up to two years.

To learn more about the Department of Fish & Wildlife you can visit their web page at https://vtfishandwildlife.com.

The mandatory retirement age for this position is 57

 

Vermont State Parks - Seasonal Opportunities

APPLY HERE: https://vtstateparks.com/jobs/

**Applications will only be considered if the application is completed via Vermont State Park Employment site (link above). Do not apply through the State of Vermont Careers site.**

Overview

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job in Vermont's beautiful outdoors? Vermont State Parks is accepting applications for a variety of seasonal positions for the 2022 season. If you have an excellent work ethic, customer service and/or management experience, and great attitude, you may be a great fit for our team! 

We are hiring for part-time and full-time positions available statewide, including:

·Park Attendants

·Lead Attendants

·Park Managers

·Assistant Park Managers

·Park Interpreters

·Lifeguards

·Ferry Boat Deckhands

·Ferry Boat Captains

·Parks Maintenance Workers

·Parks Maintenance Mechanics

·Seasonal Trail Crew

·Workcampers

·And more!

More information about these opportunities can be found on the Vermont State Parks Employment site at https://vtstateparks.com/jobs/.

Description

Job responsibilities can vary from park to park, but here is a simplified list of some typical duties for any staff member or volunteer working in a Vermont State Park:

·Working in the park office

·Registering campers

·Providing area information

·Collecting fees

·Cleaning campsites

·Cleaning restrooms

·Mowing

·Maintaining gardens

·Staffing boat rentals or concessions

·Painting

Our season generally runs from early May through mid-September or October. Depending on the park and position type, term of employment could range from 10 to 25 weeks in total. All jobs are seasonal and temporary. All finalists for these positions will be background checked. Interviews and hiring are completed on a rolling basis.

Perks

All employees receive two punch passes to share with friends or family, free camping and access to our rental boats on a space available basis, free day use and a free fishing license. Staff will also receive a discount on parks merchandise and free or reduced admission to many Vermont tourist attractions. You will be issued an ID card valid during your time with us to enable you to take advantage of various attractions for free. Our positions qualify for various pro-deals for those working in the outdoor recreation industry. Optional 457-B deferred compensation plan to help you save for retirement. The best perk of the job is working outside with awesome people!

For a complete list of positions per department, please use the following links: