FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Commissioner John Beling, Department of Environmental Conservation
Montpelier, VT, (October 27, 2022) – The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), part of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), recently updated the minimum qualifications for all Environmental Analyst positions. The DEC made the updates as it prepares to hire over 40 positions in the next few months. New staff will direct nearly $600 million in federal funds for water infrastructure and environmental remediation.
“To increase equity and ensure that we are recognizing the diverse experience that can qualify an individual for a position, we changed the minimum qualifications for the Environmental Analyst job series,” said DEC Commissioner John Beling.
“We strongly encourage applicants who did not qualify in the past to review the changes and see if they may qualify for one or more levels now. Recent graduates and experienced professionals without a degree will find it easier to qualify.”
In 2021, ANR received over $192 million to invest in stormwater solutions and water infrastructure such as wells and septic systems. ANR will hire 11 positions to help direct these federal funds. Further, ANR will receive an additional $390 million over five years to invest in drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure; dam safety; and brownfields and Superfund remediation. ANR will hire 31 positions to help direct these additional federal funds.
The State of Vermont is strongly committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all employment actions.
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