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Agriculture Water Quality Specialist II

Montpelier, VT

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General Information
This position, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist II (Job Opening #623452), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact ****
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 Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Water Quality Division is looking to fill the position of Agricultural Water Quality Specialist (AWQS).
Ideal candidates for this position will have a multidisciplinary background, experience and/or skills with agricultural water quality programs, conservation technical assistance, nutrient reduction modeling and accountability, data analysis, database management, and/or conservation program development and delivery.
The work associated with this position will be dynamic, fast paced, and complex.
The AWQS will interact with all sections within the division and will also need to coordinate and collaborate closely with other federal, state, water quality partners, and farmers.
Duties of the AWQS will include:
* Providing tracking and accountability towards reductions in agricultural water quality non-point source pollution.
* Delivering and coordinating water quality programming to serve Vermont farms - with specific responsibilities to implement and expand programs addressing impaired watersheds, custom manure applicators, vegetable operations, certification of farms who are exceptional environmental stewards.
* Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to deliver work products which inform the different programs within the Division.
To view the full job specifications for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.
Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more of experience in agriculture, environmental conservation, or a related field.
Associate's degree in agriculture, environmental conservation, or a related field AND two (2) years or more of experience in agriculture, environmental conservation or a related field.
Bachelor's degree in agriculture, environmental conservation, or a related field.
Two (2) years as a Water Quality Specialist I.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with agricultural water quality regulation, education, or analysis in Vermont.
Experience in developing and implementing water quality outreach and implementation programs in relation to water quality initiatives is a plus.
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 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.

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