Environmental Program Manager (Watershed Management)

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Montpelier, VT, United States
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Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking an Environmental Program Manager for the Wastewater Management Program in DEC's Watershed Management Division.  This is a classified manager position that will supervise seven staff persons engaged in implementing Vermont's EPA-delegated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, which regulates direct discharges to Vermont's surface waters and industrial discharges into wastewater treatment facilities.  This work includes issuing facility permits, conducting compliance monitoring and facility inspections and providing outreach and technical assistance.  Will serve as the liaison with EPA for the NPDES program and ensure that Vermont's annual commitments to EPA for permitting and inspections are met.  This position will interact frequently with other Division programs, other Department Divisions and Agency legal counsel.  This position will also oversee implementation of Vermont's new Combined Sewer Overflow Rule. Will be responsible for responding to media requests and will represent the Department before legislative committees as assigned. 

This position involves, planning, analytical and environmental work at an advanced professional level for the Department.   Duties include supervision of the day-to-day work of program staff.  Work involves independence in assuring completion of work assignments and responsibility and accountability for program work.  Knowledge of federal and state laws governing discharges, such as the NDPES regulations and Vermont's clean water laws, regulations and standards preferred.  An ability to multitask, deal with unexpected issues and crises and make sound and timely decisions is required.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Program Manager - Watershed Management (Job Requisition #3780), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
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Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting, but with frequent travel to project sites, day or evening meetings, for which private means of transportation may occasionally be necessary, and field inspection and investigations in such locations as along river corridors and development sites. Public speaking and attendance at meetings and hearings is necessary. An incumbent must be able to represent the agency at stressful public meetings where strongly divergent opinions may be expressed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, a physical or biological science or other field closely related to environmental conservation AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in an environmental management or regulatory program INCLUDING two (2) years or more in a supervisory or administrative capacity.


Master's degree or higher in hydrogeology, chemistry, soil science, engineering, environmental studies, law, or public administration AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in an environmental management or regulatory program in a supervisory or administrative capacity

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

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