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Consumer Protection Section Chief (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

Organization Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Location 116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620

Would you like to protect consumers at the gas pump while helping to ensure the safety and integrity of Vermont’s native agricultural food products?  Do you want to join the team responsible for developing and implementing Vermont’s first produce safety program under the regulatory framework of the Food Safety Modernization Act?  If you answered yes to these questions and are anxious to put your public service values and leadership abilities to great use, then the Consumer Protection Section Chief position is for you! 

The Consumer Protection Section Chief guides experienced technical and administrative staff members as they provide regulatory and technical support to Vermont farmers, business owners, and consumers in a myriad of subject areas, including agricultural food products and weighing and measuring devices. This position allows the successful applicant to engage in a rewarding mix of regulation and education, technical assistance and outreach. Because Vermont’s food production industries are constantly evolving to support discerning consumers, the expertise required of the Chief is dynamic, and the job is never the same two days in a row.

Major responsibilities of the Consumer Protection Section Chief include:

  • Collaborating with multiple industry sectors and sister state and federal government agencies to ensure that Vermont maintains equity in the marketplace and that our valued consumers have access to safe food products. 
  • Working closely with the State Metrologist to ensure that the NIST-certified Vermont Weights and Measures lab can provide necessary services to instate and out-of-state businesses and companies
  • Serving as an Advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Vermont Legislature

Apply for this position now, and take advantage of the opportunity to join a dynamic group of committed public service providers and thrive in a position where the days pass quickly due to the diversity of responsibilities. Starting salary may be negotiable based on education and experience.

Date Posted August 2nd, 2018
Deadline August 16th, 2018
# of Positions Available 1
Type Full Time
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. Hourly Rate: 29.300000 Pay Grade: 27
How to Apply This position, Consumer Protection Section Chief (Job Opening #623711), is open to all State employees and external applicants. Starting salary may be negotiable based on education and experience. 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.