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Water Quality Assistant Director (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

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

The Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Water Quality Division is looking to fill a new position of Assistant Director. Ideal candidates will be strategic thinkers with strong leadership, project management and communication skills.  Experience working in program and policy development, accountability and management are necessary. Proven skills in operations management are key to ensuring that staff and partners supporting the program areas are well aligned.  Candidates should have a strong understanding of the state and federal statutory and rule-making processes and experience working across jurisdictions to produce seamless programs and interpret, create or revise rules.

The work associated with this position will be dynamic, fast paced and complex.  Accountability towards reductions in agricultural water quality non-point source pollution is a high priority for Vermont and is a primary responsibility of this position.  The Assistant Director will supervise several teams within the Division and must work with other teams in the Agency and the Division to ensure consistency in the delivery of services.

Duties of the Water Quality Assistant Director will include:

  • Overseeing Section Chiefs in the Water Quality Division
  • Program development, policy development, and developing systems of accountability
  • Reviewing rules and regulations pertinent to Water Quality
  • Overseeing technical, financial, and regulatory programs.
  • Operations management

To view the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.

Date Posted March 26th, 2018
Deadline April 11th, 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.
How to Apply This position, Water Quality Assistant Director (Job Opening #623056), 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. To view the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page