Position Opening in Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (home for the state’s drinking water program) is seeking an Environmental Analyst – Supervisory Operations Specialist.  The main responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Manages the public water system sanitary survey inspection program.  Ensures federal sanitary survey requirements of the Performance Partnership Agreement are met for community and non-transient non-community public water systems.  Trains staff on all aspects of public water system technical standards and federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
  • Manages the operating permit program, which ensures that public water system operational standards are met, that public water systems are in compliance with other state and federal standards, and that any non-compliance is effectively remediated with compliance schedules that are special conditions of an operating permit. Coordinates with the compliance section and recommends systems for enforcement and then supports those efforts.
  • Supervises the drinking water personnel responsible for conducting the sanitary surveys, writing the operating permits, providing technical assistance to water systems, and entering or maintaining all required information into respective division databases, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Performs sanitary surveys and develops operating permits as needed for public water systems with significant issues, particularly if system is potentially an enforcement case.  Coordinates with the other sections in the Division, the Department and the Facilities Engineering Division, regarding systems receiving DWSRF funding for water system improvements, and especially those needed to rectify public health risks and sanitary engineering deficiencies.

For more information, please contact Ellen Parr Doering at 802-236-1483 or ellen.parrdoering@state.vt.us.