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Working for The State of Vermont
Work that Matters When you work for the State of Vermont, you and your work matter. That's because - as an employer - the State of Vermont exists to protect, preserve and enhance the exceptional quality of life here in Vermont. So working for the State means you are contributing to the betterment of the people, places and traditions of Vermont. And while this is a major reason to work for the State, it is not the only one. A career with the State of Vermont also puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. One filled with challenge, excitement, and tremendous opportunities for growth -- not to mention a host of work-life benefits that are hard to match. So Many Opportunities Nowhere in Vermont will you find so many opportunities with one employer. Whether you are looking for "a stepping stone" to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career, or changing career paths, you'll find jobs in dozens of fields including:
  • human services
  • natural resources
  • accounting/finance
  • agriculture
  • economic development
  • trades
  • engineering
  • information technology
  • office support
  • public health
  • corrections
  • public safety
  • and many more!
Once you are working for the State, there are many opportunities for career and personal growth, as well as the potential to explore different career options while enjoying the benefits of a single employer. The Best People State services are only as good as the people who deliver them. That is why the State of Vermont values a diverse, competent and committed workforce. A Paycheck, and So Much More The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package, offering benefits designed to meet your health and financial needs, improve your quality of life and help balance your responsibilities at home and work. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About Vermont

Legendary Quality of Life
Whether you already call Vermont home or are considering a change of pace, it's hard to imagine a better place to live and work. Vermont is a scenic and beautiful place with sparkling lakes, abundant hills and mountains, tree-lined lanes and rich farmlands. The scale is small and the communities close-knit. The pace is relaxed, but don’t let Vermont’s rural character mislead you – the hills are very much alive with a vibrant cultural scene. Vermont’s lifestyle is hard to match. Clean mountain air, a breathtaking vista around every bend, year-round recreation including skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, sailing - these are just a few of the reasons Vermont is regularly ranked among the nation's most desirable places to live.


The Big Picture

Employees of the State of Vermont receive competitive wages and are eligible for periodic cost of living increases, as well as "step increases" in wages, which are based on longevity. In addition, employees are eligible for merit awards and bonuses for outstanding performance. But there’s more than a paycheck. The State of Vermont’s total compensation package for employees features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your salary. Health/Dental/Life Insurance Several health plans are available to meet the specific needs of you and your family. The State covers 80% of the premium costs. Employees may continue health coverage as an eligible retiree. Dental coverage for employees and their families is provided at no cost. Life Insurance is available to employees at very low group rates. Vacation and Leave State employees receive 12 paid holidays each year. Full-time employees receive between 12 and 24 vacation days per year, depending on length of service, and 12 days of sick leave. Part-time employees receive vacation and sick leave based on hours worked. Other leave options include personal, military, educational and family/medical leave. Retirement The Vermont State Employee Retirement System is a pension plan. Under this defined benefit plan, employees and the State make contributions to the trust fund. Retirement income is based on your final average salary and credited years of service when you retire. Deferred Compensation (457 Plan) Through the convenience of payroll deduction, you may invest part of your income in a tax-deferred, self-directed investment program. Flexible Spending Account The State's Flexible Spending Account Plan allows you to deposit money on a pre-tax basis to into an account that you can then use for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical/dental expenses and/or work-related elder or child care expenses. Tuition Reimbursement For employees pursuing further post secondary or graduate level education, the State offers up to 80% reimbursement for as many as 12 credits in a fiscal year. Employee Assistance Program This program provides free, confidential counseling for work, personal or family problems. Child Care Employees have access to a free service for information and referrals to childcare providers. In addition, based on eligibility criteria, a direct cash reimbursement of up to $1,000.00 for work-related child expenses is available. Wellness Program This program offers free on-site clinics offering health screening and one-on-one health counseling and education. Employee Credit Union Employees are eligible to become a member of the State Employee Credit Union. Flexible Work Schedules While most employees work a forty-hour workweek, with a standard schedule of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, many agencies offer flexible work schedules.


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Contact: Department of Human Resources Recruitment Services Division

Location: 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT  05620-2505
For assistance, during business hours Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. E.S.T. call toll-free (885)828-6700, option 1, then option 4 (voice) or (800) 253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service).