The Drinking Water Program helps Vermonters understand and take action to reduce their exposure to contaminants impacting human health. We provide science-based knowledge to support policy decisions on water use and regulations to protect public health and the environment. We are looking for an Environmental Health Engineer who can complete technical research at a professional level involving assessments and mitigation of drinking water contaminants. We are looking for someone who is comfortable on the telephone responding to calls from Vermonters regarding their drinking water and connecting and collaborating with program partners as it relates to other work activities. You will be responsible for responding to questions from Vermonters regarding water quality and health, recommending appropriate laboratory testing to homeowners to ensure their water's safety, helping homeowners understand laboratory results, and recommending appropriate treatment options for contaminants occurring in drinking water. You will also identify and implement strategic outreach efforts for the Drinking Water Program, evaluate interventions, and prepare educational information on water contaminants and treatment.
This job might be for you if: You enjoy solving problems. You love diving into the science to identify technical solutions. If you don't know the answer, you'll dig until you find it! You like the role as a Jack-of-all-trades and you have general knowledge of chemistry, hydrology, geology, spatial analysis, plumbing and water treatment. You are comfortable learning new things and applying a diverse set of knowledge and skills to an everchanging set of problems and questions. You like helping people. You are patient, level-headed, and cool under pressure. Increasing awareness and teaching someone something new, makes you happy.
Master's degree or higher in a biological, environmental, or chemical science, or engineering,
Bachelor's degree in a biological, environmental, or chemical science, or engineering, including AND two (2) years or more of professional level work in water-related research, water treatment, hydrogeology or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting water quality data.