Climate Programs Administrator

State of Vermont - Agency of Transportation
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Division of Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development within the Agency of Transportation is seeking a highly motivated professional to join the newly created Environmental Policy and Sustainability team. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a public service-minded individual who is keen to apply their financial skills toward tackling climate change through the sound management of tangible public investments.


Over the next several years, the Climate Programs Administrator will support AOT’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability unit with the administration of multiple grants and contracts as the State works to meet the targets of the Global Warming Solutions Act, the related state Climate Action and Comprehensive Energy Plans, and implement federal formula funds and competitive grants through the federal Carbon Reduction, National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, and resilience-related programs. 

The incumbent will serve in an administrative role coordinating with internal Agency sections and external vendors and partners on procurement, invoicing, project tracking and reporting processes for critical projects contributing to progress towards the State’s climate goals and requirements. The Agency is particularly interested in hearing from organized, detail-oriented candidates with backgrounds in accounting, grants or financial management, data management and analysis, or similar fields with transferrable skill sets. The work of this position involves high-profile projects and programs that require attention to grant and contract details, knowledge of federal and state funding requirements and bulletins, and a general understanding of government finance and accounting principles.


Successful candidates could draw from an array of educational and employment experiences, but in order to perform well in this role, should be able to demonstrate a positive customer service approach, strong financial acumen, highly developed organizational skills, and the ability to work with or quickly learn spreadsheet and filesharing applications in the Microsoft Office platform.


Although this position will report to the Agency of Transportation’s headquarters in Barre, VT, some remote work is possible. Nestled in the Green Mountains and located approximately 45 minutes from Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, Central Vermont is a great place to live and work with excellent schools, plenty of cultural activities and amazing summer and winter recreation opportunities.


This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized through 06/30/2027. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is committed to advancing greater diversity, equity, and belonging in all aspects of its work, and to ensure equal opportunity and access for all VTrans employees, job applicants, contractors and the public. The Agency is currently undertaking the creation of a Transportation Equity Framework to help prioritize its work, and the Environmental Policy and Sustainability unit, in particular, is focused on supporting the Agency to meet or exceed the requirements of Justice40 and Vermont’s new environmental justice law. The Environmental Policy and Sustainability Unit shares the mission of its Office of Civil Rights to promote a culture of respect and to build positive, inclusive, and enduring relationships with all of our internal and external stakeholders through outstanding customer service, technical assistance, outreach, innovation, partnerships, sustainable programs and compliance.

Wage or Salary
Pay Grade 23: $24.93 hourly; $51,854 annually. Increasing to $52,895 annually on July 2, 2023.