Contract and Grants Specialist I – Limited Service

State Of Vermont
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Agriculture Development Division is looking for an individual with interest in grant and contract management. This position will work directly with program management staff supporting the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program and the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center, advancing the goals of strengthening Vermont’s food sector and the sustainability of Northeast dairy businesses.


Skills or experience in the following areas will be helpful in this role:

  • Grants and/or contracts administration
  • Communication, oral and written
  • Providing technical and/or procedural training and support
  • Microsoft applications, including Excel


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Administration of the grants management system
  • Administrative and technical support to internal and external stakeholders, including agency/department staff, grantees, contractors and consultants
  • Providing guidance and training to agency or department staff on granting and contracting processes and procedures, including state and federal requirements
  • Preparation and processing of agreements and amendments
  • Compiling data for reporting requirements
  • Participation in the application review process


We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds who bring enthusiasm and excellence to their work. Curiosity and a willingness to learn are key to success on our team. This entry-level role is ideal for an individual who can work under direction within a collaborative team.


This position is based in Montpelier, VT. Telework options are available to employees in the Agricultural Development Division.


This classified limited service position is funded by a USDA grant for two years and may be extended.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Agriculture Development Division is committed to diversity, equity, and belonging efforts, including the implementation of our Agency's Action Plan inspired by our Racial Equity and Belonging Audit. Internally, AAFM has focused attention on an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) communications working group and governance working group, as well as monthly open sessions attended by staff across the Agency.

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