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Company: State of Vermont
Location: Berlin, VT
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education



Is working 9 to 5 in an office setting not your dream? Do you desire the freedom afforded to those fortunate individuals whose office resides outside? If so, then this position could be right for you!


The Agency of Transportation has an exciting opportunity in the field of construction oversight and is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated candidate for a Field Civil Engineer position. This is a standard 40-hour a week position but may require working contractor hours, which may include some nights and weekends with overtime available. This is an engineering position within the Construction Section where we provide inspection and oversight services on heavy highway construction projects, including roadway, bridge, railroad, with the occasional rock blasting, rail trail, or even a covered bridge project.  


The selected candidate for this position will be assigned to a construction project to learn about some of the following during the construction season:  

  • Acting as an inspector by observing, verifying, measuring, documenting the work performed by Contractors, and making payments for acceptable work. 
  • Interpreting the plans and specifications that relate to the project. 
  • Construction materials sampling and testing. 
  • Reviewing and checking project records and documentation.
  • Setting up and operating survey equipment, tabulating data and performing calculations in the field.


The career path for this position is linear, with the first step becoming a proficient inspector. Then an office engineer and chief inspector roles are next, and subsequently followed by becoming a Resident Engineer, who oversees and manages the Contract daily to ensure compliance with construction processes and materials to be incorporated into the project. If gaining design experience is a must, The Agency of Transportation does offer rotational positions that allow for construction during the construction season and the ability to gain design experience in the construction “off-season”.  


At the Agency of Transportation's Construction Section, you are not applying for a job, but rather deciding upon a lifestyle.


This position is classified as a Civil Engineer II by the Department of Human Resources.

Who May Apply

This position, Field Civil Engineer II (#25041), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition.

  • Field Civil Engineer I (#24481)
  • Field Civil Engineer II (#25041)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Seth Hisman at
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in both office and field settings for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to hazardous materials, traffic hazards and, construction sites during all weather conditions and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, architectural engineering, or related technical field AND two (2) year of engineering experience.
Associates degree in civil engineering, construction management, architectural engineering, or related technical field AND four (4) years of engineering experience INCLUDING licensure as an Engineer Intern.

Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website. Equal Opportunity Employer The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State's employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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