Career with ESD

ESD regularly recruits for Benefits Programs Specialists who determine the eligibility of applicants for a wide range of public benefits including 3SquaresVT, Fuel Assistance, and Reach Up.

What qualifications does a BPS have to have?

To work as a BPS, you need to have:

  • Considerable communication skills to work with applicants and recipients;
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; and
  • The ability to understand and interpret policies and procedures.

Is this work right for you?

Being a BPS is not for everyone. To help you decide if it's right for you: 

  • Watch this short video, produced by the Vermont Department of Human Resources, about what it means to be a benefits program specialist with the State of Vermont
  • Watch this video about the day-to-day work of Family Services Specialists in New Hampshire.
    While this video (created by the NH Department of Health and Human Services) is not specific to Vermont, it will give you a good idea of the type of work done here. 

Where do I get more information?

  • Click here to see the job specifications (Vermont Department of Human Resources website).
  • Click here to see current job postings and apply online (Vermont Department of Human Resources website).

What are the benefits of working for the State?

Working for the state comes with many benefits, including paid leave, health and dental insurance, pension plan, life insurance, and more. To learn more about these benefits:

The Vermont Department for Children and Families is one of the largest departments in state government.  The opportunities for growth and promotion are excellent.