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At VGS, we are committed to cultivating a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. We believe in challenging our staff professionally as well as providing fun activities, community engagement and flexibility to create an enjoyable work-life balance.
If you thrive in an environment where you get to “wear many hats,” provide an energy option that improves the environment, and be part of a customer-focused team, then consider VGS. Now is a great time to bring your energy and make a difference in our state.
We have over 140 employees serving more than 55,000 customers in Vermont. Our employees have benefited from stable, steady growth for many years. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and ongoing opportunities for learning and growth. Our employees have a strong sense of ownership and truly make a difference in the company’s success. Safety, Customers, Culture, and Climate are our top values and apparent in all we do!
VGS offers a comprehensive set of employee benefits, take a look at some of the highlights below:
Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Full-time regular employees can choose from a PPO plan or a High Deductible HSA plan for their medical coverage at a very reasonable cost. The company also offers a comprehensive dental plan and vision services to employees and their dependents.
Vermont Gas contributes a portion of the deductible into an employee’s health savings account for those electing the high deductible health plan.
Flexible Spending Account Options
Employees may set aside up to $1,500 annually on a pre-tax basis for approved health care expenses and up to $5,000 for dependent care costs.
401K Retirement Plan
Employees may set aside pre-tax or post-tax money in our 401k Plan as soon as they start employment with us. VGS matches 60 percent of the first 5 percent of annual compensation that at employee contributes to the plan. In addition, VGS also contribute an additional amount equal to 4.5 percent of annual compensation. Employees are fully vested in the company match and employer contribution after five years of service.
VGS provides a term life insurance policy in the amount of three times an employee’s annual base salary.
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
VGS provides plans that provide employees with a percentage of their base salaries while they are out on disability.
VGS employees accrue vacation time monthly. For the first 0 to 9 years of service, the accrual rate is 10 hours per month. That adds up to three weeks of vacation employees per year.
VGS provides 40 hours of paid sick leave every January 1. Employees may roll over all unused sick leave each year with no maximum limit.
Holidays and Personal Days
VGS offers ten company-paid holidays and 16 hours of personal time each year.
VGS will reimburse 100 percent of the cost of tuition, books and associated fees for all approved courses or degree programs dependent upon the final grade earned, currently up to $10,000 per calendar year.
Employees receive annual bonuses based on personal and company performance.
Employee Assistance Program
Annual Safety/Wellness Certificates
Flexible Work Arrangements
United Way Donation Time-Off Incentive.
Health & Wellness
At VGS, we are committed to cultivating a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. We believe that supporting our staff in leading a healthy lifestyle has been a key factor in the overall success of our business.
Some of our wellness initiatives include:
Healthy Snacks On-site
Discounted Fitness Club Membership
Group Exercise Classes
Free Annual Flu Shots On-site
$100 Safety & Wellness Incentive
Monthly Physical Therapist Visits
Tobacco Cessation Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Running and Walking Groups
Regular Biometric Screenings offered
Diversity & Inclusion
VGS is committed to fostering an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and just for all. We enrich our communities, employees, customers, and state when we welcome diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds of all kinds. We know that a statement outlining our commitment to end racial injustice and advance equity at VGS is only the first step. We must take bold actions in everything we do for both employees and customers, including examining and changing our policies, programs, hiring practices, and company culture, to dismantle systems of oppression that continue to exist in our society.
Our employees have always shown great support in the community. They are Board members and active participants in many organizations such as United Way, Lund, Boys and Girls Club, and South Burlington Rotary. We regularly support our employees who participate in campaign walks and coach their towns’ sports teams.
Each year our employees enjoy getting involved in the annual United Way campaign. We consistently have over 80% participation in donations to United Way agencies.
In addition, the VGS CARE (Community Action & Rewarding Empowerment) program allows the company and our employees to further their commitment to our communities.