One of the state's top federal jobs is likely to go to an aide to Senator Patrick Leahy.
Molly Lambert retired as the director of the Vermont and New Hampshire USDA rural development office in May. The state director manages hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and grants for Vermont and New Hampshire.
It's up to the president to name a replacement on the recommendation of Sen. Patrick Leahy.
One possible candidate for the job is Ted Brady, Sen. Leahy's field representative on Community and Economic Development, Transportation and Telecommunications.
Leahy spokesman David Carle said, "He'd be a perfect choice. Senator Leahy put Ted's name forward, and we hope there will be an announcement soon."