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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General – Human Services Division (DMH)

August 13, 2018

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Agency of Human Services Legal Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General (AAG) position to represent the Department of Mental Health (DMH) in involuntary commitment and involuntary medication cases. The AAG will also represent DMH in criminal proceedings concerning issues of competency, sanity, and a defendant’s need for involuntary treatment. Work may also include representing DMH in administrative proceedings, reviewing state contracts, and training mental health providers on all aspects of Vermont’s mental health laws.

Located in Waterbury, the AAG will be responsible for handling litigation in Vermont Criminal and Family Courts. Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar with at least 5 years of relevant legal experience and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Some travel around the state is required to different hearing locations.

This assistant attorney general position is a full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The position will remain open until filled.  Please submit a resume, writing sample, and references to Mathew Viens, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, at matt.viens@vermont.gov.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, handicapping condition and/or disability.

Last modified: July 22, 2019