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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General (AAG), Agency of Transportation Legal Unit

September 5, 2019

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a talented and motivated attorney to join the team providing legal services to the second largest Agency in state government.  The Agency of Transportation (AOT) directly serves all Vermonters by maintaining the State’s transportation infrastructure including highway, rail and aviation assets, as well as the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The position is located at Barre City Place in downtown Barre, VT, approximately six miles from the state capital, Montpelier.

Legal work as an AAG with AOT involves a diverse practice in terms of substantive areas of law as well as skillset.  The AOT Legal Unit provides general counseling and Agency and DMV representation on issues involving property law, environmental law, energy law, tort law, contract law, administrative law, motor vehicle law, railroad law, aviation law, construction law, occupational safety and health law, employment law, and civil rights.  The general counseling work also involves advising on transportation policies, legislation, administrative rulemaking, federal regulations affecting transportation, grants and other agreements.  Members of the AOT Legal Unit appear in federal and state courts, as well as administrative forums, including district environmental commissions for the Natural Resources Board, the Public Utility Commission, and the Transportation Board.

At least five (5) years of experience as an attorney is required. Litigation experience is preferred, and a familiarity with public sector contract law, administrative law, environmental law, construction law or transportation law will be favorably considered.  Ideal candidates should have a demonstrated ability to manage a litigation caseload and provide general counseling to clients.  Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in.

This AAG position is an exempt full-time position and offers competitive benefits.  Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan.

This position will remain open until filled.  Please respond by sending your statement of interest, resume, a brief writing sample, and references to the AGO, attention Deb Matthews: AGO.Info@vermont.gov.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. For a full copy of the EEOC policy, please see: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/labor-relations/equal-opportunity.

Last modified: September 5, 2019