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Assistant Attorney General - Civil Division

February 26, 2024

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division. This position offers the opportunity to serve the public in an exciting, dynamic practice and be an integral part of State government, in addition to workplace flexibility and very competitive benefits. Five or more years of relevant litigation experience is preferred. 

This Assistant Attorney General will represent a wide variety of institutional and individual clients across state government in defensive civil litigation in state and federal courts. The position involves conducting all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion and trial practice, and appeals. The Assistant Attorney General will handle an active caseload concentrating on the defense of tort actions, civil rights and other constitutional claims, and statutory matters.

Candidates must possess excellent research, writing, client communication, negotiation, and civil litigation skills. The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver. This Assistant Attorney General position is an exempt full-time position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan. The position is based in Montpelier, Vermont but requires occasional travel throughout the state. The Attorney General’s Office recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and supports the use of flexible workplace arrangements and hybrid work schedules in accordance with its policies. 

This position will remain open until filled. Please respond by sending a statement of interest, resume, and writing sample to the Attorney General’s Office, attention Laura Rowntree, Civil Division Chief: Please mention “Assistant Attorney General – Civil Division” in your email.

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office celebrates diversity and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The Attorney General’s Office does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status (including pregnancy). Employment decisions are merit based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions are forbidden.