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Assistant Attorney General - Agency of Human Services/Department of Corrections Litigation Unit

March 6, 2024

The Vermont Office of the Attorney General, Agency of Human Services Legal Division, has an immediate opening for an energetic and talented full-time Assistant Attorney General who will be responsible for providing defense litigation services for the Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC).  Located in Waterbury, Vermont the DOC Litigation Unit staff attorney is responsible for defending the DOC, DOC employees and the State of Vermont in civil actions, habeas corpus petitions, small claims actions, and administrative actions in Vermont state civil courts, federal courts, and occasionally state criminal courts.  The attorney will conduct all aspects of litigation including discovery, motion practice, trial practice, and appeals to the Vermont Supreme Court.  DOC attorneys also provide legal advice on other various DOC issues including sentence computation, contracts, grants, and various interstate and regional compact agreements. The attorney will also be responsible for providing legal advice and support to the Vermont Parole process. 

Experience in administrative, juvenile, family, civil and/or criminal matters is preferred.  Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be capable of working as part of a team. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant litigation experience, especially in Vermont courts, but newly admitted attorneys are welcome to apply as this opportunity provides an opportunity to gain valuable litigation experience and develop or hone trial advocacy skills in the State and Federal Court systems.  Candidates must be willing to travel and work independently, but within the structure of a government legal team. Self-reliance, minimal IT skills and knowledge of state and federal public assistance and social welfare regulations and policies are a plus. Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in. 

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 Attorney Pay Plan.  The State of Vermont offers a benefit package rivaling any employer in Vermont, which includes a top-notch health care plan, generous sick and annual leave, and employer contribution to pension plans.

This position will remain open until filled. Please respond by sending your statement of interest, writing sample and resume including references to Tim Connors, AHS Division Chief, HC 2 North, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2080 or Please ensure that all resumes include all Bar admission information as well as date admitted. 

The Attorney General’s Office recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and supports the use of flexible workplace arrangements in accordance with its policies.  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 (including pregnancy), 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. Employment decisions are merit based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions are forbidden.

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