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Title:  Assistant Attorney General

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  3381
Department:  Attorney General's Office
Location: 

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate: 
How to Apply

Do not apply online. Please apply by sending your statement of interest, resume, a brief writing sample, and references to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, attention Deb Matthews at AGO.Info@vermont.gov

Overview

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office 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).

Description

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 as well as 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.

Compensation

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

Minimum Requirements

At least two (2) 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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier