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Title:  Deputy State's Attorney

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online see instructions below
Req ID:  45886
Department:  State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate: 

How to Apply

Do not apply Online! Applicants must send a brief cover letter, resume (including starting/ending months and years) and list of 3 work-related references (including name, title, organization and daytime phone) to This position will be open until filled. Please indicate where you heard about the position. Note: This position will start after February 1st, 2023 when State’s Attorney-elect Michelle Donnelly takes office.


The Deputy State’s Attorney represents the State’s Attorney’s Office in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offense.

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Why We Love Vermont:  We cherish our Vermont values of neighbor-helping-neighbor, community volunteerism, and citizen involvement in state and local governance.  We have a proud tradition of leading the country in important historical and current achievements on social, educational and environmental issues. We value and respect each other as friends and neighbors.  If you would enjoy our 4-seasons of outstanding recreational opportunities; the beauty of Vermont’s natural environment; our famous farm-to-plate cuisine; a lively arts and music scene; our best-in-the-East skiing and snowboarding; miles of scenic hiking, biking and rail trails; sailing on Lake Champlain, or living in a beautiful, safe and respectful state, then come work for us!


Work is under the direction of the Washington County State’s Attorney.  The Deputy State’s Attorney represents the SA Office in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offense. As a DSA, you will handle your own caseload and trials, exercise initiative, collaborate with co-workers, law enforcement officers, partner organizations, and social/community agencies.  DSAs work to pursue best practices, innovative approaches and positive policies affecting the justice system, and with stakeholders to ensure best practices in alternative approaches to criminal behavior.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.

Minimum Requirements

J.D. degree and admission to the Vermont Bar, or a candidate who has successfully passed the Vermont bar exam by reading the law in Vermont.  A candidate pending bar results or admission to the Vermont bar may be considered but will be required to pass the bar and be admitted in Vermont within a reasonable timeframe as determined by the State’s Attorney in order to continue employment. Courtroom and jury trial experience is desirable.  Must have excellent verbal, writing and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont 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 State 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 status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.