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Title:  Deputy State's Attorney

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  11525
Department:  State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Bennington, VT, US

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

How to Apply

 Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, and an up-to-date resume that includes work-related references to: Bennington County State’s Attorney Erica Marthage at erica.marthage@vermont.gov; and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.govDEADLINE for application: January 22, 2021


The Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. A DSA represents the State’s Attorney’s Office in prosecuting criminal offenses within Bennington County. Must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. This is an excellent opportunity for any attorney interested in criminal justice work and acquiring substantial experience in trial work. Computer skills required. The position is full-time, but hours may be adjusted based upon yearly appropriations. The position is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual, sick, and personal leave, state holidays, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, LTD after one year.

A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the State’s Attorney in prosecuting criminal offenses within the county.  A DSA will handle their own caseload and may be required to assist other DSA’s with trial work.  Must ensure timely data entry of cases as required by the Office and Department.  Must collaborate with co-workers, law enforcement officers, partner and community agencies.  DSA’s work to pursue best practices, innovative approaches and positive policies affecting the justice system.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to accurately interpret and apply state and federal statutes, rules and regulations; Ability to handle a high volume of work;

Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, maintain confidentiality, ensure accuracy, and meet deadlines; Excellent skills in writing and oral communications; Ability to maintain self-composure under stressful situations;  Ability to use Microsoft Office programs and case management system(s);  Must establish effective working relationships and respectfully interact with all co-workers, supervisors, partner and community organizations, victims, and members of the public.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.

Environmental Factors

 Pressure from deadlines, workload, partners, defense counsel, judiciary, victims and other constituents may be expected. Work outside of the normal schedule occurs. Private means transportation must be available. Some lifting expected (case file boxes).

Minimum Requirements

 J.D. degree and admission to the Vermont Bar. A candidate pending bar results or admission may be considered, but will be required to successfully pass the bar and admission in order to continue employment. Courtroom and jury trial experience desirable. Must have excellent verbal, writing and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, and providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or crime victim status.

Nearest Major Market: Vermont