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Title:  Deputy State's Attorney, Chittenden County State's Attorney's Office

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not apply Online see instructions below
Req ID:  36255
Department:  State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Burlington, VT, US

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

How to Apply

**DO NOT APPLY ONLINE** Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, and an up-to-date resume that includes work-related references to: Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George at; and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.govDEADLINE for application: July 8, 2022.


The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office in Burlington, Vermont is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. A DSA represents the State’s Attorney’s Office in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offenses within Chittenden County.  The position is full time and is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual, sick, and personal leave, state holidays, retirement, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, LTD after one year. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney interested in criminal justice work and acquiring substantial experience in trial work. A DSA is expected to effectively manage their caseload, and may be required to assist other offices at the direction of the State’s Attorney or the Executive Director. A DSA must work effectively with coworkers, law enforcement, community agencies, and other partners, and pursue best practices, innovative approaches and positive outcomes in the justice system.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to accurately interpret and apply statutes, rules and regulations.  Ability to handle a high volume of work. Must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, maintain confidentiality, ensure accuracy, and meet deadlines.  Computer skills are required, and must perform data entry into the case management system.  Ability to maintain self-composure under stressful situations. 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 regularly occurs. Private means transportation must be available.

Minimum Requirements

 J.D. degree and admission to the Vermont Bar. An individual who has read the law in Vermont and been admitted to the Vermont bar is eligible to apply. An individual 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. 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont