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Title:  Military Department Legal Services Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  11/20/2019
Req ID:  3196
Department:  Military

Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.06

The Legal Services Specialist will provide paralegal support to attorneys within the Military Department. This position will assist attorneys with preparation of legal documents, disciplinary cases, legal opinions and administrative hearings. Additionally, this position may assist with writing policies, procedures, and developing or drafting legislation. The incumbent will correspond with all involved parties, including attorneys, military personnel and the public. The ideal candidate will be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and deal tactfully with the public.

Who May Apply

This position, Military Department Legal Services Specialist (Job Req #3196), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kurt Kafferlin at
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Special Requirements:  Incumbents of this job are issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), which is issued only upon passing a federal background check (Tier 1) including a fingerprint-supported criminal record check.  Candidates must obtain the CAC for successful completion of original probation.  Possession of the CAC is a condition of employment.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in office settings. Some work in the field could on rare occasions necessitate travel for which incumbents should have private means of transportation available. Some evening or overtime work may be required. Incumbents must be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and deal tactfully with the public.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree AND eight (8) or more years of experience as a paralegal.


Paralegal degree or certificate based on 30 semester credit hours of study AND eight (8) or more years of experience as a paralegal.


High school diploma or equivalent AND ten (10) or more years of experience as a paralegal.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as a military paralegal or as a civilian paralegal employed in a military workplace.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  •  Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

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: Burlington Vermont