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Title:  Military Department Legal Services Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  02/02/2023
Req ID:  46131
Department:  Military
Location: 

Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55

Overview

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 Reqw #46131), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Major Kurt Kafferlin at kurt.a.kafferlin.mil@army.mil.
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. Additionally, Incumbents of this job may be required to view and access classified information, therefore a favorably adjudicated (Tier 3) Secret Clearance may be required.

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

Five (5) years of experience as a paralegal.

Preferred Qualifications

Paralegal degree or certificate.
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 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.


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