Title:  Assistant Attorney General - Civil Division

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online - see instructions below
Req ID:  49574
Department:  Attorney General's Office

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Salary commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Do not apply online. Please apply by sending a statement of interest, resume, and writing sample to the Civil Division Chief Laura Rowntree at laura.rowntree@vermont.gov. Please ensure that all resumes include all Bar admission information as well as date admitted and mention “AAG - Civil Division” in the subject line of your email. Please apply by April 23, 2024.


The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division.


This Assistant Attorney General will represent a wide variety of institutional and individual clients across state government in defensive civil litigation in state and federal courts. The position involves conducting all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion and trial practice, and appeals. The Assistant Attorney General will handle an active caseload concentrating on the defense of tort actions, civil rights and other constitutional claims, and statutory matters. 


This position offers the opportunity to serve the public in an exciting, dynamic practice and be an integral part of State government, in addition to workplace flexibility and very competitive benefits.


This Assistant Attorney General position is an exempt full-time position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan. The State of Vermont offers a benefit package rivaling any employer in Vermont, which includes a top-notch health care plan, generous sick and annual leave, and employer contribution to pension plans. Further, the Attorney General’s Office recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and support the use of flexible workplace arrangements in accordance with applicable policies.

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver. 

Five or more years of relevant litigation experience is preferred.

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: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier