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Title:  Assistant Attorney General - Civil Division

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online - see instructions below.
Req ID:  32607
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 your statement of interest, resume, and writing sample to the Deb Matthews at Deborah.Matthews@vermont.gov and mention "Assistant Attorney General – Civil Division” in the subject of your e-mail. Please apply by June 1, 2022.


The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division. 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 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 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 position is based in Montpelier, Vermont. The Attorney General’s Office recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and supports the use of flexible workplace arrangements in accordance with its policies.

Minimum Requirements

This position requires at least three years of relevant litigation experience. The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver. Candidates must possess excellent research, writing, client communication, negotiation, and civil litigation skills.

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