Title:  Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Division

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online - see instructions below
Req ID:  49466
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 Criminal Division Chief, Domenica Padula at domenica.padula@vermont.gov. Please ensure that all resumes include all Bar admission information as well as date admitted. Please indicate “AAG - Criminal Division” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline: July 30, 2024.


The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division. This position offers the opportunity to serve the public in an exciting and meaningful way, in addition to workplace flexibility and very competitive benefits.


This Assistant Attorney General will work closely with victims of crimes of all ages, as well as criminal justice agencies including federal, state, county, and municipal law enforcement entities. The position involves conducting all aspects of prosecution, including investigation, discovery, depositions, hearings, motion practice, trial, and appeals. Further, the Assistant Attorney General will be actively involved in the investigation and prosecution of cases with our Internet Crimes Against Children unit, which specializes in combatting child exploitation.


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. 

Candidates must possess excellent research, writing, negotiation, and 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