Title:  Assistant Attorney General - Environmental Protection Unit

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online - see instructions below
Req ID:  46304
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 letter of interest, resume, references, and two writing samples to Natasha Sala at natasha.sala@vermont.gov at the Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Protection Unit. Please apply by June 19, 2024.


The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Unit. The Environmental Protection Unit is part of the Environmental and Public Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office.


The Environmental Protection Unit represents the State of Vermont in state and federal courts in civil and criminal litigation, including appeals. The Unit handles environmental cases in multiple areas including water quality, hazardous materials, air quality and climate, forests, agriculture, and land use. There are also opportunities to coordinate on consumer protection cases with other attorneys in the Environmental and Public Protection Division, and to do cross-divisional work as appropriate. In addition, the Unit provides advice and counseling to State agencies; represents the State in multistate actions of environmental significance; and defends the State’s interests in other environmental matters.


The position is located at the Attorney General’s Office in Montpelier, Vermont. Some travel is expected for court hearings, site visits, and as needed for other job functions. 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.


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.

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to be admitted. Qualifications include relevant litigation, client counseling, and environmental law experience; excellent legal writing and analysis skills; strong oral advocacy and communication skills; effective time management skills; and the ability to work well both independently and in collaboration with co-counsel and agency clients.

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