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Title:  General Counsel - VT Community Broadband Board

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  21881
Department:  Public Service Department

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Do not apply online. To be considered, e-mail your resume and cover letter to Carol Flint at carol.flint@vermont.gov by October 26, 2021. Please reference "General Counsel" in the subject of your e-mail.

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.


The Vermont Department of Public Service seeks a General Counsel to provide legal advice and services to the Vermont Community Broadband Board (VCBB), its Executive Director and Communication Union Districts.


General Counsel I will provide counsel on a variety of complex issues with substantial legal, financial, transactional, and public interest considerations that inform the work of the VCBB, in particular, the implementation of the recently passed Act 71, An Act Relating to Accelerated Community Broadband Deployment.


The VCBB General Counsel may also represent the Vermont Community Broadband Board in proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies, as well as state and federal courts and the Vermont General Assembly. The VCBB General Counsel may appear before legislative committees on bills of particular importance and impact and the development, implementation, and execution of litigation strategies in state and federal forums on complex regulatory matters. The position will report to the VCBB Deputy Director.


This is a full-time exempt limited-service position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements

Admission to the Vermont Bar is required.

Experience of at least 5 years in telecommunications law or other public utility regulatory law, administrative law, commercial law, or civil litigation is preferred, but all candidates will be considered.

A background in the disciplines of telecommunications financing, engineering, or economics is preferred.

Ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.

Experience in advising a board preferred.

Excellent research and writing skills required.

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