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Title:  Legal Assistant - Utilities Regulation

Application Deadline Date:  08/18/2022
Req ID:  38648
Department:  Public Service Department

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55


The Public Service Department is recruiting for a Legal Assistant to work with a small group of attorneys and Vermont's Public Advocate. The Legal Assistant will work closely with ePUC and ePSD, electronic case management systems used to manage cases about regulated utilities by Vermont's Public Utility Commission. The work requires a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and other software. The position includes a variety of tasks such as legal administrative support, legal and policy research, factual investigation, analysis and coordination of filings. The incumbent will perform administrative and clerical work including correspondence, telephone, filing, copying and public records management. This position is located in Montpelier, however, telework will be considered.

Who May Apply

This position, Legal Assistant - Utilities Regulation (Job Requisition #38648), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact James Porter at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

The job requires the ability to manage multiple tasks, to pay attention to detail and to follow through on assignments. Pressure from legal deadlines and workload is routine. Most duties are performed in an office setting. Assignments may require occasional travel to court houses, other state agencies and other law offices.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree or Paralegal Certification AND one (1) or more years of professional experience performing legal assistant duties.


Three (3) years or more of professional experience performing legal assistant duties.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in utilities regulation.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

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