Title:  Legislative & Policy Director

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online - see instructions below
Req ID:  49808
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.


To apply, please submit your statement of interest, resume, references and writing sample by email to AGO.careers@vermont.gov and reference the job title: “Legislative and Policy Director” within your application. Please apply by April 24, 2024.


The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a talented and motivated person to join the AGO senior staff overseeing the AGO’s work with the Legislature. The position represents the Attorney General (AG) on a variety of boards and commissions and advising on policy work generally.


The individual selected for this position will report to the Chief of Staff. This position will manage legislative work by the AGO, including advocating for the AG’s positions, liaising with stakeholders, testifying, assigning topics and bills to AGO staff, and providing general support to the Legislature as needed. This position will run weekly internal legislative meetings during the legislative session, assist the Chief of Staff with briefing the AG as to policy matters and carrying out the direction of the AG, and will represent the AG on standing committees and legislative working groups. This position will also assist the Outreach and Communications Coordinator in drafting constituent correspondence related to legislative and policy work and oversee expungement clinics with assistance from the Outreach and Communications Coordinator. 


The position is located at 109 State Street, Montpelier with a hybrid in-office/remote work option.


This is a full-time exempt position. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience and includes the full State of Vermont benefit package. The State 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 supports the use of flexible workplace arrangements in accordance with its policies.

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must have either graduated from law school or completed the Law Office Study program.

Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate and work as a team.

Experience with criminal justice helpful, but not 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