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Title:  Senior Staff Associate

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online see instructions below
Req ID:  45121
Department:  Judiciary

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate: 

How to Apply

**Do Not Apply Online** Please. To apply, please submit in Word or PDF format a resume and a cover letter by e-mail to:

Application Deadline:  December 5, 2022


The Joint Fiscal Office seeks to hire for the position of Senior Staff Associate. The Senior Staff Associate provides support to the House Committees on Appropriations, as well as joint, study and standing committees where there is a focus on fiscal matters. The Senior Staff Associate works with other fiscal office staff assisting legislators on a variety of fiscal issues and performs duties that are part of the general work responsibilities of the Joint Fiscal Office (JFO). In addition, the Senior Staff Associate assists with Joint Fiscal Committee meetings, legislative orientation, tracking of relevant legislation, and manages documentation for the Office.

The Joint Fiscal Office is a nonpartisan office that provide nonpartisan, factually based financial and policy analyses, research, forecasts, and recommendations to the Vermont State Legislature.


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Minimum Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree plus four years in a professional work environment, or

• Associates degree plus six years in a professional work environment, or

• Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience

Additional Requirements:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and remote-work applications (i.e., Zoom)

Required Proficiencies:

• Strong attention to detail

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Proficient with MS Word and some experience with MS Excel

• Ability to work in a varied, unpredictable pace of workflow, including the ability to change tasks

with short-notice and to take on tasks unilaterally in support of the Office

• Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including working extended hours, often during

evenings, and on some weekends, during session

• Excellent interpersonal, customer service and collaboration skills; comfortable interfacing with

individuals at all levels of responsibility

• Demonstrates good judgment with the ability to navigate within a highly political environment in

a nonpartisan way with minimal supervision

▪ Adept at working effectively both independently and as a team member, in an environment that

is fast paced, meeting short deadlines with minimal supervision

▪ Proven organizational skills with the ability to track multiple versions of documents

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