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Title:  Staff Attorney - Exempt

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  28141
Department:  Secretary of State's Office

Montpelier, VT, US

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


Take advantage of this exciting opportunity and apply to work as an intermediate-level prosecuting attorney in the Vermont Secretary of State's Office of Professional Regulation!

Join the OPR Enforcement Unit in representing the State of Vermont in the evaluation and prosecution of administrative complaints of unprofessional conduct for over 50 diverse professions, from Tattoo Artists, Body Piercers, Cosmetologists, and Barbers to Engineers, Accountants, and Architects to Nurses, Osteopaths, Dentists, Pharmacists, and other health care related professions.  As an OPR prosecutor, you will handle a vertical caseload, from the decision to charge through appeal, in a fast-paced work environment with a supportive team of other prosecutors, case managers, a paralegal, and investigators. 

This position primarily focuses on litigation with a large and varied caseload.  Duties include: 
-    attending investigative team meetings; 
-    working closely with investigators and law enforcement; 
-    all aspects of litigation, including case evaluation, discovery, motions practice, depositions, trial preparation, and final evidentiary hearings before professional Boards and Administrative Law Officers; and  
-    appeals at both the administrative and State Supreme Court levels. 

To be considered: include a cover letter & 1 writing sample with your application.

Who May Apply

This position, Staff Attorney - Exempt (Job Requisition # 28141), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact jennifer.colin@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please Note: This position is open until filled. Departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.


Minimum Qualifications

A solid litigation background with a minimum of one to five years of prosecutorial or general civil/administrative litigation practice required. Candidates must also have strong organizational and time management skills; good legal research skills; clear, concise writing ability; and excellent communication skills. Must be admitted to practice law in Vermont.


Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/sites/humanresources/files/documents/DHR-Attorney_Pay_Plan_FY22.pdf

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