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Title:  Staff Attorney - Exempt

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  40502
Department:  Secretary of State's Office

Montpelier, VT, US

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


To be considered, please include a cover letter, resume, and at least two writing samples.    
The Office of Professional Regulation, a division of the Secretary of State's Office, seeks a staff attorney I, II, III, or IV to support the Office's mission to protect the public. The Office licenses and regulates a diverse group of professions, from tattooists and estheticians to accountants and nurses.  The topics and issues that arise are equally varied and complex.  This position is within the General Counsel Division and reports directly to the Office's General Counsel.  
Duties include counseling professional boards and advisor groups; responding to legal inquiries from the public, licensees, and professional associations; monitoring regulatory issues and legal developments in the health sciences and other regulated professions; researching and developing policy; and drafting policy reports, administrative rules, and legislative proposals.   
This position is a full-time, exempt position in Montpelier.  Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan:

Who May Apply

This position, Staff Attorney - Exempt  (Job Requisition #40502), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
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.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be well organized, interested in public policy and regulatory modernization, and highly proficient at legal research and concise written communication to varied audiences.  Candidates must be admitted to practice law in Vermont. Two years of relevant attorney experience is required.  

Preferred Qualifications

Background in administrative law, health care law, or consumer protection law is highly desirable.   

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