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Title:  Staff Attorney IV - Human Services Board

Application Deadline Date:  03/03/2021
Req ID:  10882
Department:  Human Services Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  See job posting.


This is a unique opportunity to work in a multi-faceted position conducting fair hearings for the Human Services Board (HSB).  Fair hearings entail the taking of evidence, ruling on procedural issues, and making factual findings and legal recommendations to the Board, regarding a variety of appeals from programs and departments of the VT Agency of Human Services. 

Hearing officers are expected to perform duties impartially and in a manner respectful of the parties and process; to effectively advise the Board as requested and needed; to have competence in the substantive legal areas involved in appeals; to deal effectively and appropriately with a wide range of litigants (including those who appear pro se); and, to work independently. Related duties include managing the appeals docket efficiently and effectively, conforming to statutory guidance and requirements on timeliness, and communicating effectively with administrative support staff, parties and attorneys.

This position is made by appointment of the Human Services Board, with approval by the Governor.

This position may work a combination of in person and remotely.

Who May Apply

This position, Staff Attorney IV - Human Services Board (Job Requisition #10882), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Joseph.Reinert@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.


This Staff Attorney position is an exempt full-time position. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan. Excellent benefits package and working environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates for this position must be admitted to practice law in Vermont (or eligible for admission) and have sufficient experience and/or demonstrated ability regarding motion practice, evidentiary rulings, and legal decision-making/writing.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier