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Title:  Staff Attorney - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  05/13/2021
Req ID:  14533
Department:  Public Service Department

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Negotiable Depending on Qualifications


The Vermont Department of Public Service seeks a Staff Attorney to represent the public in electric, gas, telecommunications, and water utility matters before the Vermont Public Utility Commission, federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts. Experience of at least 3-5 years in utility regulation or civil litigation is preferred, but all candidates will be considered. A background in public interest, economics, or accounting is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.  Experience with administrative law, utility rate regulation, and/or land use and environmental law is especially helpful. The applicant must have excellent research and writing skills. Admission to the Vermont Bar is required.

This is a full-time, Exempt position with benefits. Salary is negotiable based upon qualifications, see the Attorney Pay Plan for more information.

Who May Apply

This position, Staff Attorney (Job Requisition #14533), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is an Exempt position. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact James.Porter@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.

Minimum Qualifications

Admission to the Vermont Bar, or eligibility for admission.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience of at least 3-5 years in utility regulation or civil litigation is preferred

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