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Title:  Staff Attorney - Public Service Department

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  36351
Department:  Public Service Department

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Salary commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Do not apply online. Please send a resume and writing sample to James Porter at by July 10, 2022.


The Staff Attorney with the Public Service Department (PSD) represents the public interest in electric, gas, telecommunications, and water utilities before the Vermont Public Utility Commission, federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced environment and have excellent research and writing skills.


The mission of the PSD is to serve all citizens of Vermont through public advocacy, planning, programs, and other actions that meet the public's need for least cost, environmentally sound, efficient, reliable, secure, sustainable, and safe energy, telecommunications, and regulated utility systems in the state for the short and long term.


We work to advance all Vermonters' quality of life, economy and security through implementation of our statewide energy and telecommunications goals, using sound statewide energy and telecommunications planning, strong public advocacy of the public good, and through strong consumer protection advocacy for individuals.


This is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Salary is based on experience and qualifications, in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan.

Minimum Requirements

Admission to the Vermont Bar is required, in addition to one (1) to five (5) years of relevant legal experience.

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