Title:  AGO Paralegal I - DCF & DAIL

Application Deadline Date:  12/19/2023
Req ID:  48664
Department:  Attorney General's Office

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.74


The Vermont Attorney General's Office is hiring a paralegal for its Department for Children and Families, and the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living legal units. These units represent the State of Vermont in state and federal courts in civil litigation and before administrative boards, including appeals. The units also provide general advice and counseling on litigation issues and provide general legal services to both Agencies.

This position has two distinct functions. One is to provide paralegal services to approximately six Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs). These responsibilities may include: responding to constituent inquiries and public records requests; helping process referrals to the above units; generating state and federal statistical reports; assisting with legal research on cases, compiling and organizing discovery; completing and documenting case-related projects and tasks; preparing notices and other legal documents; and assisting in the development of presentations and training materials. This position may also be required to provide paralegal support to other agencies within the Agency of Human Services.

Another function is providing additional support to one of the six AAGs who has a physical disability and uses a power wheelchair. The position provides personal, logistical, administrative, and potentially some transportation-related assistance allowing the AAG to perform his job duties. The AAG's job requires him to travel with some regularity around the state to attend court hearings. Therefore, along with supporting him in his Waterbury office, this paralegal will provide him with on-site support at those locations. Support will include assistance with meals, office and court room set up and pack up, note taking during court hearings, and other duties as assigned.

Who May Apply

This position, AGO Paralegal I (#48664), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • AGO Paralegal I (#48664)
  • AGO Paralegal II (#48670)
  • AGO Paralegal III (#48671)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tim Connors at timothy.connors@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in office settings. Some work in the field could on rare occasions necessitate travel for which incumbents should have private means of transportation available. Some evening or overtime work may be required. Incumbents must be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and deal tactfully with the public.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree or higher in criminal justice, law, or related legal field, or paralegal certificate.
Two (2) or more years of experience providing administrative experience in a legal or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe, or similar programs.

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe, or similar programs.

Special Requirements

For Positions in the Agency of Human Services, candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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.

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