Title:  Assistant Attorney General - Department for Children & Families

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online - see instructions below
Req ID:  48330
Department:  Attorney General's Office

Waterbury, VT, US

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

How to Apply

Do not apply online. Please apply by sending your statement of interest, resume, a brief writing sample, and references to Tim Connors at timothy.connors@vermont.gov. Please ensure that all resumes include all Bar admission information as well as date admitted. Please indicate “AAG - DCF” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline: January 05, 2024.


The Vermont Office of the Attorney General, Department for Children and Families, Family Services Legal Division, has an immediate opening for an energetic and talented full-time Assistant Attorney General who will be responsible for representing the Department for Children and Families before the Human Services Board.


This Assistant Attorney General’s primary role will be to conduct administrative hearings before the Vermont Human Services Board. In addition, this position will also include responsibility to litigate juvenile case before the Vermont Superior Court, and to provide counsel to the Department for Children and Families. Travel across the state will be required, but Waterbury is the primary location for this position.


This Assistant Attorney General position is an exempt full-time position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan. The State of Vermont offers a benefit package rivaling any employer in Vermont, which includes a top-notch health care plan, generous sick and annual leave, and employer contribution to pension plans. Further, the Attorney General’s Office recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and support the use of flexible workplace arrangements in accordance with applicable policies.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be capable of working as part of a team. Candidates must be willing to travel and work independently, but within the structure of a government legal team. Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in.


Preference will be given to applicants with relevant experience, especially in Vermont. Self-reliance, IT skills and knowledge of state and federal regulations and policies governing the Family Services Division are a plus.

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.

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