Title:  Assistant Attorney General - Director of AHS Legal Unit

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online - see instructions below
Req ID:  48733
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 “Director of AHS Legal Unit” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline: January 05, 2024.


The Vermont Office of the Attorney General, Agency of Human Services (AHS) Legal Unit, has an immediate opening for an energetic and talented full-time Assistant Attorney General to serve as AHS Legal Director.


The Legal Director will be responsible for providing litigation support and direct supervision of four legal units within the Human Services Legal Division.  

The Human Services Legal Unit supports the following within the Vermont Agency for Human Services: the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living; the Department of Vermont Health Access; the Department of Health; and the Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division. 

The Legal Director is responsible for personnel management of approximately eight Assistant Attorneys General and a paralegal who provide direct support to these Departments. In addition, the Legal Director will serve as liaison between the Attorney General’s Office and the leadership of the supported Departments and provide legal advice and support to the Secretary of the Agency of Human Services and her executive management team. The Legal Director reports to the Chief of the AHS Legal Division.  

Located in Waterbury, Vermont, the Legal Director will also be responsible for supporting and managing litigation in Vermont Civil and Probate Courts, and administrative hearings before the Vermont Human Services Board. 


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 must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in. Candidates must be willing to travel and work independently, but within the structure of a government legal team.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with management experience. Candidates should have at least five years of legal experience, excellent oral and written communication skills and be capable of working as part of a team. Self-reliance, IT skills, and knowledge of state and federal regulations related to the authorities of the listed agencies will be favorably considered.

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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