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Title:  Staff Attorney - Vermont Health Access

Application Deadline Date:  06/08/2022
Req ID:  28028
Department:  Vermont Health Access

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Commensurate with experience.


Enjoy a diverse workload that varies in complexities and subject as a Staff Attorney at the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA). We are seeking an attorney ready to take on challenging legal work impacting Medicaid and health reform activities in Vermont. Work in a supportive hybrid work environment with eleven paid state holidays, in addition to a robust benefits package.

Success in the Staff Attorney position requires the following:
•    Ability to advise on legal and policy questions related to various Medicaid and healthcare reform matters for the State. 
•    Provide advice on complex state and federal law and regulations including the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, and public records requests. 
•    Knowledge of, or willingness to gain expertise in, healthcare law and other areas of the law relevant to the work of the Department. 
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•    A demonstrated commitment to public service.
•    Must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible for admission.

The Staff Attorney position is a full-time, exempt position located in Waterbury, VT. 

This position is to be filled as soon as possible and will be open until filled. Please submit a resume and cover letter.


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)'s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters by providing access to quality healthcare cost effectively. We have three priorities that support us in moving our mission forward: Adoption of value-based payments, management of information technology projects, and operational performance improvement. Our department commits to executing our responsibilities and priorities while adhering to three core values: Transparency, Integrity and Service.

Who May Apply

This position, Staff Attorney - Vermont Health Access (Job Requisition #28028), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  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.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible for admission. Candidates must have relevant legal experience and have excellent oral and written communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to public service, knowledge of healthcare law, and other areas of the law relevant to the work of the Department and the ability to manage a significant caseload.


Salary and benefits are based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.

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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