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STAFF ATTORNEY I-II

The Vermont Department of Public Service, which represents the public interest in electric, gas, telecommunications, and water utility matters before the Vermont Public Utility Commission, federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts, seeks to hire a new attorney within its Public Advocacy Division. The Department will consider applicants with up to 5 years of experience for this position. While relevant experience in utility regulation and/or civil litigation is preferred, the Department will also consider recent and upcoming law school graduates. A background in public interest, economics, or accounting is desirable, and experience with or knowledge of administrative law, utility rate regulation, and/or land use and environmental law is especially helpful. 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. Admission to the Vermont Bar is required, though the Department will consider applicants that are scheduled to sit for the Vermont Bar Examination in July, 2019. This is a full-time exempt position with benefits.

Attorneys from the Department represent the public interest in energy, telecommunications, water, and wastewater utility matters. The mission of the Department 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.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and short writing sample to:

Jim Porter, Esq.
Director for Public Advocacy
Department of Public Service
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2601
or to james.porter@vermont.gov
EOE

(posted 03/15/2019)


Vacancy Announcement: Deputy State’s Attorney
State of Vermont, Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office, Rutland, VT

Summary of Duties: The Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The position is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual and sick leave, state holidays, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, LTD after one year.

A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the state’s attorney office in prosecuting criminal offenses within Rutland County; litigate cases in state Criminal and Family court; represent the State’s interests in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court; and may litigate matters/defend appeals in Vermont Supreme Court. DSA’s will handle their own caseload and are may be required to assist other lawyers with legal research and in trial preparation and trial. DSA’s are expected to collaborate with other SA office staff, as well as law enforcement officers, partner agencies and organizations. DSA’s will work with community stakeholders to ensure best practices in alternative approaches to criminal behavior. May assist in the furtherance of public policy efforts on issues affecting the justice system and the department. Must perform timely data entry of cases as required by the Office and Department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of Vermont and federal laws, particularly those relating to the work performed by the State’s Attorney’s Office. Ability to research and accurately interpret and apply state and federal statutes, rules and regulations. Ability to handle a high volume of cases. Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, and maintain confidentiality. Ability to consistently ensure accuracy in work product and ensure attention to detail. Ability to consistently meet deadlines. Ability to collect and file data to the department and/or grant agency if applicable. Ability to assist with trainings and presentations to groups. Ability to maintain self-composure under stress. Excellent skills in writing and oral communications. Ability to accurately use Microsoft Office programs and SAS case management system. Ability to respectfully interact and maintain effective working relationships with all co-workers and supervisors, the public and partner organizations. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.

Environmental Factors: Pressure from deadlines, cases, partners and constituents may be expected. Work outside of the normal schedule may occur. Private means of transportation must be available. Computer literacy for research, case management, and correspondence expected. Some minor lifting is expected (case file boxes).

Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree; preference for candidates admitted (or pending admission) to the Vermont Bar. Courtroom and jury trial experience desirable.

**DO NOT APPLY ONLINE** Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, and an up-to-date resume that includes work-related references with contact info, to: Rutland County State’s Attorney Rose Kennedy at rosemary.kennedy@vermont.gov; and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov.

DEADLINE for application: March 29, 2019, but consideration of interested candidates will begin upon receipt of application paperwork.

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

(posted 03/13/2019)


Vacancy Announcement: Deputy State’s Attorney
State of Vermont, Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office, Burlington, VT

**DO NOT APPLY ONLINE** Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, and an up-to-date resume that includes work-related references to: Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George sarah.george@vermont.gov and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov.

The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The position is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual and sick leave, state holidays, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, and LTD after one year.

Summary of Duties: A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the state’s attorney in prosecuting criminal offenses within Chittenden County. Will litigate cases in state Criminal and Family court. May represent the State in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court and handle appeals in Vermont Supreme Court. DSA’s will handle their own caseload and may be required to assist other staff with research, trial preparation and trial. DSA’s are expected to collaborate with other SA office staff, as well as law enforcement officers, partner agencies and organizations. DSA’s will work with community stakeholders to ensure best practices in reducing incarceration and criminal behaviors. May assist in the furtherance of public policy efforts on issues affecting the criminal justice system and the department. Must ensure timely data entry of cases as required by the Office and Department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of Vermont and federal laws, particularly those relating to the work performed by the State’s Attorney’s Office. Ability to research and accurately interpret and apply state and federal statutes, rules and regulations. Ability to handle a high volume of litigation, both at the trial and appellate level. Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, and maintain confidentiality. Ability to consistently ensure accuracy in work product and in paying close attention to details. Ability to consistently meet deadlines. Ability to collect data and draft reports for the department, granting agency and legislature. Knowledge of legislative process. Ability to conduct training and make presentations to groups. Excellent skills in writing and oral communications. Ability to accurately use Microsoft Office programs and the SAS case management system(s). Ability to maintain self-composure under stressful situations. Ability to respectfully interact with all co-workers and supervisors, the public and partner organizations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the Department and with partner agencies and organizations. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.

Environmental Factors: Pressure from deadlines, workload, partners and constituents can be expected. Work outside of the normal workday schedule should be regularly expected. Private means of transportation must be available, with some travel expected. Computer skills for research, case management, data entry and correspondence expected. Some lifting is expected (case file boxes).

Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree and Admission to the Vermont bar is required (or pending). Preference will be given to candidates with relevant legal experience.

DEADLINE for application: March 29, 2019

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

(posted 03/13/2019)


Established law firm is seeking an attorney to join its practice or to share space in Burlington, Vermont.  Office space includes reception area and conference room.  Office is walking distance to all courts.  Legal Assistant/Paralegal services available.  Please contact Gina at 802-658-5900 or email ghd@bvslawvt.com for details.

(posted 03/12/2019)


The state of Vermont has approximately 2000 inmates serving prison sentences, and the Prisoners’ Rights Office is assigned to every complaint that inmates make about their experience either in the criminal justice system or within the prison system. PRO investigators visit the correctional facilities in Vermont and out-of-state on a regular basis to meet with clients. They also respond to inmate letters and phone calls, and handle issues ranging from inmate disciplinary complaints, concerns regarding mental health and medical treatment, the struggle to find housing, and interpersonal conflicts within correctional facilities. The position requires a high degree of independence and confidentiality, as well as the ability to work well with department staff, Department of Corrections employees, and others.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional investigation or case work, or experience as allowed by the Defender General. Additional work experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a six months per semester basis.

Entry-level, PG 22 position starting at $22.06/hour. Full State benefits. Position is Exempt but covered by the ODG/VSEA bargaining agreement. A full job description is available on the Defender General web page under Employee Resources.

Please email resume and cover letter by Monday, March 18th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager @ Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov

EOE

(posted 3/11/19)

Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office, Domestic Violence Prosecutor

The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring an Attorney to serve as a Domestic and Sexual Violence Prosecutor. The position is part-time requiring a minimum of 24 hours per week, funded by a three-year federal grant1. The position is supervised by the Addison County State’s Attorney. The position is covered by the State Deputy State’s Attorney Pay Plan; benefits include annual and sick leave and state holidays, health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance after 6 months, LTD after one year.

Summary of Duties: The primary function of the job is the prosecution, prevention and reduction of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and related crimes, and to increase offender accountability and victim safety in Addison County. Must be able to collect data, write accurate reports, use Microsoft Office programs, as well as the SAS case management system. Must be able to effectively work with all SAS staff, victims and families, state agency partners, law enforcement and court staff, community organizations, treatment programs, and stakeholders. Must work to ensure best practice in case evaluation and prosecution, including effective sanctions. May assist in public policy efforts on domestic and sexual violence prevention. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.

Environmental Factors: Pressure from deadlines, workload, partners and constituents may be expected. Private means of transportation must be available. Some lifting is expected (case file boxes).

Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree. Preference will be given to candidates who are currently admitted to the Vermont Bar, and who possess courtroom and jury trial experience.

Application: Send a brief cover letter, current resume (must contain starting and ending dates of each employment experience listed), and references (including person’s title, organizational affiliation, and daytime phone number), to: Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans at dennis.wygmans@vermont.gov; and to the State’s Attorney & Sheriffs Department HQ at ashley.perry@vermont.gov; Deadline for application: March 29, 2019.

(Note: 1The federal funding agencies – USDOJ and WomenSafe - may, in their sole discretion, award new grant money after the ending date/term of this grant.)

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or crime victim status.

(posted 3/07/2019)


Vacancy Announcement: Deputy State’s Attorney
State of Vermont, Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office, Barre, VT

**DO NOT APPLY ONLINE** Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, and an up-to-date resume that includes work-related references to: Washington County State’s Attorney Rory Thibault rory.thibault@vermont.gov and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov.

The Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The position is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual and sick leave, state holidays, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, and LTD after one year.

Summary of Duties: A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the state’s attorney in prosecuting criminal offenses within Washington County. Will litigate cases in state Criminal and Family court. May represent the State in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court and handle appeals in Vermont Supreme Court. DSA’s will handle their own caseload and may be required to assist other staff with research, trial preparation and trial. DSA’s are expected to collaborate with other SA office staff, as well as law enforcement officers, partner agencies and organizations. DSA’s will work with community stakeholders to ensure best practices in reducing incarceration and criminal behaviors. May assist in the furtherance of public policy efforts on issues affecting the criminal justice system and the department. Must ensure timely data entry of cases as required by the Office and Department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of Vermont and federal laws, particularly those relating to the work performed by the State’s Attorney’s Office. Ability to research and accurately interpret and apply state and federal statutes, rules and regulations. Ability to handle a high volume of litigation, both at the trial and appellate level. Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, and maintain confidentiality. Ability to consistently ensure accuracy in work product and in paying close attention to details. Ability to consistently meet deadlines. Ability to collect data and draft reports for the department, granting agency and legislature. Knowledge of legislative process. Ability to conduct training and make presentations to groups. Excellent skills in writing and oral communications. Ability to accurately use Microsoft Office programs and the SAS case management system(s). Ability to maintain self-composure under stressful situations. Ability to respectfully interact with all co-workers and supervisors, the public and partner organizations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the Department and with partner agencies and organizations. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.

Environmental Factors: Pressure from deadlines, workload, partners and constituents can be expected. Work outside of the normal workday schedule should be regularly expected. Private means of transportation must be available, with some travel expected. Computer skills for research, case management, data entry and correspondence expected. Some lifting is expected (case file boxes).

Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree and Admission to the Vermont bar is required (or pending). Preference will be given to candidates with courtroom and jury trial experience, specifically, three or more years of practice and/or experience litigating felonies, including domestic and sexual violence offenses.

DEADLINE for application: March 29, 2019

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

(posted 3/07/2019)


Montpelier law firm is seeking attorney to assist with busy real estate practice. Some prior experience conducting title searches and closings would be helpful. Strong work ethic and attention to detail essential. Candidates should be self-motivated with good interpersonal skills and some interest or connection to Central Vermont. A unique opportunity for the right person with the potential to direct a substantial law practice. Email resume to jamespalmisano@myfairpoint.net.

(posted 3/4/2019)


Small, fast paced civil litigation firm with need for skilled, professional in paralegal and administrative fields for a full time, 40 hour position. No paralegal certificate required but experience in a law firm setting preferred. Paralegal duties focused on investigation, medical records review and summary and all discovery aspects of insurance defense litigation. Administrative tasks also required and shared telephone and coverage responsibilities with other staff. A rewarding and fulfilling position for the right person with potential for personal and professional growth. Competitive benefits package and salary. Position to remain open until filled. Please send your resume and cover letter electronically to:

Penny Webster, Office Manager
HAYES, WINDISH & BADGEWICK
pwebster@woodstockvtlaw.com

(posted 3/4/2019)


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Job Listing Detail

Title: Attorney General's Office Paralegal I
Application Deadline: 03/14/2019
Req ID: 1194
Department: Attorney General's Office
Location: Montpelier
Position Type: Permanent
Pay Grade: 21

Schedule Type: Full Time 

Job Code 515700

Overview

The Vermont Attorney General's Office is hiring a paralegal for its Public Protection Division.  This Division focuses on consumer protection and civil rights. The division reviews complaints involving unfair or deceptive acts in commerce and other violations of the consumer protection act; it also investigates complaints of employment  discrimination, and engages in investigation and litigation on behalf of the State.  In addition to the duties in the job description below, this position responds to constituent inquiries and public records requests; helps process referrals to the Unit; generates state and federal statistical reports; assists with legal research on cases, compiles and organizes discovery and witness interviews; completes and documents case-related projects and tasks; prepares notices and other legal documents; and assists in the development of presentations and training materials.

Who May Apply

This position,Attorney General's Office Paralegal I (Job Req #1194), 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.

 Level #: I, Requisition # 1194

 Level #: II, Requisition # 1193

 If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chris Curtis atchristopher.curtis@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Specialized legal work involving case and document preparation, technical assistance, paralegal analysis, investigation, research, interpretation, drafting of legal documents and correspondence and other forms of assistance for attorneys. Duties include case file maintenance, preparation of notices and other legal documents, monitoring the progress of judicial and administrative hearings, and liaison with state agencies, law firms and others. Work is performed with some independence under the supervision of an attorney or administrative supervisor. This is the entry level paralegal position in state government.

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 AND six (6) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent.

OR

Paralegal degree or certificate based on 30 semester credit hours of study AND two (2) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND eight (8) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent

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.

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

Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

Low cost group life insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Incentive-based Wellness Program

Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged. 

(posted 3/4/2019)

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Job Listing Detail

Title: Attorney General's Office Paralegal II
Application Deadline: 03/14/2019
Req ID: 1193
Department: Attorney General's Office
Location: Montpelier
Position Type: Permanent
Pay Grade: 22
Schedule Type: Full Time
Job Code 515800

Overview

The Vermont Attorney General's Office is hiring a paralegal for its Public Protection Division.  This Division focuses on consumer protection and civil rights. The division reviews complaints involving unfair or deceptive acts in commerce and other violations of the consumer protection act; it also investigates complaints of employment  discrimination, and engages in investigation and litigation on behalf of the State.  In addition to the duties in the job description below, this position responds to constituent inquiries and public records requests; helps process referrals to the Unit; generates state and federal statistical reports; assists with legal research on cases, compiles and organizes discovery and witness interviews; completes and documents case-related projects and tasks; prepares notices and other legal documents; and assists in the development of presentations and training materials.                  

Who May Apply

This position,Attorney General's Office Paralegal II (Job Req #1193),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.

 Level #: I, Requisition # 1194

 Level #:II, Requisition # 1193

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chris Curtis at christopher.curtis@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Specialized legal work involving case and document preparation, technical assistance, paralegal analysis, investigation, research, interpretation, drafting of legal documents and correspondence and other forms of assistance for attorneys. Duties include case file maintenance, preparation of notices and other legal documents, monitoring the progress of judicial and administrative hearings, and liaison with state agencies, law firms and others. Work is performed with considerable independence under the supervision of an attorney or administrative supervisor. This is the intermediate level paralegal position in state government. The work is similar but more advanced than the work assigned to the Paralegal I staff and the work is performed with more independence and less supervision.

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 AND four (4) or more years of experience as a paralegal.

OR

Paralegal degree or certificate based on 30 semester credit hours of study AND four (4) or more years of experience as a paralegal.

OR

High school diploma or equivalent AND six (6) or more years of experience as a paralegal

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.

(posted 3/4/2019)
 

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Job Listing Detail

 

TitleAttorney General's Office Civil Investigator 
Application Deadline: 03/14/2019 
Req ID: 848 
Department: Attorney General's Office
Location: Montpelier 
Position Type: Permanent 
Pay Grade: 24
Schedule Type:Full Time 

Job Code 515200

Overview

Complex civil investigative work for the Office of the Attorney General. Investigations will primarily be focused on enforcement of the Vermont Consumer Protection Act and other statutes designed to protect Vermonters.  Duties are performed under the general supervision of a Division Chief in the Office of the Attorney General, and additional direct supervision may be provided by the Director of the Consumer Protection/Anti-Trust Unit or another Assistant Attorney General.

Who May Apply

This position, Attorney General's Office Civil Investigator (Job Requisition #848),is open to all State employees and external applicants.

 If you would like more information about this position, please contact Christopher Curtis atchristopher.curtis@vermont.gov.

 Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Complex civil investigative work for the Office of the Attorney General. Investigations will primarily be focused on enforcement of the Vermont Consumer Protection Act and other statutes designed to protect Vermonters.  Duties are performed under the general supervision of a Division Chief in the Office of the Attorney General, and additional direct supervision may be provided by the Director of the Consumer Protection/Anti-Trust Unit or another Assistant Attorney General.

Environmental Factors

Some positions may require incumbents to be able to work long and irregular hours during work assignments. Duties require travel throughout the State and occasionally out of state. Evening and weekend work may be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND four (4) years of professional investigatory or law enforcement work experience.

OR

 Associate's degree AND six (6) years of professional investigatory or law enforcement work experience.

 OR

High school diploma or equivalent AND eight (8) years of professional investigatory or law enforcement work experience.

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

  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

  • Low cost group life insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

(posted 3/4/2019)



 

MSK ATTORNEYS is one of Vermont’s leading real estate, land use, and commercial transaction firms. Our attorneys attended top law schools and many have worked at national firms before relocating to Burlington, Vermont.

We are looking for a junior associate to join the firm’s active litigation practice. The successful candidate will have direct and immediate involvement in all aspects of litigation, and become a valued member of our litigation team. S/he will research and draft pleadings, assist in forming case strategies, oversee discovery, take and defend depositions, and participate in oral arguments, trials and mediations, while working closely with clients and experts.

Candidates must have:

superior academic credentials

one to three years of litigation related experience

a proven ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing

a demonstrated interest in being a litigator

Our ideal candidate is outgoing and energetic, self-motivated, responsible, confident, and prepared to handle the demands of a litigation practice. S/he enjoys team successes, helping others, and solving problems.

Our practice, while busy, allows our attorneys to lead a balanced lifestyle, with time to enjoy all the cultural and recreational amenities that Vermont has to offer.  Burlington is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States.

MSK provides a competitive salary for Vermont, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits.

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to:  Deborah Sabourin, Business Manager at dsabourin@mskvt.com

For more information about our firm, please visit our website at www.mskvt.com.

(posted 03/01/19)


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Job Listing Detail

 

Title: Attorney General's Office Paralegal I 
Application Deadline: 03/26/2019 
Req ID: 1164 
Department: Attorney General's Office
Location: Montpelier 
Position Type: Permanent 
Pay Grade: 21
Schedule Type: Full Time 

Job Code 515700

Overview

The Vermont Attorney General's Office is hiring a paralegal for its Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit.  This Unit is part of the Office's Criminal Division.  The Unit is a federally funded state program that investigates and prosecutes Medicaid provider fraud and violations of state law pertaining to fraud in the administration of the Medicaid program. In addition, the unit reviews all complaints of patient abuse, exploitation, and neglect in all health care facilities that receive Medicaid funds. The unit also investigates any patient abuse, exploitation, and neglect complaints that have arisen in any Medicaid funded program.


In addition to the duties in the job description below, the paralegal in the Medicaid Fraud Unit processes referrals to the Unit; manages case files; tracks case progress; reviews cases and generates state and federal statistical reports; assists with legal research on cases, compiles and organizes discovery and witness interviews, and processes cases following successful litigation pursuant to federal reporting requirements; completes and documents case-related projects and tasks; prepares notices and other legal documents; monitors the progress of legal hearings; interacts with other departments, agencies, or private legal firms; assists in the development of presentations and training materials; and manages the day-to-day operations and administrative duties and functions of Unit.  Prior familiarity with the Medicaid program is preferred.

Who May Apply

This position, AGO Paralegal I (Job Requisition # 1164),is open to all State employees and external applicants.

 If you would like more information about this position, please contact Linda Purdy atlinda.purdy@vermont.gov.

 Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Specialized legal work involving case and document preparation, technical assistance, paralegal analysis, investigation, research, interpretation, drafting of legal documents and correspondence and other forms of assistance for attorneys. Duties include case file maintenance, preparation of notices and other legal documents, monitoring the progress of judicial and administrative hearings, and liaison with state agencies, law firms and others. Work is performed with some independence under the supervision of an attorney or administrative supervisor. This is the entry level paralegal position in state government.

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 AND six (6) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent.

OR

Paralegal degree or certificate based on 30 semester credit hours of study AND two (2) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND eight (8) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent

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

  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

  • Low cost group life insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Incentive-based Wellness Program

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

(posted 2/27/19)


ATTORNEY - Rubin, Kidney, Myer & Vincent is a litigation firm specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal law, and family law. We have contract with the State of Vermont to provide public defender services in Washington County. We are seeking a talented and professional attorney with 0-4 years of experience. The successful applicant will handle criminal cases assigned by the court. This is a part-time 25 hours per week position. However, the person we hire will have the option to do additional work, over and above their assigned public defender cases, to earn additional compensation. We offer competitive salary and a great work environment. This is an opportunity for a highly qualified attorney to participate and grow in an extraordinary law firm. Kindly respond to: Loretta L. Larson, Office Manager via email to llarson@rkmvlaw.com

 (posted 02/25/2019)    


 

2019-02 Advertisement for Associate

Associate Attorney – Litigation and Employment

Burlington, Vermont based Paul Frank + Collins seeks an attorney to fill an integral role in busy and wide-ranging litigation and employment and labor practices. The ideal candidate has excellent academic credentials and one to four years of litigation experience including some courtroom and deposition experience. Exemplary applicants, including those completing judicial clerkships, without such experience will be considered.

The candidate must have a strong and demonstrated ability to complete research when working under deadlines and to express legal concepts clearly. The candidate should also enjoy interacting verbally and in written communications with clients, client representatives, and opposing counsel. The candidate should be ready to manage discovery and other aspects of litigation as part of a team. The candidate must be admitted or eligible for admission to the Vermont Bar and open to becoming licensed in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, or New Hampshire.

PF+C serves its clients throughout the North America from its Burlington, Vermont office. The firm offers all the resources and opportunities of a large, international law firm while fostering a local, collegial, and collaborative work culture. We provide a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits in a truly sophisticated and exciting legal environment. 

To apply, visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/2985/Paul-Frank-Collins-PC.  Or please send cover letter, resumé, and law school transcript to:

Meghan L. Abrahamovich, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Generalist
Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, Vermont 05402-1307
USA
mabrahamovich@pfclaw.com

PF+C is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 (posted 02/21/2019)    


 

2019-02 Advertisement for Business Attorney
 

Associate Attorney - Business

Burlington, Vermont based Paul Frank + Collins seeks an enthusiastic entry-level to mid-level associate lawyer for our Business Services practice group. PF+C’s business lawyers provide legal services to a diverse range of clients across a variety of industries and geographical footprints.  We help our clients solve complex problems at all stages of the lives of their businesses, from formation through to transition of ownership. This associate will have opportunities to assist in other areas of the firm’s practice, including our captive insurance team. We seek a stellar, motivated and flexible candidate to join our team supporting domestic clients and providing U.S. legal services to clients based in Canada and other countries.

Excellent academic credentials, analytical abilities, and verbal and written communication skills are required.  Candidates must have a serious interest and commitment to living and working in the wonderful state of Vermont.

PF+C serves its clients throughout North America from its Burlington, Vermont office. The firm offers all of the resources and opportunities of a large, international law firm while fostering a local, collegial, and collaborative work culture. We provide a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits in a sophisticated and exciting legal environment. 

To apply, visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/2985/Paul-Frank-Collins-PC.  Or please send cover letter, resumé, and law school transcript to:

Meghan L. Abrahamovich, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Generalist
Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, Vermont 05402-1307
USA
mabrahamovich@pfclaw.com

PF+C is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(posted 02/20/2019)  


 

 

2019 Advertisement for Litigation Paralegal

Litigation/Technology Paralegal

The growing litigation team at Paul Frank + Collins P.C. seeks to hire an experienced, tech-savvy litigation paralegal to join our Burlington team. The ideal candidate has at least 3-5 years of experience with litigation support and case management, organizing large caseloads, discovery, and mediation/trial preparation. Candidates with less experience, or with other related law firm experience are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include client contact, document review and production, drafting and responding to discovery, summarizing medical and other records, investigation, and research.

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required. We are seeking a candidate who is technically proficient, flexible and forward thinking, with outstanding organizational abilities, and excellent analytical and written communication skills. A team player with initiative and the ability to juggle projects and priorities will enjoy this challenging and rewarding opportunity. Proficiency with MS Office products is essential.

PF+C offers all the resources of a large, international law firm while still preserving a local, collegial, and collaborative culture. We provide a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits in a truly sophisticated and exciting legal setting. 

Applications and inquiries will remain confidential. To apply, visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/2985/Paul-Frank-Collins-PC.

Or please send cover letter and résumé to:

Meghan L. Abrahamovich, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Generalist
Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, Vermont 05402-1307
USA
mabrahamovich@pfclaw.com

PF+C is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(posted 02/20/2019)  


Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, a law firm with a national practice and an office in Hanover, New Hampshire, is seeking qualified Case Manager applicants. Please send resume and cover letter to Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, 26 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755, or via email to lwadleigh@bsfllp.com.

(posted 02/20/2019)


The Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Agency of Human Services Legal Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General (AAG) position to represent the Department of Mental Health (DMH) in involuntary commitment and involuntary medication cases. The AAG will also represent DMH in criminal proceedings concerning issues of competency, sanity, and a defendant’s need for involuntary treatment. Work may also include representing DMH in administrative proceedings, reviewing state contracts, and training mental health providers on all aspects of Vermont’s mental health laws. 

Located in Waterbury, the AAG will be responsible for handling litigation in Vermont Criminal and Family Courts. Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar with at least 5 years of relevant legal experience and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Some travel around the state is required to different hearing locations.

This assistant attorney general position is a full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The position will remain open until filled.  Please submit a resume, writing sample, and references to Matthew Viens, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, at matt.viens@vermont.gov.

The Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  For a full copy of the EEOC policy, please see: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/labor-relations/equal-opportunity.

Equal Employment Opportunity | Department of Human Resources

humanresources.vermont.gov

Employment discrimination based on ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and physical or mental condition is prohibited.

(posted 2/15/19)


The Office of the Attorney General, Agency of Human Services Legal Division, has an immediate opening for one full-time assistant attorney general position to represent the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) in healthcare appeals and other Medicaid eligibility programs.  Located in Waterbury, the staff attorney will be responsible for handling administrative hearings before the Human Services Board in connection with Vermont’s Health Care Exchange (Vermont Health Connect – www.Vermont HealthConnect.gov).

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar with 1 to 5 years of relevant legal experience and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and experience in administrative law would be helpful.  Some travel around the state is required to different hearing locations.

This assistant attorney general position is a full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.

The position will remain open until filled.  Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email or mail to: Attorney General’s Office c/o Marcia Garlisi, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671-0701 or by email to marcia.garlisi@vermont.gov.

The Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  For a full copy of the EEOC policy, please see: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/labor-relations/equal-opportunity.

Equal Employment Opportunity | Department of Human Resources

humanresources.vermont.gov

Employment discrimination based on ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and physical or mental condition is prohibited.

(posted 2/15/19)


The Office of the Attorney General, Agency of Human Services Legal Division, has an immediate opening for one full-time assistant attorney general position to represent the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) in state courts in third party Medicaid lien and estate recoveries and other related general counsel work.  Other duties include provider issues, contract review and negotiation, administrative appeals of overpayment collections and provider tax appeals. 

Located in Waterbury, the staff attorney will be responsible for handling litigation in Vermont Civil and Probate Courts. Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar with 1 to 5 years of relevant legal experience and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and experience in probate and/or administrative law would be helpful.  Some travel around the state is required to different hearing locations.

This assistant attorney general position is a full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The position will remain open until filled.  Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email or mail to: Attorney General’s Office c/o Marcia Garlisi, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671-0701 or by email to marcia.garlisi@vermont.gov.

The Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  For a full copy of the EEOC policy, please see: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/labor-relations/equal-opportunity.

Equal Employment Opportunity | Department of Human Resources

humanresources.vermont.gov

Employment discrimination based on ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and physical or mental condition is prohibited.


(posted 2/15/2019)


 

 

CORPORATE ASSOCIATE

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, a full service law firm with offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, and D.C., seeks an associate with 2-4 years’ experience to join the firm’s expanding corporate practice in our Burlington, Vermont, office.

The corporate associate will represent local and regional business clients, nonprofit organizations, health care providers, institutions and other enterprises in a broad range of legal matters from business formation and acquisitions, counseling and general corporate matters to financing, securities and lease transactions.  The ideal candidate will have strong legal and educational credentials and a demonstrated ability to market his/her law practice.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a dynamic work environment.  Qualified candidates may submit letter of interest and resume by e-mail to careers@primmer.com.  All inquiries are held in the strictest confidence.

(posted 02/11/2019)


The Vermont Department of Human Resources (DHR) has an opening for a Staff Attorney that will be filled at the Staff Attorney I, II or III level. The position entails a wide variety of duties and skills, with a principal focus on employee and employer relations. The attorney will work within the Legal Division under the DHR General Counsel with another staff attorney, a legal services specialist, and a team of investigators. The individual will work closely with human resources and labor relations professionals, will research and provide legal advice in response to a broad range of inquiries, and will help craft solutions to ongoing issues and/or complaints. Duties include:
• Researching various labor and employment issues, and drafting related memoranda;
• Advising appointing authorities on appropriate employee discipline;
• Advising appointing authorities on appropriate responses to complaints of discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment;
• Helping defend the State in labor and/or employment-related administrative proceedings and litigation;
• Collaborating with DHR employees, State managers, appointing authorities, and the Attorney General’s Office to take appropriate action, defend the State, and resolve employment-related disputes;
• Responding to public records requests, and to other citizen and employee inquiries; and
• Generally, striving to ensure that the State of Vermont fulfills its duties and obligations as an employer, while simultaneously striving to ensure that State of Vermont employees fulfill their duties and obligations to the State and its taxpayers.
The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible for admission. Experience in public sector labor and employment law is preferred. This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits are based upon qualifications and experience, in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan.
Please submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume and references to DHR General Counsel Thomas Waldman at thomas.waldman@vermont.gov.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Thomas Waldman at thomas.waldman@vermont.gov.

(posted 02/11/2019)