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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). 

(posted 11/15/2018)


Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC, a regional law firm headquartered in Springfield, Vermont, seeks an attorney to join its civil litigation practice.  The position requires prior relevant experience and/or exemplary academic credentials, demonstrated research and writing ability, and strong recommendations.   Current license to practice law in Vermont or genuine intention and ability to become licensed in Vermont at earliest opportunity are required. 

Kindly respond to Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC, c/o Attorney Jennifer K. Moore, P.O. Box 948, Springfield, VT 05156-0948 or via email to jkmoore@ellisboxer.com – please use Attorney Search in subject line.

(posted 11/13/2018)


Legislative Analyst for the Vermont Education Legislative Collaborative (Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators, Vermont School Boards Association, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust, Vermont Principals' Association, Vermont Association of School Business Officials and Vermont Superintendents Association).

Duties include:
Monitor daily activities of the General Assembly as assigned
Monitor education-related bills and provide the Collaborative with timely updates regarding new or newly active legislation
Provide written reports on activities in committees of jurisdiction for education-related legislation
Support the development of legislative reports

The position is approximately 25 hours per week, depending on activity of the General Assembly. Pay is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: sceglowski@vtvsba.org

(posted 11/08/2018)


 

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

Summary of Duties: The Addison 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.

A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the state’s attorney in prosecuting criminal offenses within Addison 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.

**DO NOT APPLY ONLINE** Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, and an up-to-date resume that includes work-related references to: Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans, c/o Administrative Assistant cari.whittemore@vermont.gov. and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov.

DEADLINE for application: December 7, 2018.

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Addison 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 11/08/2018)


FULL TIME ATTORNEY NEEDED.  Northeast Kingdom Law, PLLC located in Newport and St. Johnsbury, VT seeks a full-time attorney in our Newport office to handle public defense and juvenile caseload.  The position is demanding and fast paced.  Vermont license or admission by waiver required. Pay commensurate with experience.  Please send resume, two references and salary requirements to: jadams@neklaw.com or 58 Second St., Newport, VT 05855

(posted 11/2/2018)


Staff Attorney, Vermont Department of Labor

Location:  Burlington and Montpelier

Class Definition: Legal, investigative, and enforcement work at a professional level for the Vermont Department of Labor to assist the Department in carrying out its state and federal obligations.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Department’s General Counsel to facilitate investigations, conduct legal research, and investigate compliance issues.  Supervision of clerical and program staff may be assigned. 

Examples of Work: Assigned to oversee the Wage & Hour and Employment Practices unit to ensure employer compliance with Vermont minimum wage law, payment of wages, state prevailing wage laws, state child labor laws, state leave and benefit laws, to include earned sick time law, and other employment laws over which the Department may have jurisdiction. Training of staff will be required, and supervising staff may be required. Duties are performed statewide and require considerable public and employer contact. Duties involve establishing and implementing program goals and preparing and updating complaints, investigations, enforcement, and compliance, including investigating and resolving complaints and imposing sanctions as appropriate. The position will negotiate settlements on behalf of claimants, and conduct follow-up monitoring as necessary.  Occasional appearances in superior court may be required.

Unpaid wage determinations will require collection activity in small claims and superior court. The position may pursue civil court action in certain cases as directed by the General Counsel.  The position will provide outreach, education, and training to employers, prepare reports, and document unit performance.

Work collaboratively with unemployment insurance auditors and workers’ compensation investigators in support of their duties. May review existing and proposed state and federal protocols, laws, and regulations and provide analysis for the Department. At the appointment of the Commissioner, may serve as the Department’s EOO Compliance Officer and may conduct hearings for WIOA discrimination complaints. May assist the General Counsel with Employment Security Board hearings as needed.  Perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.

Environmental Factors: The position will be based in Burlington, with frequent travel to Montpelier as needed.  Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting but may also involve travel for work or training.  Position requires private means of transportation. There will be frequent interaction with employees, employers, and the public when carrying out duties. Office hours will generally be from 7:45 to 4:30, but some work outside of the standard work schedule can be expected.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of administrative principles and procedures.

Working knowledge of state and federal labor laws, or ability to effectively and timely learn the laws, including, but not limited to, wage, hour, and benefit laws and unemployment insurance laws.

Ability to conduct fair and timely investigations, evaluate facts, and prepare clear, concise, written reports and recommendations.

Ability to understand, interpret, and clearly explain statutory requirements, rules, regulations, and procedures to Departmental staff and the public.

Ability to pursue post-judgment collection actions and compel compliance through a variety of legal methods.

Ability to analyze problems and pursue appropriate solutions.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Excellent writing skills are a prerequisite.

Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, managers, partner agencies and organizations, stakeholders, and the public.

Pay is commensurate with experience in accordance with the State of Vermont’s Attorney Pay Plan.  Admission to the Vermont Bar is required.  Applications will be accepted through November 16, 2018.  Please submit a resume and writing sample to dirk.anderson@vermont.gov

(posted 11/2/2018)


Our Real Estate Department, located in Colchester, Vermont, has an immediate need for a full time Legal Assistant.  Duties include answering the telephone and fielding customer inquiries, preparation of title opinions and conveyance documents, preparation of title insurance commitments and final policies, monitoring file flow, scheduling and additional office support.  Two or more years experience in a legal office setting, administrative experience and understanding of real estate transactions is required.  For success in this position, excellent attention to detail, accuracy and proficiency in Windows based applications are key.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to bgfinfo@vtlawoffices.com or Bauer Gravel Farnham, LLP; Attn: Human Resources, 401 Water Tower Circle, Suite 101, Colchester Vermont 05446

(posted 10/29/18)


Established Law Firm that has served the legal needs of Northern Vermont for over 40 years seeks experienced Estate Planning Attorney who desires to continue the firm's tradition of providing quality legal services in a professional manner. The ideal candidate would be licensed in Vermont, have some experience and client base of their own, and a desire to work in a professional and collaborative firm setting - both what we do and how we do it are important.  Forward resume and cover letter to Bauer Gravel Farnham LLP; Attn: Human Resources, 401 Water Tower Circle, Suite 101, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to bgfinfo@vtlawoffices.com.

(posted 10/29/18)


 

TITLE SEARCHER / LEGAL ASSISTANT

Busy Real Estate Law Firm in Western Rutland County seeks a well-rounded title searcher / legal Assistant to join our team.

Applicants should have great attention to detail, complete computer literacy, well-developed interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to exercise good judgment in adjusting priorities, strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines, and the flexibility to work as part of a team. Must have car and valid driver’s license.

Duties will include: Search property titles, Gather and abstract information; Examine documentation such as mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, plat books, maps, contracts to determine the condition and status of real estate titles; File unrecorded documents, ensuring fees are correct and documents are properly recorded; Willing to train the right person.  Great opportunity to obtain a new skill.

Please forward resume, letter of interest and references to wtcarris@debonislaw.com or mail to ATTN: William Tracy Carris, P.O. Box 133, Poultney, VT 05764.

(posted 10/19/18)



ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY POSITION:


Daly & Daly, P.C. is seeking an Associate with 2-4 years’ experience to join our general practice law firm in Burlington, Vermont. We are a small firm with an emphasis on business law, commercial transactions, and land use. We also provide civil litigation services. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest electronically to office@dalyanddaly.com.  Competitive pay and benefits offered.

(posted 09/27/2018)



 

Merritt & Merritt - Intellectual Property Associate

Boutique corporate and intellectual property law firm located on the Burlington, Vermont  waterfront seeks an experienced, personable and intelligent individual to fill full-time intellectual property associate position.   Tasks will include counseling clients on intellectual property protection, including copyright, trademark and trade secret,  as well as evaluating proposed trademarks, prosecution of trademark applications, filing copyright applications and assisting the Firm’s patent agent with patent drafting and prosecution.       

Candidates for this position must have a Juris Doctorate degree and have at least two (2) years of prior private practice work experience. Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic, be well organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent contract drafting skills.      

Please send resume and references to Linda Dissinger at ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com.

(posted 9/17/16)*


 

Merritt & Merritt - Senior Corporate Associate

Boutique corporate law firm located on the Burlington waterfront seeks an experienced, personable and intelligent individual to fill full-time senior corporate associate position.   Tasks will include assisting clients to structure, negotiate and close sophisticated corporate transactions, including debt and equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other similar business transactions. Experience in intellectual property matters a plus.      

Candidates for this position must have a Juris Doctorate degree and have at least two (2) years of prior private practice work experience with corporate transactions.  Ideally, candidates will possess extensive experience working on private placement transactions and/or mergers and acquisitions.  Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic, be well organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent contract drafting skills and general knowledge of securities laws.    

Please send resume and references to Linda Dissinger at ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com.

(posted 9/21/2016)*