Assistant Attorney General Position

 Agency of Human Services/ Department for Children and Families – Family Services Legal Division

 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.


Waterbury is the primary location for this position.  Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be capable of working as part of a team. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant experience, especially in Vermont. Candidates must be willing to travel and work independently, but within the structure of a government legal team. Self-reliance, IT skills and knowledge of state and federal regulations and policies governing the Family Services Division are a plus. Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in.

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 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.

 This position will remain open until filled. Please respond by sending your statement of interest, writing sample and resume including references to Tim Connors, AHS Division Chief, HC 2 North, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2080 or Please ensure that all resumes include all Bar admission information as well as date admitted. 

 The Attorney General’s Office recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and supports the use of flexible workplace arrangements in accordance with its policies.  The Vermont Attorney General’s Office 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 Attorney General’s Office 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, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. Employment decisions are merit based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions are forbidden.


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