State of Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs
Vacancy Announcement: Deputy State’s Attorney
Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office
The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office in Burlington, Vermont is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. A DSA represents the State’s Attorney’s Office in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offenses within Chittenden County. 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. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney interested in criminal justice work and acquiring substantial experience in trial work. The position may be assigned the juvenile case docket, among other cases. A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the State’s Attorney in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offenses within the county. A DSA will handle their own caseload and may be required to assist other State’s Attorneys’ offices as need arises. Must ensure timely data entry of cases as required by the Office and Department. Must work cooperatively with co-workers, partner and community agencies, and other stakeholders. Interest in pursuing best practices, innovative approaches and positive policies affecting the justice system. Computer skills are required. The position is full-time and is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual, sick, and personal leave, state holidays, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, LTD after one year.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to accurately interpret and apply state and federal statutes, rules and regulations. Ability to handle a high volume of work.
Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, maintain confidentiality, ensure accuracy, and meet deadlines. Excellent skills in writing and oral communications. Ability to maintain self-composure under stressful situations. Ability to use Microsoft Office programs and case management system(s). Must establish effective working relationships and respectfully interact with all co-workers, supervisors, partner and community organizations, victims, and members of the public. 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, defense counsel, judiciary, victims and other constituents may be expected. Work outside of the normal schedule regularly occurs. Private means transportation must be available.
Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree and admission to the Vermont Bar. An individual who has read the law in Vermont and been admitted to the Vermont bar is eligible to apply. An individual pending bar results or admission to the Vermont bar may be considered, but will be required to pass the bar and be admitted in Vermont within a reasonable timeframe as determined by the State’s Attorney in order to continue employment. Courtroom and jury trial experience is desirable.
**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 at firstname.lastname@example.org; and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at email@example.com. DEADLINE for application: October 8, 2021
The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, 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.