Staff Attorney – Department of Environmental Conservation
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is charged with oversight and management of Vermont’s natural environment on behalf of the people of Vermont. ANR is currently seeking a Staff Attorney to provide general counseling and administrative law services. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working as part of a team, maintaining a diverse workload that varies in complexity and subject matter, and thrives in a complex and sometimes fast-paced work environment. This attorney will be part of a friendly and skilled legal team that provides integral counseling and other legal services to a wide range of regulatory program areas.
ANR is participating in a voluntary teleworking program. Eligibility for teleworking is determined by the supervisor and requires a minimum of in-person days at ANR’s offices in Montpelier.
ANR consists of three departments: Environmental Conservation; Fish and Wildlife; and Forests, Parks, and Recreation. This position will provide legal services primarily within the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), focused in the areas of drinking water and groundwater protection, and will have the opportunity to work on matters related to other environmental media-based programs as well. Duties may include provision of general counseling and legal assistance in a variety of functions, including drafting and interpreting rules, review of Agency permits, regulatory enforcement, participation in appeal of Department determinations, and other legal inquiries as may be assigned.
This is an exempt full-time position. Compensation Salary Commensurate with applicant’s background and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont’s Attorney Pay Plan. The State of Vermont offers very competitive insurance benefits as well as workplace flexibility.
Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar with at least 2 years of relevant legal experience. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to environmental, energy, or natural resources law, knowledge of areas of the law relevant to the work of the Agency, and the ability to manage a significant workload. Expertise in the areas of groundwater and drinking water regulation, property transactions, and administrative law are ideal but not necessary.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
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.
How to Apply:
Do not apply online. Send cover letter and resume to Jordan Gonda (she/her) at Jordan.Gonda@vermont.gov by November, 22, 2022. Please reference “Staff Attorney” in the subject line.
This position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.