State of Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs
Deputy State’s Attorney Full-Time and Limited-Service Positions
The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs has multiple opportunities available for attorneys looking to work in the public sector. We are recruiting for two full-time Deputy State’s Attorney (DSA) positions in Orange County (Chelsea) and Rutland County (Rutland), and Limited-Service Deputy State’s Attorneys in these locations: Addison County (Middlebury), Franklin County (St. Albans), Lamoille County (Hyde Park), Orange County (Chelsea), Orleans County (Newport), Rutland County (Rutland), Washington County (Barre), and Windham County (Brattleboro). If living and working in Vermont has been your dream, now is the time to achieve that goal!
To view all current vacancies, visit: https://prosecutors.vermont.gov/job-opportunities.
Under the direction of the State’s Attorney, the Deputy State’s Attorney represents the State in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offense. As a DSA, you will handle your own caseload and trials, collaborate with co-workers, law enforcement, partner organizations, and social/community agencies. DSAs work to pursue best practices, innovative approaches and positive policies affecting the justice system. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.
The Limited-Service position is term-limited but has full benefits including retirement and healthcare insurance. Funding is secure for this fiscal year (through 6/17/23) and may be available for some additional months during the next fiscal year. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to gain courtroom and trial experience.
Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree and admission to the Vermont Bar, or a candidate who has successfully passed the Vermont bar exam by reading the law in Vermont. A candidate 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 to continue employment. Courtroom and jury trial experience is desirable. Must have excellent verbal, writing and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines.
To Apply: Send a brief cover letter, resume (including starting month/year-to-ending month/year for each employment position listed) and a list of 3 work-related references (name, title, organization, daytime phone) to email@example.com. Please specify all counties where you are hoping to work. Positions are open until filled. As resumes are received, interviews will be held. Please let us know how you heard about this position.
Why We Love Vermont: We cherish our Vermont values of neighbor-helping-neighbor, community volunteerism, and citizen involvement in state and local governance. We have a proud tradition of leading the country in important historical and current achievements on social, educational and environmental issues. We value and respect each other as friends and neighbors. If you would enjoy our 4-seasons of outstanding recreational opportunities; the beauty of Vermont’s natural environment; our famous farm-to-plate cuisine; a lively arts and music scene; our best-in-the-East skiing and snowboarding; miles of scenic hiking, biking and rail trails; sailing on Lake Champlain, or living in a beautiful, safe and respectful state, then come work for us!
The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs 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, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital, civil union or domestic partner status, military service, membership in a union, medical history, HIV status, genetic information, family or parental status, or crime victim status.