The Lamoille County State’s Attorney’s Office in Hyde Park, Vermont seeking a Deputy State’s Attorney. Funding for this position is expected for a period of approximately 24 months. A DSA represents the State’s Attorney’s Office in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offenses within Lamoille 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. A DSA will handle their own caseload and may be required to assist other DSA’s with trial work. Must ensure timely data entry of cases as required by the Office and Department. Must collaborate with co-workers, law enforcement officers, partner and community agencies. DSA’s work to pursue best practices, innovative approaches and positive policies affecting the justice system. Computer skills are required.
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. Must have excellent verbal, writing and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines.
The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Lamoille 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.
**DO NOT APPLY ONLINE** Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, and an up-to-date resume that includes starting month/year and ending month/year for each employer, plus a list of 3 work-related references to: Lamoille County State’s Attorney Todd Shove at firstname.lastname@example.org; and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at email@example.com. DEADLINE for application: October 25, 2021