The Vermont Department of Public Service, which represents the public interest in electric, gas, telecommunications, and water utility matters before the Vermont Public Utility Commission, federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts, seeks to hire a new attorney within its Public Advocacy Division. The Department will consider applicants with 0 – 5 years of experience for this position. While relevant experience in utility regulation and/or civil litigation is strongly preferred, a background in public interest, economics, or accounting is also desirable. Experience with or knowledge of administrative law, utility rate regulation, and/or land use and environmental law is especially helpful. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced environment and have excellent research and writing skills. Admission to the Vermont Bar is required. This is a full-time exempt position with benefits.

Attorneys from the Department represent the public interest in energy, telecommunications, water, and wastewater utility matters. The mission of the Department is to serve all citizens of Vermont through public advocacy, planning, programs, and other actions that meet the public’s need for least cost, environmentally sound, efficient, reliable, secure, sustainable, and safe energy, telecommunications, and regulated utility systems in the state for the short and long term.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and short writing sample to:

Jim Porter, Esq.
Director for Public Advocacy
Department of Public Service
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2601
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