The Vermont Department of Corrections is seeking a qualified staff attorney. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who thrives in a demanding environment and enjoys maintaining a diverse workload that varies in complexities and subject.
Duties include advising the Department of Corrections on diverse legal and policy issues related to the care, custody and supervision of individuals who are incarcerated or under community supervision with the Department; as well as personnel issues, including staff misconduct allegations and workers’ compensation claims. This position will also provide legal assistance regarding public records requests, grievance appeals, discovery requests, court orders and subpoenas. This position will be responsible for reviewing and drafting legislative proposals, contracts, policies, memorandums of understanding, and other legal documents. This position may also be required to provide legislative testimony and will work closely with the Attorney General’s Office in a variety of legal matters, including matters filed in civil and criminal court, with the Human Rights Commission and with the Vermont Labor Relations Board.
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 human services, knowledge of areas of the law relevant to the work of the Department, and the ability to manage a significant workload. Background in constitutional, administrative, employment, contract, criminal, privacy and/or tort law is desirable.
This is an exempt full-time position. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan. The State of Vermont offers very competitive insurance benefits as well as workplace flexibility.
How to Apply
To apply, send your statement of interest and resume to Emily.Carr@vermont.gov. Application materials must be received by August 12, 2021.