Assistant Attorney General – Human Services Unit Director

Vermont Attorney General's Office
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Office of Vermont Attorney General seeks a highly motivated attorney to join its management team as Director of its Human Services Unit serving the Vermont Departments of Vermont Health Access; Health; Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living; and the Divisions of Economic Services, and Child Development. This position offers the opportunity to serve the Agency of Human Services and the public in a fast-paced, dynamic practice that is focused on healthcare, public health, vulnerable adults, and public benefits. The job requires at least five (5) years of relevant legal experience.

The Director is responsible for the supervision and management of eight (8) assistant attorneys general representing the above Departments and Divisions in contested administrative hearings and state trial courts. The Director’s administrative responsibilities include personnel management for the Unit including participating in recruitment and hiring of Unit staff, completion of performance evaluations, and setting and monitoring performance goals for each staff member.

Subject matters commonly dealt with include protection of vulnerable adults, representation of the Department of Vermont Health Access in Medicaid coverage and health exchange issues, representation of the Division of Economic Services in benefit appeals, and resolving complex healthcare data privacy and public health legal issues. Other areas include knowledge of and responding to Vermont Public Records Act requests, and statutory approvals of State contracts and grants.

Preference will be given to those applicants with experience in administrative law, health law, and human services. Prior management experience is a plus. Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or be eligible to waive in, with excellent oral and written communication skills.

This position will remain open until filled. Please respond by sending your statement of interest, resume, and a writing sample to Assistant Attorney General Edward Kenney, AHS Division Chief, HC 2 North, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2080 or

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

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.

Wage or Salary
This position is a full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan.