Legislative and Policy Director

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

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a talented and motivated person to join the AGO senior staff overseeing the AGO’s work with the Legislature. The position represents the Attorney General (AG) on a variety of boards and commissions and advising on policy work generally.

The individual selected for this position will report to the Chief of Staff. This position will manage legislative work by the AGO, including advocating for the AG’s positions, liaising with stakeholders, testifying, assigning topics and bills to AGO staff, and providing general support to the Legislature as needed. This position will run weekly internal legislative meetings during the legislative session, assist the Chief of Staff with briefing the AG as to policy matters and carrying out the direction of the AG, and will represent the AG on standing committees and legislative working groups. This position will also assist the Outreach and Communications Coordinator in drafting constituent correspondence related to legislative and policy work and oversee expungement clinics with assistance from the Outreach and Communications Coordinator.

The successful candidate must have either graduated from law school or completed the Law Office Study program. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate and work as a team. Experience with criminal justice helpful, but not required.

The position is located at 109 State Street, Montpelier with a hybrid in-office/remote work option.  This is an exempt, full-time position.

Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience and includes the full State of Vermont benefit package. The State offers a benefit package rivaling any employer in Vermont, which includes a top-notch health care plan, generous sick and annual leave, and employer contribution to pension plans. Further, the Attorney General’s Office recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and supports the use of flexible workplace arrangements in accordance with its policies. This position will remain open until filled.

Please submit your statement of interest, resume, references and writing sample by email to Lauren Jandl at Lauren.Jandl@vermont.gov. Please reference the job title: “Legislative and Policy Director” with your application.

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office 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 Attorney General’s Office 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, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. Employment decisions are merit based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions are forbidden.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office 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 Attorney General’s Office 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, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. Employment decisions are merit based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions are forbidden.

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Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience and includes the full State of Vermont benefit package.