Legislative Counsel Attorney

Vermont General Assembly
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Office of Legislative Counsel seeks to hire an attorney to handle issues related to State government, including elections, government accountability, ethics, professional regulation, and public safety. The attorney will provide legal research and analysis, legislative drafting, policy analysis, and
other legal services to the Vermont General Assembly. The Office of Legislative Counsel is a nonpartisan office that provides legal support to all members of the General Assembly, regardless of party or political affiliation. Serving as a Legislative Counsel is challenging, interesting, and exciting.
You will be part of a highly professional and collegial team that is proud of, and enthusiastic about, the mission of the Office.

Education and Experience:
• Law degree or successful completion of a recognized law office study program is required
• If licensed outside Vermont, admission to the Vermont Bar within a reasonable time is required
• A minimum of 3-5 years professional legal experience is required

Required Skills:
• Strong research, analysis, and writing skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to perform at the highest level under pressure
• Strong work ethic
• Ability always to remain professional and impartial while working in a political environment

Preferred Skills:
• Experience in State or local government or in legislative drafting, or both, is preferred but not required

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. The comprehensive State benefits package includes health insurance and retirement plans.

To apply, please submit in Word or PDF format a resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications by e-mail to: HRApplications@leg.state.vt.us. Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2022. Please put your name and “attorney application” in the subject field of the e-mail (for example: Mary Jones, attorney application).

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We provide nonpartisan, confidential services that promote a positive work environment, characterized by fair treatment, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.

The Vermont General Assembly is an equal opportunity employer, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Wage or Salary
Starting at $80,744 annually