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Deputy State's Attorney at State of Vermont

State of Vermont


Mid Level

Burlington, VT, USA

$61.000 - $81.000

22 Sep → 22 Oct


Job Description

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office in Burlington, Vermont is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. A DSA represents the State’s Attorney’s Office in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offenses within Chittenden County. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney interested in criminal justice work and acquiring substantial experience in trial work. The position may be assigned the juvenile case docket, among other cases. A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the State’s Attorney in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offenses within the county. A DSA will handle their own caseload and may be required to assist other State’s Attorneys’ offices as need arises. Must ensure timely data entry of cases as required by the Office and Department. Must work cooperatively with co-workers, partner and community agencies, and other stakeholders. Interest in pursuing best practices, innovative approaches and positive policies affecting the justice system. Computer skills are required. The position is full-time and is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual, sick, and personal leave, state holidays, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, LTD after one year.

Environmental Factors

Pressure from deadlines, workload, partners, defense counsel, judiciary, victims and other constituents may be expected. Work outside of the normal schedule regularly occurs. Private means transportation must be available.

Equal Opportunity Statement

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.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Ability to accurately interpret and apply state and federal statutes, rules and regulations. Ability to handle a high volume of work.

  • Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, maintain confidentiality, ensure accuracy, and meet deadlines. Excellent skills in writing and oral communications. Ability to maintain self-composure under stressful situations. Ability to use Microsoft Office programs and case management system(s). Must establish effective working relationships and respectfully interact with all co-workers, supervisors, partner and community organizations, victims, and members of the public. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.

  • J.D. degree and admission to the Vermont Bar. An individual who has read the law in Vermont and been admitted to the Vermont bar is eligible to apply. An individual pending bar results or admission to the Vermont bar may be considered, but will be required to pass the bar and be admitted in Vermont within a reasonable timeframe as determined by the State‚Äôs Attorney in order to continue employment. Courtroom and jury trial experience is desirable.

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