Montpelier, Vermont

Posted Date

January 26, 2024

Contact Information

Mark Vanderlinde-Abernathy
Mark.Vanderlinde-Abernathy@vermont.gov

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a talented and motivated attorney to join the AGO’s legal team providing legal services to the Vermont Department of Taxes. This position offers the opportunity to serve the public in an exciting, dynamic practice, and be an integral part of State government, in addition to work-place flexibility and very competitive benefits.

The individual selected for this position will represent the Department in civil litigation in the Vermont Superior and Supreme Courts and provide advice and counsel to the Department’s Property Valuation and Review Division.  The attorney will support a new program at the Department assisting municipalities with the valuation of complex commercial and other unique properties to ensure equitable collection of state and municipal revenues.

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver.  Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to collaborate and work as a team, and at least two years of litigation experience is preferred.

The position is located at 133 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 in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan 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 Mark Vanderlinde-Abernathy at Mark.Vanderlinde-Abernathy@vermont.gov. Please reference the job title: “Assistant Attorney General/Vermont Department of Taxes” with your application.

VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF TAXES BACKGROUND CHECKS: This position will support the Department of Taxes. Candidates must agree to be fingerprinted and pass a background check to be eligible for this position, which will involve access to sensitive federal tax information.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office and Department of Taxes celebrate diversity and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate in employment based on 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. Employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions are forbidden.

Responsibilities

The individual selected for this position will represent the Department in civil litigation in the Vermont Superior and Supreme Courts and provide advice and counsel to the Department’s Property Valuation and Review Division.  The attorney will support a new program at the Department assisting municipalities with the valuation of complex commercial and other unique properties to ensure equitable collection of state and municipal revenues.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver.  Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to collaborate and work as a team, and at least two years of litigation experience is preferred.

Application Process

Please submit your statement of interest, resume, references and writing sample by email to Mark Vanderlinde-Abernathy at Mark.Vanderlinde-Abernathy@vermont.gov. Please reference the job title: “Assistant Attorney General/Vermont Department of Taxes” with your application.