Current Job Postings


The state of Vermont has approximately 2000 inmates serving prison sentences, and the Prisoners’ Rights Office is assigned to every complaint that inmates make about their experience either in the criminal justice system or within the prison system. PRO investigators visit the correctional facilities in Vermont and out-of-state on a regular basis to meet with clients. They also respond to inmate letters and phone calls, and handle issues ranging from inmate disciplinary complaints, concerns regarding mental health and medical treatment, the struggle to find housing, and interpersonal conflicts within correctional facilities. The position requires a high degree of independence and confidentiality, as well as the ability to work well with department staff, Department of Corrections employees, and others.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional investigation or case work, or experience as allowed by the Defender General. Additional work experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a six months per semester basis.

Entry-level, PG 22 position starting at $22.06/hour. Full State benefits. Position is Exempt but covered by the ODG/VSEA bargaining agreement. A full job description is available on the Defender General web page under Employee Resources.

Please email resume and cover letter by Monday, March 18th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager @



NOTE:  If you are interested in an unpaid law student or attorney clerkship, please contact Appellate Defender Josh O’Hara.


Contact Information

Office of the Defender General
6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05633-3301
(802) 828-3168
(802) 828-3163 (fax)

Click here for Vermont's Public Records Database or the ODG Public Request Officer.