Current Job Opportunities
Staff Attorney - Burlington
The Office of the Public Defender in Burlington, Vermont has an opening for a full-time criminal defense attorney. The Chittenden County Public Defender’s Office is a busy office with ten attorneys, three investigators, three legal assistants, and an administrative services coordinator. The successful candidate must be a current member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible to obtain admission by waiver. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience and will follow the Office of the Defender General Pay Plan.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Gina Puls, HR & Special Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will remain open until filled.
Prisoners’ Rights Attorney
The Prisoners’ Rights Office in the Office of the Defender General has an opening for a full-time staff attorney. The Prisoners’ Rights Office (PRO) is the division of the Office of the Defender General charged with protecting and enforcing the rights of incarcerated persons and people serving sentences of community supervision. PRO attorneys work closely with the ODG’s Appellate Division and address a wide range of post-adjudication issues, including post-conviction relief, conditions of confinement, furlough, parole, supervised community sentence eligibility and violations, healthcare, prison discipline, and sentence calculation. PRO attorneys represent clients in administrative hearings, civil court, federal court, and the Vermont Supreme Court. As a high-volume practice addressing such a wide array of legal issues, PRO is a fast-paced and challenging, but incredibly rewarding, place to work.
The successful candidate must be a current member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible to obtain admission by waiver by the start date. Knowledge of both criminal law and civil procedure is preferred. Experience as a trial or appellate attorney is desirable.
This is an exempt, full-time position located in Montpelier, Vermont. Salary is based upon qualifications and experience.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Gina Puls, HR & Special Counsel, at email@example.com. This position will remain open until filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
NOTE: If you are interested in an unpaid law student or attorney clerkship, please contact Appellate Defender Dawn Matthews. If you are interested in an internship in the Chittenden Public Defender's Office, please contact Josh O'Hara, Supervising Attorney.
External Job Opportunities
DISCLAIMER: The ODG advertises job opportunities that are available across the system with our primary public defense contractors, assigned counsel contractors, and other contractors as a courtesy to those contractors, for the benefit of the system, and those who would like to be part of it. Unless expressly stated positions advertised here are NOT STATE POSITIONS, they do not come with state benefits, and the decision whether or not to hire is the sole responsibility of the contractor listed in the advertisement.