The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Municipal Assistance Center. Celebrating our 51st year, VLCT is a statewide association dedicated to serving and strengthening Vermont local government.
This is a professional position that provides legal assistance and training to local governments through the VLCT Municipal Assistance Center, the training, education, and professional assistance division of the League.
Primary responsibilities include responding to member inquiries, delivering educational workshops, developing model ordinances and documents, and writing newsletter articles and handbooks. On a daily basis, the staff attorney assists member officials with a broad range of legal and topical questions.
The successful candidate will be offered either the Staff Attorney I or Staff Attorney II position. Detailed job descriptions are available at https://www.vlct.org/classifieds. VLCT offers a wonderful downtown Montpelier location. To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Staff Attorney” as subject.
Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Position open until filled. EOE.
Requirements include: •Broad experience in the laws, regulations, principles, and practices of local government as well as employment law, planning and zoning and public finance. •Excellent communication, presentation, research, writing, and teaching skills; •The ability to work in a dynamic team environment; •Outstanding customer service; •Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline such as public administration, political science, or a government-related field; •Law degree and admission to the Vermont Bar; •Up to three years of professional experience with a Vermont municipality or state agency in areas of municipal administration and responsibilities is preferred.
The VLCT Mission: to serve and strengthen Vermont Local Government
Founded in 1967, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that serves Vermont's municipal governments. The League provides:
Educational workshops and consulting advice for municipal officials so that they can deliver excellent service to their citizens
Information for the public so that it can better understand local government
Support for legislation that strengthens local government
Comprehensive insurance coverage for municipalities
A Municipal Assistance Center for consultation on a wide range of municipal issues
We believe in...
The critical role that local government plays in the lives of Vermonters
Municipal authority over municipal issues
Representative and participatory local government
The value of collaboration as a means of strengthening cities and towns
The value of public service and excellence in municipal leadership
A commitment to honesty, integrity, and the highest ethical standards among public officials
The individuality of each local government
Who We Are
VLCT is ...owned by its member municipal governments. A 13-member Board of Directors is elected to represent the general membership and govern the organization. Board members must serve as a selectperson, mayor, manager or clerk in a member municipality and all VLCT member officials are welcome to attend Board meetings.