Vermont Attorney General
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Apr 27, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020
The Attorney General of Vermont is an elected executive position in the Vermont state government. The attorney general is the chief law enforcement officer in the state and is responsible for representing the state in all matters in which the state is a party or has an interest. Additionally, the attorney general will advise the elective and appointive state officers on questions of law relating to their official duties and can present opinions on legal matters. The specific duties of the attorney general are outlined in Title 3, Chapter 7 of the Vermont State Code: may represent the state in all civil and criminal matters as at common law and as allowed by statute; shall also have the same authority throughout the state as a state's attorney; have the general supervision of criminal prosecutions; consult with and advise the state's attorneys in matters relating to the duties of their office, and shall assist them by attending the grand jury in the examination of any cause or in the preparation of indictments and informations when, in his judgment, the interests of the state require it; may appoint a deputy attorney general with the approval of the governor, remove him or her at pleasure and be responsible for his or her acts; may appoint such assistant attorneys general and special assistant attorneys general as may be necessary for the proper and efficient performance of his department, and with the approval of the governor, fix their pay, remove them at pleasure and be responsible for their acts. Additionally, the attorney general, "shall advise the elective and appointive state officers on questions of law relating to their official duties and shall furnish a written opinion of such matters, when so requested. He shall have general supervision of matters and actions in favor of the state and of those instituted by or against state officers wherein interests of the state are involved and may settle such matters and actions as the interests of the state require." The salary for this position is $113,901/year.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, a consent of candidate form and (if you plan to run as an independent) a nominating petition. Nominating petitions can be found here: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/686293/2016IndependentConsentandPetition.pdf If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the nominating petitions with the stipulated amount of signatures to the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing window for independents runs from the 4th Monday in April until 5pm on the Thursday preceding the primary election. The primary election is always held the 2nd Tuesday in August. The Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 800-439-8683 and the Elections Division website can be found here: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/candidates.aspx
Submit application to:
Vermont Secretary of State, 128 State St, Montpelier, VT, 05633, US