Vermont Looking To Hire … Cannabis Control Board General Counsel

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Overview
The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to provide key legal assistance by delivering a wide range of legal advice and services to the Board and Executive Director. The General Counsel (GC) will manage a complex and varied workload and act independently and with varying degrees of guidance and supervision from the Executive Director. The duties of the GC include oversight of the legal aspects of the Board’s various programs and the associated appeal efforts in those programs, providing specialized legal advice on issues of substantial public policy concerns and impact to the Board, and reviewing and drafting legislation. The GC may appear before legislative committees on bills of particular importance, and assist the Board in the development, implementation and execution of litigation strategies in State forums on complex regulatory matters. The GC will represent the Board to the public, other State agencies, and the Vermont General Assembly.

Additional duties include review and drafting of contracts, agreements, and guidance required to administer programs, coordination of the Board’s administrative rulemaking efforts, and serving as liaison to the Office of the Attorney General with respect to any work of the Assistant Attorneys General providing legal support to the Board. The GC is also the Board’s public records officer.
Compensation
This is a full-time exempt position. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan .
Who May Apply
This position, Cannabis Control Board General Counsel (Job Requisition #45076) , is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Brynn Hare at brynn.hare@vermont.gov .

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Minimum Qualifications
Admitted, or eligible to be admitted, to the Vermont Bar, with three (3) or more years of experiencing practicing law.
Preferred Qualifications

Law degree from an accredited law school.

Demonstrated, lived or professional experience understanding issues of race, power, privilege and bias and the impact of these issues on systems and policy development.

Familiarity or experience in cannabis, agriculture, consumer safety, or business or financial regulation.

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, diverse and changing priorities.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with high-level government and business officials, the public, and the press concerning complex and controversial issues.

Demonstrated outstanding oral and written communications skills and interpersonal skills.

Skilled at preparing written materials, and explaining complex issues, to people from various walks of life.

Demonstrated ability to act independently, with or without receiving guidance.

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.

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