Executive Secretary


Title:  Executive Secretary

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online – see instructions below

Req ID:  48378

Department:  Transportation Board

Location:  Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  Salary commensurate with experience

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Overview secretary

The Vermont Transportation Board and Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board have an immediate opening for an exempt Executive Secretary. This position will work 32 hours per week with full benefits. This position is responsible for assuring the efficient administration of the two quasi-judicial Boards in all their duties – judicial, regulatory, and policy making/advisory.

Job Description:

Executive secretary Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Attends all administrative matters for two quasi-judicial Boards.
  • Works with Board Chairs to schedule, plan and conduct site visits, Board meetings and hearings.
  • Provides legal analysis and drafts Board decisions.
  • Maintains Board dockets.
  • Board liaison to Legislature, state agencies, and municipal governments.
  • Communicates with and educates motor-vehicle consumers who inquire about the lemon law or have lemon-law related motor vehicle complaints.
  • Communicates with various motor-vehicle manufacturers when consumers file lemon-law complaints against them, as well as arbitrate these disputes.


This is an exempt position with a salary range of $72,000 to $90,000 and full benefits. The position will work 32 hours per week.

The State of Vermont offers a generous benefit package which includes a superior health-care plan, sick and annual leave, and employer-contribution pension plans. The Transportation Board and Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board recognize the importance of a healthy, work-life balance and support the use of flexible workplace arrangements. The position is based in Montpelier, VT but remote work may be possible.

See Also:

Officer (Uniformed Division)

Minimum Requirements

Law degree with experience in administrative law and/or experience in private practice. Membership to the Vermont Bar is not required.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a law degree with the identified experience and also possess solid presentation, writing and communication skills as well as skills in meeting management, informing others, time management, persuasion, conflict resolution, people management, legal compliance, legislative acumen, understanding of statute, knowledge of state and municipal government, understanding of and ability to communicate with the media, and the understanding of quasi-judicial board functions and open meeting laws. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work alone and be an organized self-starter who can work with little supervision.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to  celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion. 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.

For further information: Executive Secetary

How to Apply

  • Do not apply online.
  •  Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and two legal writing samples to john.zicconi@vermont.gov
  • Please note “Transportation Board Application: and your last name in the subject line of the email. 
  • A detailed job description and past Board orders are available upon request. 
  • Please apply by November 6, 2023.
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