Assistant Attorney General

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Sept. 18, 2019

Assistant Attorney General   

Professional and Financial Regulation Division

Opening Date:  September 5, 2019

Closing Date:  September 18, 2019

Job Class Code:  0186

Grade:  1 

Salary: Salary competitive and based upon qualifications*

*Pursuant to 5 MRS § 196 the salary for this position has been set by the Office of the Attorney General

Position #006006022

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 The Attorney General’s Office in Augusta has an immediate opening for an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) within the Professional and Financial Regulation Division of the Office.  The primary responsibility of this AAG will be to provide legal counsel to various professional licensing boards and programs within and affiliated with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation.  This work involves handling disciplinary complaints against licensed professionals, providing legal analysis and opinions on regulatory matters, performing agency rule review, defending agency decisions on appeal to the Superior Court, and enforcing agency orders in court.

The following internet site provides information on the Office of the Attorney General, State of Maine, http://www.maine.gov/ag/

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This is not an entry level position. The applicant must be a member of the Maine Bar in good standing, have an eye for legal detail, be interested in complex state regulation, have strong legal advocacy and writing skills, and have a demonstrated ability to function effectively as part of a team.  One to three years of legal practice with demonstrated proficiency in administrative law and litigation is preferred.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this position, prepare a cover letter highlighting your experience and qualifications that make you a strong candidate for the position and the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

Include resume, writing sample, three references (to include one work-related reference) and complete direct hire application.

 
The Department is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to mail service, faxing malfunctions or electronic transmission malfunctions.

Job offer to new hire is conditional upon verification of credentials, criminal records, and driver’s license check, and professional license requirements if applicable.

Please direct all questions to Andrew Black at 207-626-8835 or email Andrew.Black@maine.gov . 

 BENEFITS

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement is 14.47% of salary for Bargaining Unit positions and 19.27% for Confidential Positions.  

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $461.75 biweekly 
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $415.58 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Other fringe benefits are available and may require employee cost contributions. 

A review of benefits (subject to position/salary) are available on the following internet sites, http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/index.htm and http://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/

 Why Work for the State of Maine?

State of Maine employees have a wide variety of health benefits and wellness programs available to them. Whatever your health and wellness goals may be, we have solutions to help you meet your goal. Preventive care is covered 100%, low-cost generic medications, premium-free dental insurance for full-time employee coverage, tobacco cessation program and MUCH MORE!

Benefits Include: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Retirement Savings; Flexible Spending Accounts; Gym Membership Reimbursement; and Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program).

Public Sector employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  To learn if you qualify, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service#qualify.

The State of Maine also offers paid holidays, training, and the chance to make a difference in Maine with a career in public service.

 The State of Maine Government and Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.