Assistant Attorney General - Natural Resources Division

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

Assistant Attorney General   

Natural Resources Division

Opening Date:   October 3, 2019

Closing Date:   October 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 #006000422

Job Description:

The Office of the Attorney General has an opening for an Assistant Attorney General within the Natural Resources Division in Augusta.  The position is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to Maine’s environmental and natural resource agencies, including the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Department of Marine Resources.  Assigned duties will depend upon the needs of the Office and the Division but will typically involve advising agencies in all aspects of administrative law and practice, providing day-to-day general counsel services, acting as counsel to boards and commissions at public meetings, and handling affirmative, defensive, and appellate litigation in state and federal courts. This position will likely entail significant legal work on land use matters involving shoreland zoning and the Land Use Planning Commission. 

The following internet site provides information on the Office of the Attorney General, State of Maine:


Minimum Qualifications:

This is not an entry level position. Applicants must be members of the Maine Bar in good standing, have a demonstrated ability to function effectively as part of a team and work with complex state and federal regulations, have an interest in complex state and federal litigation, and have strong legal advocacy, research, and writing skills.  One to three years of legal practice in administrative law, civil and appellate litigation, or land use law are desirable.  High ethical standards, sound judgment, strong communication and inter-personal skills, and good organizational and time management skills are essential.

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), complete online application and a copy of your Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar certification.

The Office 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 Assistant Attorney General, Division Chief Scott Boak at or by calling 626-8566.


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, and

 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

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.