Senior Counsel

103 Water Street, 3rd Flr, Hallowell, Maine Full-time

Application closes: Dec. 13, 2019

Opening Date: November 13, 2019
Closing Date:  December 13, 2019
Job Class Code: OC04
Salary Grade: 36/37 (Confidential)
Salary Range: $76,336.00 - $110,052.80 
Position Number: 095500007

The State of Maine, Executive Department, Office of the Public Advocate (OPA), represents the interests of Maine users of utility services, including electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunications.

We are seeking an experienced regulatory attorney for the anticipated vacant position of Senior Counsel.  As Senior Counsel, you will represent consumers in electricity, natural gas, telecommunications and water proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commission and applicable federal regulatory bodies; both individually and in collaboration with other OPA attorneys and consultants.  In addition, you will assist in developing policy positions and consumer information for the Office's advocacy before the Maine Legislature and to the public at large.

The following internet site provides information on the Office of the Public Advocate, State of Maine:



  • A successful candidate will have a minimum of four years legal experience practicing state or federal administrative law (previous experience with state or federal utility regulation a strong plus);
  • Applicants must be members of the Maine Bar in good standing or become so admitted within one year; have demonstrated ability to function effectively as part of a team; and have strong legal advocacy, research, and writing skills. Good organizational and time management skills are essential.

The position is based in Hallowell, Maine.  Application Packets should consist of: Cover Letter, Resume and a Sample of Legal Writing.


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:
 19.27% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.


The State of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.