Assistant Attorney General - Drug Task Force Attorney, Criminal Division

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Assistant Attorney General – Drug Task Force Attorney, Criminal Division

Office of the Attorney General, Augusta, Maine


One (1) position available. Location: York County



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

Open for Recruitment Dates: December 6, 2018 until January 4, 2019


The Office of the Attorney General is seeking a full-time Attorney to serve as a Drug Task Force Attorney. The Attorney will be responsibility for the prosecution of felony drug crimes in York County, Maine. The Attorney will advise and assist drug enforcement agents of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) and work closely with other law enforcement agencies and with state and federal prosecutors.

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



This is not an entry level position.  Candidates must have experience in criminal trial work and be capable and willing to assume full responsibility for the prosecution of serious felony cases.  High ethical standards, sound judgment, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and good organizational/time management skills are essential. A willingness to collaborate and cooperate with other agencies is a must.  Candidates must be a member of the Maine Bar and in good standing.  Prior prosecution experience preferred. Successful candidates must pass a background check.

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 Department is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to 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 Deputy Attorney General Lisa Marchese at or 207-626-8800.



Value of the State of Maine share of Employee Health and Dental contributions for new employee based on the status of Employee Only and annual salary.



Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):   $444.68 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):             $422.45 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):           $400.21 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):           $377.98 biweekly


The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate, status with regard to the health credit premium program and plan selection as of July 1, 2018. Please view employee health and benefits for premium and plan rates.

Dental: $13.13 biweekly

Value of the State of Maine share of Employee Retirement contributions for new employees (Employee Only):  20.17% of pay for confidential members.

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 site, and


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.