Assistant District Attorney - Aroostook County

Caribou, Maine, United States | Legal | Full-time

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Assistant District Attorney


***Please DO NOT APPLY ONLINE – See Application Instructions below ***



Opening Date:  September 23, 2019

Closing Date: Until Filled

Class Code: 0206                                

Position Numbers: 006100353

Position Type: Permanent-Full Time  

Location:  Aroostook County


The Aroostook County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a full-time Assistant District Attorney.

The Assistant District Attorney will be primarily responsible for criminal prosecution for both adults and juveniles in the Unified Criminal Docket in Aroostook County as well as appellate cases before the Law Court.  Candidates should have a strong desire for a career in litigation and prosecution with trial experience and developed trial skills a plus.  High ethical standards, sound judgment, strong communication and inter-personal skills, good organizational/time management skills, and good writing skills are essential. 

The following internet site provides information on the Aroostook County District Attorney's Office:



Applicants must be members of the Maine Bar in good standing, have an eye for legal detail, be interested in complex state and federal regulations, have strong legal advocacy and writing skills, and have a demonstrated ability to function effectively as part of a team. 


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 a copy of your Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar certification.

Submit all required documentation to the Office of the District Attorney, 144 Sweden Street, Caribou, Maine 04736 or at the following email address: Please use the following format for email subject line: Position – Last Name, First Initial.  Example: ADA Aroostook County – Collins, T.

The DAO 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 District Attorney Todd Collins at 498-2557, or via email at

Assistant District Attorney, Aroostook County, Maine 


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.

 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 District Attorney’s Office, State of Maine Government, and Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.