Assistant Attorney General

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

Apply by: Dec. 1, 2020
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Assistant Attorney General – Health and Human Services Division

Opening Date:  November 13, 2020

Closing Date:  December 1, 2020 

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 #006000416

 

Job Description:

The Office of the Attorney General has an opening for an Assistant Attorney General within the Health and Human Services Division in Augusta. This position will represent the DHHS Office of Licensing and Certification (DLC), which includes the Background Check Center and the Certificate of Need (CON) Office and will share in the representation of the DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) in public guardianship matters, and other work done by Adult Protective Services (APS).  In addition, this position will represent the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in mental health court hearings and appeals to the Law Court.

Representation of DLC/CON will include: assisting clients in the drafting of rules and APA legal review of rules; representation of the clients at administrative hearings and also in appellate review of DLC/CON decisions in state court; reviewing and responding to subpoenas served on clients; day-to-day legal advice on such matters as legislation, contracts, and Department policies; and responding to unusual events. Public guardianship matters include representing the Department in probate court, as well as providing day-to-day advice.  The position will also assist OADS in the drafting of rules and the APA legal review of rules, and represent OADS in administrative hearings, the Superior Court, and the Law Court as needed.

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. Applicants must be members of the Maine Bar in good standing, have an eye for legal detail, be interested in complex state and federal litigation, have strong legal advocacy and writing skills, and a demonstrated ability to function effectively as part of a team. One to three years of legal practice with demonstrated proficiency in civil litigation and/or health care 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 Assistant Attorney General, Halliday Moncure at Halliday.Moncure @maine.gov or you may call 207-626-8800.

 

Benefits

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 14.11% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($400.34) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%. 

 

 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.