Assistant Attorney General - Litigation Division

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

Apply by: Jan. 25, 2021
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Assistant Attorney General - Litigation Division

 

Opening Date:  January 8, 2021

Closing Date:  January 25, 2021

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 #006000293

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Office of the Attorney General has an opening for an Assistant Attorney General within the Litigation Division in the Augusta Office.  This position will defend the State and its agencies and employees from a variety of claims, including claims arising under the Maine Tort Claims Act, 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983, the Maine Human Rights Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Administrative Procedure Act and other state and federal laws. The position will handle matters at both the trial court and appellate levels in both state and federal court.  The position will provide legal advice to the Risk Management Division and other state agencies.  The position will consult with, and provide litigation support to, Assistant Attorneys General in other divisions within the Office of the Attorney General.

The following internet site provides information on the Office of the Attorney General:    https://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. At least three years of legal practice with demonstrated proficiency in civil 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, a copy of your Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar certification and complete online application.

The Office of the Attorney General 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 Thomas Knowlton at Thomas.A.Knowlton@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 increase state-paid health insurance benefits 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.