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Office of the Maine Attorney General
Augusta, Maine
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Assistant Attorney General – Anticipated Vacancy
Child Protection Division – Central Maine



Opening Date:  October 19, 2021
Closing Date:  November 8, 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 # 006000517


JOB DESCRIPTION


The Office of the Attorney General is seeking one highly motivated and experienced lawyer to fill an anticipated full-time vacancy for an Assistant Attorney General starting February 1, 2022. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Attorney General will be litigating DHHS child protection cases in the District Courts in Central Maine. Candidates must have well-developed skills in trial practice, motion practice, negotiation, professional communication, time optimization, case management, calendar management, and the ability to engage effectively with an array of stationary and mobile law office technology for research, communication, documentation, and time management.  


The position will require a lawyer to handle a high-volume caseload of expedited and intensive litigation, requiring multiple court appearances each week – both in person and remote court proceedings.  Multi-day trials are common.  The cases often develop from urgent circumstances; requiring the attorney to effectively communicate with the client and develop a litigation strategy within days of the filing of pleadings. This position also performs regular trainings for DHHS child welfare staff, and other legal work in the child welfare field, as assigned by the Division Chief.


Applicants who enjoy litigation and have superb legal writing skills are encouraged to apply, as this position may provide opportunities for sophisticated brief writing to those who are qualified and interested in developing as appellate writers.


The following internet site provides information on the Office of the Attorney General, State of Maine, http://www.maine.gov/ag/


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Applicants must be members of the Maine Bar in good standing, who are experienced litigators, excellent writers, willing to travel regularly, able to develop proficiency with remote court proceedings, and have demonstrated that they conduct their professional work in a manner that is thorough, accurate, resourceful, collegial and effective.   Skills must be highly developed in all aspects of litigation, client communication, negotiation, time optimization, file management, schedule organization, and use of law office technology.  Applicants must adhere the highest standards of legal ethics and civility.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


If you are interested in applying for this position, prepare a cover letter that highlights your experience and qualifications that make you a strong candidate for the position and that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities required. 


Include resume, writing sample, three references (to include one work-related reference), a copy of your Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar certification and complete the online application found here:  https://mainebhr.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0sx2o/


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 Assistant Attorney General Nora Sosnoff at nora.sosnoff@maine.gov or you may call 207-626-8543.


BENEFITS


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 17.96% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums
(more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can decrease 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.


Maine State Government and the Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 59347026
  • Location:
    Augusta, Maine
  • Position Title: Assistant Attorney General - Child Protection Division
  • Company Name: Office of the Maine Attorney General
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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