Assistant District Attorney - Part Time - District 5

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

Apply by: April 30, 2024

Assistant District Attorney – Part Time - Anticipated Vacancy

Prosecutorial District 5, Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties


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


Opening Date:  August 8, 2023

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Class Code:  0206

Position Number:  006100557

Grade: 1

Part Time Salary:  $32,895.20 - $63,700.00/annually (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

The District Attorney’s Office is seeking a part-time Assistant District Attorney for Penobscot County with occasional Piscataquis County coverage.  This is not an entry level position.

This Assistant District Attorney will be primarily responsible for criminal prosecution of juveniles in the Bangor Unified Criminal Docket, although the position may at times require travel to other courts in Penobscot County.  Candidates should have a strong desire for a career in litigation, and good writing skills are essential.  Trial experience and developed trial skills are preferred.  High ethical standards, sound judgment, strong communication and inter-personal skills, and good organizational/time management skills are essential.  A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.


Candidates should have a strong desire for a career in litigation and are expected to assume a case load and appear in a number of courts.  High ethical standards, sound judgment, strong communication and inter-personal skills, and good organizational/time management skills are essential. Candidates must be members of the Maine Bar and in good standing. Salary and benefits are as established by the wage scale.

Application Instructions - Please DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

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.

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 Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office, 97 Hammond Street, Bangor, ME 04401 or at the following email address: Please use the following format for email subject line:  Position – Last Name, First Initial.  Example:  ADA, District 5 – Doe, J.

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 via email to Deputy District Attorney Mark Rucci or by calling 207-942-8552.



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