Assistant District Attorney - District 8

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

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OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Assistant District Attorney – Aroostook County

 

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

 

Opening Date:  June 22, 2022

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Class Code: 2610                                

Position Number:  006100611

Position Type: Permanent-Full Time  

Location:  Aroostook County

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

 

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. 

Information on the Aroostook County District Attorney’s Office

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATONS

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 – PLEASE DO NOT APPY 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 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 via email toTodd Collins . 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 via email  or by telephone at 498-2557.

BENEFITS

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including: 

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage– The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit– Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements
  • Dental Insurance– The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan– The State of Maine contributes 11% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement– Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts– Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness– The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation– Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness

 

The District Attorney’s Office, 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.