Attorney - Bureau of Insurance

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

Apply by: Dec. 5, 2021
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Department of Professional & Financial - Bureau of Insurance - Licensing Division

Opening Date: November 3, 2021

Closing Date:  December 5, 2021 

Job Class Code: 2016
Grade: 31 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $57,865 – $78,478 
Location: Gardiner

Primary responsibilities include:  

  • Providing analysis, advice and technical assistance to bureau staff
  • Answering questions from insurance companies, producers, legislators and the public
  • Conducting investigations related to licensing and other issues
  • Assisting in complaint investigations to ensure statutes and regulations are followed
  • Working with contract examiners to ensure form compliance with statutes and regulations
  • Analyzing and monitoring legislation and drafting testimony and letters on behalf of the Superintendent
  • Developing regulations and completing rulemaking procedures
  • Conducting research and writing opinions, bulletins and related memoranda
  • Representing the Bureau in public settings, including stakeholder groups

To be successful in the position, you must have knowledge of and experience in:

  • Applicable agency and industry laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Maine law and legal system
  • Legislative Process
  • Effective communication with staff, state officials and the public at large 

Qualifications: 

  • A law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Experience in regulatory compliance is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with professional licensing requirements and investigations is preferred, but not required.

Licensing requirements:

Must be admitted to practice law in Maine and currently registered with the Maine Board of Overseers  of the Bar or be able to obtain such admission and registration within six (6) months of hire.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  

Contact Information: 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Timothy Schott, Deputy Superintendent, Maine Bureau of Insurance at (207) 624-8403 or email Timothy.N.Schott@Maine.gov. 

Why work for the State of Maine?

Benefits: 

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 13.16% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government 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.