Assistant District Attorney - District 7

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

Apply by: Sept. 29, 2023

Assistant District Attorney

Prosecutorial District 7, Hancock and Washington Counties

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


 Opening Date:  October 28, 2021

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Class Code:  0206

Position Number:  006100005

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 District 7 (Hancock County and Washington County) District Attorney’s Office is seeking a full-time Assistant District Attorney.

The Assistant District Attorney will be primarily responsible for criminal prosecutions in the Unified Criminal Court in Washington County as well as appellate cases before the Law Court.

The following internet site provides information on the Washington County District Attorney's Office:

Washington County District Attorney’s Office


Candidates should have a strong desire for a career in litigation. Trial experience and developed trial skills a plus. 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 and must reside in Hancock or Washington Counties. 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 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, 70 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605 or at the following email address:   Please use the following format for email subject line: Position – Last Name, First Initial.  Example: ADA Washington County – 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 to District Attorney Foster by e-mail or by calling 207-667-4621. 


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 . 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

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 District Attorney’s Office, State of Maine Government, and 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.