Assistant Attorney General - Health and Human Services

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

Apply by: May 31, 2024
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Assistant Attorney General

Health and Human Services Division

 

Opening Date:  May 1, 2024   

Closing Date:  May 31, 2024   

Job Class Code:  0186

Grade:  1 

Salary:  $69,742.40 - $135,054.40/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

Position #006000434

 

Job Description:

The Office of the Attorney General has an immediate vacancy for an Assistant Attorney General position in the Health and Human Services Division. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to all of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, except for child protection and child support.  Assigned duties will vary depending on the needs of DHHS and the Division but will typically include advising DHHS with all aspects of administrative and health care law and practice, providing day-to-day general counsel services, performing legal review of DHHS rules, and handling affirmative, defensive and appellate litigation in administrative forums and state and federal court.  Division AAGs appear regularly before the Maine District Court for mental health trials and before the Probate Courts on guardianship matters.

Office of the Attorney General, State of Maine

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be members of the Maine Bar in good standing, have strong interpersonal skills, have an eye for legal detail, be interested in health and/or administrative law, have strong legal advocacy and writing skills, and the ability to function effectively as part of a team. One to three years of legal practice with experience with administrative law or health law is preferred.  

 

Application Instructions

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), a copy of your Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar certification and complete the online direct hire application .

The Department 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 Assistant Attorney General Jane Gregory , Chief of the Health and Human Services Division or by calling 626-8800.


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 13.16% 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 six 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

 Maine State Government and the Office of the Attorney General are Equal Opportunity employers. 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.