Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General - Augusta, ME

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The Office of the Attorney General is seeking two full-time Assistant Attorneys General to serve in the Health and Human Services Division in our Augusta Office. The Health and Human Services Division represents the Department of Health and Human Services (“Department”).

Position #1: The attorney hired for this position will represent the Department in civil litigation in state and federal courts, including class action and federal civil rights suits. The attorney will also have primary responsibility for advising the Department in connection with programs serving developmentally disabled adults and children in Maine.

Position #2: The attorney hired for this position will be responsible for advising the Department with regard to the MaineCare program.

Other responsibilities for both positions may include, but not be limited to, administrative hearings, litigation, rule review, contract review, public benefits law, health law and mental health commitment hearings.

Candidates must have litigation experience, strong research and writing skills, and a willingness to handle a variety of hearings in different forums in a statewide practice. The ability to analyze complex state and federal statutes and regulations is also essential for both positions. Experience in health law is preferred. High ethical standards, sound judgment, excellent inter-personal skills, and good organization/time management skills are required. A candidate must be a member of the Maine Bar and in good standing.

How to Apply: Please direct all questions to Doris A. Harnett at Dori.Harnett@maine.gov . If you are interested in applying for either or both of these positions, submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample and three references to Office of the Attorney General, Annette McLaggan, Human Resources, #6 SHS, Augusta, Maine 04333 or via email Annette.R.McLaggan@maine.gov no later than May 23, 2014.

Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - diverse candidates encouraged to apply.

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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