Closing Date: 29th May, 2024

Description:

A Government Entity, seeks a Staff Attorney for its Licensing unit.

This is professional services work providing analysis, advice and assistance to Bureau staff, with an emphasis on legal issues involved in the licensing area. This position interacts on a daily basis with various staff of the Bureau, including licensing staff, complaint investigators and market conduct staff. Other responsibilities include outreach and contact with members of the insurance community on a variety of compliance-related topics. Work is performed under limited supervision. The position reports to the Deputy Superintendent.

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 the Bureau's market conduct examiners, and 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 this position, you must have knowledge of and experience in:
  • Applicable agency and industry laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Maine law and the Maine legal system
  • Legislative Process
  • Effective communication with staff, state officials and the public at large

Minimum Qualifications:
A Law degree from an accredited law school and five (5) years experience in legal practice including at least three (3) years in a field directly related to area of assignment.

Licensing/registration/certification requirements:
Admitted to practice law in Maine and currently registered with the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.