Jobs & Clerkships
If you're looking for a meaningful career serving your community, join our team at the State of Maine Judicial Branch!
The State of Maine Judicial Branch welcomes talented and motivated team members to join us in serving the communities of Maine. Judicial Branch employees serve the public within the State of Maine court system. Our mission is to administer justice by providing a safe, accessible, efficient, and impartial system of dispute resolution that serves the public interest, protects individual rights, and instills respect for the law.
When you join the Judicial Branch team, you will gain valuable experience within a progressive branch of government. The Judicial Branch allows employees to work in a professional and innovative culture defined by ethics. We offer a variety of career paths that encourage you to thrive in an inclusive environment. Whether you're just beginning your career or advancing to the next level, the State of Maine Judicial Branch has an opportunity for you!
Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. 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 ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 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 a percentage 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.
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.
It is the policy of the Judicial Branch to comply with applicable law to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, ancestry or national origin, military service, whistleblower activity, previous assertion of a claim or a right under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act, marital status or any other category protected under applicable law unless a bona fide occupational qualification exists. This includes the maintenance of a working environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment, for all employees.
The Judicial Branch is committed to maintaining a positive work environment insuring that employees are treated with dignity, respect, and courtesy. All applicants are subject to a comprehensive background check, including reference checks, educational verification, license/certification verification, and criminal history check.
The State of Maine Judicial Branch is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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Clerkships, Volunteering & Internships
The Office of Court Access is currently recruiting interpreters to serve in the Maine courts and ensure access to justice for limited English proficient individuals. Tier 1 currently starts at $35/hr and opportunities to advance tiers with additional education, training, and experience. For more information please contact the Communication Access Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer 2023 Court Interpreter Orientation is scheduled for July 12 & 13, 2023 at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.
Please register here: https://forms.gle/ruEVhn8dr9zzSB4y5
*Day 1- Skill building- open to anyone interested in court interpretation.
*Day 2- Interpreting in Maine courts - only open to individuals that have passed the National Center for State Courts written exam.