Attorney Employment Opportunities
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for an Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Human Resources ("DHR"). Primary responsibilities include procurement, review of contracts, agreements, requests for proposals and modifications, and representing the agency before the Board of Contract Appeals. Additional responsibilities will include providing a broad range of advice to the Administrations within DHR and representing the agency in State and Federal courts.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience, including some experience in government contracts and other transactional matters. Candidate must have excellent writing and communication skills. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit resumes and a writing sample to: David Beller, Principal Counsel, Department of Human Resources, 311 West Saratoga Street, Suite 1015, Baltimore, MD 21201, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by the close of business on Friday, December 20, 2013. EOE.
MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
The Office of the Attorney is seeking applicants for Deputy Counsel to the Maryland Transit Administration ("MTA"). MTA is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. The MTA operates Local and Commuter Buses, Light Rail, Metro-Subway, Maryland Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. The MTA also owns several freight rail road right of ways and has operating agreement with several freight carriers operating over the state owned rail road right of ways. Attorneys provide advice on a wide of matters, including procurement, construction, contracts, real estate, police, torts, personnel and rail. The attorneys also represent the agency in most litigation in the state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. This position has supervisory responsibilities and assists the Principal Counsel with office management and the coordination, assignment and completion of the agency’s legal work by the attorneys assigned to the MTA. The position will also confer with the attorneys on the substance and strategy of their work while handling his or her individual docket of advice, transactional matters and litigation.
The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of experience. Must possess good writing and research skills and strong interpersonal skills. Supervisory, litigation and procurement experience is a plus. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit resumes to: T. Byron Smith, Principal Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Maryland Transit Administration, 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1200, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202; fax to (410) 333-2584 or email to email@example.com by the close of business on Friday, December 20, 2013. EOE.
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
SENIOR COUNSEL FOR LITIGATION
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants to serve as an Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel for Litigation for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources ("DNR"). DNR handles civil litigation related to fisheries, parks, forestry, boating, land acquisition and ownership, Critical Areas law, and other natural resources-related subject matter. The position leads other attorneys engaged in litigation on behalf of DNR; tries cases in State and federal courts; briefs and argues cases before the appellate courts; and advises the DNR units on matters affecting or affected by litigation. Responsibilities also include personnel, tort claims and general operational responsibilities. The position is located at DNR’s headquarters building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible litigation experience, strong writing and editing skills, and the ability to handle all phases of litigation independently. Background in administrative and natural resources law preferred. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit their resumes to Jennifer Wazenski, Principal Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-4, Annapolis, MD 21401, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, before the close of business on Friday, December 13, 2013. EOE.
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
TOBACCO ENFORCEMENT UNIT
REVISED 11/20/13 @ 11:30am
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for an Assistant Attorney General to supervise the Tobacco Enforcement Unit. Responsibilities include litigation, negotiations, multistate coordination of policy and enforcement and implementation of state statute. Position requires experienced litigator to help manage State of Maryland's participation in complex arbitration proceeding arising out of 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between states and tobacco industry. The arbitration, in which substantial public health-directed funds are at stake, concerns diligence of Maryland, and other participating states, in enforcing legal obligations against tobacco manufacturers that do not participate in MSA.
Ideal candidate will have at least three years of litigation experience, preferably with complex litigation. Must have flexibility to travel to proceedings out-of-state as needed and ability to protect State's interest zealously while working cooperatively with counsel from other states. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit their resumes and writing samples to: Katherine Winfree, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Executive Division, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, by close of business on Friday, December 13, 2013. EOE.