Attorney Employment Opportunities
DEPUTY COUNSEL FOR ADVICE
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING and REGULATION
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for a Deputy Counsel for Advice, representing the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Primary responsibilities of this position involve assisting the Division Director in all advice functions and in the supervision of advice counsel for the Department, with a special emphasis on procurement and regulatory matters, general administrative tasks, and legislative matters. This position will have supervisory responsibility for significant advice on behalf of the Occupational and Professional Licensing Boards, the Division of Financial Regulation, and the Division of Labor and Industry. In addition, this position will have primary responsibility serving as counsel for the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council and the Elevator Safety Review Board.
The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of legal experience. Previous supervisory experience is desirable. Substantive knowledge related to administrative law and the State procurement process is preferred. Excellent writing skills and Maryland Bar required.+
Interested persons should submit their resumes to Elizabeth H. Trimble, Principal Counsel, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Suite 406, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, by close of business on Friday, March 28, 2014. EOE.
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION
The Office of the Attorney General seeks applicants for a full time Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Office of Counsel to the Motor Vehicle Administration ("MVAF"). Assistant Attorneys General representing the MVA regularly appear in all state and federal courts, and the Office of Administrative Hearings, to litigate suspensions, revocations and refusals of driver and business licenses or applications, and to defend tort and personnel actions. The Office of Counsel also provides written advice in matters of procurement, legislation, public information, and consumer issues.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years courtroom experience as well as substantial research, writing, advocacy, interpersonal skills. Appellate practice experience preferred, and background in motor vehicle and traffic law, employment law, or teaching helpful but not required. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit their resumes and two writing samples, to: Damon L. Bell, Principal Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Room 200 - Motor Vehicle Administration, 6601 Ritchie Highway, NE, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21062, by the close of business day on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. EOE.
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for an Assistant Attorney General to represent the Investment Division of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. The Assistant Attorney General's primary responsibility will be to provide legal representation to the System's Investment Division. Duties will include reviewing and negotiating documents related to System investments such as private equity and hedge fund partnership agreements, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents for the engagement of investment managers and consultants, and generally assisting in the transactional, administrative and procurement work of the Investment Division and the State Retirement Agency. Duties will also include overseeing the work of outside counsel.
The ideal candidate must possess a minimum of three years' experience drafting and negotiating business transactions and a familiarity with sophisticated investment transactions, securities law, or representing investors such as pension funds, foundations or endowments is preferred. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit their resume with cover letter, list of references, and two concise writing samples to: Deborah Bacharach, Principal Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, 120 E. Baltimore Street, 14th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, by close of business on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. EOE.
CONTRACTUAL ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
(TO BE DESIGNATED AS A SPECIAL ASSISTANT
U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND)
The Office of the Maryland Attorney General has partnered with the United States Attorney's Office, District of Maryland, to offer an Assistant Attorney General the opportunity to be cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) for the purpose of prosecuting state firearms and gang cases federally. The Assistant Attorney General will work closely and coordinate with the Maryland Attorney General's Office, state prosecutor's offices, local police departments, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF"), the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and federal and state task forces to identify individual and organizational targets warranting prosecution for federal violent crime, firearms, and gang-related conduct.
The Assistant Attorney General will assist in both the investigation and prosecution (including extensive grand jury, pre-trial, and trial work) of a variety of firearms, narcotics, and violent crimes, including, but not limited to: (1) firearms trafficking, (2) "straw purchasing", (3) prohibited persons, (4) use of firearms in relation to violent and drug trafficking crimes, and (5) gang related offenses. In addition, the Assistant Attorney General will work closely with the United States Attorney's Office's designated Maryland Exile/PSN Coordinator and working groups to serve as a legal advisor as cases are identified for prosecution in federal and/or state jurisdictions.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of criminal law and trial experience, and strong analytical and writing skills. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit resumes and writing samples to: Katherine Winfree, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 by close of business on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. EOE.
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for an Assistant Attorney General position with the Maryland State Department of Education ("Department"). The Assistant Attorney General will primarily represent the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services and, working under the supervision of the Assistant Attorney General assigned to procurement matters, will provide legal advice on procurement matters to the Department.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of legal experience and excellent writing skills. Experience in special education law and/or procurement law preferred. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit their resumes to Elizabeth Kameen, Principal Counsel, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 St. Paul Place, 19th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 by close of business on Monday, March 24, 2014. EOE.
(2) ASSISTANT ATTORNEYS GENERAL
MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for two Assistant Attorneys General to represent the Maryland Transportation Authority ("MdTA"). The position will represent the MdTA and provide advice on a variety of issues including but not limited to: personnel, real estate transactions, land use, public finance, commercial transactions, Public Information Act, legislation, contracts, licenses, police matters, and torts. The position will also represent the MdTA in litigation, including bankruptcy, in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.
The ideal candidates will have at least five years legal experience. Excellent research and writing skills required Maryland Bar membership.
Interested persons should submit their resumes with a cover letter, list of references and writing sample to: Sherita D. Harrison, Deputy Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Maryland Transportation Authority, 2310 Broening Highway, Suite 150, Baltimore, Maryland, 21224, or by Email to email@example.com by the close of business on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. EOE.