Closing Date: 6th December, 2023
Description:Posting Date: November 20, 2023 Closing Date: December 6, 2023
Job Title: Assistant Attorney General VI Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Salary: $89,727 - $144,573. The salary range is based on a multitude of factors including applicable personnel rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Location: Office of the Attorney General, Maryland State Department of Education 200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202
Telework: A hybrid remote telework and in-office schedule option is available per applicable policies and procedures.
Description: The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has the general charge, supervision, and direction of the legal business of the State, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of State Government. As Maryland's 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown, leads the Office with a key focus on equity, justice, and fairness.?
OAG is seeking applicants for an experienced attorney to represent the Maryland State Department of Education (“MSDE"). The Assistant Attorney General will have two primary responsibilities: giving advice and counsel to the Division of Business Services on a variety of legal matters concerning state procurements, grants, and contracts; and advising the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program and BOOST Advisory Board. Additional duties include representing the MSDE in administrative matters and in State of Maryland and federal courts.
Experience: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of experience. Familiarity with Maryland procurement law and contract litigation is a plus. Excellent research and writing skills and strong interpersonal communication skills are a must. Membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar is required.
Submission: Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 10 pages) via email to: Elliott L. Schoen, Principal Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Please write “MSDE Assistant Attorney General" in the subject line.
Employment Benefits: The successful candidate will be eligible for subsidized health benefits (medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage) and life insurance; leave, including annual (vacation), personal, sick, and paid parental leave; and will be eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten years. State employees are eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan. The State also offers a free mass transit benefit for local bus and express bus services.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The OAG is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, religion or belief, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, pregnancy, family or parental status, veteran status, genetic information, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
?Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: The Office of the Attorney General views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving professional excellence and fostering and maintaining a culture where every employee can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the best pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. We honor, respect, and celebrate all differences, both visible and invisible, and are committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting individuals who have historically been underrepresented in the practice of law and professional careers.