Closing Date: 12th August, 2022

Description:

Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Office of Law.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

Please attach a resume and writing sample to your application.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications, and/or Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties
  • Under direction of the County Attorney (or his/her designee), the Assistant County Attorney in the Transactions Practice Group advises all County agencies on business transactions, contractual matters and associated legal issues. Issues are wide ranging and include matters related to construction, finance, health, intellectual property, procurement, and public safety matters. Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Drafts and reviews various legal documents that are related to the day-to-day operations of the various County agencies, including but not limited to, contracts, deeds, leases, other real estate documents, grants, loans and financing documents, including bonds, procurement documents, resolutions and bills.
  • Drafts bills and resolutions for the various County agencies.
  • Conducts legal research as necessary.
  • Serves as Counsel to various Boards and Commissions.
  • Provides legal assistance to various County agencies in negotiating complex transactions.
  • Advises the County Executive, the County Administrative Officer, County departments,
  • offices and agencies and the County Council on legal matters, as necessary.

Examples of Other Duties
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Knowledge of County best practices and procedures.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex matters.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Exceptional skills in oral and written communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to work with the public and various agencies.
  • Strong skills in writing and drafting.
  • Strong skills in technology, including proficiency with Microsoft Office software and legal research platforms such as Westlaw.
  • Skills in Legislative drafting a plus.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with others (inside and outside the Office of Law).
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain a strong sense of ownership of tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to maintain a willingness to perform with minimal administrative support.
  • Ability to maintain an interest in educating clients and improving current procurement processes and efficiency.

(Note: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications
A law degree from an ABA accredited law school
plus
admission to the Bar of the State of Maryland
plus
a minimum of two (2) years of transactional and/or legislative drafting experience, and/or experience with business and/or municipal law.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.