Closing Date: 7th July, 2022

Description:

Class Description
The Community College of Baltimore County seeks a dynamic candidate for the Part-Time Assistant General Counsel role in the Office of General Counsel.

The Office of General Counsel provides legal representation, advice and counsel in variety of substantive areas of law affecting the College. This position will focus primarily in the following areas: contracts, labor and employment, litigation, student affairs, civil rights, constitutional law, public records, policy development, privacy, intellectual property, conflict of interest, ethics, insurance, risk management and compliance, among others. This position reports directly to the General Counsel.

Minimum Requirements
  • Juris doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • Member of Maryland bar in good standing, or member of other state bar eligible for admission to Maryland bar.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of substantial and progressively responsible experience as a practicing attorney working at a higher education institution, federal, state or local government agency, or similar experience at a law firm, and demonstrated experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Class Specific Essential Duties
  • Provide legal advice and counsel on full range of human resources matters, including hiring, disability and leave, discipline and termination, investigations, wage and hour, and workers compensation.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel on various federal, state and local laws to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel related to all student affairs matters, including athletics, behavioral intervention/crisis teams, FERPA, financial aid, student conduct and discipline, and Title IX.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel related to the Maryland Open Meetings Act and its application to the College’s Board of Trustees and associated public meetings.
  • Represent the College in administrative matters before external regulatory agencies such as Maryland Commission on Civil Right, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and the Maryland Commission on Higher Education, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, among others.
  • Assist and communicate with outside counsel and the Baltimore County Office of Law in employment, tort or other litigation, or directly represent the College in such litigation.
  • Serves as coordinator on public information request, subpoenas and records retention requirements.
  • Assist with development and implementation of College policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Perform research, draft correspondence, memoranda, templates, releases, and other documents, including employment and settlement agreements.
  • Engage effectively with colleagues in the Office of the General Counsel, other College units/departments and opposing counsel; assist and manage outside legal counsel when appropriate.
  • Review and maintain currency with laws and regulations impacting the College; provide training or informational materials as necessary.
  • Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.