State of Maryland

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL III, HUMAN RELATIONS (#005078)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $65,901.00-$105,818.00 Yearly


GRADE

22

NATURE OF WORK

Assistants General Counsel, Human Relations III prosecute civil rights violations on behalf of the State in order to enforce compliance with certain subtitles of Article 49B of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Employees in this classification do not supervise but may provide guidance and advice to less experienced attorneys.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a higher level attorney of the Human Relations Commission.

An employee in this classification may be required to travel throughout the State in order to present a case at a hearing.

Assistants General Counsel, Human Relations I, II and III are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Assistant General Counsel, Human Relations I performs duties under close supervision. The Assistant General Counsel, Human Relations II performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. The Assistant General Counsel, Human Relations III performs the full range of duties under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Prosecutes alleged violations of the housing, employment and public accommodations subtitles of Article 49B of the Annotated Code of Maryland in State and federal courts of law and before the appeals board of the Human Relations Commission;

Gathers and analyzes case evidence and plans and develops legal strategy and case presentations; Counsels and advises complainants regarding legal issues, rights and procedures;

Prepares opinions, briefs and other legal documents;

Negotiates and drafts settlement agreements;

May draft bills and regulations;

May analyze legislative bills and prepare legislative testimony;

May act as senior attorney when paired with an attorney who is less experienced regarding the issues of an assigned case;

May provide training on legal issues to Maryland Commission on Human Relations staff and to the general public;

Performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience: Experience as a practicing attorney.

Notes:

1. An Assistant General Counsel, Human Relations must be a member of the Maryland Bar at the time of appointment.

2. The above requirements are set by the Human Relations Commission in accordance with Article 49B Sections 2 (c) and 3 (c) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in judge advocate general classifications or judge advocate general specialty codes in the general attorney field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience: Experience as a practicing attorney.

Notes:

1. An Assistant General Counsel, Human Relations must be a member of the Maryland Bar at the time of appointment.

2. The above requirements are set by the Human Relations Commission in accordance with Article 49B Sections 2 (c) and 3 (c) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Oct 1 1996 12:00AM

Date Revised

08/01/2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005078; EST: 10/1/1996; REV: 8/1/2014;

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