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Recruitment #22-005266-0002


The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is seeking candidates who are lawyers in good standing and licensed to practice law in Maryland for the position of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).  ALJs conduct fair and timely hearings in contested cases for over 30 State agencies involving over 500 different hearing types.  OAH is responsible to provide due process for any person or business affected by the action or proposed action of State agencies.  




11101 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031; occasional travel throughout MD; teleworking and remote hearing options available for qualified ALJs.

Main Purpose of Job

An Administrative Law Judge conducts administrative hearings and mediations. An ALJ also issues decisions pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act and other laws and regulations.


To prepare for and conduct administrative hearings, and to issue written and bench decisions for a variety of administrative cases.


Candidate must be a lawyer in good standing for at least five years and licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.


Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills; outstanding analytical skills; and excellent writing, legal research, computer, and time management skills to successfully perform the duties of an ALJ.


After completing an online application via the State of Maryland Job Openings website, candidates must submit the following to the email address indicated below:

  • resume,
  • two (2) writing samples of differing case types (no longer than 10 pages each), preferably written in the past 5 years,
  • contact information for three (3) professional references, and
  • a certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals.  (If you do not have the actual certificate to meet the application deadline, you may submit verification that you have requested the certificate and email the certificate to the address below when obtained.)

The materials must be received by OAH no later than October 5, 2022 at noon.  Materials must be emailed to

Please do not submit materials via mail, in-person delivery, or fax.  In order to be considered for the position, all requested materials must be completed appropriately and submitted by the indicated deadline. 



If you have questions concerning this recruitment, please email Kelly Valentine, Director of Human Resources at

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the online application. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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