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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

Recruitment #20-005266-0002

Introduction

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. 

GRADE

24

LOCATION OF POSITION

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 and issues decisions pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act and other laws and regulations. An ALJ conducts formal contested case hearings and prepares recommended or final decisions.  An ALJ also serves as a mediator in foreclosure and special education mediations.

POSITION DUTIES

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Conclusion

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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must complete an application via the State of Maryland Job Openings website and 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 to the address below when obtained.)

The materials must be received by OAH no later than October 19, 2020 at noon.  Materials must be emailed to Kelly.Valentine1@maryland.gov

Materials will not be received via mail, in-person delivery or fax. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have questions concerning this recruitment, please email Kelly Valentine, Director of Human Resources as Kelly.Valentine1@maryland.gov. 

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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