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Recruitment #22-005177-0003


The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for a contractual Paralegal II at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development located in Lanham, MD.




Office of the Attorney General, Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Assistant Attorneys General assigned to represent the Department of Housing and Community Development in legal matters involving the Department.  The person employed in this position will be expected to exercise significant responsibility and independence in reviewing and preparing loan documents, real estate legal documents, title work files, and tracking and filing due diligence materials.  In addition, this position may involve personal contact and/or email correspondence with the Department staff, developers, lenders, attorneys and others involved in the closing process for project financing.


Position responsibilities primarily will include commercial lending and real estate transactions.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: drafting loan and grant documents; assisting at loan closings; tracking and reviewing pre-closing and post-closing loan and grant documents; document and scheduling management; closing binder preparation; and general office support.


Education:  Graduated from an accredited high school, or possess a high school equivalency certificate

Experience: Minimum of three years’ experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary drafting and reviewing legal documents on behalf of an attorney.   

1.  Thirty college credit hours or a certificate in paralegal studies from an accredited college or law school may be substituted for the required experience.


1.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word or comparable word processing and computer skills
2.  Draft correspondence on routine legal issues


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.
If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:  
Yolanda Colkley, Fair Practices Officer  
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202  
or fax to 410-576-6447
If you have specific questions about recruitment, please call 410-576-6440 or email
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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