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Recruitment #24-005177-0002


The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has the general charge, supervision, and direction of the legal business of the State, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials and institutions of State Government. As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown, leads the Office with a key focus on equity, justice, and fairness.




Office of the Attorney General 
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
6776 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD  21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for a Paralegal II position for the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (Department). This position will provide paralegal and administrative support to four attorneys, specifically the Deputy Counsel and three Assistant Attorneys General representing the Department.  Responsibilities include drafting of correspondence and pleadings, organization and preparation of documents for discovery, assistance in all aspects of litigation preparation, research, and general administrative support.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Three years of experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary performing legal research or preparing legal documents on behalf of an attorney. 


1. Applicants may substitute one year of education or a certificate in paralegal studies from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.  
2. Applicants may substitute additional education from an accredited law school at the rate of one year of education for two years of the required experience.


The ideal candidate will possess:

1. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or comparable word processing skills;
2. Knowledge of administrative appeals and records retention, including state archival system;
3. Knowledge of Case Management System databases.


Successful candidate will be fingerprinted for access to restricted CJIS, JIS and other databases as needed. 


Applicants who meet the minimum, selective, and preferred qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and answer all supplemental questions. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).  

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Incorrect/incomplete application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



The successful candidate will be eligible for subsidized health benefits (medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage) and life insurance; leave, including annual (vacation), personal, sick, and paid parental leave; and will be eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten years. State employees are eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans:   401(k) Savings and Investment Plan and the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan . The State also offers a free mass transit benefit for local bus and express bus services.


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.   TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

If you have specific questions about recruitment, please call 410-576-6440 or email  

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, religion or belief, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, pregnancy, family or parental status, veteran status, genetic information, or any protected category prohibited by local, State or federal laws.

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