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Legal Division

Recruitment #24-000960-0001




This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.





Annapolis, MD


​There is a unique opportunity to join an experienced leadership team as a Managing Tax Attorney in the Legal Division of the Comptroller of Maryland. The Comptroller acts as the elected chief financial officer of the State of Maryland. The office sees every dollar into the state, and every dollar out. There is no other statewide elected financial officer like it in the country in terms of the breadth of its duties
The Managing Tax Attorney supervises tax attorneys who provide professional legal analysis and guidance to taxpayers, their representatives, and the agency through the application of state and federal tax laws to facts. The incumbent is also assigned certain complex case matters for direct resolution. Duties include research, analysis, and response to taxpayer inquiries on law and Comptroller processes; preparing private letter rulings; creation of public and internal guidance on all aspects of Maryland tax law; drafting regulations; analyzing potential and pending state and federal legislation; advising the agency on the development of tax forms; representing the division and the agency on both internal and inter-agency projects; supporting the execution of the Comptroller's strategic initiatives, including modernization. This position supervises Senior Tax Attorneys in the same functions, and is responsible for assigning tasks and cases, reviewing work product for quality, consistency, and equitable treatment of taxpayers, and creating a positive, supportive atmosphere for collaboration and continuous improvement. Managerial responsibilities include training other attorneys, completing performance evaluations, and ensuring staff compliance with all employment requirements.  
The Legal Division supports over one thousand two hundred coworkers and over three and a half million Maryland taxpayers by providing guidance on a wide variety of matters under the Comptroller's authority. This would include personal and corporate income tax, sales and use tax, alcohol and tobacco taxes, motor fuel tax, digital advertising gross revenues tax, administration of unclaimed property, business registration and regulation, tax compliance, tax law training, implementation of Maryland General Assembly legislative initiatives, and more. Team members share a strong dedication to public service and a commitment to making a difference for Marylanders and Maryland businesses. 


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

Experience: Three (3) years of experience leading, supervising, or managing attorneys or paralegals.


1. Applicants may substitute graduate education in an academic field related to the required experience from an accredited college or university at the rate of one year of education for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in judge advocate classification or judge advocate specialty codes in the tax law specialist field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at


  • ​​Experience in tax and/or accounting. 
  • Experience with government law and administrative law. 
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills. 
  • Experience managing a dynamic workflow or caseload.​ ​​
  • Applicants must submit a writing sample with their application. A writing sample should be between 3-5 pages demonstrating applicant's legal research and writing abilities and experience. The subject need not be but may be related to tax. The writing sample may be work product or portion of a work product from the current or previous position or may be written specifically for this job application. Do not use artificial intelligence (AI) in any way to generate your writing sample.​


  1. Admission to the Bar of a US State or Territory or the District of Columbia.
  2. Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals.
  3. Employees appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please ensure you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please clearly indicate any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Approval of your application will be based on a review of the information you submit. All qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background check that will include fingerprinting, tax obligation, and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. Approval of your application will be based on a review of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This background check is comprehensive and may involve fingerprinting. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six- month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose email as the option to submit your application/required additional information, you must include the following information on at least one the pages you submit.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last four digits of your SS#
If you have questions or concerns regarding this recruitment, please email at Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

Please contact Stanley Harris at if you need reasonable accommodations.

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