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Recruitment #24-005171-0002


One of Attorney General Brown’s top priorities is public safety. As such, the OAG is expanding its Criminal Division and is looking for talented, hardworking individuals who are interested in being a part of that expansion, as we create an even bigger and better Criminal Division to collaborate with local, State, and federal partners to help combat violence, the opioid epidemic, fraud, corruption, and environmental hazards, and keep Marylanders safe. 

The Criminal Division is comprised of three units: Environmental and Natural Resources Crimes Unit (ENRCU), Fraud and Corruption Unit (FCU), and Organized Crime Unit (OCU).The OAG’s Criminal Division is now seeking applicants to fill one contractual Investigator position within the Division. The Investigator will assist with any and all investigations in the Criminal Division and will work closely with the attorneys and other investigators in the Division. 




Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Division
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The OAG’s Criminal Division is now seeking applicants to fill one contractual Investigator position within the Division. The Investigator will assist with any and all investigations in the Criminal Division and will work closely with the attorneys and other investigators in the Division.


The Investigator will help develop investigative plans and will assist and support the Division’s prosecutors through all stages of the investigation and prosecution. The Investigator will be expected to serve subpoenas, conduct surveillance, draft search warrants, conduct interviews, review evidence, and write reports, among other things. The Investigator will be called upon to assist with all of the Criminal Division’s needs, including handling investigations in the ENRCU, FCU, and OCU. The Investigator will also have a large role in the Attorney General’s ongoing investigations of child sexual abuse by clergy in Maryland. In that role, the Investigator will be expected to assist in those investigations by conducting numerous interviews, serving subpoenas, performing extensive record and document reviews, and supporting the Criminal Division prosecutors with any court matters related to the investigation, among other things.


The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience leading criminal investigations, with a focus on areas relevant to this position, specifically investigations of child sexual abuse and/or other special victims crimes, organized crime, fraud and corruption, and environmental crimes. 


1.  Possess in-depth training in relevant areas, including trauma-informed training and general child sexual abuse or sexual assault investigations training, as well as trainings in the other relevant subject matters. 

2.  Possess extensive experience conducting interviews of victim-survivors, overseeing complex criminal investigations, and maintaining relationships with victim-survivors as well as external partnering agencies. 

3.  The candidate should have experience conducting investigations in contemplation of litigation – in other words, at a level of reliability, consistency, thoroughness, and with the necessary documentation that the evidence can withstand scrutiny in court.
4.  Have a passion for investigative work and for helping victim-survivors, and strong abilities to build and maintain relationships with victims, witnesses, and law enforcement.
5.  Experience with high-profile or sensitive investigations is essential, along with excellent writing and investigative skills.
6.  The candidate should have experience working with electronic evidence and electronic databases systems.


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.


Please upload a resume in addition to completing the online application. 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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