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Recruitment #24-005267-0001


The Department of Labor, Division of Unemployment Insurance is currently accepting applications from attorneys currently licensed in the State of Maryland and in good standing for the position of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Legal Officer I. This position will function as a staff attorney within the Unemployment Insurance Legal Services & Collections Unit.




Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of the position is to advocate on behalf of the Unemployment Insurance Division as an attorney at various State Circuit and District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, and administrative hearings (UI tax protests) before the Lower Appeals Division and the Board of Appeals within the Maryland Department of Labor.


The position duties including, but are not limited to: 1) litigation in court to collect unpaid unemployment insurance taxes from employers throughout the State; 2) litigation in court to collect improperly paid unemployment benefits received by individual claimants; 3) to advocate for the Agency’s position in administrative appeals hearings before the Lower Appeals and the Board of Appeals; 4) to review and process Public Information Act requests and subpoenas received by UI while adhering to confidentiality laws and regulations; 4) provide legal research, assistance, and/or advice of counsel to the Office of the Secretary on a variety of legal or tax cases, topics, and issues.  This position reports directly to the Chief of Legal Services & Collections.


Applications that meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring manager for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.

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

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in General Attorney classifications or General Attorney specialty codes in the Legal and Kindred field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment, Applications must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

1) Candidate must be a member of the Maryland Bar
2) Candidate must be admitted to or eligible for admission to the Federal Bar
3) Candidate must possess a Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals
4) Candidates 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 before completion of the probation period.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

- The preferred candidate will have prior experience in litigation that involves collection

- Experience and possess strong attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills

- Has experience working with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word) and Google applications (Gmail, Google

Docs, etc.)


1.) Admission to the Maryland Bar.

2.) Admission or eligible for admission to the Federal Bar.

3.) Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals. 

4.) Candidates 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.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of

Unemployment Insurance (Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


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.


All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

For positions that require Bachelor/Master Degree etc:

Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted prior to hire. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific qualifications shown above and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.). Please include clear, detailed and specific information on your application regarding experience qualifications related to the minimum qualifications, desired, and/or selective qualifications of the position.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, You may contact Chevelle Wise 410-230-6293 or submit via email to Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

MDOL Office of Human Resources
Attn: UI Legal Officer I (24-005267-0001) CW
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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