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Assistant County Attorney Ii

Baltimore County
35 per week 400 Washington Ave Room 201, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week.

Please attach a resume, writing sample and transcript to your application. 

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Office of Law.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.

Proof of licenses, certifications, and education must be submitted with each application. 

Examples of Duties


  • An Assistant County Attorney is a generalist who performs progressively responsible legal work for the Baltimore County Government involving a wide variety of legal matters (transactional and litigation).  An Assistant County Attorney II - Real Estate/Transactions oversees, provides advice, and plans, coordinates, and produces contracts and other legal documents. Work of this class involves supervising legal, professional, para-professional and office support staff.

  •  An Assistant County Attorney II receives general supervision from an Assistant County Attorney III, or Deputy County Attorney. Employees in this class work a conventional workweek. Work is performed in an office where normal working conditions are encountered. The work requires minimal physical exertion. 
  • Under the general direction of the County Attorney, an incumbent of this class is responsible for specialized professional work in the handling of legal problems, administrative hearings and trials arising in the operation of county departments, boards and commissions. The incumbent renders legal counsel to department heads and other officials and represents the County in state and federal Courts to insure that the interests of the County are fully represented. Some latitude is given for the exercise of independent judgment in assigned matters, with a superior (Senior Assistant County Attorney, Deputy County Attorney or County Attorney) available for supervision, consultation and/or advice. Work is performed in an automated systems environment. Does related work as required.
  • An Assistant County II receive general supervision from an Assistant County Attorney III, or Deputy County Attorney. Employees in this class work a conventional workweek. Work is performed in an office where normal working conditions are encountered. The work requires minimal physical exertion.
  • The work of this class is distinguished from that of Assistant County I in that it involves independently performing complex analytical and operational projects in a wide variety of areas with minimal supervision.

  • The following examples illustrate the work performed in the positions in the class.  Positions may require some or all of these examples depending on the organization of work within the agency.  This list is not inclusive.  A Position may require related duties not listed, if necessary to accomplish the work of the agency.

  •  Advises and informs superiors on case trial proceedings, status and problems. 

  • Performs legal research and renders legal opinions of difficult and complex questions of law raised by County departments and agencies.

  • Drafts and prepares complex legal documents including but not limited to contracts, deeds, leases, ordinances, collection letters and reports related to real estate transactions and tax sale properties.
  • Attends and represents the interests of the County at hearings before boards, commissions, unions and various public and private organizations and groups.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of law. Knowledge of the Baltimore County Code and Charter provisions and appropriate Federal, State and City statutes.
Knowledge of and experience in housing matters, including, but not limited to:
  • Supportive housing programs, including, but not limited to the Housing Choice Voucher Program, the GoSection8 Program, the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
  • Housing opportunities programs.
  • Housing finance programs 
  • Fair housing programs 
  • Community revitalization programs 
Knowledge of court procedures.
Knowledge of legal research methods and sources.
Knowledge of personal computers and commonly utilized business and legal software packages.
Skill in preparing legal documents for submission and presentation in court.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related technology in the performance of duties.
Ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to assist superiors in the development and implementation of administrative and legal operat­ing policies and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to manage a full caseload of trial cases.
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
Ability to assign, review and correct the work of subordinate staff.
Administrative ability.

Required Qualifications
A law degree from an accredited law school
at least five (5) years of experience in transactional work particularly related to housing matters, legal writing and/or municipal law with practice before State appellate and Federal courts.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Assistant County Attorney II/Real Estate Transactions
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.


Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.