Baltimore CountyTowson 21204

Strong technology skills, including the ability to coordinate and conduct electronic discovery, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office software and legal research platforms such as Westlaw.

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Assistant County Attorney -temporary

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

Regular Schedule:  35 hours per week

A Temporary Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Office of Law Health and Human Services Practice Group.

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

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

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

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

Examples of Duties

The Law Department of Baltimore County has a temporary attorney opening in the Health and Human Services Practice Group. The Practice Group assistswith litigation, specifically child welfare cases.  The Assistant County Attorney falls under the general supervision of the County Attorney, Deputy County Attorney or designee(s).  

  • Conducts civil litigation on behalf of the Baltimore County government in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, primarily presenting child welfare cases.
  • Conducts legal research as necessary.
  • Prepares and files proposed court orders, pleadings, reports, and proposed exhibits on MDEC (Maryland Electronic Court System); prepares and presents witness testimony and evidence in contested hearings.   
  • Provides general legal advice, staffs cases with the client, and responds to subpoenas. 
  • Performs all other duties within the Office of Law as assigned by the County Attorney (or his/her designee).
Examples of Other Duties
Performs other related duties as required. 

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.) 
Qualifications

Graduation from an ABA accredited law school.

Licenses and Certification
Admission to the Bar of the State of Maryland is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local law and regulations.
  • Knowledge of County best practices and procedures.
  • Strong technology skills, including the ability to coordinate and conduct electronic discovery, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office software and legal research platforms such as Westlaw.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to work with the public and various agencies.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex matters.
  • Exhibits exceptional oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with others (inside and outside the Law Department).
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.
  • A strong sense of ownership of tasks and responsibilities.
  • A willingness to perform with minimal administrative support.
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. (www.WES.org)

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Asst. County Attorney -Temporary - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach a resume, writing sample and your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application.  
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 a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

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