Baltimore CountyTowson 21204

Knowledge of the Maryland Rules and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the Local Rules for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

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Assistant County Attorney

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 Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Office of Law.

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

Please attach a resume, writing sample and transcript 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

Under general supervision of the County Attorney, Deputy County Attorney or designee(s),assistswith litigation, operational, transactional and administrative matters concerning Baltimore County government.

  • Conducts civil litigation on behalf of the Baltimore County government in the Circuit Court and District Court for Baltimore County, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and courts in other jurisdictions.
  • Prosecutes and defends civil appeals on behalf of the Baltimore County government in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals (any Circuit), and the Supreme Court of the United States:  prepares the record and prepares any appellate briefs for any civil appeal. 
  • Conducts legal research as necessary for litigation matters.
  • Prepares and files briefs, memoranda of law, discovery tools, motions, settlement agreements and other legal documents necessary to conduct civil litigation.
  • Conducts discovery in civil litigation cases, including but not limited to depositions, interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and other discovery tools.
  • Attends and represents the interests of the County in any administrative proceedings, including, but not limited to hearing before boards, commissions, the worker’s compensation commission, and the State and County Office of Administrative Hearings.
  • Attends and represents the interests of the County in any negotiations with unions and various public and private organizations and groups.
  • Drafts and prepares various legal documents that are not related to litigation, including but not limited to, contracts, deeds, leases, ordinances, collection letters and reports related to real estate transactions and tax sale properties.
  • Defends the Baltimore County government against union grievance and/or charges of discrimination before state and federal agencies charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws.  
  • Drafts and files position statements outlining the County’s response to union grievances and/or charges of discrimination.  
  • Advises the County Executive, the County Administrator, County agencies and the County Council on legal matters, as necessary.
  • Appears before the County Council, as necessary, to discuss the legal sufficiency of proposed legislation.
  • Handles workers’ compensation cases, including reviewing and processing claims, participating in settlement negotiations, recommending loss control strategies, ensuring program conformance to applicable laws and regulations, preparing required reports, and monitoring and evaluating the program activities to ensure the delivery of quality services. 
  • Conducts adjusting activities on behalf of the self-insured employer, to include investigating, negotiating, and managing claims against the County's Self Insurance Fund.
Examples of Other Duties
  • Performs all other duties within the Office of Law as assigned by the County Attorney (or his/her designee)
Qualifications

A law degree from an ABA accredited law school
plus
admission to the Bar of the State of Maryland
plus
at least 5 years of experience in trial work, or legal writing, and/or municipal law and practice before Circuit and district courts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Maryland Rules and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the Local Rules for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local law.
  • Knowledge of County best practices and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to work with the public and various agencies.
  • 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.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex matters.
  • Communicates with exceptional oral and written communication. 
  • 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 - Litigation
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach a resume and 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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