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Recruitment #18-006095-0004



Main Purpose of Job

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for a Deputy Communications Director. The Deputy Communications Director assists the Director of Communications in positioning and promoting the Office of the Attorney General's mission, priorities, accomplishments, and activities through traditional media, new media, social media, internal communications and strategic media relationships and engagement.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


A minimum of three to five years’ experience in public relations, marketing, journalism or a related field, with a strong knowledge of social media, writing and research skills are required.

Familiarity with legal issues is preferred but not required.

Strong writing and editing skills.  


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualification 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



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.

If you have specific questions about this recruitment, please call 410-576-6440 or email

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.