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Recruitment #17-006217-0002



Main Purpose of Job

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for an Administrative Officer vacancy in its Contract Litigation Unit.  The position supports Assistant Attorneys General in the preparation of legal documents relating to contract claims and bid protests; establishing and maintaining a manual or computerized document control system for cases involving large numbers of documents; preparing hard copy and electronic hearing exhibits; proofreading and cite checking briefs and memoranda; legal research; preparation of privilege indices; drafting routine correspondence, and other general office tasks as needed


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One (I) year experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


At least two years' experience working for a litigation attorney.

Supervisory/managerial experience.

Experience with contract claims and bid protests.

Experience with manual and computerized document control systems.

Experience performing legal research.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, Excel, PowerPoint and Concordance.


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.