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PARALEGAL II

Recruitment #18-000885-0008

GRADE

12

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for (2) Paralegal II positions for the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (“Department"). This position will provide paralegal and administrative support to three attorneys, specifically the Principal Counsel and two Assistant Attorneys General representing the Department.

POSITION DUTIES

Responsibilities include drafting of correspondence and pleadings, organization and preparation of documents for discovery, assistance in all aspects of litigation preparation, research, and general administrative support.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.  

Experience: Three years of experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary performing legal research or preparing legal documents on behalf of an attorney. 

 Notes:

1. Thirty credit hours or a certificate in paralegal studies from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.  

2. Thirty credit hours from an accredited law school may be substituted for the required experience.  

3. Additional years of experience as stated above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in paralegal specialist classifications or paralegal specialist specialty codes in the legal and kindred field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of Microsoft Office or other comparable word processing system;

Knowledge of administrative appeals;

Ability to work at a consistently high volume;

Knowledge of records retention including state archival system;

Knowledge of Access Database

Successful candidate will be fingerprinted for access to restricted CJIS, JIS and other database as needed.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application 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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.

If you are unable to apply online, 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 jobs@oag.state.md.us.

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.