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PARALEGAL II

ENFORCEMENT ANALYST

Recruitment #19-000885-0005

Introduction

The Department of Labor is accepting applications from all qualified applicants for the position of Paralegal II. This main purpose of this position is to provide operational support to the Enforcement Unit in carrying out the policies and procedures in examining/investigating individuals, unlicensed business entities, Maryland Chartered Banks, credit unions, trust companies, and licensed financial institutions to uncover improper business practices and/or violations of law subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation.

GRADE

12

LOCATION OF POSITION

500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

POSITION DUTIES

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Process charging documents (Summary Orders to Cease and Desist, Summary Suspension, Charge Letter, etc.) and ensures proper service to respondents via First Class U.S and certified mail. Prepares Affidavits of Service. Receives requests for hearings and ensures that appropriate staff are notified of any requests for hearing received.

Acts as the Public Information Officer and a Custodian of Records for the Agency and coordinates the review and analysis of all public information requests filed with the Agency and all Subpoenas issued to the Agency. Functions include, logging and tracking of all such requests, communicating with requesters by telephone and by letter, coordinating the collection, analysis and response to these requests within statutory deadlines, outlining legal cause for denial of all or part of the documents requested, and arranging payment and delivery of documents.

Act as the Hearing Administrator for the Commissioner, including:

  • For all matters referred to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), preparing and delivering the "Delegation of Authority" letters and requests for hearing subpoenas, providing witness lists, and receiving proposed decisions from OAH and ensuring they are provided to the appropriate attorney in the Attorney General's Office.
  • For all internal hearings, coordinating the scheduling of a court reporter, preparing or coordinating hearing notices and venue, and issuing hearing subpoenas.
  • Process proposed and final orders and ensures proper service to respondents via First Class U.S and certified mail. Prepares Affidavits of Service.
  • Coordinating the ordering and transcription of hearing transcripts.
  • Ensuring that all appeals are logged and appropriate staff is notified of an appeal.
  • Maintaining Agency penalty and restitution trackers for the Enforcement Unit for all civil penalties and restitution orders as a result of enforcement actions.

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

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Research Experience

Legal Experience

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of unemployment overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications 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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.

All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

For positions that require Bachelor/Master Degree etc:

Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted prior to hire. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific qualifications shown above and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.). Please include clear, detailed and specific information on your application regarding experience qualifications related to the minimum qualifications, desired, and/or selective qualifications of the position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:  

Department of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attn: Tenisha Tunstall   19-000885-0005

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201  

For additional information, please contact Tenisha Tunstall at 410-767-2772 or via email Tenisha.Tunstall2@maryland.gov.  

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.  

The MD State Application Form can be found online   Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.



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