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Staff Attorney

Recruitment #19-002588-0005


The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) in Hunt Valley is seeking applicants for a full-time position of Staff Attorney in the Quality Assurance Division.  Individuals interested in working part-time should also apply now, as we anticipate a part-time vacancy in a few months.  Selected individual will provide legal support to the over 50 Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) engaged in contested case hearings referred to OAH by over 30 State agencies.




11101 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley in Northern Baltimore County

Main Purpose of Job

Incumbent serves under the Director and Deputy Director of Quality Assurance working to ensure that the quality of ALJ work product conforms to professional standards and meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. Assists in the processes of complex legal research and analysis, decision writing, review of ALJ work product, maintenance of statutory, regulatory and policy changes in substantive hearing areas,  legislative support, and library support.


Duties include:

  • conducts legal research in numerous areas of substantive and procedural law to assist Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) in their adjudicative functions;
  • analysis of complex legal issues and drafting of memoranda of law for use by ALJs;
  • participates in the development and delivery of ALJ training;
  • ensures that bench manuals of various case types are prepared, maintained, current and correct.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


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

2. 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.

3. 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.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification below to be considered. Please include clear and specific information on your application regarding this qualification:

Two years of the required experience MUST be in performing professional work in a law office or legal setting.


Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess the qualifications listed below. Be sure to include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification:

A Juris Doctor or equivalent from a law school and current Good Standing in the Maryland Bar.


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


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.

You may include a resume, but the resume will not take the place of information required on the application form. Be sure that you fully complete all sections of the application.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Office of Administrative Hearings

ATTN: Personnel Office

11101 Gilroy Road

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

If you choose to send a paper application, it must be fully completed and received at OAH by 5pm on the closing date.

If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the OAH Personnel Office at 410-229-4115.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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