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Recruitment #20-001375-0017


The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is located in Hunt Valley, MD. We are a State agency charged with conducting fair and timely hearings in 500 different types of cases for over 30 State agencies. This hearing function is intended to provide an unbiased opportunity for citizens affected by the administrative actions of Maryland State agencies, such as the Motor Vehicle Administration, Child Services, Health Department, Personnel, and Labor and Licensing.

One component of the OAH is a large Clerk's Office, where Docket Clerks handle the many clerical and administrative functions associated with supporting the judges engaged in the hearing schedule. We are seeking interested applicants to fill two vacant positions and establish an eligible list for Docket Clerk Trainee from which we will fill current vacancies and future vacancies as they occur within the next year.

If you enjoy learning new things, working in a professional work environment, and are seeking stable employment with access to benefits such as health insurance, paid vacation and personal leave, paid holidays, and a defined pension plan, then we want to hear from you! Veterans and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.




Hunt Valley, MD


The main purpose of this position is to receive, schedule and close cases as well as other clerical duties within the Clerk's Office for the Office of Administrative Hearings. This position is also responsible to receive, open, and sort all incoming mail; affix postage and as appropriate pack up all outgoing mail; as well as, print, separate, and distribute subpoenas, hearing notices and other forms.

The primary responsibilities for the first position are to perform clerical and related support duties within the Clerk's Office of the Office of Administrative Hearings. The primary responsibilities may include receiving and entering cases into the case management system, confirming hearing dates, scheduling cases in a timely manner, processing mail and closing cases. The primary responsibilities of the second position are to perform duties relating to the processing of mail for the Office of Administrative Hearings.  These duties include opening, sorting and processing all incoming and outgoing mail for the agency,  operating a postage machine, operating equipment to print notices and separate forms, and distributing cases as appropriate.


Education:   Completion of the eighth grade.

Experience: One year experience performing clerical duties in an office environment. 


1. Additional experience performing clerical duties may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate may be substituted for six months of the required experience.

3. Six months clerical training with three courses in subjects such as keyboarding, clerical math, word processing, spreadsheets, data base, graphics presentation, proofreading, or office etiquette may be substituted for six months of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical or Office Services specialty codes in the Clerical Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


For best consideration, application should have experience in performing clerical duties related to legal or regulatory matters, such as in a law firm or legal office, a court-affiliated office environment, or a government unit applying a set of rules and regulations.  Applicants should also have experience providing excellent customer service to individuals over the phone and through email.


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. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to by the closing deadline to the Office of Administrative Hearings, 11101 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, Attn: Human Resources.

For information concerning this recruitment, please email

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. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.