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Recruitment #21-005477-0014


This is a Position Specific Recruitment for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Charter Legal Division, for the Baltimore City Office.  The resulting eligible list will be used for this position only.  Interested persons will need to reapply for future recruitments in this classification.




SDAT-Charter Legal Division- Baltimore City
301 W. Preston St. Room 801 
Baltimore MD, 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the job is to function as the Deputy Program Manager for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT), Charter Legal Division and to function in the absence of the Program Manager. The incumbent is required to supervise Charter Specialists, Paralegals, Professional Staff and Administrative Support Staff and to review for legal sufficiency and accept or reject business entity documents which are legally required to be filed with SDAT. This position must, with a focus on customer service, respond to inquiries from the general public; officers, directors, attorneys and other representatives of business entities; and representatives of other government agencies. The concerns covered by these inquiries include, but are not limited to: the creation, termination and status of a variety of types of business entities; ground rent filings, the protection of security interests and collection of fees and taxes through Uniform Commercial Code Filings, the status of documents filed with this Department, and assistance in serving legal process on business entities.


1) This position fulfills all duties performed by the Chief Legal Program Manager
during the Program Manager’s absences. The incumbent plans, organizes and
reviews through immediate supervisors the work production of the charter legal
staff including office secretaries, administrative aides, paralegals and attorneys.
The position provides technical guidance to subordinates.
 2) The incumbent functions as a Customer Service Representative for the
Department when needed at the customer service counter, on the telephone and
through email. This includes prompt resolution of legal and administrative issues.
 3) The incumbent advises and counsels officials and directors of possible or
existing business entities, their attorneys or representatives as to the proper
procedures to be followed to obtain or maintain good standing with the State of
Maryland or to accomplish a certain transaction or to file personal property returns
 4) The incumbent reviews corporation and other business entity documents for
legal sufficiency pursuant to Maryland laws and regulations and accepts or rejects
filed documents and provides detailed instructions to correct deficiencies. The
incumbent is also responsible for the Ground Rent Registration and Redemption
programs and for Transfers of Controlling Interest filings including the investigation,
legal research and negotiations involved. The incumbent problem-solves difficult
filings and transactions.
 5) As an expert with regards to Charter Legal and the functions of the Department,
this position communicates on a daily basis with the general public, members of
the bar, the courts and other government agencies to inform, instruct and advise
them with respect thereto. The incumbent makes appropriate referrals to other
agencies or resources for those requesting further information on starting and
operating a business. These communications occur via mail, in person,
telephonically and via fax.
 6) The incumbent continually researches and interprets Maryland statutes, case
law and regulations to maintain a high level of expertise and competence in those
areas which are the responsibility of the Department. The incumbent works to
improves processes and operations of the Charter Legal office.
7) The incumbent is responsible for supervision and evaluation of subordinates.
8) Performs all other duties as assigned.


Education: Graduate of an accredited law school

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,  conducting legal review and research, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Graduate level law school education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.

2. 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 to year basis for the required education and experience.


Desired and Preferred

Basic understanding of the laws and legal concepts of corporations and business associations.
Experience leading a team in a fast-paced, customer service oriented work environment.
Experience with completing legal research and review of complicated subject matter.


Must be willing to work in Baltimore City


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.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Assessments and Taxation, Office of Human Resources Division, 300 W. Preston St., Room 511 Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department f Assessments and Taxation, Office of Human Resources Division at 410-767-1140, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.