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ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST III

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Recruitment #21-007726-0002

Introduction

The goals of the State Ethics Commission, as established by the Public Ethics Law, are: to ensure the public has the highest trust in its State officials and employees and to assure the public that decisions are made impartially and with independence of judgment;  to ensure State business is conducted free from improper influence, or even the appearance of improper influence;  and to prevent conflicts of interest by administering public disclosure programs and standards of conduct for State employees, officials and lobbyists.

This is a special appointment position that serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

GRADE

12

LOCATION OF POSITION

State Ethics Commission
45 Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Annapolis, MD  21401

NOTE:  The State Ethics Commission is temporarily located at:
580 Taylor Avenue, 1st Floor 
Annapolis, MD 21401  (until approx. January 2022)

POSITION DUTIES

The incumbent assists the Commission’s attorneys and Executive Director on various legal matters under the Public Ethics Law, special projects, general office support and matters related to advice, enforcement and local government compliance.  Additionally, the incumbent will conduct financial disclosure review and perform other duties as needed or assigned.

The incumbent routinely communicates with State employees and officials to gather information in support of the Commission’s attorneys.  The incumbent also drafts correspondence for the signatures of counsel, updates/maintains administrative database (containing local government and informal advice information) and organizes electronic and paper files.  Other duties include assisting in advice requests, interviewing individuals and drafting reports for Commission review.  Duties may further include evaluating secondary employment requests, which involve interviewing requesters, supervisors and outside employers. 

The incumbent will develop a basic understanding of the Ethics Law in order to respond to general requests from the public, State employees and officials, and lobbyists seeking assistance with programs administered by the Commission, where the advice of an attorney is not required.  The incumbent may assist in the completion and review of various forms filed with the Commission and may fill in as necessary as receptionist, to include answering phones, opening and distributing mail and assisting visitors to the office.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  High school diploma and/or GED certificate.  

Experience:  At least one year of customer service experience and two years of experience in administrative or professional work. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience as a legal secretary or paralegal is a plus.

Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills and attention to detail are important. 
 
Computer and Microsoft Office knowledge is a must.  

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Darlene Brocki Gavel - Darlene.Brocki@maryland.gov

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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer