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Recruitment #22-002711-0055


Internal Only Recruitment - This recruitment is only open to current employees at the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings. 

The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) in Hunt Valley, MD is seeking applicants for a full-time Administrative Officer I position within our Operations Department. Operations is responsible for managing all aspects of administrative hearings delegated to OAH by more than 35 executive agencies of the State of Maryland.   Operations compiles several detailed reports that are required for reporting to the Department of Legislative Services, Advisory Council and the General Assembly.  Operations tracks and monitors legislation that affects OAH and the agencies that delegate hearings to OAH.  Operations is also responsible for responding to Public Information Act (PIA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted to OAH.   This is a full-time position with full State benefits with ability to work a hybrid schedule.   We encourage all interested parties to apply.




Hunt Valley, MD


The main purpose of this position is to provide support to the OAH’s Operations Division. The position will provide direct support to the Director and Deputy Director of Operations, who report directly to the Chief Administrative Law Judge (i.e. the head of the agency). This position prepares and issues orders for various case types, issues decisions for the Director and Deputy Director as needed, drafts correspondence, and prepares various reports. This position also provides direct support in responding to PIA and FOIA requests. All of these activities involve highly confidential reports and information, frequent contact with internal OAH managers and staff, and frequent in-person and telephone contact with attorneys, personnel at other state agencies, and members of the public. The position requires excellent reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, and legal writing skills, as well as a thorough understanding of the legal statutes, regulations, rules and procedures governing OAH’s operations.


Experience:   Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university and one year of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours for each year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


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

One year of experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary performing legal research or preparing legal documents on behalf of an attorney.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualifications: Please include clear and specific information on your application regarding these qualifications.

Has at least one year of experience writing legal orders.

Has at least one year of experience responding to Public Information Active (PIA) and/or   Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.


Internal Only Recruitment - This recruitment is only open to current employees at the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings. 


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



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

Office of Administrative Hearings, Attn: Kelly Valentine, 
11101 Gilroy Road, 
Hunt Valley, MD 21031 

Resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online or paper application.

Questions concerning this recruitment, please email TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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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