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Deputy Clerk

Recruitment #23-006097-0002


The Maryland Tax Court, an independent State agency in the Executive branch, provides the highest administrative level for local tax-related appeals. The Court’s mission is to provide an independent forum servicing all state taxpayers for the effective, fair, and efficient hearing and resolution of tax controversies.  


This is a Special Appointment position and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




301 West Preston Street, 15th Floor, Suite 1513

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Clerk of the Maryland Tax Court works with the Clerk to provide counsel, constituent assistance, case management, and operational administrative management as assigned or in the absence of the Clerk. The Deputy will work closely with the Clerk of the Court, Tax Court Judges, the Maryland State Legislature, court staff members, and litigants. The Deputy Clerk is responsible for fiscal accounting, court management, administrative law, state and local tax law.


The Deputy Clerk must be familiar with state and local tax law, understand the Rules and Procedures of the Courts of Maryland, and be available to attend Tax Court hearings as needed. 


Strong organizational ability and attention to detail are required to record proceedings, schedule appeals, maintain calendar deadlines, issue subpoenas, and assign cases.


This position prepares the annual budget for approval by the Clerk and the Chief Judge and testifies before the General Assembly at budget hearings. 


Good interpersonal skills are necessary to maintain effective working relationships with representatives of the public, news media, and other government agencies.


A high level of information technology acumen and a willingness to learn tax law and court procedures will be necessary.




 A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited university




1 year of work experience in legal or accounting work




Certified Public Accountant


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  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 examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

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


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 Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., 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 DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, 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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