Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

June 10, 2024

Contact Information

Paul Halliday
phalliday@oag.state.md.us

Job Title: Assistant Attorney General VI Position Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: $95,991- $154,928. The salary range is based on a multitude of factors including applicable personnel rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Location: Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Division
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Telework: A hybrid remote telework and in-office schedule option is available per applicable policies and procedures

DESCRIPTION: The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has the general charge, supervision, and direction of the State’s legal business, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of State Government. The OAG also protects the public by civil enforcement of antitrust, civil rights, consumer protection, and securities laws and regulations and by the prosecution of organized crime, Medicaid fraud, environmental crimes, insurance fraud, state tax evasion, and other statutorily assigned matters. As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown leads the Office with a critical focus on equity, justice, and fairness.

Responsibilities

One of Attorney General Brown’s top priorities is public safety. As such, the OAG is expanding its Criminal Division and is looking for talented, hardworking individuals who are interested in being a part of that expansion, as we create an even bigger and better Criminal Division to collaborate with local, State, and federal partners to help combat violence, the opioid epidemic, fraud, corruption, and environmental hazards, and keep Marylanders safe.

The OAG’s Criminal Division is now seeking applicants to fill an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) position in its Organized Crime Unit (OCU). The OCU handles complex investigations and prosecutions of criminal gang activities, firearms and narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, prison corruption, violent felonies including serial robberies and home invasions, homicides, and more. The AAG will lead investigations and prosecutions of complex and serious cases related to organized crime throughout the state of Maryland. The AAG will work with local, state, and federal law enforcement and prosecuting agencies to collaborate, coordinate, and build cases against some of Maryland’s most dangerous offenders. A wide range of investigative tools will be deployed, including, but not limited to, undercover operations, wiretaps, and the use of the grand jury. The AAG will, among other things, review referrals and complaints for criminal sufficiency; advise and assist investigators and detectives with open investigations; lead and conduct complex investigations; collaborate and coordinate with law enforcement and prosecutorial partner agencies; draft and present criminal charging documents; and represent the State of Maryland in the handling of all stages of prosecution.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at 5 years of criminal litigation experience, with a focus on areas relevant to this position, specifically experience with complex criminal investigations and prosecutions, especially with regard to wiretap investigations, multi-defendant prosecutions, and Maryland’s organized crime/RICO statute. The ideal candidate will have passion for investigative and trial work, strong abilities to build and maintain relationships with victims, witnesses, and law enforcement, along with excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Maryland Bar membership, or the eligibility to waive in immediately, is required.

Application Process

Interested persons should electronically submit their resumes in PDF form to Paul Halliday (Chief of the Organized Crime Unit) at phalliday@oag.state.md.us, by the close of business on Monday, June 24, 2024. Please write “Organized Crime AAG” in the subject line of the email. Applicants who are subsequently invited for an interview will also be asked for references.