Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

February 7, 2024

Contact Information

Nicholas Sokolow
nicholas.sokolow@maryland.gov

OAG is seeking applicants for a Full-Time (97%) Assistant Attorney General position with the Maryland Department of Labor. This position serves as Advice Counsel to the Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) and the Career and Technology Committee (CTE Committee) on the substantive State and federal laws, regulations, and policy for which the client is responsible, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and the Career and Technology Education framework of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The position’s responsibilities include providing formal advice to the clients and day-to-day advice to staff on a variety of legal matters related to the client’s mission. Specific responsibilities include providing advice and counsel on legal issues affecting WIOA and Blueprint policymaking and administration; participating on committees and in meetings; reviewing, analyzing, and preparing legislation, policy and regulations; preparing and reviewing contracts and agreements; drafting and reviewing proposed regulations and legislation; providing procurement and personnel advice as needed; and providing accurate and timely response to public inquiry. This position will also support the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning with similar duties. Advice Counsel is also responsible for working collaboratively with other assistant attorneys general assigned to the Department and/or other State agencies. This position performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of legal experience, excellent writing skills, and admission to the Maryland Bar. Knowledge of administrative law, the Open Meetings Act, and the Maryland Public Information Act is also required. Knowledge of State and federal education law, workforce development law, registered apprenticeship law, personnel and procurement is a plus.

Application Process

Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references via e-mail to Nicholas C. Sokolow, Division Director, at Nicholas.sokolow@maryland.gov by the close of business on Monday, February 26, 2024. Please write “Advice Counsel” in the subject line of the email.