Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

March 13, 2024

Contact Information

Alexander Huggins
ahuggins@oag.state.md.us

Job Title: Deputy Unit Chief (Asst. Attorney General) Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Salary: $95,798 – $154,319. 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 legal business of the State, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of State Government. As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown leads the Office with a key focus on equity, justice, and fairness.

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 attorneys 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, organized crime, the opioid epidemic, fraud, corruption, environmental hazards, natural resources crimes, and to help keep Marylanders safe.

Responsibilities

The OAG’s Criminal Division is now seeking applicants for a Deputy Unit Chief of its Fraud and Corruption Unit (FCU). The FCU handles investigations and prosecutions involving fraud and public corruption in Maryland, including bribery, fraud against the state, state employee misconduct, securities fraud, insurance fraud, tax fraud, theft by deception, crimes of exploitation against vulnerable victims, and other criminal violations relating to the integrity of state government and economic justice in courts across Maryland.

The Deputy Unit Chief will assist the Unit Chief in supervising the unit. The Deputy Unit Chief will assist in training, guiding, and overseeing the work of AAGs in the unit. The Deputy Unit Chief will also review referrals and complaints for criminal sufficiency, advise and assist investigators 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. The Deputy Unit Chief will manage their own docket of investigations and trials.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of criminal litigation experience in Maryland courts, including experience investigating and prosecuting complex crimes and experience with grand jury practice. The ideal candidate will have a 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 Alexander Huggins (Chief of the Fraud and Corruption Unit) at ahuggins@oag.state.md.us, by the close of business on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Please write “Deputy Unit Chief – FCU” in the subject line. Applicants who are subsequently invited for an interview may also be asked for a writing sample and references.