Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

May 24, 2024

Contact Information

Leonard Howie
lhowie@oag.state.md.us

Job Title: Division Director Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Salary: $116,289 – $195,301. The salary range is based on a multitude of factors including applicable personnel rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Location: Office of the Attorney General, Contract Litigation Unit
200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202

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.

The Office of Attorney General is seeking applicants for the Division Chief position to supervise the Contract Litigation Division. The position is a supervisory position responsible for oversight of Division personnel and litigating contract formation and administration disputes. The activities of the Division’s attorneys include litigation with State contractors arising from contract formation disputes (bid protests), complex claims on major State construction and service contracts, and providing advice on contract issues to a variety of State agencies. The Division represents agencies at all levels of this process. In addition to its litigation activities, the Division provides advice to State agencies on drafting contract documents and complying with the procurement law during the contract solicitation process, and on contract administration issues and disputes when problems arise on ongoing projects.

Responsibilities

The Division Chief will manage and supervise the activities of the Division, including attorneys and support personnel, in all aspects of litigation, including reviewing complaints, directing investigations, writing pleadings and briefs, taking and defending depositions, negotiating settlements, and appearing in court and at administrative hearings at every level. This position involves staffing of cases; management of resources; development of legal theories, strategy, and tactics; development of professional skills and specialized procurement and claims knowledge; review of significant pleadings; providing guidance; and reviewing proposed legislation and regulations.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten years of substantial trial court, administrative and appellate experience, construction litigation experience, proficiency in Maryland procurement law, demonstrated leadership abilities, excellent writing skills, and admission to the Maryland Bar.

Application Process

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume via email to: Leonard Howie, Deputy Attorney General, lhowie@oag.state.md.us and cc to Chinequa Powell, at cpowell@oag.state.md.us, by close of business on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Please write “Division Chief – Contract Litigation Division” in the subject line.