Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

April 9, 2024

Contact Information

JasCiel Stamp

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.

For more information on the agency, please visit our website.


As the Talent Acquisition Manager, the incumbent’s primary mission is to drive the acquisition of top-tier legal professionals who will contribute to our organization’s success and growth. This pivotal role encompasses strategic leadership, relationship building, operational excellence in talent acquisition, effective people management, collaboration with hiring managers, and the generation of insightful recruiting-related reports within the dynamic legal landscape of the State of Maryland.

This role is a unique opportunity to shape the future of the OAG by effectively leading recruitment efforts, cultivating strong relationships with universities, legal professional associations, and other external stakeholders, collaborating closely with hiring managers, and generating insightful recruiting-related reports. By leveraging these connections, leading a talented team, and providing strategic analytics, you will build a robust candidate pool and contribute directly to the achievement of our organizational goals in Baltimore’s vibrant legal environment.

Strategic Talent Planning – 50%
Collaborate closely with leadership and hiring managers to understand current and future staffing needs, ensuring alignment with the organization’s overall strategic objectives. Develop and implement a forward-thinking talent acquisition strategy that anticipates and addresses the evolving demands of the public sector legal industry across the State of Maryland. Work closely with hiring managers to understand their staffing needs, offering expertise in drafting compelling job descriptions, vacancy announcements, and position qualifications. Facilitate communication between hiring managers and HR team to ensure alignment and understanding of recruitment goals.

Recruitment Reporting & Analytics – 15%
Generate and analyze comprehensive reports, including but not limited to vacancy reports, retention metrics, pay equity reports, and recruitment method success rates. Utilize data-driven insights to inform strategic decision-making, assess the effectiveness of recruitment initiatives, and implement continuous improvements. Utilize data-driven insights to measure the success of talent acquisition efforts, regularly assessing key performance indicators (KPIs) and adjusting strategies accordingly. Drive a culture of continuous improvement, leveraging analytics and feedback to refine recruitment processes and achieve optimal results.

External Stakeholder Relationship Building – 15%
Establish and nurture relationships with local universities, law schools, and legal professional associations to create a robust talent pipeline. Collaborate with academic institutions to develop opportunities, programs, and initiatives that attract emerging legal talent.

Employer Branding & Candidate Experience – 10%
Collaborate with the Communications team to elevate our employer brand within the legal community by fostering positive and lasting relationships with legal professionals in Maryland. Create a seamless and positive candidate experience, reflecting our commitment to professionalism and excellence.

Team Leadership – 5%
Lead HR staff responsible for talent acquisition, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture. Develop and implement effective training programs to enhance the skills and capabilities of the talent acquisition team.

Champion OAG Values – 5%
Lead recruitment initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion within the agency, contributing to a workplace that reflects the richness and variety of Maryland’s legal community. Implement strategies to attract a diverse pool of legal candidates, fostering an inclusive environment that values differences.


The ideal candidate will have at least eight (8) years of recruitment experience*, recruitment in the legal field is preferred. Candidates should have experience creating and executing recruitment/staffing strategic plans in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities. Candidates will be expected to build relationships with internal & external stakeholders (universities and professional associations) and act as a brand ambassador exemplifying the employee proposition value at virtual and in-person events. The candidate must have experience with requirements gathering and advising management on current recruitment trends. Technical capabilities include proficiency with various ATS, HRIS, presentation, spreadsheet, email, calendar, and communications applications/software. Finally, candidates should be detail oriented, highly organized, and have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

*A Bachelor’s degree can be used to substitute for three (3) years of experience.

Application Process

All applicants must submit an application (including a resume) and complete the supplemental questionnaire through the Department of Budget and Management here Maryland State Online Employment Center by April 14, 2024.