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Paralegal

 
The Prince George's County State's Attorney has an immediate opening for multiple full-time Paralegal positions. If you are interested in law enforcement and our judicial system and you enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly rewarding environment, we are looking for you. The Paralegals will join the efforts of attorneys, investigators and other support staff charged with safeguarding the community through the prosecution of criminal matters.  The Paralegals selected should be prepared to work unconventional hours based on operational needs.
 
These positions could be funded by either the general fund or a grant, and are exempt positions, which means the Paralegal is a political appointment and serves at the pleasure of the State's Attorney.
 
 
TYPICAL DUTIES:
The Paralegals will work with Assistant Attorneys to perform a full range of legal support activities. Typical duties include:
 
  • Assist with the preparation and filing of motions, notices, memoranda and other related legal documents
  • Gathers information from and updates information in judicial/criminal databases and tracking systems
  • Prepares documents from gathered information to be used at all stages of prosecution
  • Assists in obtaining information from law enforcement or other parties for use in preparing cases before trial
  • Runs preliminary record and history checks on identified individuals

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR CANDIDATES:   Must have an Associates of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies and one year of experience in an area related to the judicial/criminal justice system; or any equivalent combination of relevant training, education and experience which will allow the applicant to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  1. Must pass a background investigation
  2. Must pass a drug screen

 

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK:   Under the Immigration reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Selected candidate for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit resume and cover letter discussing experience to: Human Resource Director, Prince George's County Office of the State's Attorney, SAOHumanresources@co.pg.md.us.

 

Victim Witness Coordinator

 
The Prince George's County State's Attorney has an immediate opening for a full-time Victim Witness Coordinator. If you are interested in law enforcement and our judicial system and you enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly rewarding environment, we are looking for you. The Victim Witness Coordinator will join the Victims Witness Unit which is comprised of a Chief, eight coordinators and five grant-funded advocates who are responsible for guiding victims and witnesses through the criminal justice system.
 
 
This is an exempt position, meaning the Victim Witness Coordinator is a political appointment of the State's Attorney and serves at the pleasure of the State's Attorney.
 
 
TYPICAL DUTIES:
The Victim Witness Coordinator is responsible for providing direct victim services to crime victims and witnesses inclusive of courtroom accompaniment, moral support, written, telephone and personal contact, victim notification, employers intervention, providing referrals to agencies, maintaining calendar and contact logs, keeping statistics and records and explanation of court procedures, hearings, and case disposition.
 
 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR CANDIDATES: Must have an Associates Arts Degree allied to a program of behavior science or criminal justice; or any equivalent combination of relevant training, education and experience.
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  1. Must pass a background investigation
  2. Must pass a drug screen
 
 
 
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Selected candidate for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.
 
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
 
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter discussing experience to: Human Resource Director, Prince George’s County Office of the State’s Attorney, SAOHumanresources@co.pg.md.us.
 
 

Assistant State's Attorney

 
The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney currently has several openings for Assistant State’s Attorneys (ASAs).  The State’s Attorney’s Office is charged with serving the interests of the citizens of Prince George’s County, Maryland.  With close to 900,000 citizens, Assistant State’s Attorneys are charged with assisting the State’s Attorney to safeguard the community through the prosecution of criminal matters.
 
These are “exempt” positions, which means the Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) is a political appointment and serves at the pleasure of the State’s Attorney.  Positions may be paid from the general fund and/or may be limited-term grant-funded.
 
 
TYPICAL DUTIES:   
 
The Office is looking to fill vacancies for both entry-level and mid- to senior-level ASA positions.  The candidates selected must be familiar with and able to effectively utilize the rules of evidence and criminal procedure to prosecute violations of the criminal law of Maryland, both competently and professionally.
 
Typical duties for entry-level ASAs include:  contacting, interviewing and preparing victims and witnesses for all court appearances; handling routine motions hearings and trials in District Court; complying with discovery and drafting pleadings; providing appropriate information to the citizens of Prince George’s County on a variety of issues.
 
Typical duties for mid- to senior-level ASAs include:  reviewing criminal allegations and providing direction to law enforcement during investigations; complying with discovery obligations; preparing cases to be presented in court; drafting and arguing pretrial and post-trial motions and other pleadings; clearly and logically presenting evidence and arguments in court; and providing appropriate information to the citizens of Prince George’s County on a variety of issues.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR CANDIDATES:  Entry-level candidates must have graduated from an accredited law school and be eligible to practice law in the state of Maryland.  Candidates for the mid- to senior-level attorney position must also have at least five (5) years of felony trial experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATION FOR CANDIDATES:  Homicide prosecution experience preferred for the mid- to senior-level positions, but not required.
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  1. Must pass a background investigation
  2. Must pass a drug screen
 
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK:  Under the Immigration reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  Selected candidate for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.
 
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
 
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter discussing experience, and writing sample to:  Human Resource Director, Prince George’s County Office of the State’s Attorney, SAOHumanresources@co.pg.md.us. Please include information as to the number of trials you have had, whether they were tried to a jury or a judge, and your role in the trial.

 

 

Law Clerk

 

There are no current vacancies at this time, however individuals interested in applying for Law Clerk/Paralegal positions can submit a resume and a cover letter discussing experience, qualifications, availability and salary requirement to: SAOHumanresources@co.pg.md.us. Letters of interest and resumes will be kept on file for 6 months if vacancies become available.

 

Investigator

 

There are no current vacancies at this time however, individuals interested in applying for an Investigator position can submit a resume and a cover letter discussing experience, qualifications, availability and salary requirement to: SAOHumanresources@co.pg.md.us. Letters of interest and resumes will be kept on file for 6 months if vacancies become available.

 
 
 
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