Careers

Teen Court Coordinator

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney needs your help. If you are passionate about preventing juvenile delinquency we have an exciting opportunity for you.  The State’s Attorney’s Office is interviewing candidates for a Coordinator position for its Teen Court Program initiative.

The Teen Court Program is an alternative justice system that offers teenage offenders an important opportunity to learn from their mistakes without acquiring a criminal record. Teens, between the ages of 10 and 17, who have committed a non-violent misdemeanor and admitted their guilt, appear for “sentencing” before a jury of their peers.

This is a one-year grant funded position (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016).  Continuation beyond this term is contingent on future funding.

TYPICAL DUTIES:  

• Prepare Teen Court docket

• Prepare case folders for defense attorneys/prosecuting attorneys

• Prepare Judges court packet

• Prepare case synopsis for Judges

• Contact & recruit adult attorney volunteers

• Assist with speaking assignments to community organizations and schools

• Contact and schedule judges to preside in Teen Court

• Prepare and mail notices to offenders regarding their sanction fulfillment status

• Attend each Teen Court session as a coordinator/facilitator

• Recruit student and adult volunteers

• Track each program participant’s status regarding completion of sanctions

• Identify and foster appropriate partnerships (i.e police, sheriff, schools, corporations, non-profits)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR CANDIDATES: 

Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or social work; three years’ experience in criminal justice, delinquency management or social services; two years of supervisory experience required and prior juvenile justice, juvenile diversion or juvenile probation experience preferred.

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 and qualification for the position to:  Human Resource Director, Prince George’s County Office of the State’s Attorney, SAOHumanresources@co.pg.md.us.

 

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.

This positions could be funded by either the general fund or a grant, and are an 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 State’s 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

There are no current vacancies at this time, however individuals interested in applying for Victim Witness Coordinator 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.

 

Assistant State’s Attorney

There are no current vacancies at this time, however individuals interested in applying for Assistant State's Attorney 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. 

 
Law Clerk

There are no current vacancies at this time, however individuals interested in applying for Law Clerk 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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