Chief Deputy States Attorney

Baltimore, MD
Full Time
Job #: 00724NCS Salary: $111,047 - $183,073 Yearly
The Office is seeking a Chief Deputy State’s Attorney. The Chief Deputy reports directly to the State’s Attorney and is responsible to her for the activities of all her prosecutors (approximately 200) and the prosecution and investigation of all cases (approximately 41,000 each year) in the office.

Duties of the Chief Deputy State’s Attorney include:
  • Meeting frequently with the State’s Attorney;
  • Meeting every two weeks with the State’s Attorney, the Chief of External Affairs, and the Chief of Administration;
  • Meeting weekly with the three Deputy State’s Attorneys (the Deputies for Major Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, and Operations) who report directly to the Chief Deputy;
  • Meeting thrice weekly with the State’s Attorney and her Executive Team;
  • Frequent daily contact and meetings with the State’s Attorney, Deputies, supervisors, and line prosecutors concerning plea agreements, trial strategy and preparation, guidance, advice, personnel issues, staffing, policies, procedures, court decisions, and judicial inquiries;
  • Formulation of and comment upon policy recommendations to the State’s Attorney;
  • Participation in significant cases with novel or important issues through brief writing and court appearances;
  • Advising and responding to media MPIA requests; Drafting and commenting upon legislation;
  • Testifying before the legislature with regard to legislation;
  • Updating prosecutors on substantial legal developments;
  • Keeping current with case law, statutory law, legal principles, and best practices;
  • Monitoring the activities of the Rules Committee; Consultation and coordination with other state, local, and federal prosecutor agencies, including the Maryland State’s Attorneys Association;
  • Consultation and coordination with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, primarily BPD; Attendance at regularly scheduled multi-agency meetings;
  • Consultation and coordination with the judges of the circuit and district courts in Baltimore City; Submission of asset forfeiture claims relating to the Baltimore City OCDETF Strike Force;
  • Recommending annual salary increases to the State’s Attorney; and
  • Conducting final interviews of employee applicants with the State’s Attorney.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and will bring a strong desire to work collaboratively. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability as a trial lawyer.

To be successful, the candidate must have experience in managing others, and strong analytical and organizational skills. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment that may include nights and weekends, and the ability to foster a team environment within the office are crucial. The ability to produce outstanding results with limited resources is essential.

The ideal candidate must be proficient in the use of Lexis/Nexis and other computer systems to utilize data for management of resources, conduct legal research, conduct internet searches, and to maintain documents in an electronic form. The candidate must be familiar with relevant statutes and case law. The candidate must have extensive felony trial experience.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample which demonstrates substantial legal research and analysis and three professional references.

Residency Requirement:
Applicants must be Baltimore City residents or be prepared to establish domicile in the City of Baltimore within 6 months of hire date.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is $111,047 - $183,073 commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package also offered.

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