Assistant State's Attorney Ii

Baltimore County
35 per week $86,700 Per year MD Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, Baltimore County Courts Building, 401 Bosley Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Interested applicants MUST attach your resume and three professional references to your application along with your degree(s)/transcript(s) or certification(s)/license(s) to be considered for this position.  

Regular Schedule Non-Merit 35 hours per week, plus Baltimore County benefits.

A full-time, non-merit, Assistant State's Attorney II vacancy exists in the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore County, Criminal Prosecution Division.  

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan. 

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.
List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

You MUST attach your resume and three professional references to your application.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  You MUST attach your resume and three professional references the application.

Examples of Duties

Essential Job Duties

  • An Assistant State’s Attorney II in Circuit Court will handle hundreds of cases a year. 

  • They handle Pray Jury Trials, felony cases, etc. 

  • They also handle criminal misdemeanor cases including domestic assaults, thefts, auto thefts, identity thefts and hundreds of miscellaneous other misdemeanors. 

  • Overall, the Circuit Court handles around 5,000 Pray Jury Trial cases and 3,000 felony cases a year. 

  • Each Assistant State’s Attorney  is assigned multiple dockets a week and must prepare the files, communicate with Defense Attorneys and physically go to court and handle all of the cases on the docket.

Examples of Other Duties

  • Performs other duties as required. 


 Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland, or eligible to waive into the bar of the State of Maryland.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the Maryland and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence, as well as the Local Rules for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and Rules applicable to other courts and tribunals as may be applicable, and the Rules of Professional Responsibility.
    • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local law.
    • Knowledge of County best practices and procedures.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex matters.
    • Communicate with exceptional oral and written communication.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with
    others (inside and outside the Office of Law).
    • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks.
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.
    • A strong sense of ownership of tasks and responsibilities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills required to work with the public and various agencies.
    • Strong writing and drafting skills.
    • Strong technology skills, including the ability to coordinate and conduct electronic
    discovery, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office software and legal research
    platforms such as Westlaw.
    • A willingness to perform with minimal administrative support.
Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
At time of interview, applicant will be required to submit a Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals. 

Character Requirement
All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and drug test.
Citizenship Requirement
All applicants must be citizens of the United States at the time of appointment.

You MUST attach your resume and three professional references to your application.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.  

Employment Background Investigation
 Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprinting checks.