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Maryland: Special Assistant Attorneys General - Executive Division (Two Fellowship Positions)

Posting Date: March 14, 2024

Closing Date: April 1, 2024

Job Title: (2) Special Assistant Attorneys General

Position Type: Term-Appointment

Salary: $78,749 – $187,716. The salary range is based on a multitude of factors including experience, applicable personnel rules, regulations and guidelines.

Location: Office of the Attorney General, Executive Division 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Telework Status: A hybrid remote telework and in-office schedule option is available per applicable policies and procedures.

DESCRIPTION: 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.

OAG is seeking applicants for two (2) experienced attorneys to serve as Special Assistant Attorneys General, Environmental Law. The positions are fellowship sponsored by the New York University School of Law State Energy & Environmental Impact Center (State Impact Center). The Fellow(s) will pursue the Attorney General’s environmental justice and environmental protection agenda, including enforcing Maryland’s environmental laws, promoting clean energy, addressing climate change, and advocating on other environmental matters of regional and national importance.

Responsibilities include evaluating potential and pending civil litigation, developing legal arguments and strategies, and collaborating with stakeholders to advance these efforts. The Special Assistant may participate in litigation before state, federal, and appellate courts, as well as administrative agencies. The OAG currently has major litigation underway about PFAS, MTBE, and PCBs.

The Fellows will work in collaboration with one or more of the following OAG headquarters units Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, or with a unit which is co-located at specific state agencies that OAG represents – Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Environmental Service, Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Maryland Energy Administration.​

The SAAG is a one-year fellowship position and is expected to be extended for at least an additional year, contingent on funding. NYU School of Law will pay the salary of the SAAG. The SAAG will work out of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s offices in Baltimore or Annapolis.

EXPERIENCE: Candidates should have a minimum of five years of legal experience and excellent research and writing skills. Candidates with significantly more legal experience are welcome to apply. Candidates should have a demonstrated working knowledge of environmental law, including environmental justice. The SAAG salary is commensurate with experience. Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Maryland or willing to seek admission. As this position is funded by NYU’s School of Law, the salary range will be based on experience and in accordance with OAG’s salary-setting processes to ensure pay equity among employees.

SUBMISSION: Interested persons should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references, to: Carolyn Quattrocki, Deputy Attorney General at [email protected] with a cc to Chinequa Powell, at [email protected], by close of business on Monday, April 1, 2024. Please write “Special Assistant Attorneys General – NYU State Impact Center” in the subject line.

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: The successful candidates will be eligible for subsidized health benefits (medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage) and life insurance; leave, including annual (vacation), personal, sick, and paid parental leave. The candidate is also eligible to participate in a retirement plan. For information regarding benefits for this fellowship, please visit NYU’s website at: https://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit/full-time/professional-research-staff/benefits-guide-2024.html. For more information regarding the fellowship program, please visit NYU’s website at: https://stateimpactcenter.org/about/fellows-program/.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, religion or belief, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, pregnancy, family or parental status, veteran status, genetic information, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND BELONGING: The Office of the Attorney General views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving professional excellence and fostering and maintaining a culture where every employee can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the best pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. We honor, respect, and celebrate all differences, both visible and invisible, and are committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting individuals who have historically been underrepresented in the practice of law and professional careers.​