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TREASURY SPECIALIST III

Legal Support

Recruitment #17-002745-0003

Introduction

The Maryland State Treasurer's Office is in search of a professional self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication to support the Office's robust Legal Division.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as Treasury administrative/legal support to the Assistant Attorneys General in the Maryland State Treasurer's Office (STO) and as such, supports all legal activities associated with the administration of State Tort Claims Act litigation and the State's General Obligation Debt Program. The STO legal division is charged with legal advice and opinions, contract preparation and review, preparing and editing rules, regulations and policies, drafting legislation, representation in various types of litigation, administrative and regulatory proceedings and responding to citizen inquiries.

This is a fast-paced, detail and deadline-intensive environment.  The ideal candidate must have the capability to thrive in such an environment.

POSITION DUTIES

The primary responsibilities of this position involve specialized legal and administrative support functions such as preparing pleadings, briefs, correspondence; filing; preparing and organizing documents in preparation for trial; maintaining up-to-date litigation and/or subject files; calendar management, including assisting with scheduling court appearances and depositions, appropriately handling incoming departmental calls; maintaining relevant legal database(s); and providing back-up support to Treasury Administration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university including or supplemented by at least 18 credit hours in accounting, business administration or equivalent business subjects.

Experience: Three years of employment in responsible public administration, business administration, and/or accounting or auditing.

OR Education: Graduation from a standard high school, including or supplemented by 18 credited hours in business administration, accounting, or equivalent business subjects. Experience: Seven years of experience as defined above.

Note: 

1. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in financial administration and program classification or financial administration specialty codes in the accounting and budget group field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Experience performing paralegal, secretarial or clerical support duties in a legal environment.  Some examples include:  preparing pleadings, briefs, and legal correspondence; maintaining litigation and/or subject files; maintaining databases involving legal information; preparing documents for trial; and coordinating legal schedules

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comprehensive Microsoft Office skills with strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Experience filing pleadings, discovery materials and other documents with Local and Federal courts
  • Experience in the preparation of subpoenas to obtain medical records in personal injury cases

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants must be willing to work in Annapolis

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

N/A

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must pass a background investigation to include criminal, credit and driving history

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be admitted to examination for this classification.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  Only those individuals whose applications reflect the necessary education and experience will be considered, so please describe all relevant experience and education in detail.

Please be sure to submit transcripts with your application (unofficial is adequate) or list your courses on the application.  *Equivalent business subjects will be translated using the UMD Robert H. Smith School of Business curriculum.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination process will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

Exempt

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you do not have access to the Internet and need to fill out a paper application, please forward to:  Maryland State Treasurer's Office, 80 Calvert Street, Room 109, Annapolis, Maryland  21401  Attn:  Human Resources or FAX:  410-260-4090

General questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to the STO Personnel Office at:  410-260-6382 or 410-260-7078

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply

We thank our veterans for their service to our country

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