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UI LEGAL OFFICER I

Contractual Position

Recruitment #17-005267-0002

Introduction

The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for positions of Unemployment Insurance Legal Officer I. These positions will function as an Unemployment Insurance Attorneys within the Unemployment Insurance Legal Services Unit.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

1100 North Eutaw Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as an attorney represnting DLLR/DUI in collection litigation and to review and sign DLLR/DUI liens to be filed against employers. This requires identifying legal issues, maintaining a trial docket, filing and effectively litigating cases. It requires timely, frequent, effective communication with claimants and employers and their representatives. It also requires negotiating and settling cases in accordance with agency policies. The position reports directly to the Supervisor of the Litigation Unit.

POSITION DUTIES

The primary purpose of this position is to represent the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Division at bankruptcy proceedings in federal courts; tax collection and unemployment benefits overpayment hearings in Maryland Courts; and at administrative hearings (tax protest) before DLLR.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience: None.

Note:

1.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in General Attorney classifications or General Attorney specialty codes in the Legal and Kindred field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants apply for this recruitment must meet one of the following below:

Admission to the Maryland Bar

Admission or eligible for admission to the Federal Bar. 

Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals. 

Copy of law school transcript; certificate of good standing from Maryland State Court of Appeals and any other documentation evidencing membership in other bars. 

 

All applicants that meet the minimum and selective qualification will be referred to the hiring manager for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have experience in litigation that involves bankruptcy; collection experience and/or a background in tax laws; membership in several bars; and possess strong communication, writing and computer skills.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Admission to the Maryland Bar.

2. Admission or eligible for admission to the Federal Bar.

3. Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals.

4. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland before completion of the probation period

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION/EXAMINATION PROCESS.

All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. 

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation at 410-230-6300. 

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 17-005267-0002 (UI Legal Officer I)CW
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.