Job Details

Assistant Counsel Code Enforcement

Company name

City of Baltimore,

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 02,2019

Valid Through

Aug 15,2019

Posted on

Mar 06,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 68562 to 109554 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Counsel - Code Enforcement
The candidate performs progressively responsible legal work for Baltimore City addressing a wide variety of neighborhood, drug nuisance and housing code enforcement issues and tries civil, nuisance abatement and criminal housing code enforcement cases of varying complexity in circuit and district courts. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities. Researches, prepares and tries civil and criminal housing code enforcement, drug nuisance and tenant/landlord cases on behalf of the State's Attorney's Office and the Baltimore City government in the Circuit Court and District Court of Baltimore. Performs research and renders legal opinions on code enforcement and related questions that are raised and submitted City government departments and agencies. Drafts and prepares a wide variety of legal documents, including but not limited to, briefs, interrogatories, motions, pleadings, charging documents and civil complaints for the prosecution of cases in the Baltimore City and District Courts. Represents the interests of the Department, the State's Attorney's Office and the City at hearings and meetings of boards, commissions, community and landlord/tenant organizations and other groups; assists in developing strategic plans and addressing housing code, drug nuisance and related concerns. Provides housing code enforcement litigation counsel to agency staff and representatives of other City agencies on code enforcement programs, strategies and joint case prosecutions. Researches, locates and identifies property owners and tenants involved in code enforcement cases. Advises and informs superiors on trial proceedings, status and problems. Utilizes business and legal databases and systems in analyzing legal facts, formulating legal decisions and coordinating the processing cases through the legal system.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate Should have law degree from an accredited law school and 2 years of experience in the trial work, legal writing and/or municipal law and practice before circuit and district courts. Admission to the Bar of the State of Maryland is required. A valid Maryland Class C Noncommercial driver's license or equivalent out-of-state driver's license acceptable to the Division of Safety of the Office of Risk Management is required. Should have Knowledge of the principles and practices of law and court procedures. Must have Knowledge of appropriate Baltimore City Code and Charter provisions and Federal, State and City statues dealing with code enforcement. Knowledge of Maryland criminal and civil law and procedures is required. Should have Skill in conducting legal research utilizing a wide variety of sources and technology. Must have Skill in using a personal computer and commonly utilized business and legal software packages and databases. Should have Skill in the preparation of legal documents.
Ability: Ability to prepare and try cases of varying complexity. Ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles in the research and prosecution of a case. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to manage a full caseload of trial cases. Ability to coordinate multiple priorities.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Baltimore,
City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street, Room 101
Baltimore, MD 21202

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