Careers

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, which is uncompromisingly committed to accountability, professionalism, and transparency—is working towards a future where community trust in the criminal justice system is restored; violent offenders are held accountable, and communities feel safe.

Our community is made up of not only the citizens we serve but those who serve our citizens; which is why we recognize the value of our employees and appreciate their individual experiences, capabilities and commitment to the pursuit of “justice over convictions.” Their work represents our mission, and our mission represents them so we must ensure that our employees are supported in their efforts to carry out the mission and vision of this office.

We seek qualified candidates with diverse experiences, talents, backgrounds and perspectives who will embrace our mission, uplift our values, and join us in our pursuit of justice.

The BCSAO is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, familial or marital status, disability, or genetic information.

A career as an Assistant State’s Attorney (“ASA”) is designed for those attorneys committed to public service and the pursuit of justice. ASAs are responsible for adult prosecutions and juvenile delinquency hearings for crimes that occur in Baltimore City.

Currently, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City fills entry level ASA positions with recent law school graduates, judicial law clerks and members of the BCSAO Honors Law Clerk Program. The BCSAO is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.

Entry level ASAs must be members of the Maryland State Bar. The starting salary for entry level ASAs is $77,191. In addition to offering a competitive salary and benefits package, newly admitted attorneys can expect to obtain exceptional trial experience. While all ASAs serve at the pleasure of the State’s Attorney, advancement through the office is primarily based on the needs of the office, litigation skills and exhibited work ethic.

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Conviction Integrity Unit VOP Prosecutor

The Office is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to work in the Conviction Integrity Unit at 120 E. Baltimore Street.  The Conviction Integrity Unit is comprised of sub-units including a VOP sub-unit which staff handles all types of post-trial collateral matters.

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Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit - Line Attorney

We are seeking experienced candidates for a position in the Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit (“PTPIU”).

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Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit - Discovery/Disclosure ASA

We are seeking experienced candidates for a position in the Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit (“PTPIU”).

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Post-Conviction Litigation Unit Prosecutor

The Office is seeking Assistant State’s Attorneys to work in the newly formed Post-Conviction Litigation Unit at 120 E. Baltimore Street. The Post-Conviction Litigation Unit defends convictions against collateral post-conviction claims brought by defendants who are either incarcerated or on parole or probation under the Uniform Post Conviction Procedure Act.

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Juvenile Division Team Captain

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of Team Captain in the Juvenile Division. This position is located at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center, 300 North Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Grant-Funded Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA)

The Office is seeking a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) to work as a prosecutor in the Narcotics/Major Investigations Unit, 120 E. Baltimore Street, for a one-year period. This is a grant-funded position. 

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Civilian Review Unit – District Court Assistant State's Attorney

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to fill a District Civilian Review Unit position. This position is located at the Wabash District Court Building, 5800 Wabash Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215.

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Charging Assistant State’s Attorney

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking a full-time Assistant State’s Attorney for the Charging Division located at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, 300 E. Madison, Baltimore, MD 21202. The Charging Division operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, including holidays and weekends.

The Charging Assistant State’s Attorney position requires a 12 hour rotational shift schedule which includes week days, week nights, weekends and holidays. Currently, the position is remote.  

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Assistant State’s Attorney – Part-Time

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is currently accepting applications for part-time Assistant State’s Attorneys for all of its divisions.  

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Assistant State's Attorney - Narcotics Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) to handle Narcotics and Firearms Trials in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  An ASA handling narcotics/firearms cases performs legal work for the State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore City involving, preparing, investigating and litigating narcotics/firearms cases of varying complexity as well as a wide variety of other legal matters. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

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Assistant State's Attorney - Juvenile Division

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to fill a Juvenile Division position. This position is located at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center, 300 North Gay Street, Baltimore, MD.

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Assistant State's Attorney - Misdemeanor Jury Trial Division

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Division Chief of the Misdemeanor Jury Trial Unit.   The Misdemeanor Jury Trial Unit prosecutes all misdemeanors that are either prayed or appealed from District Court.  The Deputy Division Chief directly assists the unit Chief in supervising 12 attorneys and three staff members.

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Juvenile CARS Assistant State’s Attorney

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill a full-time Assistant State’s Attorney position to handle “Curbing Auto-Theft Recidivism Soon” (CARS) cases in the Juvenile Division. The candidate will handle all cases involving armed carjacking, carjacking, motor vehicle theft, DWOL, attempts and conspiracies of the listed charges, and any case that involves the Regional Auto-theft Taskforce (RATT).

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Assistant State’s Attorney - Homicide Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) to handle Homicide prosecutions.  A Homicide ASA performs progressively responsible legal work for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City involving preparing and litigating homicide cases of varying complexity. The Homicide Unit is based on a vertical prosecution model.  Assistants are assigned case investigations as soon as law enforcement receives notice that a homicide has occurred in the City.  Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

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Assistant State’s Attorney - General Felony Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) to handle Felony Trials in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  An ASA handling felony cases performs progressively responsible legal work for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City involving, preparing and litigating felony cases of varying complexity as well as a wide variety of other legal matters. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

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Assistant State’s Attorney - Gun Violence Enforcement Division

The Office is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Gun Violence Enforcement Division (“GVED”), 9th Floor, 120 E. Baltimore Street.  ASAs in GVED prosecute non-fatal shootings and firearms cases.  Additionally, ASAs handle post-conviction matters and collateral issues related to past and current GVED cases.

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Assistant State’s Attorney - Major Investigations Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking an individual to fill the position of Assistant States Attorney for the Major Investigations Unit ("MIU"). MIU is responsible for collecting intelligence, configuring data systems capable of efficiently storing said intelligence, and effectively distributing the same to prosecutors within the Office of the State’s Attorney. MIU also coordinates with law enforcement to target violent crime drivers and develops cases for prosecution. The position requires working hand-in-hand with the community, OSA crime analysts, OSA community liaisons, Baltimore Police Department, the United States Government, and other state and local law enforcement and criminal justice partners to confront local violent crime drivers, and the groups and places that support their violent criminal activity.  

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Assistant State's Attorneys - Entry Level

The Office is seeking fill several, open entry-level Assistant State’s Attorney positions to work in our District Court division. It is within the District Court that our prosecutors begin learning critical case preparation skills and building trial skills through ongoing training and docket handling misdemeanor cases in court.  District Court is the foundation block for obtaining the trial skills and case preparation skills necessary in moving through the office while handling progressively more complicated and serious cases in the elevated units.

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Assistant State's Attorney - Economic Crimes

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney (“ASA”) in its Economic Crimes Unit (“ECU”).  The ECU prosecutor performs investigations into to complex theft schemes, fraud, Identity theft and fraud, exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults and employee embezzlement. The attorneys will be assigned to work with investigators from various agencies including the Secret Service, Office of the Inspector General – DHS, Adult Protective Services, ATF, and the Baltimore City Police Departments- Fraud Unit. Investigations require frequent engagement with the Grand Jury, interviewing of victims, witnesses, and taking testimony before the Grand Jury, the use of forensic accounting practices, preparing and litigating complex theft schemes.

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The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City employs over 200 administrative and support staff.

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Victim Witness Coordinator – Circuit Court (Grant Funded)

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Victim Witness Coordinator in Circuit Court. This is a grant funded position.

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Community Liaison – Legislative Assistant

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of Community Liaison – Legislative Assistant. This position is located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Family Bereavement Center Therapist

The Office is seeking a Family Bereavement Center Therapist to fill a position in the Victim Witness Division located at The Mitchell Courthouse on 100 N. Calvert Street.

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Investigative Auditor - Economic Crimes Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking applicants for an Investigative Auditors in its Economic Crimes Division.

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Bilingual (Spanish) Victim Witness Coordinator – Circuit Court (Grant Funded)

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Bilingual (Spanish) Victim Witness Coordinator in Circuit Court. This is a grant funded position.

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Social Worker LMSW Vacancy (Grant Funded)

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Social Worker for its Family Bereavement Center. This is a grant funded position. The Family Bereavement Center provides support to families of homicide victims. This full-time position is located at 120 East Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. The selected candidate will be expected to start within 30 days of offer and must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings.

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Office Service Assistant for District Court

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of Office Service Assistant in the District Courts. This position is located at the Borgerding District Court Building, 5800 Wabash Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

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Paralegal

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill paralegal positions.

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Media Producer/Director I

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) is seeking to fill the position of Media Producer/Director I for the Communications Unit. The Communications Unit is responsible for external communications efforts including media relations, social media programs, and all agency promotional initiatives. 

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Law Clerks

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill several openings for the position of law clerk.

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Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to the State’s Attorney and other Executive Team members. Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff, the Executive Assistant will serve as a liaison to the division chiefs and senior management staff. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise sound judgment, strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a manageable balance among multiple priorities.

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Office Service Assistant for District Court - Hargrove

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of Office Service Assistant II (OAII) in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City. This position is located at the John R. Hargrove District Court Building, 700 East Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21225.

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Administrative Assistant – District Docket Clerk

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City seeks candidates for an administrative assistant position to provide support services to attorneys handling trial dockets in the District Court of Maryland. These positions will be located at the District Courthouses in Baltimore, Md.

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Relocation Specialist

The Office is seeking a Relocation Specialist to fill a position in the Victim Witness Division located at The Mitchell Courthouse on 100 N. Calvert Street.

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The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City accepts applications on a rolling basis for membership into the Honors Law Clerk Program. Law Clerks are an essential part of the office. Members of the BCSAO Honors Law Clerk Program are full-time benefitted employees of the BCSAO. Law Clerks are assigned to work in one of the trial units. Law Clerks work closely with Assistant State’s Attorneys to assist in investigations and hearings; aid in interviewing witnesses and police officers; assist attorneys with trials; conduct and analyze legal research and draft motions. Current 2L/3L students, recent law school graduates and newly admitted attorneys will be considered for the Honors Law Clerk Program. Typically, when staffing vacant ASA positions, consideration is given to current Law Clerks first. The starting salary for Law Clerks is $40,896.

How to Apply

The BCSAO currently has a rolling application process. We retain a pool of eligible applicants and make offers as positions become available. To apply, interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and transcript to resume@stattorney.org . Please note “Honors Law Clerk Position” within the subject line.