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 $63,000. 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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Assistant State’s Attorney CIVILIAN REVIEW UNIT

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to work as a Prosecutor in the Civilian Review Unit of the District Court. This position is located at the Borgerding District Court Building, 5800 Wabash Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.  

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Police Integrity and Public Trust Unit Prosecutors

The Office is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to work as a Prosecutor in the Police Integrity & Public Trust Division, 10th Floor 120 E. Baltimore Street. The ASA will assist in investigating and prosecuting cases involving police misconduct and public fraud.

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Special Victims Unit Prosecutors Grant Position Assistant State’s Attorney

The Office is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney to work as a Specialty Prosecutor in the Special Victims Unit--Circuit Court Division, 11th Floor 120 E. Baltimore Street. The Special Victims Unit prosecutes physical and sexual child abuse, child homicides, adult sexual offenses, serious domestic violence, elder abuse and child human trafficking. This is a grant position for an Adult Sexual Offense Prosecutor to assist the team as a trial attorney.  

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Police Integrity and Public Trust Unit Prosecutors

The Office is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to work as a Prosecutor in the Police Integrity & Public Trust Division, 10th Floor 120 E. Baltimore Street. The ASA will assist in investigating and prosecuting cases involving police misconduct and public fraud.

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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 Special Victim’s Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) to handle Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) prosecutions. An SVU prosecutor performs progressively responsible legal work for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City involving preparing and litigating physical and sexual child abuse, child homicides, adult sexual offenses, domestic violence, elder abuse and child human trafficking cases. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

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Assistant State’s Attorney Major Investigations Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) to handle prosecutions in the Major Investigations Unit (MIU). Prosecutors in the Major Investigations Unit handle a wide range of cases including pattern offenses involving serial violence and drug trafficking organizations. The Unit is also responsible for significant investigations involving the grand jury, wiretaps, undercover officers, and electronic surveillance related to matters involving retaliatory violence, cold cases, as well as gang and other criminal organizations. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

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Economic Crimes ASA

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney for the Economic Crimes Division. The Division is responsible for investigation and prosecution of financial fraud criminal cases which include employee embezzlement, public assistance fraud, insurance fraud, social security fraud, and elder financial exploitation. The position is located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Conviction Integrity Unit Prosecutor

The Office is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to work as the conviction integrity program prosecutor in the Conviction Integrity Unit--Circuit Court Division, 9th Floor 120 E. Baltimore Street. The ASA will handle day to day reviews of incoming out of court claims of wrongful conviction and in court writs of actual innocence petitions.

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Felony Trial Prosecutor

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) to handle felony jury trials. A Felony ASA 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. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities. 

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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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Graphic Artist I

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of Graphic Artist I. This full-time position is located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD.  

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Human Trafficking Coordinator (Grant Funded)

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Human Trafficking Coordinator. This is a full-time, grant funded position.

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Database Engineer, Grant-funded

The Office of the State’s Attorney (SAO) is seeking to fill the position of Database Engineer.

This full-time position is located at 120 East Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD.

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Paralegal – Charging Division

The office of the State’s Attorney is seeking a Paralegal for the Charging Division for a twelve hour, night-time shift three days per week. This position requires working holidays and weekends throughout the year.  The days and hours are subject to change with notice, pursuant to the needs of the office.

This position is located at the Central Booking Intake Facility at 300 East Madison Street, Baltimore, Maryland. This position is an at-will position and is not subject to civil service rules.

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Community Liaison/Crime Strategies Unit Analyst

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Community Liaison/Crime Strategies Unit (CSU) Analyst.  This is a dual role position that will report to the Director of Community Engagement and the Chief of the Crime Strategies Unit.

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Community Liaison (General Assignment)

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Community Liaison. This is a dual role position that will report to the Director of Community Engagement and another substantive unit within the office.

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DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

The Office is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) to work as the Director of Training.  The Director of Training will be responsible for developing and maintaining an extensive training program that begins with the orientation of newly hired ASAs and continues throughout their careers as prosecutors in the office.

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Administrative Assistant for the CONVICTION INTEGRITY UNIT

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Administrative Assistant for its Conviction Integrity Unit. This full-time position will be located at 120 E. Baltimore Street. 

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Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs

The Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs serves as the direct liaison between the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) and elected officials. The position is responsible for establishing internal office communication protocols with state and local representatives. The Director is also responsible for establishing and overseeing the SAO’s legislative agenda.  In addition, the Director coordinates and oversees grant funding research, writing and reporting. The position has the following specific duties:

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Grants Administrator/Policy Analyst

Job Description:

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Grants Administrator/Policy Analyst in the Policy and Legislative Affairs Unit.

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 evenings and some weekends.  

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Paralegal-Misdemeanor Jury Trial Division

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of paralegal in its Misdemeanor Jury Trial Division.  This full-time position with benefits is located at 120 East Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 21202.

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Bilingual Victim/Witness Advocate- District Court (Grant Funded)

Job Description:

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Bilingual Victim/Witness Advocate for District Court. This is a two-year, grant funded position.

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Office Service Specialist – Traffic Clerk

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking a traffic clerk to support the work of Assistant State’s Attorneys in the District Court of Maryland, Baltimore City.

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Victim/Witness Advocate for the Homicide Division

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Homicide Advocate for the Victim/Witness Unit. This is a one-year, grant-funded position.

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Victim/Witness Advocate for the Gun Violence Enforcement Division

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Victim/Witness Advocate for the Gun Violence Enforcement Division (GVED).  This is a one-year, grant funded position.

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Victim/Witness Advocate - District Court

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Victim/Witness Advocate for District Court. This is a one-year, grant funded position.

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Bilingual Victim/Witness Advocate - Juvenile Court

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Bilingual Victim/Witness Advocate for Juvenile Court. This is a one-year, grant funded position.

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Assistant for Director of Victim/Witness

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of an Assistant for the Director of the Victim/Witness Unit. This is a one-year, grant funded position with the possibility to extend depending on the availability of grant funds.

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Victim/Witness Advocate for the Special Victims Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Victim/Witness Advocate for the Special Victims Unit. This is a one- year, grant funded position.

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Paralegal

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of a paralegal. This full-time position with benefits is located at 120 East Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 21202.

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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 $36,318.

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.

Summer Intern Positions 1L/2L/3L Law Students

The Office of The State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is currently accepting applications for Summer Intern positions.  Summer interns are required to work a minimum of 20 hours a week. The BCSAO does not offer paid internships. All internships are volunteer positions. Interested students are encouraged to discuss work-study benefits or public interest grants with their law school financial aid and career services department.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample to resume@stattorney.org. Please note “Law School Summer Intern Program” within the subject line. Students with an interest in criminal law are preferred.

The Undergraduate Internship Program is designed to cultivate the interest of undergraduate students in the role of a prosecutor in Baltimore City and for the BCSAO to create a pipeline for prospective employees. Students can expect to be assigned to one unit for the duration of their internship. However, in rare instances, the needs of the office may require a student to split time between two units. Students are required to work a minimum of 16 hours per week. Where academic credit hours are sought, the student bears the responsibility of advising the BCSAO of the academic requirement and guaranteeing that necessary hours are completed. Undergraduate internships are unpaid positions.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and transcript to resume@stattorney.org. Please note “Undergraduate Intern Program” within the subject line.