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 $73,474. 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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Entry-Level Assistant State's Attorneys

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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JUVENILE DIVISION ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY

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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Conviction Integrity Program 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 Program Prosecutor will work alongside dedicated staff to review claims of factual innocence submitted to the Office.  Developed to formalize the agency’s review of factual innocence claims, the Conviction Integrity Program is responsible for the exonerations of eleven wrongfully convicted individuals.

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Grant-Funded Conviction Integrity Program Prosecutor

The Office is seeking a grant-funded Assistant State’s Attorney to work in the Conviction Integrity Unit at 120 E. Baltimore Street.  The ASA will handle day to day reviews of incoming extrajudicial claims of wrongful conviction, writs of actual innocence petitions, and will participate in review of cases that meet the criteria for wrongful convictions.

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Crime Strategies Major Investigations Unit Assistant State’s Attorney

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking an individual to fill the position of Assistant States Attorney for the Crime Strategies Major Investigations Unit ("CSMIU"). CSMIU 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. CSMIU 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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Police Integrity and Public Trust Unit Prosecutor

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

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General Felony Assistant State’s Attorney

The Office is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to work in the General Felony Unit at 120 E. Baltimore Street.  The General Felony Unit is one of agency’s largest Circuit Court Divisions. The unit is tasked with investigating and prosecuting a range of violent felonies including attempted murder, felony assault, armed robbery, carjacking, arson, and burglary. The Unit is led by a division chief and two team captains. Felony prosecutors assume responsibility for a case from grand jury indictment through final resolution, enabling prosecutors to develop relationships with key witnesses, solicit feedback and assistance from the community and truly become experts in the case at hand. 

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

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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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Victim/Witness Advocate for the Special Victims Unit (Grant Funded)

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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Grants Administrator

The State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore City seeks a candidate for the position of Grants Administrator.

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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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Evidence Review Unit Paralegal

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office is looking to fill a paralegal position in the Evidence Review Unit (“ERU”). The ERU paralegal will be responsible for obtaining subject specific evidence from various law enforcement agencies as needed for investigations and trials. The paralegal’s primary responsibilities are requesting evidence from external agencies, uploading evidence, maintaining spreadsheet tracking sheets, and performing statistical analysis on evidence trends when requested. This position requires solid computer literacy.

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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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Eastside District Court Receptionist

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill a Receptionist position. This position is located at 1400 East North Avenue., Baltimore, MD 21213.

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Community Liaison/Crime Strategies Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Community Liaison/Crime Strategies Unit (CSU). The position will report to the Chief of the Crime Strategies Unit.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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Administrative Hearing Paralegal

The Office is seeking a paralegal to support administrative hearing prosecutors. This position will be located in the Sun Trust Building at 120 E. Baltimore Street.

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Administrative Assistant – District Docket Clerk

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City seeks a candidate for an administrative assistant position to provide support services to attorneys handling trial dockets in the District Court of Maryland. This position will be located at the Wabash District Courthouse, in Baltimore, Md.

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Licensed Graduate Social Worker for the AIM to B’MORE Program - Crime Control and Prevention Unit (Grant Funded)

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The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Licensed Graduate Social Worker for its AIM TO B’MORE Violence Prevention Initiative.  The AIM TO B’MORE program initiative (AIM) provides an alternative to incarceration for first time non-violent felony drug offenders.  For those who qualify and are pled into the program, AIM include two years of probation before judgment in which candidates complete community service; job readiness classes; continuing education, and more as they successfully secure valid employment.  

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Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to fill the position of Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. This full-time position is located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD and includes a comprehensive employee benefits package.

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

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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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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Victim/Witness Advocate - District Court (Grant Funded)

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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Special Victim’s Unit Administrative Assistant

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City seeks candidates for administrative assistant positions to provide support services to attorneys handling dockets in the Circuit Court of Maryland. The position will be located at 120 East Baltimore Street in Baltimore, Md.

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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.