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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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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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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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, contract position is located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD and does not include benefits. 

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Public Relations Officer

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Public Relations Officer for the Communications Unit. The Communications Unit is responsible for external communications efforts including media relations, social media programs, and all agency promotional initiatives.  This full-time position is located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD.  

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Director of Communications

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Director of Communications. This role will report to the Chief of External Affairs and is responsible for all external communications and marketing efforts that promote the mission and vision of the agency to all stakeholders internally and externally.  In partnership with the Chief of External Affairs, the Director will develop a comprehensive communications plan ensuring consistent and concise messaging that elevates the agency’s image and increases public awareness.  The Director of Communications also oversees the Communication Unit and its personnel which are responsible for all media relations efforts, social media programs, and promotional campaigns. This is an at-will position with no civil service protection.  The position is located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Bereavement Support Specialist (Part-time)

The Office of the State’s Attorney (SAO) is seeking a part-time Bereavement Support Specialist within the SAO’s Victim and Witness Unit.

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Homicide Advocacy and Relocation Coordinator

The Office of the State’s Attorney (SAO) is seeking a Homicide Advocacy and Relocation Coordinator (“Relocation Coordinator”) within the SAO’s Victim and Witness Unit who will ensure that homicide survivors receive the appropriate assistance and support services throughout the criminal justice process. The Relocation Coordinator will also provide safety resources for witnesses who have been threatened or intimidated and who are in imminent danger due to the anticipated testimony in a criminal case.

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Data Analyst, Crime Strategies Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Data Analyst. The Data Analyst provides support for the Crime Strategies Unit (CSU) and executive staff of the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City. The Data Analyst is responsible for professional-level work in the area of crime analysis and data-driven prosecution. The Data Analyst will work with various intelligence sources and data sets to draw connections between individuals and organizations, identify crime trends, and examine impediments to optimal administration of justice in Baltimore’s criminal justice system. The Data Analyst will also assist CSU in the production of briefings and reports detailing these findings.

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Database Engineer, Crime Strategies Unit

The Office of the State’s Attorney (SAO) is seeking to fill the position of Database Engineer in the Office’s Criminal Strategies Unit. The Database Engineer should have experience in business intelligence, analytics, data science and data products. The Database Engineer must have strong, firsthand technical expertise in a variety of configuration management and big data technologies and the proven ability to fashion robust scalable solutions that can manage large data sets. They must also be at ease working in an agile environment with little supervision. This person should embody a passion for continuous improvement and test-driven development.

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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.

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Social Worker LGSW 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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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.