BPW Announcements

Aug. 14, 2017 -
General Counsel Position with Board of Public Works

Salary Range: $85,000-$97,000

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Position Duties:
The Board of Public Works General Counsel provides independent legal advice to the Board. Substantive areas of advice include: procurement; legislation; economic development and finance; environmental issues; administrative law, and the regulatory process.

Duties include:
  • Provide independent legal advice to the Board, the Executive Secretary, the Procurement Advisor, and the Wetlands Administrator;
  • Examine procurements subject to Board of Public Works review and make recommendations as to their legal sufficiency;
  • Assist Procurement Advisor in investigating and responding to complaints;
  • Advise Wetlands Administrator concerning licenses, regulations, and leases;
  • Provide legal guidance to procurement agencies based on developments in procurement law;
  • Draft legislation and regulations;
  • Liaise with General Assembly and the Office of the Attorney General;
  • Respond to Public Information Act requests;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law;
  • Current member of the Maryland Bar;
  • Three years of experience in the practice of law;
  • Impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in procurement, legislation, real property, economic development/finance, environmental, and administrative law
  • Familiarity with various State procedures.


Selective Qualifications:
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter that clearly explains how the applicant’s qualifications meet the Board’s requirements.


Selection Process:
Applicant qualifications will be evaluated based on available information. It is essential for candidates to submit relevant information with a comprehensive resume and exemplary cover letter. Candidates whose qualifications closely match the position requirements will be invited to interview. Candidates continuing through the selection process may be asked to submit writing samples, references, and certificate of good standing in the Maryland Bar. Candidates are also subject to a comprehensive background investigation and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

To Apply:

Submit your resume and a cover letter to:
Hiring Officer
Board of Public Works
Room 117
80 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Or email all documents:
  1. Type " General Counsel Inquiry" Under “Subject” Line; 
  2. Send To: email.bpw@maryland.gov.