Careers

Employment opportunities

The Office of the State’s Attorney is always accepting cover letters and resumes from applicants interested in joining the team. Interested applicants should contact the Office at 410-996-5335 or submit a cover letter and resume to saocareers@ccgov.org.

Positions may include:

  • Assistant State’s Attorney – An Assistant State’s Attorney is responsible for the trial of criminal cases in any level of Court and the preparation of cases from investigation, initial filing, motions practice, trial, and sentencing. Candidates must be a member of the Maryland Bar in good standing with the Court of Appeals, Maryland.
  • Paralegal – A paralegal is responsible for drafting pleadings and court filings, preparing and filing discovery materials, and assisting prosecutors in trial preparations and presentations.
  • Forensic Scientist / Allied Chemist – The forensic scientist or allied chemist is responsible for performing chemical analysis of suspected controlled dangerous substances and preparing scientific reports to document the evidence examined and conclusions reached.
  • Chief of Staff – The Chief of Staff works directly with the State’s Attorney and Executive Team to coordinate strategic initiatives and policy for the Office and acts as a liaison between administrative staff, attorneys, and Executive Team.
  • Investigator – An investigator handles investigations as a compliment to, and in support of, law enforcement partners including conducting follow-up interviews, managing extradition requests, and assisting with Grand Jury presentations.
  • Victim/Witness Coordinator – A victim/witness coordinator provides support services to victims and witnesses of crime including victim notification of hearings, court accompaniment, and assistance during trial and at sentencing.
  • Domestic Violence Advocate – This is quasi-legal and administrative position in the newly formed Domestic Violence Division. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief of the Special Victims Unit. Work includes providing victims and witnesses with information regarding the court system and resources available to them; interviewing victims and witnesses to obtain details regarding statements and evidence; court accompaniment; organizing and maintaining case files to include follow-up investigation as needed; reviewing and updating court subpoena lists; and performing criminal background checks. The candidate should be a self-starter and be willing to take initiative. The candidate must have the ability to interact with the public, attorneys, and government officials in a variety of situations and circumstances and to formulate and express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. The employee will take an active role in statistical analysis and in the design of new procedures. The employee will serve as a liaison to other enforcement agencies and related professional associations.

Internships

The Internship Program provides law school students with invaluable legal experience in Cecil County. This program, which includes the Rule 19 program, has been implemented to allow students to observe and participate in all facets of a criminal investigation and due process through the criminal court system. It is the intention of the State’s Attorney and the Assistant State’s Attorney who will be assigned to the intern to offer the intern a hands-on experience which will enhance their traditional course of study at their university.

We offer many rewarding and exciting opportunities litigating the following types of cases:

  • General Felony and Misdemeanor
  • Special Victims
  • Special Prosecutions
  • Drug Crimes
  • District Court

The program is designed for students only and is offered in the summer and during the academic year. We encourage interested students to apply year-round. Please contact the Office at 410-966-5335 or saocareers@ccgov.org.