Law & Policy Analyst / Senior Law & Policy Analyst for the Center for Health and Homeland Security

Now hiring for positions in emergency preparedness, public health preparedness, cybersecurity policy and planning, COVID-19 recovery support, exercise and training, and other related projects. The Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is now accepting applications for Law & Policy Analysts or Senior Law & Policy Analysts (full-time non-tenure track academic positions with a payroll title of Research Fellow, Research Assistant, or Research Associate depending on education and experience).

CHHS has a commitment to supporting state and local emergency management agencies, health departments, educational institutions, and other government agencies in their emergency preparedness and public health activities. CHHS has been supporting local jurisdictions throughout the region on COVID-19 planning and recovery, in addition to preparing for other natural and man-made disasters.

We are now hiring for positions supporting Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, and Baltimore City. Most positions will include a combination of reporting in-person and telework.

Only applicants with JD should apply only to this posting. Applicants with a masters or doctorate degree in another field should apply to a separate posting, available here:

UMB was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine (Feb 2021).

Benefits Information: UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

UMB encourages all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

Essential Duties:

Candidates will support CHHS in working with state and local emergency management agencies, health departments, departments of transportation, and departments of public works on legal research, analysis, and writing; emergency preparedness and public health preparedness; response; and recovery. Candidates may also work with educational institutions, hospitals, and private business on emergency planning, training, and exercise activities. Candidates will be expected to work both independently and within a team to support client needs.

Qualifications :

  • JD required. Willing to consider applicants within final semester prior to graduation
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred:
    • Emergency management planning
    • Public health planning
    • Cybersecurity planning
    • Exercise development
Heather Shaivitz, Associate Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security

Megan Timmins, Associate Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal and Policy Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Research/Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Emergency Planning
  • Drafting Reports
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Presentation/Public Speaking
Dates of Service/Time Commitment

This is a full-time grant-funded salaried position.

Salary : Salary is commensurate with experience, plus full benefits package including paid leave and health insurance. Retirement contributions dependent on experience and level of employment.

To Apply : Only online applications at . Please include (a) cover letter, (b) resume, and (c) the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Preference will be given to those received by January 31,2023.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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