Talbot County, Maryland

Employment Opportunities

FULL-TIME POSITIONS

 BOOKING CLERK

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Booking Clerk processes incoming inmates and arrestees, files paperwork and manages personal property pursuant to the intake or release of arrestees in the County Detention Center.  Also performs related work as required.  Must be able to work all hours, including weekends and holidays. 
Minimum Qualifications:  Must possess a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED); and two years of clerical experience that includes direct public contact and experience in data entry training; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that qualify the applicant to perform the duties specified.  Experience in customer service and/or crisis intervention is desirable.  Ability to acquire and maintain certification on the NCIC/CJIS criminal history information system is a condition of continued employment.  This is a full-time position with full benefits. Salary DOQ.    

For best consideration please send resume with cover letter, three professional references and salary requirements by close of business September 24, 2018 to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Government
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or email to applications@talbotcountymd.gov

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSITION JOB DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW
Personnel of the Talbot County Department of Corrections are responsible for ensuring the public’s safety by providing for the safe, secure, humane and constitutional incarceration of those inmates and arrestees lawfully committed to the Talbot County Detention Center.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates for the position of Booking Clerk must possess a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED); and two years of clerical experience that includes direct public contact and experience in data entry training; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that qualify the applicant to perform the duties specified.  Experience in customer service and/or crisis intervention is desirable.  Ability to acquire and maintain certification on the NCIC/CJIS criminal history information system is a condition of continued employment.  Failure to obtain certification within six (6) months of hire date and successfully re-certify every two (2) years will result in termination of employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Under general supervision, the Booking Clerk processes incoming inmates and arrestees, files paperwork and manages personal property pursuant to the intake or release of arrestees in the County Detention Center.  Also performs related work as required.

1.  Booking Procedures:  Gathers arrest and booking information, documentation, obtains fingerprints from arrestees and takes identifying photograph (mug shots). Processes incoming inmates and arrestees. Enters information into Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) and the County’s Jail Management System (JMS).  Obtains personal medical and mental health histories during intake, as required by law.  Informs Correctional Officers of medical emergencies, injuries and claims, suicidal history and current suicidal ideation and other pertinent information relevant and germane to the safe and secure housing of the arrestee.  Receives and inventories all inmate and arrestee property and issues receipts for same.  Places all property in appropriate storage containers and places such containers in secure storage.  Inventories and maintains custody and control of inmate's monetary instruments including cash money, credit cards, checks, etc.  Carefully reviews all Court documents, arrest papers, warrants and/or any other paperwork presented by law enforcement to ensure the lawful incarceration and imprisonment of the arrestee/inmate.  Any questions or issues related to the lawful imprisonment of any individual are immediately brought to the attention of the Officer-In-Charge.  Performs all other duties including data entry and form completion related to the initial intake and processing of arrestees and inmates.
2.  Initial Appearance:  Gathers and assembles arrest documentation for presentation to the District Court Commissioner.  Assists Intake Officers in preparing arrestee for initial appearance.  Process inmates assigned to housing units following initial appearance, complete booking process.
3.  Release of Inmates:  Process all inmates and arrestees for release from incarceration or when transferred to another law enforcement agency by lawful authority and when in receipt of proper documentation from an Officer of the Court.  Such processing includes the return of inmate’s property, obtaining necessary signatures on all necessary forms.  Gathers release documentation; prepares for transfer of inmates files to Records Division.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
Booking Clerks must possess the ability to interact successfully with the public.  They must have the ability to operate a typewriter, computer and 10-key calculator.  They must be available to work all hours, including weekends and holidays as part of an ongoing and continuous 24-hour operation.

1.  Required Skills/Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively one-on-one or to employees of organizations.
2.  Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and fractions.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money, weight measurement and volume.
3.  Reasoning Ability:  Ability to make rational decisions and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

In order to be successful in the position the incumbent must be able to:
1.  Make well reasoned and logical decisions where several options are available.  Perform duties with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
2.  Demonstrate and employ a thorough knowledge of office technology, procedures and equipment.
3.  Achieve and maintain an acceptable rate of date entry and typing proficiency.
4.  Establish and maintain automated and manual record keeping systems with accuracy.
5.  Manage confidential information and matters in a discreet and professional manner.
6.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels both internally and externally inclusive of co-workers, colleagues, elected officials, department heads, inmates and the general public.
7.  Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
8.  Provide and maintain order in intake area.
9.  May be required to assist sworn staff in certain situations.
10. Directs arrestee to holding cells or group waiting area.
11. Advises arrestee of expectations, behaviors, and standards during processing.
12. Observes and oversees arrestee and inmates in intake area.

 

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
TALBOT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18 years of age.  Starting salary for an uncertified correctional officer is $32,261 and for a certified correctional officer is DOQ with benefit package. We accept applications for this position year round.

For best consideration direct submissions to:
Department of Corrections
Administrative Office
115 West Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601
or email to applications@talbotcountymd.gov

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  

CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I
Talbot County Department of Corrections is accepting applications for a full-time maintenance technician.  H.S. Diploma or G.E.D.   21 years of age.  Valid MD driver’s license.  Duties include: a variety of general facilities maintenance activities including but not limited to: electrical, carpentry, HVAC, Plumbing, Lighting and other Facility and Systems repairs.  Experience required. Specialized training required during probationary period. Starting salary $33,228 with benefit package.  Apply to:
 
Talbot County Department of Corrections
115 W. Dover St.
Easton, MD 21601. 

Application deadline: September 28, 2018.  E.O.E.

POSITION JOB DESCRIPTION
OVERVIEW
Personnel of the Talbot County Department of Corrections are responsible for ensuring the public’s safety by providing for the safe, secure, humane and constitutional incarceration of those inmates and arrestees lawfully committed to the Talbot County Detention Center.  Maintenance is responsible for the administration and supervision of all maintenance operations and related activities within the properties and buildings occupied by the Department of Corrections.  Responsibilities include budgeting, planning, organizing, scheduling and accomplishing maintenance programs in electrical, structural, plumbing, HVAC and building systems, participates in the installation and maintenance of electrical services in compliance with laws, codes, and regulations; creates long-range preventative maintenance plans to include equipment replacement schedules.  Provide direct supervision and evaluation of Maintenance personnel.  Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) and five years of skilled or semi-skilled maintenance experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed and College level course work to obtain job related licenses or certifications is desirable. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.  Persons hired into this post may be required to either possess or obtain within specified time limits designated licenses, certificates or specialized education and training relevant to the area of assignment.  Preference would be given to individuals with Stationary Engineer License.  FSLA Status: Exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES
1.  Performs a variety of corrective and/or preventative maintenance actions and tasks on mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling and other facilities systems within the Talbot County Public Safety Center;
2.  Adheres to preventative maintenance schedules, performs complex maintenance activities on various equipment and systems and adheres to standard operating procedures;
3.  Completes work in a neat, timely and accurate fashion;
4.  Performs operations as assigned, adheres to MOSHA safety and work regulations as well as Departmental policies, procedures and practices;
5.  Coordinates with supervisor to effect repairs while ensuring the safety, security, and integrity of the department;
6.  Ability to install, inspect, repair and maintain electrical, plumbing and other related systems within the Detention Center;
7.  Prepares records including inventory related to the work performed and materials and supplies used;
8.  Adhere to institutional policy for facility maintenance activities including conducting a comprehensive tool, supplies and materials inventory every time such items are introduced to the secure perimeter of the institution;
9.  Responds to emergencies as requested.  Performs the duties of a Correctional Officer when required and directed;
10. Coordinates all work related activities with Supervisor;
11. Performs general repairs such as painting, patching walls, security hardware, and landscaping as needed;
12. Assist in inspecting, operating and maintaining the heating, ventilation and cooling systems (including boiler system);
13. Ensures 100% compliance with all MCCS maintenance related standards;
14. Follows a Preventative Maintenance Program established by Supervisor.

Required Skills/Abilities
1.  Make well reasoned and logical decisions where several options are available.  Perform duties with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
2.  Working knowledge of the methods, practices and equipment used in building maintenance including compliance regulations with EPA, OSHA, MOSHA, & MCCS.
3.  Advanced skills in painting.
4.  Ability to follow instructions independently with little supervision.
5.  Computer applications related to work, inventory control practices and principles.
6.  Techniques for effectively dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
7.  Through knowledge of the occupational hazardous and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance in using equipment to complete assigned tasks. 
8.  Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
9.  At least three years of experience in general maintenance.
10. Must be competent in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and environmental software programs.
11. Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels both internally and externally inclusive of co-workers, colleagues, elected officials, department heads, inmates and the general public.
12. Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Physical and Mental Demands
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Employees work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is moderately quiet.  In certain assignments, an employee may occasionally work near moving equipment and be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, biological hazards, airborne fumes, outdoor weather conditions and loud, prolonged noise.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see read, talk, hear, or feel objects and controls.  Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as but not limited to personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine.  Be able to do significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, pushing and pulling.  Must be capable of performing heavy labor such as shoveling snow, and lifting extremely heavy objects.

 

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER
Talbot County Emergency Services, 9-1-1 Communications
Full-time position with duties to include: answering and dispatching fire, emergency medical, and law enforcement calls for both routine and 9-1-1 emergencies, monitoring radios, and interaction with computer aided dispatch equipment.  Typing and computer skills required.  Starting salary $32,306 with full benefit package.

For best consideration submit resume with cover letter and 3 references by July 2, 2018 to:
Employment Application
Talbot County, Maryland
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or applications@talbotcountymd.gov

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

POSITION JOB DESCRIPTION
A Communications Specialist I is a new employee who must complete all initial training within the first year of employment.  Once they have completed all training and have had satisfactory or better evaluations over a two year period, he or she becomes eligible to move up to the position of Communications Specialist II.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1.  Candidates must possess a high school diploma or (GED) certificate.
2.  Possess and maintain a valid Maryland Class C Driver’s License.
3.  Successfully complete and maintain CPR certification.
4.  Successfully complete and maintain AED certification.
5.  Successfully complete the National Academy Emergency Medial Dispatch (EMD) licensing requirement.  Once completed, license must always remain current.  Training shall be completed within six months of hire date.
6.  Successfully complete the National Academy Emergency Police Dispatch (EPD) licensing requirement.  Once completed, license must always remain current.  Training shall be completed within six months of hire date.
7.  Successfully complete the National Academy Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) licensing requirement.  Once completed, license must always remain current.  Training shall be completed within six months of hire date.
8.  Successfully complete NCIC training through the State of Maryland.  Once certification is complete, it must be maintained at all times. 
9.  Successfully complete National Incident Management Systems Course (NIMS) seven hundred (700), one hundred (100) and two hundred (200).
10. Successfully complete various training classes offered and required of county employees.
11. Successfully complete the State of Maryland ETC course (Emergency Telecommunication Course).

RESPONSIBILITIES
1.  Receive and dispatch all 9-1-1 calls in Talbot County.
2.  Receive and dispatch all fire, ambulance and rescue calls in Talbot County.
3.  Receive and dispatch fire, ambulance and rescue from Talbot County to mutual aid calls in surrounding jurisdictions.
4.  Receive and transmit information via radio, telephone, electronic signaling devices, and or computer.
5.  Transfer all police calls to the Maryland State Police and Easton Police Department.
6.  Receive and dispatch calls for the Talbot County Sheriff’s Department, Easton Police Department, St. Michaels Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Trappe Police Department.
7.  Proficient in use of METERS/NCIC/CJIS equipment.
8.  Perform medical patches between local hospitals and Paramedic/EMS units for the entire Eastern Shore, along with units in parts of Virginia.  Also do patches for private ambulance services to the same facilities.  Must also perform patches through EMRC for all specialty hospitals throughout the state for the same counties and private ambulances.
9.  Observe weather conditions and notify other agencies of weather broadcasts we receive.
10. Use numerous software programs in tracking hurricanes, tropical storms and severe weather.  Use various other emergency management and hazardous material software, as necessary, to perform job duties effectively.
11. Update residential & business information in CAD system such as address, phone numbers, directions, alarm information, medical information and contact persons.  In addition, perform other data entry, as necessary.
12. Continuously monitor several radio channels simultaneously.
13  Maintain up-to-date lists, checklists, logs and so forth, such as but not limited to, fire company information, box alarms, medical buildup, databases, resources, contact lists, local, State/Federal information lists, 9-1-1 information, hang-ups, NAWAS alerts, weather alerts, controlled burnings, street closings, equipment out of service, equipment function logs, etc.
14. Receive and transmit information via TDD equipment.
15. Use voice/data recording equipment.
16. Maintain monthly reports and statistics.
17. Perform other related tasks and duties not listed in the job description, but are in the general occupational category and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s class of work.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES 
1.  Basic understanding of radio-telephone communications.
2.  Knowledge of geography of Talbot County and of surrounding counties.
3.  Ability to comprehend information quickly during 9-1-1 calls and to be able to act quickly and concisely in emergency situations.  Ability to be decisive and to use good judgment are essential qualities.
4.  Computer knowledge essential.  Knowledge of programs determined as essential to dispatch, emergency management, hazardous materials management and weather, among others is extremely important.  Must understand radio and technical equipment to a degree necessary to perform the job.
5.  Must have command of the English language, both orally and written, be able to spell accurately, use proper grammar and punctuation, and be able to type at least 30-40 wpm using a computer.
6.  Must be detail oriented, motivated, dedicated and possess the ability to work harmoniously with other Communication Specialists.
7.  Ability to set work priorities, multi task and handle information of a confidential nature.
8.  Be able to work on a rotating shift basis, including weekends and holidays.
9.  Expected to be available for duty during emergency situations for what could be the duration of the emergency.  Availability could be for several hours until the emergency is under control.
10. Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.

 

ENGINEER/PROJECT MANAGER
Talbot County is seeking a staff engineer/project manager for the Department of Public Works.  Applicants must have a BS degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or in Environmental Science from an accredited university or college.  Experience/knowledge of hydraulics/hydrology; sanitary engineering; CADD; development/review of plans, specifications and cost estimates for engineering projects; and project management.   Work is performed in the field and may require physical inspection of construction sites with some office related work.  Valid MD driver’s license required. Salary for qualified/experienced candidates is starting at $56,446 with excellent benefits.  For best consideration submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Administrative Services
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD. 21601
or email to applications@talbotcountymd.gov by September 28, 2018.

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSITION OVERVIEW
This position provides the oversight and management various capital projects and special projects by assisting property owner and county officials with securing grants, permits, managing studies, managing design contracts and overseeing construction projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of an architectural or engineering degree program at an accredited college or university and three years working experience in civil works, engineering, project design, construction management, building systems, contract administration, facility and commercial property maintenance and related fields; OR; any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience that provides the skills cited below:

RESPONSIBILITIES
1.  Responsible for the enforcement of various ordinances, policies and codes related to capital construction and improvement.
2.  Responsible for preparation, review, and management of construction designs, specifications, plans, purchase orders, permit and grant applications, analytical evaluations and reports, cost estimates, legislative resolutions and policies, general technical correspondence, contract bids and consultant proposals, contract documents and construction agreements related to facilities maintenance and capital improvement activities.
3.  Responsible for developing and/or utilizing automated data management and design systems, including equipment and material inventories, related to facilities capital improvement and maintenance program activities.  Maintains record drawings and operating instructions for systems, facilities and equipment.
4.  Performs field work and inspections necessary to monitor, manage and administer project contracts and insure that service and contract work is satisfactorily performed in accordance with specifications.  Maintains written logs, photographs, data inventories and other records to document field activities.
5.  Inspects and evaluates County facilities and buildings for needed repairs, maintenance, services and special procedures.  Develops and implements service requirements and special procedures for assigned facilities, equipment and systems, including consideration of energy conservation, safety, fire protection, hazardous materials, solid waste, recycling and emergency repairs.
6.  Responds to disputes arising from project related activities and to requests from other agencies and departments.  Coordinates requests and responses between facility managers and service contractors.
7.  Prepares and reviews budgets and cost estimates for facilities construction, maintenance, repair and improvement projects and programs.
8.  Prepares and briefs status and performance reports associated with the facilities construction, maintenance, repair and improvement.
9.  Reviews and recommends payment for invoiced services associated with assigned contracts and procurements.
10. Reviews and monitors staffing of contract maintenance and service personnel.  Supervises subordinate personnel when necessary.
11. Attends Council meetings as required, reports on various projects, makes recommendations as requested.
12.  Performs other related work as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1.  Knowledge of general engineering theory, principles and practices as applied to architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and HVAC equipment, systems, controls, drives, materials and components.
2.  Ability to understand the performance of electrical, plumbing, architectural and structural repairs and installations associated with building systems.
3.  Proficiency in reading, reviewing and interpreting engineering construction and site plans, designs, details, drawings, schedules, cost estimates, operating manuals, technical specifications and reports and proposals associated with contract administration for design, construction, repair and maintenance of facilities, building systems and related equipment.
4.  Ability to prepare bid specifications, requests for proposal, contracts, change orders, budgets, cost estimates and maintenance reports.
5.  Knowledge of engineering economics and the methods of and problems encountered in financial planning and management of capital improvement and maintenance programs.
6.  Sufficient knowledge of major building, electrical and plumbing codes for effective application to job responsibilities as required. 
7.  Ability to utilize modern administrative and automated design computer applications.
8.  Ability to plan, direct, inspect and review the work and performance of contract or staff personnel engaged in facilities maintenance and improvement activities.
9.  Ability to communicate effectively through proficient writing and verbal skills.
10. Capable of driving a motor vehicle and valid, current possession of a Maryland Class C operator’s license.
11. Ability to represent the County in Public Works activities and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, government officials and the general public.
12. Ability to work effectively with other County, State and Federal Departments and their staff.
13. Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.

 

ENTRY LEVEL AND LATERAL DEPUTY SHERIFFS
The Talbot County Sheriff's Office currently has openings available for qualified applicants for Entry Level and Lateral Deputy Sheriffs.

Requirements for these positions are listed on our Applications which can be viewed and printed by clicking the Public Safety link above, and then clicking the Employment sections under the Sheriff tab.

For further information regarding the applicant process, please contact Captain Scott Mergenthaler or Corporal Marlene Gieraltowski at 410-822-1020.

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

PART-TIME POSITIONS

TALBOT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
accepts applications for the following positions on a rolling basis:

Paramedic
Emergency Communications Dispatcher

Please submit letter of interest, resume and 3 references to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Government
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD  21601
or email to applications@talbotcountymd.gov

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  

TALBOT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
Part-Time Positions available:
Ice Rink Maintenance Staff, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, ** Must be 18 years or older**
Skate Guards/Skate Rental, **(must be able to ice skate)** Cashiers/Concession Workers Fri – Mon, various hours **Must be 16 years or older**

Apply at Talbot County Community Center Mon – Fri, 8am – 4:30pm, 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD. 21601, 410-770-8050
or email to parks@talbotcountymd.gov

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

GOLF COURSE GROUNDSKEEPER
Talbot County Hog Neck Golf Course is accepting applications for seasonal grounds maintenance workers.  Duties include general maintenance and operating small equipment, must be available to work weekends.  Salary depends on experience. 
Apply at Hog Neck Golf Course
10029 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601 
Applicant must pass a substance abuse test and background check. 

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Talbot County, Maryland is accepting applications for a part-time Public Information Officer.  This part-time position reports to the County Manager and acts as the primary information liaison between the County Council and the public, including news media and citizens.  PIO also handles special projects as assigned.  Minimum Qualifications:  B.A. in Public Relations, Communications or a related field and a minimum of 4 years in Public Relations, Communication or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  PIO may be required to report to or remain on duty over weekends, holidays or when County offices are closed due to inclement weather or for other reasons.  Salary DOQ.  To apply, please submit resume with cover letter, job history, salary requirements and 3 professional references to: 

Employment Applications
Talbot County Government
11 N. Washington St.
Easton, MD 21601
or email to applications@talbotcountymd.gov. For best consideration, apply by September 21, 2018.

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB SUMMARY
This part-time position reports to the County Manager and acts as the primary information liaison between the County Council and public including news media and citizens.  This position also acts as the communications liaison to the County Manager, handling projects as directed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Communications or a related field and a minimum of 4 years in Public Relations, Communication or a related field required, or equivalent combination of education and experience..
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1.  Coordinates public relation activities and events by producing information (press releases) for publication by the media.
2.  Jointly supports the activities and mission of the County Council, County Manager and County departments by attending events and meetings.
3.  Assists with development of information for, and provides editorial oversight of, the County’s website and social media efforts. 
4.  Works with other County employees, contractual workers, independent contractors and persons external to County government to acquire information, photographs and written materials.
5.  Recommends and develops written materials designed to furnish relevant information to the general public regarding County government.
6.  Solicits information from County officials and employees regarding policies, activities and events and promotes those items which are deemed to be newsworthy.
7.  In the event of a weather emergency or crisis event, coordinates press releases with Emergency Management Coordinator with the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services.
8.  Performs other duties as required and assigned by the County Council and County Manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar, punctuation usage and spelling.
2.  Knowledge of current methods of information dispersal and their appropriate use.
3.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents and respond effectively to citizens.
4.  Ability to manage projects, work independently, multi-task and make decisions.  Efficient time management, organizational skills and computer proficiency required.
5.  Knowledge of County policies and practices. 
6.  Ability to establish and maintain relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities. 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Typically sit at a desk or computer table; regularly walk, stand or stoop; occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.  Reasonable accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

COMMENTS
This position has been designated as an ESSENTIAL POSITION and may be required to report to or remain on duty when County offices are closed due to inclement weather or for other reasons.  An employee in this position may be required to work shift work, overtime, weekends and holidays and/or remain on standby for a call back to work.
          

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