Talbot County, Maryland

Employment Opportunities



Talbot County Department of Public Works has a full-time opening for a Collection System Operator I.  Requirements: Minimum of one year of experience in general mechanical maintenance and construction work, a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Applicant may be required to acquire Maryland CDL designation. Salary range starts at $33,282, plus full employee benefits.  Apply on-line at www.talbotcountymd.gov. For best consideration submit an application by September 30, 2020. You may also mail applications to:  Employment Applications, Talbot County Government, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601.
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

The Talbot County Department of Public Works provides service in management and administration of legislative programs; project management of the Capital Improvements Program; special project, and utility management; and roads program management.

Under general supervision of the Collection System Supervisor, the Collection System Operator performs a variety of manual labor, semi-skilled an skilled work in the maintenance and repairs of sewer service lines and equipment; learns and demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; perform other related duties as required. This is the entry level class with the Collection Operator series.  Positions in this classification perform less difficult and complex tasks and receive on-the-job training in the performance of more complex duties.  May receive direction from the Collection System Supervisor.  This class is flexibly staffed and may advance to a higher level class after gaining experience, obtaining required certifications and demonstrating proficiency which meets the qualifications for that classification. 

Combination of training, education and experience which provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job:  One year experience in general mechanical maintenance and construction work and a High School Diploma or equivalent.  Possession of a valid Maryland driver’s license; will except Maryland CDL but not required at the time of hire.  

1.  Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance and repair of sewer lines, manholes, related facilities and equipment, including smoke testing, TV work, packing and sealing and infiltration and performs a variety of complex and difficult projects; may assist in training entry level collection system maintenance personnel; provides assistance to other County departments and divisions, as required.  
2.  Inspects sewer collection lines for stoppages or damage; assists with and examines, maintains, cleans and unplugs lines with a variety of specialized equipment including hydro-cleaning, video and grouting vehicles; seals and grouts damaged lines as required, assists with or performs cleaning of collection lines.
3.  Test and monitor manholes for dangerous gases and uses proper safety precautions when entering underground areas; digs up and repairs damaged sections of pipe; cuts, installs, threads and assembles new pipe; operators a variety of equipment including vibrators, jackhammers, tampers, and cutters; repairs pressures hoses; maintains assigned equipment.
4.  Assist in the coordination contracted repair work; maintains records on work performed and inventories of needed supplies and materials; regularly inspects lift stations and may repair or replace valves or fittings; performs flow monitoring; may assist in the maintenance of records for locating District installed equipment, pipelines and related facilities.
5.  Responds to questions and inquiries from the public; sets up traffic safety devises at work sites; may respond to emergency repair calls.
6.  May back up traffic safety set-up and maintain various records, logs; locates and marks utilities in support of the marking and location program.
7.  Establishes positive working relationships with County management and staff, other agencies and the public.
8.  Other related duties as required.

1.   Knowledge of practices, techniques and materials used in the construction trade.
2.   Knowledge of tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair activities.
3.   Operation and use of a variety of light, medium and heavy equipment.
4.   Knowledge of utilities marking and locating procedures and practices.
5.   Knowledge of hazards and standard safety procedures.
6.   Ability to deal tactfully with the public and others in providing information, answering questions and providing customer service.
7.   Able to read, understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; follow oral and written directions, and accept constructive criticism.
8.   Able to meet the requirements to wear respiratory protection or other safety equipment.
9.   Able to perform heavy manual labor.
10.  Prepare and maintain basic reports and records.
11.  Ability to operate a computer and a variety of basic work processing and software applications.
12.  Safely and effectively operate tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of sewer collection systems and related facilities.
13.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
14.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
15.  Able to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable and safe accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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 $32,629 with full benefit package.  For best consideration please go to Employment Applications on our website and fill out the on-line application.  You may also submit your resume with cover letter by August 14, 2020 to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Government
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or applications@talbotcountymd.gov
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

A Communications Specialist I is a new employee who must complete all initial training within the first year of employment.  This job is responsible for receiving, forwarding, and handing all emergency calls for all Talbot County Volunteer Fire Departments, EMS Services, and Law Enforcement for various agencies in Talbot County. His/Her performance is evaluated through Daily Observation Reports (DOR), performance standards, goals and objectives.

1.   Possession of a Class C Maryland Motor Vehicle Operator’s License (or equivalent in another state), or the ability to obtain such a license within thirty (30) days of employment.
2.   Possession of a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
3.  Course completion within ninety – one hundred eighty days of employment:
4.  Maryland Electronic Telecommunications Enforcement Resource System (METERS) National Criminal Information Center (NCIC)   Logon Certification CN-1
5.  National Academies of Emergency Dispatch
     National and Maryland Emergency Medical Dispatcher
     National Emergency Fire Dispatcher
     National Emergency Police Dispatcher
     Emergency Telecommunicator Course
6.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & AED certified
7.  National Incident Management (NIM) Training is required within 6 months of employment.
     ICS 100
     ICS 200
     ICS 700
     ICS 800

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.  Receive and dispatch all law enforcement calls to Easton Police Department, St. Michaels Police Department, Oxford Police Department, and Talbot County Sheriff’s Office. Also, transfer other police calls to Maryland State Police.
6.  Proficient in use of METERS/NCIC/CJIS equipment, and strictly adheres to NCIC standards and procedures to assure accurate and timely operation of the system.
7.  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

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 Communications Specialists
7.  Ability to set work priorities 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.
10. Ability to multi-task.
11. Ability to speak clearly and articulate information over communications radio.


H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18 years of age.  Starting salary for an uncertified correctional officer is $32,583 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-M/F/Vets/Disabled.


Talbot County, Maryland is searching for a highly qualified individual to serve as the County Health Officer. Qualified physician and non-physician candidates are encouraged to apply. This is a State of Maryland executive level position responsible for managing all programs through subordinate staff in the Talbot County Health Department. The County Health Officer is responsible for 131 staff and a budget of $6 million.  Programs assigned to this position include Administration, Environmental Health, Clinical Services, Prevention Services, and Family Services. Physician candidates must possess a degree in medicine from an accredited college or university, a master’s degree in public health and have two years of experience as a licensed physician working in the field of public health.  Applicants may substitute five years of experience as a licensed physician working in the field of public health for the requirement of a master’s degree in public health and two years as a licensed physician working in the field of public health. Non-physician candidates must possess at least a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of managerial experience in the field of public health or a master’s degree in public health with at least two years of managerial experience in public health;  All candidates must have excellent people skills, knowledge of health policy formulation, community needs assessment, health planning, and financial management of public health services; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and successful collaboration, change management, and conflict management experience. County residency is preferred, but not required, within one year of the date of hire. Further information regarding the position and the application process may be found on-line at www.jobaps.com/md/jobs/dhmh. Interested candidates should apply no later than September 30, 2020.  Further information about Talbot County may be found at www.talbotcountymd.gov. The State of Maryland and Talbot County are equal opportunity employers.



PARAMEDIC - Talbot County Emergency Services, EMS Division
Full-time position. Requirements: National Registry and Maryland Paramedic license, valid driver’s license and copy of driving record.  Compensation: Starting salary approximately $42,255 which includes base salary, holiday compensation, and scheduled overtime.  Submit resume and cover letter by September 18, 2020 to: Employment Applications, Talbot County Government, 11 N. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601 or email to applications@talbotcountymd.gov.  Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer-M\F\Vets\Disabled

The Talbot County Emergency Medical Services provides pre-hospital medical care to critically ill or injured patients.

This is a skilled technical and responsible work as a Nationally Registered and Maryland Certified Paramedic or Maryland Certified Cardiac Rescue Technician with five years of active experience.  A self-motivated, responsible person with administrative duties.  Under some supervision, carries out duties without detailed instructions, but within specific limits and reports periodically based on previously agreed upon goals.  Cardiac Rescue Technicians working as a Paramedic will have one year from date of hire to be a Nationally Registered and Maryland Certified Paramedic.

1.  Perform necessary medical care on sick, injured and convalescent persons.  This shall be done at the site of the emergency, en route to the hospital or other destination as prescribed by medical protocol, medical consultation or by the Maryland State Board of Physician Quality Assurance.
2.  Stabilize the condition at the highest level of EMS care available in the State of Maryland.
3.  Assist in the extrication of victims from wreckage and entrapment.
4.  Perform triage and/or assign and take medical command at major incidents.
5.  Supervise and/or perform emergency medical first aid examinations and assessments.
6.  Supervise and/or perform Basic Life Support treatment such as bandage wounds, controls bleeding, spinal immobilization, recognize and treat life threatening arrhythmias, insertion of intravenous and intraosseous lines, intubation, administration of a variety of medications, insertion or oral and nasal airways, needle decompression, suctioning, application of MAST and other skills.
7.  Be extremely familiar with Maryland Protocols and how they relate to the above skills.
8.  Complete and file all pertinent state, county, local and hospital reports and related documents.
9.  Recommend procedural changes when needed based on field experience and qualifications.
10. Test and evaluate new education classes. 
11. Establish and supervise rehabilitation at incidents.
12. Assist fire companies with medical support.
13. Must be able to operate emergency vehicles in accordance with County driving procedures and EMS SOPs.
14. Quickly and accurately utilizes maps and obtains information pertinent to the emergency response. 
15. Assumes the responsibility for the constant readiness of emergency vehicles while on duty.
16. Performs quality assurance reviews of career and part-time peer paramedics and CRTs and may assist in quality assurance review of EMS providers as requested by the Medical Director. 
17. Performs other related duties as assigned.

1.  Ability to perform exertional tasks associated with the position.
2.  Must have excellent moral character.
3.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other health care providers, supervisors, patients and the general public.
4.  Must be able to apply the principles of logical thinking to a wide range of practical problems.
5.  Must have the ability to use sound judgment while quickly and logically analyzing problems, often under emotional stress.
6.  Ability to deal with people and situations in a sensitive manner that reflects the rights of others.
7.  Must have considerable knowledge of the EMS principles, practices and techniques. 
8.  Must have a strong working knowledge of Maryland Medical Protocols.  Should have the ability to operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
9.  Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.
1.  Regular use of the hands, manipulate and feel objects and equipment, to reach, pull/push, to talk and hear.
2.  Frequently required to sit, climb, stoop, run, kneel and walk while carrying weight.
3.  Occasionally, jumping from 1 – 2 feet, crawling and smelling are required.
4.  Frequent lifting and/or moving objects in excess of 100 pounds is required.
5.  Must have good close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception and must be able to adjust focus.  Vision can be corrected with contact lenses/eye glasses.
6.  Must not suffer from claustrophobia.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job an employee is:
1.  Frequently exposed to risk of infection.
2.  Sometimes working near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, in outside weather conditions.
3.  Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock and vibration.
4.  Sometimes exposed to moderate or loud noise levels such as sirens, air and gasoline powered equipment and helicopter engine noise.

1.  Valid Driver’s License with no more than 3 current points
2.  Nationally Registered and Maryland Certified Paramedic or Maryland CRT
3.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support
4.  Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support
5.  Basic trauma Life Support
6.  Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
7.  Clinical Field Instructor strongly recommended


Talbot County is seeking a Senior Engineer for the Department of Public Works.  Applicants must have an architectural or engineering degree from an accredited university or college and five years’ experience in civil works, engineering, project design, construction management, building systems, contract administration, facility/commercial property maintenance.  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 office and may require physical inspection of construction sites with some field related work.  Valid MD driver’s license required. Excellent benefits.  For best consideration submit cover letter, resume and references to:
Employment Applications
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or email to applications@talbotcountymd.gov by September 30, 2020. 

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

The Talbot County Department of Public Works provides service in management and administration of legislative programs; project management of the Capital Improvements program; special projects, solid waste and utility management; and roads program management. 

The Senior Engineer manages various capital projects associated with wastewater systems, roads, bridges, drainage, special projects and grant management.  This position also requires an understanding of local, state and federal laws associated with permits and funding.

Completion of an Engineering Bachelor’s Degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, environmental, sanitary, hydraulic or structural, a minimum five years of engineering experience, and either a Registered Professional Engineer or Land Surveyor in the State of Maryland, OR: any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which provides the skills cited below and either a Registered Professional Engineer or Land Surveyor in the State of Maryland:

1.  Performs drafting and surveying requirements of the department.
2.  Act as project manager for Capital Improvement Program.
3.  Secures grant funding and prepares Capital Improvement Programs requests.
4.  Completes design activities, engineering computation and engineering cost estimates for various assigned projects.
5.  Inspects construction of Capital Improvement Program projects for compliance with contract documents.
6.  Coordinates various legislated programs charged to Public Works.
7.  Other related duties as required.

1.  Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and instruments used in drafting technical plans, surveying, engineering design and construction management.
2.  Knowledge of engineering theory, principles and practices as applied to the preparation of plans, specifications and designs.
3.  Ability to make engineering field surveys in order to secure complete and accurate data.
4.  Skilled in drafting accurate drawings from notes, survey data and rough sketches.
5.  Ability to prepare technical forms, reports, change notices and other correspondence.
6.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials and the general public.
7.  Thorough command of the English language and proficient communication and writing skills.
8.  Capable of driving a motor vehicle and possession of a valid, current driver’s license.
9.  Ability to operate a personal computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications to complete daily tasks.
10. Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.



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-M/F/Vets/Disabled.  







Talbot County Hog Neck Golf Course is accepting applications for seasonal grounds maintenance workers.  Flexible schedules. Must pass a substance abuse test and background check.   Salary starts at $11.50 per hour.  Please go to our website www.talbotcountymd.gov, Employment Applications, and fill out the on-line application.  You may submit your application on-line or send to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Administrative Services
11 North Washington St.
Easton, MD  21601
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled



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