Talbot County, Maryland

Employment Opportunities


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 Lieutenant Scott Mergenthaler or Deputy First Class Marlene Gieraltowski at 410-822-1020.

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Talbot County Department of Corrections 
H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 21 years of age.  Starting salary for an uncertified correctional officer is $29,518 and for a certified correctional officer is DOQ with benefit package. 

Direct submissions to:
Cheril Thomas, Director of Administrative Services
Talbot County, Maryland
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or submit online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov.

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Talbot County has an immediate full-time opening for an Emergency Management Planner for the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services. Candidates should have a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Management or a related field and at least 5 years of employment in a responsible administrative or technical position. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation is desired. At least 1 year of experience in writing and implementing emergency plans, policies, and procedures. A combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position will also be considered. Experience in writing and implementing emergency plans, procedures, and policies for response to public emergencies and disasters is required. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to work extensively and successfully with the public. Complete position description may be found at www.talbotcountymd.gov. Starting salary is $49,435 with benefits.

For best consideration, submit resume, letter of interest and professional references by September 10, 2014 to:
Cheril Thomas, Director of Administrative Services
Talbot County, Maryland
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or apply online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov.

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Job Description

The Emergency Management Planner works under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Services and the 9-1-1 Division Chief. This position is responsible for building and maintaining stakeholder coalitions to identify community risks and execute mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery plans; to organize and as necessary manage the emergency operations center and provide support for incident command operations. This is a full-time position with Talbot County and includes all employee benefits.
Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
1. Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience is desired. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation is desired.  Any equivalent combination of acceptable experience and/or education which provides the knowledge, skill and abilities cited below may be considered.
2. At least one year of experience in writing and implementing emergency plans, procedures, and policies for response to public emergencies and disasters.
3. An additional five (5) years of paid, full-time employment in a responsible administrative or technical position in business, government or a profession.
4. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
5. Knowledge of basic principles of emergency services, principles and practices of government operations, including organizational planning, analysis, hazardous materials, chemical, biological and nuclear hazards, terrorism, natural hazards, technical hazards disaster response and plan/report writing.
6. Computer proficiency; ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, hurricane tracking software, WEB EOC, and GIS is desirable.
7. Ability to remain calm in an extremely stressful environment.
8. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team of co-workers, County Officials, the public and media representatives.
9. Must successfully complete any required continuing education and training.
10. Must possess and maintain a valid Maryland Class C Driver’s License.

Duties & Examples of Work:
1. Develops, writes and maintains the County’s all-hazard emergency and hazardous materials plans and procedures by utilizing local, state, and federal guidelines.
2. Develops, maintains, and formats plans, manuals, job aids and procedures to ensure proper response of personnel and agencies who may be involved in emergency services.
3. Develops, coordinates, and conducts training on County and regional emergency plans and procedures for emergency operations. Maintains all related records of training.
4. Required to respond to Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as directed to fulfill staff positions or serve as a member of the emergency response management/support team.
5. Uses computer modeling and mapping systems to supplement the planning efforts and support public information meetings.
6. Prepares documentation, reports, supporting information and completes applications for grant funding relating to emergency management.
7. Coordinates regional planning with other local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies.
8. Reviews vendor information and literature and prepares specifications for contracted services relating to emergency management planning, equipment purchases and evaluation.
9. Coordinates regional and local emergency plans with the local, state, and federal government strategic initiatives and directives.
10. Assist with the management of the EOC and may be asked to coordinate efforts in the field.
11. Oversees the volunteer program operated by Emergency Services.
12. Performs related work as necessary.

Physical Requirements:
In addition to the ability to perform as needed to meet the requirements described above, must have the physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office and field equipment. Some standing, walking, kneeling, lifting and carrying is required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential tasks.


Talbot County, Maryland, is searching for a highly qualified individual to serve as the County Health Officer. 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.

Job duties include: Supervising performance of assigned programs through subordinate supervisors in order to ensure compliance with funding requirements and satisfactory rating in programs; instructing employees in DHMH and TCHD policies and procedures, applicable State and Federal laws, ethical and professional conduct, and current and future trends in health care systems; assisting the Health Officer in development of operational plans and policy; and representing the Health Department in a liaison capacity with officials of other agencies in an effort to enhance the health and well being of the citizens of Talbot County.

Qualified candidates must possess 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. 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.

This position is a Grade 24 on the State of Maryland’s salary schedule ($72,168 - $115,879).

Further information about Talbot County may be found at www.talbotcountymd.gov.

Interested candidates should apply on-line at www.jobaps.com/md/jobs/dhmh no later than July 8, 2014.

Talbot County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Talbot County Emergency Services, EMS Division, is accepting applications for full-time Paramedic position. Requirements: National Registry and Maryland Paramedic license, valid driver’s license and copy of driving record.

Please submit letter of interest and resume to:
Cheril Thomas, Director of Administrative Services
Talbot County, Maryland
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or submit online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov. 

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Talbot County is seeking a Planning Officer to assume the responsibility of planning for the physical development and growth of the County. Duties include, but are not limited to: implementation of County zoning, subdivision and Critical Area regulations; commercial/industrial site plan review and approval; floodplain review (FEMA), State Forest Conservation implementation; agricultural land preservation programs; State Rural Legacy Program administration; and all other planning related programs and activities. Minimum Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in planning or related field and five years of planning and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as effective public speaking skills are necessary. Extensive public interaction is required. County residency required after appointment.   Salary range $79,301 - $99,452 with full benefits. 

Send resume with cover letter and three professional references to: 
Cheril Thomas, Director of Administrative Services
Talbot County, Maryland
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or submit online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov.

More information is available at www.talbotcountymd.gov or by calling 410.770.8012.

For best consideration, apply by September 10, 2014. 

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


PLANNER I, Talbot County, MD
Talbot County is seeking a Planner to perform a wide variety of tasks to facilitate and provide project management for the development and review of county plans. Must have the ability to implement and apply county ordinances regarding local, state, federal, and environmental programs.  This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with various boards, commissions, departments and the general public. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in community planning or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in planning field.  See below for full position description. Salary Range $38,207 - $45,496, DOQ with excellent benefits. 

For best consideration, submit resume and cover letter by September 12, 2014 to:
Cheril Thomas, Director of Administrative Services
Talbot County, MD
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD. 21601
or apply online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Job Description

The Talbot County Department of Planning and Permits administers and facilitates planning for the county’s physical development, growth and preservation. This includes comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision, building codes and site plan review and enforcement of county, state and federal mandates and programs. The Department administers and coordinates the functions of several boards and commissions to include the Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board and Board of Electrical Examiners. The Department oversees the issuance and inspection process for a variety of permits and licenses including building permits.

General Position Description:
This position reports to the Assistant Planning Officer/Planning Manager and provides assistance to the office’s clients, the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, County staff and other organizations. Primary responsibilities include development review for consistency with the zoning and subdivision codes. Provides project management for the Technical Review Committee and undertakes special studies and projects as required.  Required to drive county vehicle and travel within and outside the County. Some evening meeting attendance may be necessary in the performance of duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in community planning or related field, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience, which demonstrates the knowledge and skills stated below.

Required Skills:
1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of comprehensive land use planning.
2. Knowledge of zoning, subdivision and other planning implementation techniques.
3. Skill in interpreting and applying codes, regulations, policies, and standards; to locate property markers and to take setback measurements.
4. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare concise cogent reports.
5. Proficient or able to become proficient with geographical information system and other computer software to research and analyze assigned planning issues.
6. Working knowledge of MUNIS and any other required software.
7. Participates effectively in work projects and teams.
8. Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
9. Able to accurately and consistently read and apply all rules and regulations.
10. Ability to research and analyze planning information and present the results clearly in oral, written and/or graphic form.
11. Ability to work cooperatively and productively with County and other agency staff as well as the public.

Duties and Work Examples (in general order of precedence and subject to change without prior notice):
1. Provides assistance to the general public with questions about the County comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, floodplain ordinance and other planning information associated with the department.
2. Determines project consistency with the County’s code and laws for the Board of Appeals and the Planning Commission.  Prepares related reports as necessary.
3. Creates and delivers staff reports and planning documents for development applications to be presented to Planning Commission and/or County Council. Topics may include subdivision, site plan, proposed or amended legislation, amendments to the comprehensive plan and other planning topics.
4. Provide project management and leads Technical Advisory Committee development review team. Responds to and oversees handling standard inquires from other agencies, governments, etc.
5. Prepares required documentation for enforcement of the comprehensive plan and implementation ordinances.  Coordinates violation information with the C Enforcement Officers.
6. Reviews Board of Appeals applications. Prepares reports and attends Board of Appeals’ meetings as necessary.
7. Prepares graphic displays and mapping of planning related projects as necessary.
8. Assists as necessary and perform duties of Zoning Coordinator when the normally responsible staff member is unavailable.
9. Participates in meetings with community groups, advisory groups, representatives of other County and government agencies, developers, and others about planning, zoning and development issues.
10. Performs field inspections as necessary.
11. Provides technical guidance to planning and support staff.
12. Other duties as assigned.



Case Manager for Talbot County Problem-Solving Court Programs
Part-time, 20 hrs/wk, contractual, no benefits, $20,000/year. 
Duties include monitoring participant progress, screening for eligibility, facilitating connection to community resources, providing participant support, and data entry.  Bachelor’s Degree required.  Experience with case management in addictions, human services, or mental health is preferred. 

For best consideration, submit cover letter and resume by close of business August 8, 2014 to:
Problem Solving Court Coordinator
Talbot County Circuit Court
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or fax to 410-770-6802 

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Hog Neck Golf Course
Talbot County's Hog Neck Golf Course
is currently accepting employment applications for the following part time seasonal positions:

   Cafe Clerk must be 21 years old and able to work a rotating schedule.       
   Pro Shop Clerk 
   Grounds/Maintenance Crew   
   Cart Person
must be 16 years old.  

Hourly Wages for these positions are between $8.00 and $11.00 per hour, based on experience. All employees are required to submit to drug testing and background checks prior to hire.

For Pro Shop/Cafe/Golf Cart Positions, please call (410) 822-6079 for more information.
For Grounds/Maintenance Positions, please call (410) 770-8095

Apply or send resume to Hog Neck Golf Course, 10142 Old Cordova Road, Easton, MD 21601

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Parks and Recreation
Talbot County Department of Parks and Recreation
is accepting applications for the following part time seasonal positions:

   Building Maintenance/Supervisor
   Parks Maintenance 
   Concession Worker

Valid Driver's license may be required.  
Applicants must be 16 years of age.

Apply or submit an application to Talbot County Department of Parks and Recreation, 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601

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

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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