Talbot County, Maryland

Employment Opportunities

FULL-TIME POSITIONS

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

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER 
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.

 

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER
Talbot County Emergency Services, 9-1-1 Communications
Salary $29,913 with full benefit package.
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.

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 applications@talbotcountymd.gov

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNER
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

Overview:  
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.

 

ENGINEER/PROJECT MANAGER, Talbot County, MD
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 range for qualified/experienced candidates is $56,446 - $61,735 with excellent benefits. 

For best consideration submit resume and cover letter by September 22, 2014 to:
Cheril Thomas, Director of Administrative Services
Talbot County, Maryland
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD. 21601
or submit online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov. 

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Job Description                                  

Overview: 
The Talbot County Department of Public Works provides services in management and administration of legislative programs, the Capital Improvements Program, special projects, solid waste management, utility management and facility maintenance and improvement management. 

Minimum Qualifications:
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.

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. Performs related work as required.
12. Attends Council meetings as required, reports on various projects, makes recommendations as requested.

Required Skills:
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.

 

PARAMEDIC
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.

 

PLANNING OFFICER, Talbot County, MD
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

Overview:
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.

 

ROADS SUPERVISOR
Talbot County is seeking a Roads Supervisor responsible for coordinating and scheduling road crews engaged in roads maintenance.  Strong supervisory, office, computer and communication skills required. Must have ability to interact effectively with the public.  Minimum requirements: College level coursework in highway maintenance or engineering related field, minimum of 5 years experience in highway and bridge maintenance of which at least 2 years should be in a supervisory capacity. A combination of education and experience sufficient to meet the position requirements will be considered.  Valid CDL license is required.  Salary range starts at $41,837; salary DOQ with full benefits.

For best consideration submit resume and cover letter by October 1, 2014 to:
Cheril Thomas, Director of Administrative Services
Talbot County, MD
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD. 21601
or submit online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov 

Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Job Description

Overview:  
The Talbot County Roads Department responds to all aspects of programmed and routine maintenance, in all weather conditions, as well as emergency operations for approximately 370 miles of County-owned roads and rights-of-way.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent high school certification program, and a minimum of five years continuous, successful full-time experience in highway and bridge maintenance, or general highway engineering, of which at least two (2) years shall have been in a supervisory capacity.  Possession of a current, valid Commercial Driver’s License.  Must possess, or have ability to obtain, Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Spray License for Right-of-Way Spraying, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Tree Care Expert License.
Note:  Successful completion of one (1) year of college level education in a highway maintenance or engineering related field of study may be substituted for one (1) year of supervisory work experience.
 
Duties & Examples of Work:  (examples are illustrative only)
At the direction of the Roads Superintendent:
1. Oversee, direct and supervise all field and support operations associated with roads maintenance and special project activities for which the Roads Department is responsible.
2. Coordinate, schedule, assign and supervise the work of road, field and shop personnel engaged in highway, road and bridge maintenance, including priority and emergency road work.
3. Coordinate, schedule, assign and supervise overtime work of road, field and shop personnel as required and in accordance with the applicable policies and procedures in effect.
4. Coordinate and supervise education and training of road, field and shop personnel as required and in accordance with the policies and procedures in effect.
5. Provide field condition inspections and surveys necessary to determine routine, emergency and priority maintenance requirements.
6. Provide support as required to maintain updated and current road and bridge data inventories.
7. Provide periodic and final inspections supporting roadway, bridge and special construction and upgrade projects.
8. Maintain updated and accurate records and reports of operational, maintenance and support activities, facilities and systems assigned to the Roads Department.
9. Oversee identification and implementation of programs, policies and procedures for all aspects of road maintenance and support operations to assure compliance with applicable safety regulations in effect.
10. May perform basic office tasks, as needed, in the absence of personnel.  (i.e. man telephone, data entry, fuel monitoring, among other various tasks.)
11. Perform other necessary duties as required to support the responsibilities of the Roads Department.

Required Skills:
1. Comprehensive practical knowledge of highway, road and bridge maintenance methods and procedures.
2. Ability to perform mathematical computations and read and interpret basic engineering plans, details, specifications and construction documents.
3. Ability to communicate the verbal and written English language, in a reasonably effective manner.
4. Ability to use basic data base computer systems.
5. Proficiency in operation of all categorized vehicles and equipment units in the Roads Department inventory.
6. Knowledge of routine maintenance requirements, policies and procedures for categorized vehicle and equipment units in the Roads Department inventory.
7. Knowledge of routine traffic control devices, policies and procedures, in accordance with Maryland Department of Transportation standards and regulations.
8. Knowledge of operational and occupational safety and health guidelines, standards and regulations, as applicable to all activities, policies and procedures of the Roads Department.
9. Ability to instruct employees in proper methods, techniques and procedures needed to operate equipment and accomplish work staff.
10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, contractors, other agency personnel, clients and the general public.
11. Ability to effectively assign and supervise employees, including resolution of minor disputes, in accordance with applicable personnel management policies, procedures and regulations in effect.
12. Ability to report to work after normal business hours during adverse weather conditions.

 

PART-TIME POSITIONS  

ASSISTANT TOURISM COORDINATOR - Seasonal - Talbot County Government

Talbot County Office of Tourism has an immediate part-time opening for an energetic individual with marketing and social-media management skills and experience. Must have excellent verbal and written skills, impeccable phone etiquette, and outstanding knowledge of the area. Ability to use MS Office is a must. Saturday hours are required. 20 hours a week, $12.50 per hour, no benefits.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Talbot County Government
Administrative Services
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or submit online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov.

For best consideration apply by September 12, 2014.

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.

 

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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