Employment Opportunities

FULL-TIME POSITIONS

     

ASSISTANT FINANCE DIRECTOR
Talbot County is seeking a full time Assistant Finance Director to supervise the daily financial activities of the County. This position will report to the County Finance Director. Responsible for overseeing/assisting with preparation of various financial reports and budget documents. Able to coordinate accounting matters with other departments, locations and agencies. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university with a major in accounting or finance. Previous supervisory experience and certification as a CPA. Experience in the preparation of financial statements and knowledge of accounting principles and GASB pronouncements desired. Will consider equivalent combination of education and experience. Starting range $71,908 - $74,827 plus full benefits. This position will be open until filled with the first review of applications on June 1, 2021. Please visit our website at www.talbotcountymd.gov for a full position description and to apply online. You may also submit a cover letter, resume and references on the website or send to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Courthouse
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
The Talbot County Finance Office maintains all records of financial transactions of the County and oversees the operation of daily collections from the public.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Under the general direction of the Finance Director, plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the operations of the Finance Department real property tax collection, accounting, payroll and accounts payable.
2. Oversees accounting operations, including year-end closing of the general ledger and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
3. Assists Finance Director with annual Budget process for County.
4. Prepare analyses of revenues and expenditures accounts.
5. Provide appropriate budget guidance to County departments on budget request preparation. Analyze and review budgets requests submitted by County Departments and Agencies.
6. Assist with the preparation of the Budget Ordinance, Budget Workbook and other Budget documents.
7. Assist with the financial reporting and coordination of various grant programs.
8. Analyze and reconcile various General Ledger accounts.
9. Oversees the annual audit, including the preparation of the CAFR, the Federal Single audit and other Audit reports for the County.
10. Assist with County Banking relationships.
11. Assist with Debt Issuance, including leases and Bond Issues.
12. Prepares/oversees reconciliation of all County Bank Accounts.
13. Assist other County departments with financial operations.
14. Review all invoices for proper coding and approvals.
15. Review County revenues received via wire for proper recording in financial system.
16. Oversees upgrades to financial software and other finance related computer programs.
17. Other duties as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Strong leadership skills.
2. Through knowledge of governmental (Fund) accounting principles and practices.
3. Organize, supervise, and coordinate the work of subordinate employees and project teams.
4. Prepare complex financial statements, reports, and analyses.
5. Develop and implement accounting procedures and systems.
6. Interpret and accurately apply rules and regulations regarding accounting and auditing practices.
7. Prepare clear and effective financial, statistical, and narrative reports, correspondence, informational materials, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
8. Communicate effectively in writing, orally, and with others to assimilate, understand, and convey information, in a manner consistent with job functions.
9. Considerable knowledge of the County's fiscal procedures.
10. Understanding of County Government’s organization, procedures and operations.
11. Through knowledge of computer systems and applications primarily Excel, Word and Outlook.
12. Ability to establish effective working relationships with associates, officials and public.

 

COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATOR I
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 at $32,956 - $35,673 plus full employee benefits. Apply on-line at www.talbotcountymd.gov by June 1, 2021. For best consideration submit an application by March 26, 2021. 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

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
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.

 

COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATOR I
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 at $32,956 - $35,673 plus full employee benefits. Apply on-line at www.talbotcountymd.gov by June 1, 2021. For best consideration submit an application by March 26, 2021. 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

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
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.

 

 

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 $32,909 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.
 

 

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Talbot County is seeking a Director of Emergency Services. This is a professional executive level position directing the operations of the Department of Emergency Services. The Director is responsible to and supervised by the County Manager. The Director plans, programs and directs a comprehensive and integrated system of emergency services for Talbot County. The Director oversees the divisions within the department, which include: Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, 9-1-1 Communications, and Technical Support Services and manages departmental budgets. The Director works in cooperation with other County departments and other counties throughout the state as well as with state and federal agencies such as Maryland Emergency Management Agency, the 9-1-1 Numbers Board, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Director serves as the Governors’ appointed Emergency Management Director for Talbot County and represents Talbot County on other regional and state boards, committees and commissions. Minimum 4-year degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Criminal Justice or related fields, Masters Degree preferred. Minimum of five years experience in supervision of a fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services or emergency management system. A combination of education and experience sufficient to meet the requirements of the position will be considered. Talbot County residency is preferred but not required. For best consideration, submit an application by May 21, 2021. Salary range $96,897 - $102,858 plus full employee benefits. You may also submit an application/resume/cover letter online at www.talbotcountymd.gov or 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

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plans and oversees a comprehensive, integrated system of emergency services, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Management and Homeland Security, 9 1 1 Communications, and Technical Support Services.
2 Plans for and coordinates County emergency operations during major emergencies and declared state of emergency.
3. Oversees the Emergency Management/Homeland Security Program for the County.
4. Prepares and administers department’s annual operating budget and presents it to County Manager and County Council.
5. Responsible for all grant funding.
6. Maintains thorough familiarity with Federal Communications Commission regulations, federal and state EMS and emergency preparedness operating regulations/ procedures, EMS guidelines and applicable County ordinances and codes.
7. Develops and presents policy recommendations relating to emergency services to the County Manager and County Council.
8. Supervises and performs special projects.
9. Performs other duties and responsibilities periodically assigned by the County Manager.

REQUIRED SKILLS
1. Knowledge of the principles of effective organizational management and leadership. Skill in supervising the activities of subordinate staff.
2. Skill in decision-making and in expressing ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
3. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with subordinates, public officials, media and the general public.
4. Ability to read, analyze and interpret highly detailed and complex documents.
5. Ability to write and edit detailed and complex reports, policies, procedures, memoranda and correspondence.
6. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to diverse groups.
7. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
8. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of information in regulatory, procedural and technical form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
9. Thoroughly conversant with the English language.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possession of a Class C Maryland Driver’s License or the ability to obtain such a license within one (1) month of appointment to position by the Talbot County Council.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Regularly required to operate a motor vehicle, stand, walk, stoop, climb or sit; reach and handle objects, tools or controls. Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

WORKING CONDITIONS
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 the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an environmentally controlled work area. However, at times will respond to coordinate activities during emergency situations in field command posts.  This description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Director(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

 

 

EMT-B/DRIVER - Talbot County Emergency Services, EMS Division
Full-time position.  Requirements: MD certified EMT-B, valid driver’s license and copy of driving record.  Compensation: Salary approximately $32,629 which includes base salary, holiday compensation and scheduled overtime and excellent benefit package. Submit resume and cover letter 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 M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
This is a skilled and responsible work as a Maryland Certified EMT-B.  A self-motivated responsible person with administrative duties.  Under some supervision, carries out duties without detailed instructions but within specific limits and reports to Paramedic shift leaders.  Performance will be evaluated periodically based on previously agreed upon goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES
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 Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Quality Assurance. 
2.  Stabilize the condition of patients at the EMS-B level of EMS care.
3.  Assist in the extrication of victims from wreckage and entrapment.
4.  Perform emergency medical first aid examinations and assessments.
5.  Perform basic life support treatment such as bandaging wounds, control bleeding, spinal immobilization, insertion of oral and nasal airways, suctioning, application of MAST and other skills. 
6.  Be extremely familiar with Maryland Protocols and how they relate to the above skills. 
7.  Complete and file all pertinent state, county, local and hospital reports and related documents. 
8.  Recommend procedural changes when needed based on field experience and qualifications.
9.  Test and evaluate new equipment and make recommendations based on equipment performance. 
10. Participate in specialized and continuing education classes.
11. Establish 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 DES/EMS Operations Manual SOPs.
14. Quickly and accurately utilizes maps and obtains information pertinent to the emergency response. 
15. Assumes the responsibility for the maintenance of medical equipment, office and living quarters while on duty. 
16. Performs quality assurance reviews of career and part-time peer EMT-Bs and may assist in quality assurance review of BLS providers as requested by the Medical Director. 
17. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1.  Ability to perform physically exhausting 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 Maryland Medical Protocols.
8.  Should have the ability to operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
9.  If the patient being transported is a Priority 3 patient, the EVO/EMT-B will perform patient care as the provider.  If the EVO is at the ALS provider level, they will be expected to perform ALS skills under the Paramedic job description.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
1.  Must have regular use of the hands to 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those one 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.
 
REQUIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
1.  Valid Driver’s License with no more than 3 current points
2.  Maryland Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
3.  Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
4.  Basic Trauma Life Support is strongly recommended 

 

 

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Talbot County is accepting applications for a full-time buildings and grounds maintenance technician. HS graduate or equivalent and a minimum of one-year building maintenance services. Applicant should have multiple building maintenance skills: carpentry, basic electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting, landscaping, and mechanical skills. In addition, IT skill sets in data cabling, Access control systems, surveillance systems, and automated building systems would be a plus. Applicants must pass background check and drug screening and possess a valid Maryland Driver’s License. Commercial Driver’s License preferred. Salary range $32,956 - $36,387 with a generous benefit package. Please go to applications@talbotcountymd.govand submit your resume/application. You may also mail your information to Talbot County Administrative Services, Employment Applications, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601. Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
The Talbot County Facilities Maintenance supports other Talbot County Departments in programmed and routine maintenance, as well as Capital Projects of multiple Talbot County Facilities.

POSITION OVERVIEW
This position provides preventative maintenance and repair to buildings, grounds and building equipment of multiple Talbot County Facilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Preventative maintenance and repair to buildings, grounds and building equipment, to insure safe and well maintained buildings, grounds and building equipment.
2. Work with department co-workers on general building repairs, litter pick up of buildings grounds, in-house projects for building upgrades and remodeling projects.
3. Performs building safety checks monthly, and report any and all defects observed, to be addressed in-house or evaluated for repairs.
4. Help with furniture moving, etc. as needed.
5. Work out of aerial lifts, on scaffolding and climbing ladders
6. Work outdoors in hot and cold weather conditions and inclement weather as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Ability to assist County personnel and general public in a professional and courteous manner.
2. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include early mornings, evenings and weekends for projects that must be done after normal working hours and snow and ice removal during inclement weather.
3. Must be able to lift heavy objects and shovel snow.
4. Ability to work without close supervision.
5. Ability to work in a safe manner.
6. Ability to plan and schedule time and materials to accomplish assigned projects in a timely matter.
7. Ability to operate all types of department equipment i.e. plow truck, UTV, snow blowers, sweepers, various landscaping equipment, forklift and platform lift.
8. Computer skills needed to operate building controls systems.
9. Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.

  

 

LEAD COLLECTIONS/DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATOR
Talbot County Department of Public Works has a full-time opening for a Lead Collection/Distribution System Operator. Requirements: Minimum of three years of experience in the O&M of wastewater collection/water distribution systems, with a minimum of two years of supervisory experience, Certification from Maryland Board of Waste and Waterworks, a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Applicant may be required to acquire Maryland CDL designation. Salary range $42,678 - $45,119, plus full employee benefits. For best consideration submit an application to www.talbotcountymd.gov - Employment Applications or 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.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
To perform a variety of skilled duties involved in the operation, maintenance and repair of Collection/Distribution Systems. Under general supervision of the Manager of the Environmental Operations Division, the Lead Collection/Distribution System Operator performs a variety of manual labor, and skilled work in the operations and maintenance of wastewater collection/water distribution systems and relative pump stations/distribution systems; demonstrates and exercises and full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Combination of training, education and experience which provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job as follows:
1. High school diploma or G. E. D.
2. Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the O&M of wastewater collection/water distribution systems, with a minimum of two years of supervising employees.
3. Certification at an appropriate level for wastewater collection or treatment operator from the Maryland Board of Waste and Waterworks Certification.
4. Possession of a valid Maryland driver’s license; may be required to acquire Maryland CDL designation at County’s discretion.
5. Knowledge regarding word processing and personal computers.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serve as a representative of the Talbot County Sanitary District, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public.
2. Exercise independent judgment regarding supervision of the O&M of system(s) assigned.
3. Supervise and assist in the daily operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection system and/or water distribution system(s), to include video-taping of existing lines, manhole inspections, hydro cleaning of sewer lines, etc.
4. Build and/or maintain operations and maintenance records, compliant with the requirements of local, State, and Federal regulation.
5. Build and/or maintain wastewater collection system/water distribution system(s) records.
6. Troubleshoot electrical systems, control systems, and mechanical systems used in the wastewater collection and water distribution systems, pump stations, etc.
7. Assist in the maintenance of equipment used throughout the Sanitary District.
8. Assist in the operation of solids handling and lab operations.
9. Be dependable and meet acceptable attendance requirements at all times.
10. Follow all applicable safety rules and regulations.
11. Assists in the coordination of all sanitary sewer/water distribution, and treatment plant improvements.
12. Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Enforces codes pertaining to the above, as delegated.
2. Knowledge of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in wastewater collection systems/water distribution systems, and wastewater treatment plants’ O&M activities.
3. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
4. Types and level of maintenance and repair activities generally performed in wastewater collection, pumping and conveyance, as well as water distribution.
5. Regulations and record requirements promulgated by the local, State, and Federal regulators/permits.
6. Supervise, organize, train and evaluate staff.
7. Keep accurate and truthful records and prepare clear and concise reports.
8. Plan, forecast and justify operations and maintenance needs.
9. Work irregular hours when emergencies occur.
10. Communicate effectively with others; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
11. Operate sewer cleaning equipment, rodding machine, portable flow meters, composite samplers, miscellaneous lab equipment and gas detection equipment.
12. Exercise sound judgment and resolve problems under pressure.
13. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
14. Ability to perform the responsibilities of the position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
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.

 

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 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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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.

RESPONSIBILITES
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.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
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.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
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.

REQUIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
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

 

SENIOR ENGINEER
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

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

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
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. 

POSITION OVERVIEW
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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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:

RESONSIBILITIES
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.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
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.

 

 

WEED CONTROL COORDINATOR/ROADS SUPERVISOR
The Talbot County Weed Control Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the success of the County Noxious Weed Control Program. The Coordinator must be able to efficiently organize the programs within the guidelines adopted by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, County Weed Control Committee, and the County Government. The State Weed Control Program ensures that the County Coordinator is well trained in the laws, control practices and in the handling, calibration of spray equipment, and other day-to-day activities of the program. The County Weed Coordinator is supervised by the County Roads Superintendent and the Maryland Department of Agriculture for program direction. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED. Must possess, or have ability to obtain proper Pesticide Spray Licensing required by the State of Maryland and a practical knowledge of general farming practices. Must possess a valid Maryland Class B Commercial Driver’s License and have the ability to lift materials up to 50 lbs. Salary range $38,975 - $41,530 with a generous benefit package. Please submit your resume/application to www.talbotcountymd.gov by May 17, 2021 or mail your information to Talbot County Administrative Services, Employment Applications, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601. Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled.

DEPARTMENT 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for locating noxious weeds, determining the size, and seeing control practices for the infestation are implemented.
2. Contact landowners by telephone and schedule a visit to his property. If the Coordinator cannot make contact with a landowner, the Weed Control Program must notify the individual by mail.
3. Meets with landowners and/or property manager to obtain their cooperation so that they comply with the Noxious Weed Law. If a landowner does not wish to cooperate with the Coordinator, the County Coordinator should leave the property as tactfully as possible. The Coordinator should then inform the Weed Control Specialist assigned to Talbot County, or the Supervisor, Weed Control, and seek assistance.
4. Visits properties to verify compliance with the approved programs and makes a record of the visit in a Daily Log.
5. Is accountable for all herbicides and other materials used in the control of noxious weeds and other program activities which are placed in his charge and must comply with all State, Federal and Local regulations covering the storage of hazardous materials.
6. Prepares bills for services, tracks financial records, and reports overdue accounts to appropriate County officials.
7. Records daily mileage and number of hours worked, and reports this information monthly to the County Roads Superintendent.
8. The County Coordinator is expected to cooperate with all County, State and Federal agencies, to ensure that a unified effective control program is implemented.
9. Performs snow/ice removal, as well as other various tasks assigned by the Roads Superintendent, during months when weed control activities subside.
10. Follow all safety regulations of the Roads Department and Talbot County.
11. Be available for any emergency weather related events.
12. All work is to be done in coordination with the Roads Superintendent.
13. Other related duties as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. The County Coordinator is expected to know the provisions of the Maryland Noxious Weed Law and other programs affiliated with the Maryland Department of Agriculture Weed Control Program; and all recommended control practices and be able to recommend specific control programs best suited for individual Johnsongrass infestations.
2. Agriculture experience and a keen basic understanding of small motors and pumps.
3. Ability to work independently, use sound judgment in planning his work, and yet be sufficiently adaptable to satisfactorily meet situations which require a deviation from the original work plan.
4. Ability to pass a required examination for a Maryland Pesticide License, which will give him authority to recommend and use chemicals in his weed control work.
5. Possession of a Maryland Class B Commercial Driver’s License.
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, the agricultural community, and the general public through personal and telephone contact.
7. Must possess ability to write legibly.
8. Ability to report to work after normal business hours during adverse winter weather conditions.
9. Ability to comprehend semi-technical data and write reports and other required correspondence.

 

 

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-M/F/Vets/Disabled.  

 

PER DIEM

BAILIFF
The Circuit Court for Talbot County is seeking applications for the position of interim Bailiff assisting Judge and Magistrate in preparing the bench for daily cases, oversees jury panel, responsible for assuring jurors are undisturbed at all times, with occasional evening hours. Graduation from an accredited high school.  This is a per diem paid position. Please submit an online application by May 21, 2021 to applications@talbotcountymd.gov or send resumes to:
Honorable Stephen H. Kehoe
Talbot County Circuit Court
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

    

PART-TIME/SEASONAL

Desk Attendants
Talbot County Department of Parks and Recreation announces openings for the 2021 Aquatics Program.  Must possess communication and leadership skills. Submit an online application to applications@talbotcountymd.gov or mail your application to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Courthouse
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

Summer Camp Counselor
Talbot County Department of Parks and Recreation announces openings for the 2021 Summer Camp Program. This positions will be responsible for supervising various ages of campers while interacting in, leading and managing recreational activities. Experience supervising children is preferred. Must have CPR, AED and First Aid Training Certifications or be able to obtain. Starting pay - $13.00 per hour.  Submit an online application to applications@talbotcountymd.gov or mail your application to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Courthouse
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

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