Employment Opportunities

FULL-TIME POSITIONS

ACCOUNTANT 1

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE/TAX CLERK

ASSISTANT FINANCE DIRECTOR

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST I

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

MACHINE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II

MACHINE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III

PLAN REVIEWER I

PLANNING OFFICER

PROJECT MANAGER

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

ZONING TECHNICIAN

ENTRY LEVEL AND LATERAL DEPUTY SHERIFFS

 

  
PART-TIME SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 


FULL-TIME POSITIONS

 

ACCOUNTANT I
Talbot County is seeking a full-time Accountant I for the Finance Office. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college with a major in accounting or finance; one-year experience working for an audit firm or two-years accounting experience, preferable with a government agency. Responsible for ensuring financial records and statements are in line with laws, GL processing and reporting in MUNIS, preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports. Assisting with payroll, reconciliations, audits, etc. Salary range $56,681 - $59,573 with excellent benefits.  For best consideration submit letter of interest, resume/application and references by August 19, 2022 to applications@talbotcountymd.gov or send to:
Talbot County Government
Employment Applications
11 N. Washington St.
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot County Government 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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
This position reports to the Assistant Finance Director or designee. Assist with closing the books and preparation of analyses and financial reports. Coordinates accounting matters with other departments, locations and agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college with a major in accounting or finance, plus one-year experience working for an audit firm or two-years account experience, preferably with a government agency.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Ensure financial records and statements are in line with laws, regulations and generally accepted accounting principles.
2. Performs monthly GL processing and reporting in MUNIS system; prepares various reports required on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
3. Analyze and reconcile various General Ledger accounts, resolve discrepancies found in records, statement or documented transactions.
4. Assist with payroll, capital assets and accounts payable preparation as needed.
5. Assist departments with reconciliations and project tracking.
6. Assist with annual audit and the federal single audit for the County.
7. Assist with the financial reporting and coordination of various grant programs including pass through grants from other government agencies.
8. Assist in preparing and maintaining financial process narratives, flowcharts and internal control documentation
9. Other duties as required.

 

 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE/TAX CLERK
Talbot County is seeking a full-time Accounts Receivable/Tax Clerk for the Finance Office. Requirements: high school graduate; 1 – 2 years’ experience reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting & balancing financial transactions. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Responsibilities to include: receiving, validating and receipting payments for county taxes and services; maintaining records, providing tax and other County fee information to citizens, other duties as assigned. Starting range $31,253 - $34,363 with excellent benefit package. For best consideration submit letter of interest, resume/application and references by August 19, 2022 to applications@talbotcountymd.gov or send to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Government
11 N. Washington St.
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot County Government 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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Responsible for receiving, validating and receipting payments for county taxes and services. Work requires accuracy in all phases associated with the proper receipt of money, including counting and tabulating funds and maintaining routine clerical records. Work is performed independently within established policies and procedures and is reviewed by a superior during progress and upon completion for accuracy and adherence to proper procedures. Work includes providing tax and other County fee information to citizens and other interested parties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate. One to two years of experience reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides full service to the public in regards to real estate taxes and other County fees and charges.
2. Receives and responds to telephone calls and waits on walk-in customers.
3. Receives monies by mail or in person for payment of taxes; verifies checks against bills and verifies that account numbers are on checks; balances cash, prepared required tabulations, including batching for data processing; prepares bank deposits for all monies received.
4. Makes changes and issues receipts for monies accepted at the window; inspects checks for proper amount, date, signature and endorsement; classifies receipt and validates documents.
5. Prepares correspondence and maintains correspondence files for tax issues, completes follow-up work in order to process customer requests.
6. Receives and processes deeds for the public by researching billing files and certifying that either all liens are satisfied, or preparing duplicate bills.
7. Processes petty cash vouchers, issuing cash to various county employees.
8. Computes and compares totals on daily reports with amount of checks currency and other forms of cash payment in register to verify balances.
9. Posts data to the proper accounts and balances receipts;
10. May complete credit card charge transactions.
11. Researches discrepancies in account balances by retrieving and examining original records for miscalculations or posting errors.
12. Corrects inaccuracies in account balances and adjusts accounting records to balance with source document totals.
13. Maintains accurate data by entering and updating accounts.
14. Assists with tax sale processes including preparation of documents for Notices, advertising, sale and redemption.
15. Prepare deposit and outstanding checks reports for monthly bank reconciliation.
16. Assists other Finance Office duties and responsibilities as needed.
17. Other related duties as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Knowledge of basic arithmetic such as addition and subtraction.
2. Knowledge of the principles and practices of reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions.
3. Skill in keyboarding and operating an adding machine.
4. Skill in identifying legal currency.
5. Ability to quickly and accurately key large amounts of alpha, numeric and symbolic data from source documents into a computer.
6. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare precise reports.
7. Ability to communicate effectively.
8. Ability to use a computer to access input and extract data; knowledge with Excel and Word, including setting up worksheets and other documents.
9. Ability to understand and follow instructions.
10. Ability to communicate effectively with the general public and co-workers.
11. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers and the general public.

 

 

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 in accounting. Experience in the preparation of financial statements and GASB pronouncements is desired. Will consider equivalent combination of education and experience. Starting salary $86,790 – DOQ, plus excellent benefit package. For best consideration submit letter of interest, resume/application and references by August 19, 2022 to applications@talbotcountymd.gov 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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Reports to the County Finance Director. Supervises the daily financial activities of the County. Oversees/assists with preparation of various financial reports and budget documents. Coordinates accounting matters with other departments, locations and agencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Under the general direction of the Finance Director, plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the operations of the Finance Department to include 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 the County.
4. Prepares analyses of revenues and expenditures accounts.
5. Provides appropriate budget guidance to County departments on budget request preparation. Analyzes and reviews budget requests submitted by County Departments and Agencies.
6. Assists with the preparation of the Budget Ordinance, Budget Workbook and other Budget documents.
7. Assists with financial reporting and coordination of various grant programs.
8. Analyzes and reconciles 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. Assists with County Banking relationships.
11. Assists with Debt Issuance, including leases and Bond Issues.
12. Prepares/oversees reconciliation of all County Bank Accounts.
13. Assists other County departments with financial operations.
14. Reviews all invoices for proper coding and approvals.
15. Reviews 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. Organizes, supervises and coordinates the work of subordinate employees and project teams.
4. Prepares complex financial statements, reports, and analyses.
5. Develops and implements accounting procedures and systems.
6. Interprets and accurately applies rules and regulations regarding accounting and auditing practices.
7. Prepares clear and effective financial, statistical, and narrative reports, correspondence, informational materials, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
8. Communicates 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. Knowledge of computer systems and applications: primarily Excel, Word and Outlook.
12. Ability to establish effective working relationships with associates, officials and public.

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST I
Talbot County Emergency Services, 9-1-1 Communications is seeking an experienced Communications Specialist who is currently certified in dispatch protocols (EMD, EPD and EFD). This is a 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.  Salary DOQ with excellent benefit package. For best consideration please go to Employment Applications on our website and fill out the on-line application. You may also submit your resume with cover letter to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Government
11 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
or applications@talbotcountymd.gov
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
The Talbot County Emergency Services Communications Division serves as the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Talbot County.

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Receive and dispatch all 9-1-1 calls in Talbot County.
2. Receive and dispatch all fire, ambulance and rescue calls in Talbot County
3. Receive and dispatch fire, ambulance and rescue from Talbot County to mutual aid calls in surrounding jurisdictions.
4. Receive and transmit information via radio, telephone, electronic signaling devices, and or computer.
5. Receive and dispatch all law enforcement calls to Easton Police Department, St. Michaels Police Department, Oxford Police Department, and Talbot County Sheriff’s Office. Also, transfer other police calls to Maryland State Police.
6. Proficient in use of METERS/NCIC/CJIS equipment, and strictly adheres to NCIC standards and procedures to assure accurate and timely operation of the system.
7. Perform medical patches between local hospitals and Paramedic/EMS units for the entire Eastern Shore, along with units in parts of Virginia. Also do patches for private ambulance services to the same facilities. Must also perform patches through

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

 

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
TALBOT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18 years of age at the time of appointment, and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license. Starting salary for a correctional officer trainee is $39,236 and for a certified correctional officer is $41,310 with benefit package. We accept applications for this position year round.

Note: Upon appointment, selected candidate is required to successfully complete the MD Police/Correctional Officer Academy to remain employed.

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 HUMAN RESOURCES
Talbot County Government is seeking a director responsible for all areas of personnel management and human resources. The position also oversees all of the County’s insurance requirements and risk management. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resource Management or Public Administration or a related degree and a minimum of five years executive level personnel management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to accomplish the requirements of the position. Excellent written and verbal skills required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex laws, contracts and legal documents. HIPAA certification required. Certification in Human Resources Management (such as SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or PHR) is preferred upon hire or within a 2-year timeframe of hiring. Starting salary $100,000 – negotiable. Generous benefits package.  Apply online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov or by mail to:
Talbot County Government
Administrative Services
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Include resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional references.
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OVERVIEW
This is a highly responsible management position. The Director of Human Resources works closely with the County Manager in coordinating the administrative affairs of the County Government. The position is directly responsible for all Human Resources functions and all areas of insurance coverage for the County.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Human Resources Management preferred, and/or a minimum of 5 years of administrative experience and supervisory/management experience. Must be HIPAA certified. Certification in Human Resources Management (such as SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or PHR) is preferred upon hire or within a 2-year timeframe of hiring.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Administers all Human Resources functions, including policies and procedure, wage and salary, benefit administration, recruitment, placement, promotions, training and development, discipline and discharge, performance evaluations, substance abuse testing, etc.
2. Enforces County policies and procedures as well as all applicable federal and state laws.
3. Administers all County benefits and insurance programs including: Health, General Liability, Property, Equipment, Environmental, Public Officials Liability, Employee Fidelity and Crime and Workers Compensation.
4. Accepts other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the County Manager.
5. If the Assistant County Manager is not available, if called upon, may assume the authority and duties of the County Manager in that person’s absence.

REQUIRED SKILLS
1. Expert knowledge of principles and practices, both established and evolving, of Human Resource Management.
2. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel, public administration and public relations.
3. Ability to act as a representative of Talbot County Government to the general public.
4. Knowledge of governmental legal mandates, fiscal policies, and procedures including the budget process.
5. Knowledge of management and requirements of self-insured health plans. Contract negotiation and management for liability coverages of diverse types, property insurance, life and disability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, and Section 125 benefit plan management.
6. Formulate plans, procedures and programs to meet specific training needs of all County personnel.
7. Ability to communicate and keep the County Manager informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate.
8. Ability to supervise, plan, and coordinate the work of a staff tasked with diverse duties in order to accomplish the County’s goals and objectives.
9. Ability to review, evaluate and initiate appropriate action on technical, legal reports, contracts and documents concerning County matters.
10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with County officials, associates, subordinates, outside vendors, representatives from other agencies and the general public.
11. Proficient knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office programs.

 

MACHINE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II – Talbot County Roads Department
Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalence certificate is required. Minimum two years of full-time experience or its equivalent in the operation of dump trucks and/or construction equipment or commercial road maintenance equipment is preferred. At least one of these types of equipment must have included a vehicle equipped with a pedal-operated clutch and a four-speed manual-selection transmission. Applicant must possess a valid minimum Class B CDL license or be able to obtain one within six months of hire. Starting DOQ. Excellent benefit package. For best consideration please go to applications@talbotcountymd.gov and fill out the on-line application. You may also submit your resume with cover letter 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 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 right-of-way areas.

POSITION OVERVIEW
All work is to be directed by the Superintendent of the Talbot County Roads Department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of high school equivalence and two years full–time experience or its equivalent in the operation of dump trucks (26,001 G.V.W or greater) and/or construction equipment or commercial road maintenance equipment. At least one of these types of equipment must have included a vehicle equipped with a pedal-operated clutch and four-speed manual-selection transmission. Applicant must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Exercises judgment for the safe operation of all types of automotive and truck equipment assigned.
2. Maintains the appearance of equipment by removing road soils, cleaning windshields, washing and steaming equipment.
3. Under the direction of Roads Department Shop Personnel, changes oil, greases, lubricates, services oil and air filters, changes tires, checks oil levels in engines and gear cases, checks coolant levels in radiators, and replaces fuses and lamps.
4. May assist Roads Department Shop Personnel in the performance of more difficult maintenance functions.
5. Assists with the Roads Department’s annual resurfacing program.
6. Performs snow/ice removal, as necessary.
7. May assist in the erection and maintenance of road signs.
8. May flag traffic as necessary.
9. Uses a variety of hand and power tools such as sledges, hammers, wrenches, brooms, shovels, picks, hand tamps, chain saws, drills, sprayers, post hold diggers, etc., and maintains such equipment.
10. Cleans buildings, shop areas and grounds, as needed.
11. Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Ability to operate heavy trucks or appropriate construction and maintenance equipment (i.e.: backhoe, front-end loader, tractor mower, A-boom mower, wood chipper, tractor broom, tractor with ditching attachment, belt loader, pneumatic tire and steel wheeled rollers, asphalt paver, bucket truck, etc.) to maintain County owned roads, bridges and right-of-way areas.
2. Ability to operate a variety of construction equipment and dump trucks with a GVW or 26,001 lbs. or greater.
3. Working knowledge of the operation of automotive equipment used in the maintenance and construction of highways and of the care and routine maintenance of trucks, gasoline engines and diesel engines.
4. Knowledge of the traffic regulations of the State of Maryland for operation and commercial and non-commercial vehicles. Knowledge of the safe operation of various types of automotive construction equipment.
5. Ability to maintain the appearance of an assigned piece of equipment and to perform minor maintenance functions such as: changing oil, lubricating, servicing oil and filters, changing tires, checking oil levels in engines and gear cases, replacing fuses and lamps, and other functions under the supervision of Roads Department Shop Personnel.
6. Ability to understand written and oral instructions, and to keep simple records of daily activities on time card.
7. Ability to perform, under supervision, other related roadway and bridge maintenance functions.
8. Ability to report to work after normal business hours during adverse weather conditions.
9. Ability to perform heavy physical labor outdoors in all types of weather.
10. Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.

 

 

 

MACHINE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III
Talbot County Roads Department has two openings for a Motor Equipment Operator III. Minimum qualifications: High school graduate or GED and minimum ten years’ experience in the operation of dump trucks, heavy equipment and commercial road maintenance equipment. At least one type of equipment must include a vehicle equipped with a pedal-operated clutch and four-speed manual transmission. Applicant must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License or Minimum Class B CDL license with combination endorsement. Salary range beginning at $34,022 based on experience; with excellent benefit package. Please visit our website at www.talbotcountymd.gov "About Us" - "Employment" - "Employment Application" to apply on-line or you may mail your resume with cover letter 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 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.

RESPONSIBILITES
1. Ability to operate heavy trucks or appropriate construction and maintenance equipment (i.e.: machine excavator, motor grader, stone spreader, backhoe, front-end loader, tractor mower, A-boom mower, wood chipper, tractor broom, tractor with ditching attachment, belt loader, pneumatic tire and steel wheeled rollers, asphalt paver, bucket truck, etc.) to maintain County owned roads, bridges and rights-of-way.
2. Exercises judgment for the safe operation of all types of automotive and truck equipment assigned.
3. Maintains the appearance of equipment by removing road soils, cleaning windshields, washing and steaming equipment.
4. Under the direction of Roads Department Shop Personnel changes oil, grease, lubricates, services oil and air filters, changes tires, checks oil levels in engines and gear cases, checks coolant levels in radiators and replaces fuses and lamps.
5. May assist Roads Department Shop Personnel in the performance of more difficult maintenance functions.
6. May act as crew leader in the absence of Road Maintenance Foreman.
7. Must possess the ability to understand and execute written and oral instructions.
8. May train others to operate equipment.
9. Assists with the Roads Department’s annual resurfacing program.
10. Performs snow/ice removal, as necessary.
11. May assist in the erection and maintenance of road signs.
12. May flag traffic, as necessary.
13. Uses a variety of hand and power tools such as sledges, hammers, wrenches, brooms, shovels, picks, hand tamps, chain saws, drills, sprayers, post hole diggers, etc., and maintains such equipment.
14. Cleans buildings, shop areas and grounds, as needed.
15. Other related duties as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABIILTIES
1. Working knowledge and ability to operate various makes and types of heavy construction equipment as well as a dump truck with a GVW of 26,001 lbs. or greater with trailer attached.
2. Knowledge of the traffic regulations of the State of Maryland for operation commercial and non-commercial vehicles. Knowledge of the safe operation of various types of automotive construction equipment.
3. Working knowledge of the principles of highway engineering as they apply to highway maintenance and construction involving the use of heavy equipment.
4. Ability to understand written and oral instructions, and to keep simple records of daily activities on time card.
5. Ability to maintain the appearance of an assigned piece of equipment and to perform minor maintenance functions such as; changing oil, lubricating, servicing soil and filters, changing tires, checking oil levels in engines and gear cases, replacing fuses and lamps and other functions under the supervision of Roads Department Shop Personnel.
6. Ability to make repairs to heavy equipment and to perform complex, major repairs to the equipment with the assistance of Road Department Shop Personnel.
7. Ability to perform heavy physical labor outdoors in all types of weather.
8. Ability to understand and execute written and verbal orders.
9. Ability to deviate within specified limits from instructions when field conditions warrant change.
10. Ability to keep records.
11. Ability to supervise subordinate employees and to train equipment operators.
12. Ability to perform other related highway and bridge maintenance functions, as required.
13. Ability to report to work after normal business hours during adverse weather conditions.
14. Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.

 

 

PLAN REVIEWER I
Talbot County Department of Permits of and Inspections is seeking a full-time Plan Reviewer I to provide assistance to walk-in and phone clients, County staff and other organizations associated with permit, plan, code consistency, process requirements, issuance of building permits and associated trade licenses. Requirements: Graduation from an accredited high school with courses in office procedures and other relevant administrative skills, two years’ experience reading and interpreting construction plans and building codes, engineering scales, interviewing customers and successful completion of the ICC Plan Reviewer exam; or ability to obtain Plan Reviewer certification within 6 months. Required to drive county vehicle and travel within and outside the County. Salary $45,385 with excellent benefits. You may apply on-line at applications@talbotcountymd.gov or send your resume with cover letter and three professional references to:
Employment Applications
Talbot County Government
11 N. Washington St.
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
The Talbot County Department of Planning and Zoning administers and facilitates planning for the county’s physical development, growth and preservation. This includes comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision, building permits 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 and Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board. The Department oversees the issuance and inspection process for a variety of permits and licenses.

POSITION OVERVIEW
This position reports to the Permits and Inspections Manager and provides assistance to the office’s walk-in and phone clients, County staff and other organizations associated with permit, plan, code consistency and process requirements and issuance of building permits and associated trade licenses. Plan Reviewer I shall have the certification and experience to review plans and permit documents to verify accuracy, code consistency and completeness. Required to drive county vehicle and travel within and outside the County.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited high school with or supplemented by courses in office procedures and other relevant administrative skills, two years experience reading and interpreting construction plans and building codes, using architectural and engineering scales, interviewing customers to obtain information and successful completion of the ICC Plan Reviewer examination (or the ability to obtain Plan Reviewer certification within 6 months of promotion/hiring).

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs commercial and residential plan reviews per the ICC and Talbot County regulations to ensure that code requirements are met.
2. Identify where minimum code requirements have not been met and cite applicable code sections to applicants verbally and in writing.
3. Data entry for plan reviews and general permit processing.
4. Meet with applicants to ensure they understand plan review and other requirements.
5. Interview and obtains information from customers in order to determine their needs; obtains technical and code information from customers regarding permitting needs; informs customers of special requirements and special problem areas such as flood zones.
6. Performs records research in order to document project history compliance; coordinates permit processes with outside agencies to ensure that all permit requirements are being met.
7. Processes suspension or revocation of approvals, decisions and/or permits. Process fee refunds as applicable.
8. Performs general administrative duties including typing reports, correspondence, permits, etc., word processing, filing, copying, answering and screening phone calls.
9. Assist applicants with filing building permits and answering general permit questions, assisting staff, and general customer service.
10. Collects fees, issues receipts and maintains permanent transaction records. Prepares such receipts for submission to the Finance Department.
11. Prepares building permits, permit construction cards files and electronic project logs for permits and trade licenses. Updates and closes them as required.
12. Consistently provides accurate information to the public and other agencies as requested consistent with public information act and County policies.
13. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling, and punctuation. Knowledge of construction plans, construction terminology, construction practices, and basic math and ability to read architectural & engineering scales.
2. The ability to perform residential, commercial and structural plan review per the ICC (International Code Council).
3. Thorough knowledge of office procedures and equipment, answering multiple phone lines, filing and using different types of office equipment, very good organizational skills.
4. Ability to operate word processing and basic computer equipment, proficient with Microsoft Word, and either proficient with or have the ability to become proficient with Microsoft’s Access, Excel, and Outlook.
5. Ability to interview and obtain information from customers in order to determine their needs and project specifications.
6. Performs records research and assist in filling Public Information Act requests.
7. Ability to review commercial, residential projects and plans to ensure that code requirements are met.
8. Ability to read, understand and explain legal documents, codes, rules and regulations.
9. Ability to consistently and accurately maintain files and permanent records in a manner consistent with office procedures.
10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, and the public and to convey a professional and welcoming attitude to all who contact the office.
11. Ability to express concepts effectively both orally and in writing.
12. Very good proofreading skills.
13. Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
14. Able to accurately and consistently read and apply all rules and regulations.

 

 

PLANNING OFFICER
Talbot County is seeking a Planning Officer who will be responsible for administering and facilitating 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 Planning Officer administers and coordinates the functions of the Board of Appeals, Electrical Board, Planning Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission along with ad hoc committees; oversees the issuance and inspection process for a variety of permits and licenses including building permits. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional planning experience, with at least two years of supervisory experience or a master’s degree in urban planning or a related field and a minimum of three years progressively responsible professional planning experience.  Salary starting at $95,984, plus excellent benefit package. For best consideration submit resume and list of references on-line to applications@talbotcountymd.gov or mail to Administrative Services, Talbot County Courthouse, 11 N. Washington St., Easton MD 21601. Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Overview
The Talbot County Planning and Permits Department 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 the Board of Appeals, Electrical Board, Planning Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission along with ad hoc committees as they are needed. The Department oversees the issuance and inspection process for a variety of permits and licenses including building permits. The Planning Officer oversees, directs and is responsible for the administration and execution of the Department’s responsibilities.

Duties and Examples of Work
1. Reports to the Assistant County Manager.
2. Performs duties as outlined and required by the County Charter, including but not limited to:
a. Planning for the physical development and growth of the County;
b. Providing recommendations for the comprehensive plan and related ordinances and policies;
c. Administration and enforcement of the zoning maps and the zoning ordinance; and
d. Serves as the County’s chief building official
3. Enforces of all provisions of the comprehensive plan and implementation ordinances.
4. Provides information and assistance to the public about the comprehensive plan and implementation ordinance provisions and their interpretation.
5. Monitors and provides recommendations to the County Council about planning related federal and state legislation, and other actions potentially affecting local matters.
6. Coordinates subdivision review by County staff and outside reviewing agencies for final action by the Planning Officer or the Planning Commission as determined by the County code.
7. Coordinates and implements the local Critical Area Program.
8. Coordinates the County planning program with federal, state and local agencies and organizations, including but not limited to, County Department of Public Works and County Department of Parks and Recreation.
9. Directs the Planning Manager for ongoing operation of the Planning Department including coordination and management of office staff responsibilities.
10. Conducts meetings and public hearings required for planning program implementation.
11. Oversees and participates in the production of grant and loan applications to federal, state, and local agencies as appropriate to further County priorities.
12. Performs and/or oversees general contract administration of federal, state, and local grants and other departmental projects in support of local planning efforts.
13. Serves as an advisor to the following boards and commissions:
a. The Talbot County Council
b. The Talbot County Planning Commission
c. The Talbot County Board of Appeals
d. The Talbot County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board
e. The Talbot County Historic Preservation Commission
14. Prepares and administers annual department budget.
15. Directs the preparation of legislative amendments, and the preparation and delivery of special reports as required by the County Council, and the County Manager.
16. Performs related work as required by the County Council and the County Manager.

Required Skills
1. Ability to direct and ensure delivery of assigned projects and the ongoing regular planning and code enforcement programs as directed by the County Council and the County Manager.
2. Ability to prepare and direct the departments’ financial operation and budgeting operations within the confines of the department’s adopted budget.
3. Able to work with the public, development and building stakeholders, other county and state departments, and the department’s staff in a professional and respectful manner while accomplishing the County Council’s and County Manager’s directives and policies.
4. Thorough knowledge of and able to apply and communicate the principles, practices, goals and objectives of comprehensive planning.
5. Considerable knowledge of and the ability to apply the theory and practice of long and short range public planning goals, objectives and policies.
6. Ability to interpret, explain and prepare/amend zoning, subdivision and other codes and regulations and their legal underpinnings.
7. Ability to plan, assign and review the work of a staff engaged in planning research and review activities to deliver professional grade product.
8. Ability to mentor and develop staff to improve their professionalism and ability to undertake increasingly responsible assignments.
9. Ability to formulate and clearly communicate feasible planning objectives derived from raw data, case studies, projections and analysis.
10. Ability to research, assimilate and analyze planning information and clearly present the results in oral, written and/or graphic form.
11. Sufficient knowledge of principles and practices of federal, state, and local grant program administration to procure and successfully complete such grants.
12. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, developers, County officials and the general public.

  

 

PROJECT MANAGER
Talbot County Department of Public Works has a full-time opening for a Project Manager who will be assigned projects associated with extending sewer to various areas in Talbot County and/or providing project management services for County owned buildings, sites and libraries. Minimum Requirements: Must have a business/financial or engineering degree from an accredited college/university and three years’ experience in civil works, engineering, construction management, contract administration and/or in utilities or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Starting salary beginning $60,168, plus excellent benefit package.  For best consideration submit an application/resume and references by August 19, 2022 to applications@talbotcountymd.gov or mail your information 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 services in the management and administration of legislative programs, Capital Improvements Program for Talbot County and the Talbot County Sanitary District, and utility management for the Region II, Region V and small regional wastewater systems along with County buildings.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for review and management of construction designs, specifications, plans, purchase orders, utility and environmental permits, grant applications and reimbursement requests, analytical evaluations and reports, cost estimates, general technical correspondence, contract bids and consultant proposals, contract documents and construction agreements related to capital improvement activities.
2. Responsible for developing and/or utilizing automated data management systems, including equipment and material inventories related to capital improvements. Maintenance of record drawings and operating instructions for systems, facilities and equipment.
3. Performs fieldwork and inspections necessary to monitor, manage and administer project contracts and insure that service and contract work is satisfactorily performed in accordance with specifications and plans. Also, need to maintain written logs, take photographs, data inventories and other records to document field and office activities.
4. Serving as a point of contact for contractors, citizens and other customers seeking assistance on various projects.
5. Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, schedule, and work standards for the various operating and project workgroups.
6. Responds to disputes arising from project related activities and to requests from other agencies and departments. Coordinates requests and responses between various County departments, program managers and contractors.
7. Prepares and reviews budgets and cost estimates for construction, maintenance, repair and improvement projects and programs.
8. Prepares status and performance reports associated with the construction, maintenance, repair and improvements.
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/ABILITIES
1. Knowledge of general engineering and construction theory, principles and practices.
2. Ability to understand the performance of electrical, plumbing, architectural and structural repairs.
3. Proficiency in reading, reviewing and interpreting engineering and construction plans, 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 organize bid specifications, requests for proposal, contracts, change orders, budgets, cost estimates and maintenance reports.
5. Knowledge of 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 GIS oriented computer applications.
8. Ability to plan, direct, inspect and review the work and performance of contracts for maintenance and/or capital improvements.
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 and Sanitary District activities and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, government officials and the public.
12. Ability to work effectively with other County, State and Federal Departments and their staffs.

 

 

 

WASTEWATER TEATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
Talbot County Department of Public Works has a full-time opening for Treatment Plant Operator. Applicants should have a minimum of 1 year of experience in general mechanical maintenance and construction work, a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Applicant may be required to acquire Maryland CDL designation. Salary range starts at $42,244 - $45,014, plus excellent benefits package. You may apply online at applications@talbotcountymd.gov - 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 services in management and administration of legislative programs; project management of the Capital Improvements Program; special projects and utility management; and roads program management.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Under general supervision, the Treatment Plant Operator I performs a variety of manual labor, semi-skilled and skilled work in the operations and maintenance for the Wastewater/Water/Septage treatment plants, and relative pump stations/distribution systems; learns and demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs other related duties as required. This is the entry level class within the Treatment Plant 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 Treatment Plant Lead Operator. This class is flexibly staffed, and may advance to the higher level class after gaining experience, obtaining required certifications and demonstrating proficiency which meets the qualifications for that classification.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation and management of Wastewater/Water/Septage treatment plants, collection system lines, manholes, water distribution lines and related facilities and equipment; performs required analytical testing and performs accurate and truthful data logging as required; may assist in training entry level personnel; provides assistance to other County departments and divisions, as required.
2. Inspects all equipment for proper operation and records pertinent information such as equipment maintenance activities, run times, general observations as to performance of all equipment.
3. Makes independent decisions regarding adjustments to plant equipment based on careful evaluation of cause and effect of said adjustments.
4. Assist in the coordination contracted repair work; maintains records on work performed and inventories of needed supplies and materials; regularly inspects all aspects of the Wastewater/Water/Septage treatment plants assigned.
5. Responds to questions and inquiries from the public; may respond to emergency repair calls.
6. Establishes positive working relationships with County Sanitary District management and staff, other agencies and the public.
7. Other related duties as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Practices, techniques and materials used in the Wastewater/Water/Septage treatment industry.
2. Tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair activities.
3. Operation and use of a variety of light, medium and heavy equipment.
4. Utilities marking and locating procedures and practices.
5. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.
6. Deal tactfully with the public and others in providing information, answering questions and providing customer service.
7. Read, understand, and follow posted work rules and procedures; follow oral and written directions; and accept constructive criticism.
8. Meet the requirements to wear respiratory protection or other safety equipment.
9. Perform heavy manual labor.
10. Prepare and maintain basic reports and records.
11. Basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word and data entry.
12. Safely and effectively operate tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of Wastewater/Water/Septage treatment plants, sewer collection and water distribution systems and related facilities.
13. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
14. Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Must climb ladders and work at heights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.

 

ZONING TECHNICIAN
Talbot County Office of Planning and Zoning is seeking a full-time Zoning Technician to review building and zoning permits ensuring compliance with zoning and floodplain regulations. Responsible for maintenance of records and documents and providing technical assistance when needed. Minimum Requirements: High School graduate supplemented by courses in office procedures, word processing and administrative skills. Associates degree strongly recommended or vocational certificate in architectural drafting and design, blueprint reading, construction, surveying or civil engineering with a minimum of three years’ experience in a related field. Must be able to drive county vehicle within and outside the County. Some evening meeting attendance may be necessary. Starting salary $40,544, or higher depending upon qualifications, with excellent benefit package. Application requirements available online applications@.talbotcountymd.gov or mail application to: Employment Applications, Talbot County Government, 11 N. Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601. Include resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional references. Talbot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/Vet/Disabled.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
The Talbot County Department of Planning and Zoning administers and facilitates planning for the county’s physical development, growth and preservation. This includes comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision, building permits 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 and Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board. The Department oversees the issuance and inspection process for a variety of permits and licenses.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Primary responsibilities include review of building and zoning permits to ensure compliance with zoning and floodplain regulations. This position is also responsible for the maintenance of records and documents that keep the community eligible to participate in FEMA’s NFIP and Community Rating System (CRS). This position provides technical assistance to applicants and agents, County staff and other agencies and organizations regarding zoning and floodplain related matters. Must be able to drive county vehicle and travel within and outside the County. Public meeting attendance may be required on a limited basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited high school with or supplemented by courses in office procedures, typing, word processing and other relevant administrative skills, and an associate degree (strongly recommended) or vocational certificate in a related field such as architectural drafting and design, blueprint reading, construction, surveying, or civil engineering, along with a minimum of three (3) year’s experience in a related field, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience, which demonstrates the knowledge and skills stated below.
Training in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) with possession of a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) certificate, or will obtain and maintain such a Certificate within (12) months of beginning employment.

DUTIES AND EXAMPLES OF WORK
1. Provides general assistance to applicants and the public with questions about the County comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, forest conservation, floodplain ordinance and other planning information associated with the department. Explains to the general public code applicability, land use and property location requirements.
2. Reviews building permit and planning applications, construction plans, specifications, permits and related project documents to determine compliance with applicable codes, laws and regulations to floodplain, critical area, zoning, and related State and Federal regulations.
3. Coordinates with applicants, other departments, commissions and outside agencies to facilitate additional review requirements to ensure expeditious permit processing.
4. Writes and presents formal staff reports to various Boards and Commissions as assigned.
5. Works with County departments, community agencies and the public to provide public education and awareness of the Floodplain Management Program. Prepares outreach presentation materials and coordinates and conducts outreach events.
6. Coordinates and assists in Community Assistance Visits (CAV), Community Rating System (CRS) Program reviews, and other floodplain management program outreach and public education presentations.
7. Provides support and technical assistance to administrative, enforcement, development review and comprehensive planning staff as required.
8. Assists as necessary and performs certain administrative or development duties when the normally responsible staff member is unavailable.
9. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Ability to read and understand rules and regulations, zoning, floodplain and building codes and applicable State and Federal regulations. Proficient at or the ability to become proficient at reading and interpreting plats, construction plans, site plans, floodplain maps and flood insurance studies.
2. Ability to accurately read and use standard engineers and architect’s scales and derive dimensions and areas of features on blueprints and other plans.
3. Familiarity with standard construction, architectural and civil engineering terminology and practices.
4. Ability to maintain records and documentation and assist FEMA and State Floodplain Manager representatives that keep Talbot County eligible to participate in FEMAs NFIP and Community Rating System.
5. Ability to provide floodplain management guidance related to flood protection, floodplain management and mitigation projects.
6. Excellent writing and communication skills. Math skills should include the ability to work with fractions and percentages, and the ability to apply higher math such as algebra, trigonometry and/or geometry to calculate area and solve for unknown values.
7. Proficient at Microsoft Word and/or able to become proficient at Excel and OpenGov.
8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, and the public and to convey a professional and welcoming attitude to all who contact the office.
9. Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
10. Able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment or individually with minimal supervision.

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

 PART-TIME/SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Part-Time Positions available:
Ice Rink Maintenance Staff, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, ** Must be 18 years or older**
Skate Guards/Skate Rental, **(prefer ability to ice skate)** Cashiers/Concession Workers **Must be 16 years or older**

Apply on-line at www.talbotcountymd.gov "About Us" - "Employment" - "Employment Application" or send resume and cover letter to Employment Applications, Talbot County Government, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601.

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

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