Employment Opportunities


Current Employment Opportunities:
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Correctional Officer
Deadline: Continual Basis
The Correctional Officer I position is entry level correctional work in maintaining order and discipline and supervising the activities of inmates on an assigned shift in the detention facility. This position requires successful completion of the Correctional Training Academy.   Starting salary is $32,315. 
Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age, with a High School Diploma or Equivalent, and possess a valid driver's license.

911/Emergency Communications Dispatcher I
Deadline:  Continual Basis
This a responsible, full time position at the Somerset County 911/ Communications Center where the employee will be expected to receive 911 emergency calls, dispatch fire, emergency medical services, police and/ or transfer calls to the appropriate agency. The employee should be experienced in performing clerical duties and computer functions.  Candidate should be able to type a minimum of 30 WPM.  All applicants must pass a complete and thorough background investigation; and are required to successfully pass a drug test and psychological evaluation.
Requirements:  Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, and be a high school graduate or equivalent. There will be pre-qualifying testing if less than one year experience as an Emergency Telecommunicator.  

GIS Technician/ Planner
Deadline: Position open until filled
This is a mid-level position with the Department of Technical and Community Services, requiring technical proficiency with GIS (Geographical Information Systems), computer applications, and knowledge of environmental programs and planning practices and principles.  The position's principle duties would involve daily coordination of creating maps and data reports for in house zoning/planning projects, and implementing and overseeing the administration of the County's environmental programs, including the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area and Forest Conservation programs.  Starting salary is $42,228 annually with a full range of benefits.  Full Job Description
Requirements:  The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree with two years of experience in planning and zoning, or an Associate's degree with five years of experience in GIS; and have a valid Driver's License. 

Assistant State's Attorney
The Somerset County State's Attorney's Office is accepting applications for two Assistant State's Attorney positions.  Applicant must be a graduate from an accredited law school, admitted to the Maryland bar as of the date of application and be in good standing.  These are full-time positions in the Somerset County State's Attorney's Office that entail the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of criminal cases in Somerset County.  The Assistant State's Attorney will be under the supervision of the State's Attorney and primarily responsible for handling criminal matters in District & Circuit Courts.
Please send a cover letter, current resume and a list of 3 references to wgarner@somersetmd.us.  Put in the subject line "ASA Position."  Consideration of resumes will begin immediately. 

Automotive Services Supervisor
Deadline: August 20, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.
This is a supervisory position in automotive repair and maintenance work at the Somerset County Roads Department.  This position will work under the general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent and perform duties of maintaining the counties motor fleet and equipment, to include gasoline and diesel powered equipment.  This job entails extensive outside work in all weather conditions. A starting salary of $47,672 annually, with a full range of benefits.
Requirements:  High school graduate, with six years of satisfactory employment as a mechanic, one of which should be at the master mechanic level.  A Class B Driver's license is also required. ( A Certified copy of the applicant's driving record will be required during interview)  Full Job Description

Deadline: August 11, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.
The Warden at the Somerset County Detention Center is responsible for the administration and technical work involving the management of the Detention Center.  The successful applicant will be responsible for the safekeeping and care of each inmate or other individual from the time they are lawfully detained until discharged or released.  The Warden is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Requirements:  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with at least ten years of experience in the operational management of a detention / incarceration facility. -OR- A High School graduate with at least fifteen years in the operational management or detention facility is required. A Valid Driver's License is also required.  Full Job Description

Payroll/ Benefits Specialist
Deadline: August 11, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.
The successful candidate will administer the employee benefit programs and prepare and process bi-weekly, quarterly, and semi-annual payrolls, as well as other duties assigned by the HR Director.  The starting salary is $44, 868 annually, with a full range of benefits.
Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business or Public Administration, Personnel Management, or a closely related field with four years experience. -OR- An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a related field and six years' experience. -OR- The above may be substituted for a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of ten years' experience in Human Resources or a related field. A Valid Driver's License is also required.   Full Job Description

Landfill Equipment Operator
Deadline: August 11, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.
This is a skilled position requiring the operation of a standard and an off-road marsh buggy track type excavator, and other landfill equipment to include a bulldozer, front end loader, and landfill compactor.  Saturday work will be required on a rotating basis.  A starting salary of $31,186.00 and complete benefit package will be offered. A CDL License is not required.
Requirements:  The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license, a High School Diploma or GED, one year of accident free driving and the ability to read and write English.  Full Job Description

Building Custodian
Deadline:  August 11, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.
The employee will be responsible for housekeeping, light maintenance, and other duties at various County buildings.  Employee must be self-motivated and be able to work without direct supervision.  A starting salary of $29,352.00 and a complete benefit package will be offered. 
Requirements:  The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license, a High School Diploma or GED & two years of janitorial work experience in a commercial environment to include experience in floor care of hard surface floors (stripping, buffing, waxing).  Full Job Description

IN-HOUSE- Tax Collection Specialist
  August 2, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.
This is a specialized position in the tax collection office.  This employee oversees the collection of delinquent revenue, must be extremely organized, and performs legal secretarial duties related to the tax sale preparation and book keeping duties with a high degree of accuracy and detail.
Requirements:  Must be a current County Employee. The successful candidate should possess either post high school training/ certification program in paralegal studies, or as a legal secretary or in accounting  or an equivalent education, training, and experience can be substituted for the required education.  Experience working with billing and collection software systems, as well as Microsoft EXCEL and WORD is preferred.  Full Job Description

 Somerset County Job Application (.pdf)
Please submit all applications and resumes to the Somerset County Human Resources Office, located here:


Somerset County Office Complex
Somerset County Human Resources Dept.
11916 Somerset Ave. Room #214
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: 410.651.5131
Fax: 410.651.3559
Email: Human Resources

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