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.  

Senior Planner/ Zoning Specialist
Deadline: Position open until filled
This is a responsible professional planning position requiring an advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of land use planning.  The employee in this class performs complex planning projects; provides policy input; and is able to work independently with minimal supervision.  The position also assists the zoning staff with the taking and entering of zoning applications data on the computer, forming a data base and assisting in map reviews and zoning questions for the general public. Starting salary is $48,139 annually, with a full range of benefits.
Requirements:  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in planning or related field and a minimum of two years of professional planning experience. A graduate degree in planning, plus one year of professional experience may be substituted.  Full Job Description

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. 

Motor Equipment Operator I- Landfill
Deadline: June 23, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.
This is a skilled position requiring the operation of landfill track type heavy equipment, dump trucks, and roll-off container trucks.  Saturday work will be required on a rotating basis.  A starting salary of $33,135.00 and complete benefit package will be offered.  
Requirements:  Completion of  8th grade, with the ability to read and write English. A valid CDL license with no restrictions, and three years accident free experience with trucks, loaders, and other types of landfill rolling equipment. The applicant must be licensed to drive vehicles with a 9-speed manual transmission.  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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