Employment Opportunities


Current Employment Opportunities:
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Correctional Officer I
Deadline: Accepting applications on a continual basis.   
This 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.   
Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age, with a High School Diploma or G.E.D Certificate 

911/Emergency Communications Dispatcher I
Deadline: Accepting applications on a continual basis.
This is 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

Motor Equipment Operator I- Landfill
Deadline:  December 16, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.
This is a skilled position requiring the operation of landfill heavy equipment, dump trucks, and roll-off container trucks.  Saturday work will be required on a rotating basis.  A starting salary of $30,414 and complete benefit package will be offered.
Requirements:  A Valid CDL is required. The successful candidate must also have three years of accident free experience with trucks, loaders, and other types of landfill rolling equipment, as well as the ability to conduct routine daily maintenance.  The ability to read and write English.  Full Job Description

Office Assistant II
Deadline:  December 14, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.
This is a full-time classified position located in the office of the County Engineer.  Under general supervision, the successful candidate will perform a variety of general and/ or specialized office support relating but not limited to filing, reception, form processing, record maintenance, mail handling, personal computer operation and typing. Starting salary is $32,315 annually, with a full benefits package.
Requirements:  The successful candidate must possess a high school diploma or GED and have three years of diversified office experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Proficiency in clerical practices and as a computer operator is a must. A valid driver's license is also required.
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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