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Recruitment #20-005483-0013




MDH, Talbot County Health Department, Easton, MD

Main Purpose of Job

Talbot County, Maryland is searching for a highly qualified individual to serve as the County Health Officer. Qualified physician and non-physician candidates are encouraged to apply. This is a State of Maryland executive level position responsible for managing all programs through subordinate staff in the Talbot County Health Department. The County Health Officer is responsible for 131 staff and a budget of $6 million.  Programs assigned to this position include Administration, Environmental Health, Clinical Services, Prevention Services, and Family Services.

County residency is preferred, but not required, within one year of the date of hire.  Further information about Talbot County may be found at


Qualified candidates must possess at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least five years of managerial experience in the field of public health or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health with at least two years of managerial experience in public health.


Preferred candidates should possess:

  • Excellent people skills;
  • Knowledge of health policy formulation, community needs assessment, health planning, and financial management of public health services;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and,
  • Successful collaboration, change management, and conflict management experience.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.