Job Opportunities

Dorchester County is in the central Chesapeake Bay region. With a physical shape that looks like a heart, the county is known as the Heart of the Chesapeake. For more information about Dorchester, visit our county’s tourism website.

Map of Dorchester County
Map of Maryland showing county lines with Dorchester County highlighted

The Dorchester County Health Department is located in Cambridge, the county seat. We are about 1.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and less than three hours from Philadelphia.                

We employ a wide range of talent across many programs, including nursing, family planning, administration, substance use prevention, outpatient treatment, wells and septic systems, food protection, and health education. 

We understand the importance of family and children. Our family-friendly policies offer the support and flexibility you need at work and at home.

Among the many benefits of working for us, we offer health coverage, leave benefits, and life insurance plans at low group rates for all eligible employees, as well as retirement benefits for permanent state employees.

Health Coverage

As a permanent state employee, you and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage. Contractual employees (who work at least 30 hours per week or an average of 130 hours a month for a period greater than 90 consecutive days) are eligible for medical and prescription coverage for the employee and dependents with the state subsidizing 75% of the cost.

Leave Benefits

Our generous leave package for permanent state employees includes 10 to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave depending on years of service, six personal days, and 15 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the state offers 11 paid holidays per year.

We also offer paid parental leave to eligible permanent state employees to care for and nurture children within 6 months of birth or within 6 months of an adoption of a child under 6 years of age.

Although more limited, the state offers other forms of paid time off to a majority of our contractual staff. A contractual employee who works 120 days in a 12-month period accrues leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours per calendar year.

Our leave policies also adhere to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.

For more information on state benefits, go to Benefits of State Employment.

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Current Job Openings

All Dorchester County Health Department jobs will be posted to the Maryland State Government jobs portal for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Complete application instructions are included in the job announcement.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.                

Appropriate accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request by calling Human Resources at 410-228-3223.

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR II

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position will be to coordinate tobacco-related initiatives including prevention, cessation, enforcement, and control. This position will plan, develop, implement, and promote health education projects designed to further public awareness and influence health status and community health activities and services particularly regarding tobacco/nicotine use and associated health outcomes.

Pay: $23.69 – $29.50/hour

Application Deadline: Jan. 27, 2023

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR I

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position will be to coordinate tobacco-related initiatives including prevention, cessation, enforcement, and control. This position will plan, develop, implement, and promote health education projects designed to further public awareness and influence health status and community health activities and services, particularly regarding tobacco/nicotine use and associated health outcomes.

Pay: $20.93 – $26/hour

Application Deadline: Jan. 27, 2023

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

The main purpose of this full-time position will be to implement, evaluate, and provide supervision and leadership to the HIV program and staff.

Pay: $72,340 – $112,091/year (Salary Negotiable)

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023

ALCOHOL AND DRUG SUPERVISED COUNSELOR

RECRUITMENT REPOST. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY.

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position will be to provide individual and group counseling and case management services to a caseload of clients who fit the DSMV criteria for alcohol/drug use disorder. This position will also continuously monitor the clients’ appropriateness for treatment at a particular level of care. This position will relate directly to the mission of the agency, to provide quality addictions treatment to clients who suffer from alcohol and drug abuse and/or addiction. All job functions will be performed under general supervision. In addition, this position will work a minimum of two nights per week.

Pay: $22.26 – $27.68/hour

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023

Peer Recovery Specialist I, Certified

RECRUITMENT REPOST. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY.

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position will be to provide peer recovery support services to individuals with substance use disorders, mental health disorders, co-occurring, and/or a gambling disorder. The goal is to remove and/or overcome the obstacles to recovery by finding resources, guiding, advocating, supporting, and assisting individuals and families to initiate and sustain recovery. These functions will be performed while adhering to the ethical responsibilities of a peer recovery specialist.

Pay: $16.47 – $20.29/hour

Application Deadline: Feb. 8, 2023

To see all the current job openings with the State of Maryland, go to State of Maryland Jobs.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corp is a community-based, civilian, volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure and response capabilities of Maryland communities.

The Maryland Responds program allows medical and public health professionals and non-medical community members to volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and to assist during emergencies.
Register at the Maryland Responds website

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Internship opportunities

We love being a part of people’s education journey or path to professional growth! The Dorchester County Health Department welcomes the opportunity to host internships for students pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees, as well as those seeking a professional certification in a clinical field. Each internship can be individually tailored to meet the student’s needs and provide a meaningful opportunity to learn.

If you are interested in an internship with us, please email or call 410-228-3223 and ask for human resources (HR). Be sure to include the following information in your initial email:

• Degree or certification being pursued

• Areas of specialization or interest

• Number of hours a week available

• If you have transportation to the health department

• If you are only interested in a remote-work internship

• If you are interested in an internship regardless of pay or are only seeking paid internships

• Include your resume and any relevant information from your school regarding the internship process for hosts
Some internship opportunities may be listed at the State of Maryland Job Openings webpage.

Dorchester County Health Department
Questions?

Call the health department at 410-228-3223 and ask to speak with our office of human resources.