EMPLOYMENT OPP: Public Affairs Officer (Cecil Co, MD)




Cecil County Health Department, Elkton, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will function as a Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Cecil County Health Department on matters related to public relations for emergency preparedness and other public health issues.  This position will prepare a variety of informational and promotional material related to emergency preparedness and other public health issues. This position will also assist in writing emergency preparedness plans, as well as plan and conduct projects related to emergency preparedness activities and public health activities through various media.  This position is an essential employee and is subject to mobilization for emergency or crisis. 


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 30 semester credit hours in one or more of the following subjects; English, journalism, public relations, writing or other similar and related courses. A copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial) must accompany your application.
Experience: Two years experience in public information, public relations, journalism or other related experience in publicity or promotional work.
1. Additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the required college education on a year-for-year basis.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in public affairs classification or public affairs specialty codes in the information and arts field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  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.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year. Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period.  For Recorded Job Information Call:  410-767-6018.
Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.
Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.
If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.




As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.