By Lynn Earle
Baltimore County, Maryland is located amid the Baltimore-Washington market, surrounding the independent city of Baltimore. Over the past few decades, the basic demography of the County has changed from predominately rural to an urban and rural mix. With 598 square miles of land, Baltimore County has the third largest land area, the third largest population (804,600, County’s July 2006 estimate), and the second highest number of jobs (482,719, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 2004) in Maryland. The County is the largest jurisdiction in the Baltimore metropolitan area with a population in excess of 2.65 million. The city of Baltimore and Baltimore County are entirely separate political units.
Baltimore County Government strives to attract the best-qualified people to public service. The County Government currently employs over 7,500 people in a variety of fields and professions including administrative and clerical positions, auto mechanics, construction crafts and trades, engineering, public safety (police, fire, sheriff, corrections, and emergency communications positions) public health, public health nursing, recreation, information technology, and many others. We welcome those with skills acquired from their military, corporate, non-profit, governmental, and volunteer work experiences.
Baltimore County Government offers a very generous benefits package to employees which includes:
” Competitive pay, plus the opportunity to earn overtime and/or compensatory time
” Great Health and life insurance benefits
” Excellent retirement and deferred compensation plans
” Generous paid leave. First year full-time employees receive: 10 holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 6 personal days
” Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care expenses
” Tuition assistance and training opportunities
Baltimore County Government consistently receives the best ratings from all three major financial rating houses, ranking in the top 1% of over 3,000 rated counties. The County also prides itself on having very low employee turnover.
We invite you to explore the many possibilities to join our dedicated workforce. New job announcements are available weekly on the Baltimore County Government website at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/.
Baltimore County Government is and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.