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Current Openings at GCHD

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Lea Getson

Lea Getson

Personnel Associate

Phone: 301-334-7705

Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm

Current Job Openings

Evaluator – The Garrett County Health Department is searching for a consultant to evaluate activities associated with the Maryland Strategic Planning Framework grant to include: assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation and evaluation. Applicant must be knowledgeable about and have experience evaluating alcohol and drug prevention programs and be willing to attend 3-5 days of training provide by Maryland Behavioral Health Administration. Please send a letter of interest, including experience, education, and a bid proposal to: Personnel, Garrett County Health Department, 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD 21550 (301-334-7705). Closing date of February 10.

Multi-County Deputy Health Officer – To function as medical Deputy Health Officer for both Allegany and Garrett County Health Depts. Full-time dayshift; no weekend or holiday hours, unless emergency occurs. Salary negotiable. Benefits: Maryland State employment benefits package includes paid annual (vacation), sick, and personal leave; 11 paid holidays; contributory pension plan; subsidized medical, prescription, dental, vision, and behavioral health insurance; 401(k) or 457 also available. Duties: Provide medical oversight for multi-county health department programs; assist Health Officers in implementing State and local policies; write standing orders, as well as doctor’s orders for individuals. Assist in assessing community health needs and guiding multi-county health department programs to meet those needs. Provide consultation on medical issues to both health department staffs and the medical community, including medical guidance in the event of a disease outbreak or other public health emergency. Supervise staff and provide backup for Health Officers as needed. Will spend approximately 50% of time working with Allegany Co Health Department and 50% working with Garrett Co Health Department. Minimum Requirements: Must possess license to practice medicine in Maryland; AND Have a Master’s degree in public health with at least 2 years of work in public health; OR at least 5 years of work in public health (without the Master’s degree).

Mental Health Therapists – The Garrett County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Clinic has openings for school-based and clinic consultant therapists. Applicants must be licensed in Maryland as a social worker, counselor or advance practice nurse and obtain professional liability insurance. Flexible hours available. Generous compensation. Submit a resume` and cover letter to Personnel, Garrett County Health Department, 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD 21550. Please call 301-334-7680 for more information.

Home Health Nurses – The Garrett County Health Department Home Health Agency has openings for per diem Home Health Nurses on an as needed basis that may include weekends and on-call duty. Must possess a Maryland RN license and liability insurance. Submit a resume and cover letter to Personnel, Garrett County Health Department, 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD 21550. Please call 301-334-7750 for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/M.F.H.

All individuals interested in current or future positions with the Health Department are encouraged to visit the Maryland Department of Budget and Management website. To obtain a copy of the State of Maryland MS-100 Employment application, please visit

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