COVID-19 Job Opportunities

Due to an overwhelming response, the Howard County Health Department is no longer accepting applications for Contact Tracer positions at this time. If you have completed the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) contact tracer training course, please email your resume and certificate of completion to us at the below email. Human Resources will keep this information on file and contact interested residents who are seeking job opportunities in contact tracing or related fields for open positions.

If you are interested in becoming a Medical Reserves Corps (MRC) volunteer for other potential volunteer opportunities, contact Lauren Williams.

For completion of ASTHO Howard County Health Department Human Resources Email
Medical Reserves Corps (MRC) volunteering Lauren Williams Email

The Howard County Health Department has many public and population health initiatives that promote healthy behaviors, assure that our residents have access to quality health services, that we prevent the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards and ensure our emergency preparedness readiness.  

In order to accomplish all of this, we rely on a large group of dedicated and talented people.  Some of the types of positions found within the Health Department are: medical personnel, social workers, counselors, nutritionists, environmental health, administrative and clerical.

Howard County Health Department frequently hires the job classifications listed below. In order to be considered, you must follow the  State of Maryland application process. To be contacted for opportunities in Howard County, you must indicate you seek employment in Howard County on your application. When vacancies in your area of specialization become available, you will be notified by mail. 

Review other State of Maryland Job Openings, including open positions at the Howard County Health Department and apply at

Job Number Job Title
4216 Community Health Nurse II
4246 Licensed Practical Nurse I
4247 Licensed Practical Nurse II
2428 Environmental Health Specialist Trainee
1991 Social Worker I, Health Services
1992 Social Worker II, Health Services


Director, Human Resources Shelley English, PHR, SHRM-CP - Director, Human Resources

Are You Interested in an Internship with the Health Department?

If you are interested in an internship or practicum at the Howard County Health Department? Fill out the information at the following link and our Human Resources Department will be in touch with you.  Click here for form.

Volunteering with the Health Department

The Howard County Medical Reserve Corps (HCMRC) Program is volunteer organization created in July 2002. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers can be medical and public health professionals as well as other community members that do not have healthcare backgrounds.

This organization prepares for and responds to extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks.

The MRC also plans community health activities that promote healthy habits.

To register as an HCMRC volunteer visit the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps webpage.

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