Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Join our St. Mary’s County Health Department team! Our team represents compassion for our community, expertise in public health, and the success of collaboration. We value our employees, volunteers, and students highly; and offer plenty of opportunities for continued professional development, participation in cross-agency initiatives, leadership, and innovation. All this while thriving in a beautiful, historic waterfront county with great schools and cultural amenities (see links below). Experience why Health Officer Dr. Meena Brewster says, “St. Mary’s County is the perfect place to learn, serve, and lead in public health!”

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Job Openings

St. Mary’s County Health Department, an equal opportunity employer, is currently recruiting for the following positions. Jobs with the St. Mary’s County Health Department are either state positions or state contractual positions. “Continuous Selection Pool” postings indicate categories of positions that are more frequently available with the health department.  A position in this category may not be currently available at the St. Mary’s County Health Department; however, in order to be considered for such a position when it does become available, candidates must have applied through the “Continuous Selection Pool” posting.

To learn about and apply for jobs in Maryland state government and the St. Mary’s County Health Department, please visit http://www.jobaps.com/MD/ to complete an online application. For more information about state benefits and employment opportunities within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, visit http://dhmh.maryland.gov/ohr. You also can learn about other jobs in Maryland state government by visiting http://dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers.

Student Internships

Are you interested in a career in public health? The St. Mary’s County Health Department works closely with local academic institutions to provide an opportunity for interested students to have hands-on experience in the field of public health. Applicants will be screened for those who meet internship requirements. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. To apply for an internship, please click on the student internship application link here. Email completed applications, with resume, to the health department at smchd.hr@maryland.gov or fax to 301-475-9425.

The following internships are currently available; however, applications are accepted throughout the year and  candidates may submit an application with their area of interest at any time:

College Internships:


High School Internships:


Volunteer Openings

Volunteers have the power to “inspire by example.” Volunteers both encourage those they help and motivate others to serve. Find out about available volunteer opportunities and how you too, can participate.

All volunteers must pass a background check as well as complete a Volunteer Application and Volunteer Agreement.

For more information about job and volunteer opportunities, call 301-475-4280.