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Recruitment #22-000532-0002




Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

Funding has been approved to create this position and increase Health Department noise monitoring during concerts (May-October) at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The position will be responsible for creating Noise Monitoring Summary Reports plus maintaining a log of noise complaints. At the end of the concert season, a 2022 summary of readings and complaints will be prepared for review by the Bureau Director and Community Hygiene Program Supervisor. Additionally, this position participates in health surveillance and compliance enforcement of County and State regulations for public swimming pools and spas during the Summer season. The position may be extended for year-round facilities and non-concert noise complaint investigations.


  • 40% Conduct noise monitoring of MWPP concerts by taking noise readings at concerts from specific community locations and complaint locations.  
  • 30% Download noise readings from noise meters and create tables with charts of concert readings within three business days of the concert.  Sooner if violations are observed and documented.
  • 10% Maintains a log of MWPP noise complaints
  • 5% Responds to complainants after consultation with the Community Hygiene Supervisor.
  • 15% Inspections of assigned public swimming pools and spas (increased percentage after the concert season)


Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute experience in the interpretation and application of fire, health or safety regulations and the preparation of narrative reports documenting factual findings of inspections or investigations on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Desired qualifications: 
- Experience working with technical data and the use of the data to prepare charts, tables, and reports 
- Valid Driver's License
- Detail Oriented 
- Available to work night and weekend hours during concerts that may extend to 11 P.M. or later if concerts does not end on time


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Employees in this classification are subject to call in on a 24 hours a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. 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. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

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