Job Opportunities

Thinking of a career with Frederick County government?

Local government service is inherently meaningful because our work is related to building and improving communities.  Police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and building inspectors keep us safe.  Engineers and public works staff build and re-build the physical infrastructure.  County planners help envision and shape future county growth.  Recreation, arts & culture and library professionals enhance community life. 

Public service at the local level is also fulfilling because employees can see the fruits of their labors.  On a daily basis, local government employees see street and other infrastructure improvements, new buildings coming out of the ground, safety improvements, to name just a few areas. Keep reading to learn about what positions are currently available and how you can apply to be part of making a difference in Frederick County.

The Frederick County Division of Human Resources uses an online hiring system called NEOGOV which works in conjunction with allows applicants to create a user account, apply for positions directly online, and check the status of their candidacy. To get started and familiarize yourself with this process, please read NEOGOV FAQs.

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Frederick County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A copy of the EEOP Short Form may be obtained from the Human Resources Office. Questions regarding Frederick County Government job opportunities may be sent to 301-600-1070 or Email

Frederick County Government is committed to working with and proving reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process,
please email or call and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Job seekers are also encouraged to contact Frederick County Workforce Services at 301-600-2255 for assistance in employment opportunities with businesses other than Frederick County Government.
Correctional Officer - Recruit Candidates:
The completed Physician's Authorization Form is required to participate in the physical agility test.  Candidates must have a medical doctor complete and sign this form.

You should familiarize yourself with the Physical Agility Test Standards and MPCTC Substance Abuse Regs so you are prepared to successfully complete this portion of the selection process. You can also learn more by reading the Study Guide for the Correctional Officer position.

Deputy Sheriff - Recruit Candidates:
You should familiarize yourself with the Physical Agility Test Standards and MPCTC Substance Abuse Regs so you are prepared to successfully complete these portions of the selection process.  You can learn more about the written examination process by reading the Study Guide for the Deputy Sheriff position.

Firefighter - Recruit Candidates:
Candidates are encouraged to review the Study Guide for the Firefighter - Recruit position prior to the scheduled written examination process.  You can learn more about the selection process for the Firefighter - Recruit position by visiting the Division of Fire and Rescue Services - Want A Career in Fire / Rescue Service website.

Emergency Communications Specialist
You can learn more about the written examination process by reading the CritiCall Study Guide .

 Contact Human Resources at 301-600-1070 or email if you have issues accessing any of the above forms/guides.