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Employment Background Investigation Information for Applicants

If you are not currently employed by Baltimore County and have received a conditional offer of employment, you are required to have a pre-employment physical and drug screening, be fingerprinted and undergo an employment background investigation before your first day of employment. The fingerprint process is required regardless of whether you have been previously fingerprinted for another job, childcare or any other reason.  

Employment Background Investigation

Within two weeks of receiving your conditional offer of employment, you must review and complete the Employment Background Investigation forms packet (PDF) and Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (PDF), and schedule your fingerprint appointment. An Employment Background Investigation forms packet may also be obtained from the Baltimore County Government's Office of Human Resources.

Schedule a Fingerprint Appointment

You are responsible for scheduling a fingerprint appointment with Baltimore County Government. Appointments take about 15 minutes and are available at the following times. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Contact a Fingerprint Coordinator

To schedule an appointment, contact the appropriate fingerprint coordinator for your agency. Coordinators are available during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General Government—Most Applicants

Applicants for most County agencies, including County Health and Human Services and Recreation and Parks employees who are paid on a regular biweekly schedule, should contact the Office of Human Resources to schedule fingerprinting. Call Terry Amos or Steve Pohl at 410-887-3135.

Department of Recreation and Parks Applicants

Recreation and Parks applicants who are paid monthly or on an alternate schedule should contact the fingerprint coordinator for their section.

  • Region 1: Call Donna Vanek at 410-887-1071
  • Region 2: Call Carole Shupe at 410-887-6957
  • Region 3: Call Tina LaViola at 410-887-5141
  • Region 4: Call Karen Pruitt at 410-887-3465
  • Therapeutic Recreation: Call Janice Castle at 410-887-5370
  • Agriculture, Nature and Special Facilities: Call Donna Gravell at 410-887-8570

If the coordinator for your section is not available or if you are unsure who to contact, call Pia Harrison at 410-887-2053.

State Health and Human Services Applicants

State of Maryland Health and Human Services (HHS) applicants should call HHS Human Resources at 410-853-3900.

Fire Department Applicants

Call Lieutenant Gretchen Yingling at 410-887-4865.

911 Communications Center

Call Joseph Ireton at 410-307-2038.


Baltimore County Public Safety Building
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286

Directions and Parking 

From I-695 (Baltimore Beltway), take Exit 28 Providence Road. Bear right on the ramp onto Providence Road south. Travel approximately one mile and turn left at the Public Safety Building entrance on Providence Road.

Free parking is available in the Public Safety Building lot, except in areas marked reserved.

Contact Information         

Baltimore County Government, Office of Human Resources
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call 410-887-3135

Inclement Weather

If the County implements Operational Plan I (Liberal Leave) or Operational Plan II (Offices Closed), fingerprint appointments will be canceled for that day and you must reschedule.

Information regarding the implementation of Operational Plan I or II will be posted on the County's web site and announced on the following:


  • WBAL  1090 AM 
  • WLIF    102 FM
  • WPOC  93.1 FM
  • MIX       106.5


  • WBAL Channel 11 
  • WMAR Channel 2
  • WJZ Channel 13
  • WBFF Channel 45

Listen to announcements carefully to be certain that they specify "Baltimore County General Government non-essential employees."

More Information

Read the Conditional Offer Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Revised June 29, 2017         


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