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Francis Scott Key Bridge Incident Updates 
County offices are closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

Applicants not currently employed by Baltimore County and who have received a conditional offer of employment (COE) from the hiring department are required to complete the hiring process outlined below, which will be paid for by the County. Make sure that the hiring department has your up-to-date contact information. 

  1. Complete the Physical Examination and Drug Screening (For "Safety Sensitive" Positions Only)

    Once you accept the COE for the safety sensitive position, you will be contacted by Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), Occupational Health Services (OHS) no more than five business days in advance to notify you of the appointment date and time of your physical examination, which will include a urine drug screening. If you receive a deferral slip at your physical examination and need an extension, call 410-887-7537. 

  2. Complete the Background Investigation with Fingerprinting

    Within two weeks of receiving your COE, you must review and complete the Employment Background Investigation forms packet and schedule your fingerprint and I-9 verification appointment. You are responsible for scheduling your appointment, arriving with your completed Employment Background Investigation forms packet and bringing in required IDs as outlined in the I-9 list of acceptable documents—any item from list A, or one each from list B and C.

  3. Results will Be Reviewed

    It may take up to two weeks to collect and review the results of the pre-employment process.

  4. Notification of Successful Completion

    When you have successfully completed the process, the hiring agency will notify you to schedule your first day of work.

About the Physical Examination

Call 410-887-7537 if you have questions about your physical. Examination appointments will be:

  • Scheduled between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • At least three hours in duration
  • Considered canceled if you are more than 10 minutes late


Mercy Medical Center, Business and Employee Health Services (BEHS)
1766 York Road
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
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Parking: Parking is free.
Phone: 443-275-5090


  • Bring a valid picture ID, such as a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification card.
  • Do not bring any children or other guests. There are no accommodations to supervise children during the physical examination process. Mercy staff will not be able to proceed with your scheduled examination if you have a young child with you.

Important Note: If Mercy needs more information before recommending you for the position, you may receive instructions and must sign them. You are responsible for complying with these instructions by the deadline given to you, as well as paying any fees associated with compliance. If you choose not to comply, your COE will be rescinded and you will no longer be a job candidate.


Mercy should send the results of your physical to the County within three weeks after your appointment, which will include either their recommendation that you are physically capable of performing the responsibilities of the position, or the opposite. If your urine drug screening presents a positive result, you will be notified.

About the Background Investigation

It is important that we receive EBI results in a consistent manner for applicants hired in Baltimore County, as the EBI:

  • Assists Baltimore County in identifying the suitability of job applicants for the position
  • Preserves the safety and security of Baltimore County residents 
  • Maintains the integrity of Baltimore County government operations

The EBI includes, but is not limited to, an examination of the following:

  • Criminal record
  • Educational record
  • Fingerprint check
  • Driving record
  • Social security number verification

EBI records are kept confidential and secure at OHR.


Baltimore County Office of Human Resources (OHR)
308 Allegheny Ave
Towson, Maryland 21204
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Parking: Free parking is available in parking spaces labeled 5, 47 and 48 on a first-come, first-served basis to candidates being fingerprinted. Metered street parking is also available along Central Avenue and Allegheny Avenue.

Additional Information

About the Fingerprinting Process

You must be fingerprinted regardless of whether you have previously been fingerprinted for another job, childcare or any other reason.

  1. The technician will review your forms for completion
  2. The technician will fingerprint you
  3. You will complete a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
  4. The technician will review your identity and employment eligibility documents

Schedule Your Fingerprint Appointment

Most job candidates, including candidates for County Health and Human Services and Recreation and Parks will schedule online. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Appointments last about 15 minutes.

Schedule Your Appointment


If you are applying for a position with the following departments, call the coordinators below to schedule your appointment. Coordinators are available during business hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • State Health and Human Services Candidates—Call HHS Human Resources at 410-853-3900.
  • Fire Department Candidates—Call Captain Gretchen Yingling at 410-887-4865.
  • Central Communications (911) Center Candidates—Call Joseph Ireton at 410-307-2038.


  • Baltimore County Office of Human Resources (OHR)
    308 Allegheny Avenue
    Towson, Maryland 21204
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    Parking: Free parking is available in parking spaces labeled 5, 47 and 48 on a first-come, first-served basis to candidates being fingerprinted. Metered street parking is also available along Central Avenue and Allegheny Avenue.

  • Baltimore County Public Safety Building
    700 East Joppa Road
    Towson, Maryland 21286
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    Parking: Free parking is available in the Public Safety Building lot, except in areas marked reserved.

  • Department of Recreation and Parks
    9831 Van Buren Lane
    Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
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Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

Per the County's inclement weather policy, if the County implements Operational Plan I (Liberal Leave) or Operational Plan II (Offices Closed), fingerprint appointments for that day will be canceled and you must reschedule.

Learn More 

Learn more about the hiring process details for the below departments:

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Office of Human Resources

308 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Renee Coleman