Skip to Main Content

Powered by JobAps


Contractual Position

Recruitment #17-005210-0003


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.




MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for dietary department set up for all meals, preparing salad bar, line preparation, dietary clean up, and documentation of product usage in accordance with prescribed procedures and applicable health and sanitation regulations and standards. This position operates the dish machine or 3 compartment sink and performs related sanitation duties.


The incumbent is responsible for breaking down and cleaning up after breakfast, lunch, and dinner as directed; serving meals from cafeteria line for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as directed; and setting up the cafeteria line for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The employee will prepare desserts for lunch and dinner, as well as set up the salad bar for lunch and dinner.  The incumbent will prepare special food requests for outings, banquets, holidays, and graduation.  The incumbent is responsible for preparing in-cafeteria-suspension and in-school-suspension meals, work study meals, and health center meals.  The incumbent will operate dish machine and clean and sanitize work areas and equipment.  The employee will clean kitchen area and all hand sinks, replenish soap and paper towels when needed.  The incumbent will empty all small trash cans and replace liner bags at the end of the shift.  The employee will assist in dining area with cleaning, set up water, and juice for lunch and dinner, record dish machine temperature.  This position does require heavy duty cleaning.


Education: None.

Experience: None.


Must be willing to learn American Sign Language.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand on feet for extended periods of 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.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the 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.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf, Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-480-4536

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.